Top 3 Museums to Visit on a Rainy Saturday in Houston

Lately the weather in Houston has been cold and rainy, making for a real dilemma on what to do during the weekend. Do I stay in again and binge watch Netflix? Or do I go out and find something to do. So, here’s a short list of indoor activities for you to do when the weather is not so nice.

Photo courtesy of Haynes Whaley

Photo courtesy of Haynes Whaley

 

Menil Collection

The Menil Collection is an art museum that houses the private art of John and Dominique de Menil. The museum charges no entrance fee, but gladly takes donations. While there, you can see works by acclaimed artists Matisse, Picasso, Warhol, and Pollock.

Photo courtesy of the Houston Chronicle

Photo courtesy of the Houston Chronicle

 

Menil Bistro

If you make it to The Menil Collection, don’t forget to stop by the Menil Bistro for a bite to eat. The food is “European-inspired, American fare” brought to you by local chef, Greg Martin. If the weather is nice, there is an outdoor patio for dining.

Photo courtesy of the 365thingsinhouston.com

Photo courtesy of the 365thingsinhouston.com

 

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is one of my favorite places. The exhibits are always changing and are incredibly interesting. Some permanent exhibits include the Hall of Ancient Egypt, The Morian Hall of Paleontology, and the Cullen Hall of Gems & Minerals. Take a walk through the Cockrell Butterfly Center for a close encounter with nature.

Photo courtesy of the Wikipedia

Photo courtesy of the Wikipedia

 

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is one of the largest museums in the US. It spans almost 6,000 years of history. Outside of the Main Campus where you can view the largest exhibits, you can visit the Cullen Sculpture Garden which features sculptures by many prominent artists. There are also multiple education centers, if you are interested in signing up for an art class.

These museums are a great way to spend a rainy, cold weekend in Houston – or even a nice, sunny one! Check them out as they are near several of our Houston Camden communities.

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