Museum Guide 2022
COMPILED BY SIERRA ROZEN
There are several museums for children and families worth visiting near Pearland and Friendswood.
The Galveston Children’s Museum opened in July 2014.
Angleton 1 Brazoria County Historical Museum lets viewers see the history behind Brazoria County and is located inside the county’s courthouse. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. by appointment, closed Sun. Price: Free 100 E. Cedar St., Angleton 9798641208 www.brazoriacountytx.gov/departments/ museum Friendswood 2 Friendswood Historical Society is a nonprot museum that is dedicated to pre- serving the history of Friendswood. Hours: Sat. 10 a.m.-noon, closed Sun.-Fri. Price: Free 108 Skyview Terrace, Friendswood 7138543449 www.friendswoodhistoricalsociety.org 3 Friendswood Schools Museum focuses on the history behind Friendswood ISD with the original Friendswood School opening in 1939. Hours: First Sat. of the month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Price: Free 208 W. Spreading Oaks Block, Friendswood 2814821267 www.mysd.com/departments/museum Galveston 4 Bishop’s Palace is a historical building that is classied as a national historic landmark and is considered one of the most signicant www.galvestonhistory.org/ sites/1892-bishops-palace 5 Galveston Arts Center provides visitors a chance to experience contemporary art through in-person exhibits and educational programming. Hours: Wed.-Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon.-Tue. Price: Free 2127 The Strand, Galveston examples of Victorian architecture. Hours: Mon.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Price: Up to $15 1402 Broadway Ave. J, Galveston 4097622475
COURTESY GALVESTON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
FEATUREDMUSEUM GALVESTON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM The Galveston Children’s Museum, located at 2618 Broadway Ave. J in Galveston, opened its doors to the public in July 2014. It operates as a nonprot museum, according to founder and owner Nancy Schultz. The space for the museum was originally donated, and it operates as part of Moody Mansion, another museum space in Galveston. “We occupy the rst four of the Moody Mansion, which is actually where the servants [used to] work,” Schultz said. “It’s a cozy, intimate place, and we’ve tried to utilize every corner of the area.” Because the museum is marketed toward children, the interactive exhibits tend to be very open ended, Schultz said, so they do not have to be completed in a certain order or sequence. Some of the dierent rooms and exhibits include a makeshift pizza parlor, an art room with changing activities, a science room that has astronaut and space exhibits, a tinkering studio, and a kids clinic. On a particularly busy weekend, the museum can see up to 150 visitors a day passing through its rooms, and it is often a popular site for eld trips from neighboring schools. For larger eld trip groups, the museum is closed to the public on Mondays to help accommodate them. Tickets are $10 for visitors age 2 and up, but the museum also oers military, senior and public assistance discounts. 409-572-2544 www.galvestoncm.org
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10 The Bryan Museum is dedicated to showing and preserving the history of Texas and the AmericanWest. Hours: Thu. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed., Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Mon.-Tue. Price: Up to $14 1315 21st St., Galveston 4096327685 www.thebryanmuseum.org Houston 11 Lone Star Flight Museum has multiple exhibits on the history of aviation, including some interactive displays.
6 Galveston County Historical Museum opened in 1976 and used to be housed in the former City National Bank. It showcases the history of Galveston County. Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Tue., Thu., Sat.-Sun. Price: Free 722 Moody Ave., Galveston 4097662340 www.galvestoncountytx.gov/county-oces/ county-museum/museum-history 7 Galveston Naval Museum aims to educate visitors on the history of America and the heritage of the U.S. Navy. Hours: Mon.-Sun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Price: Up to $13 100 Seawolf Park Blvd., Galveston 4097703196 www.galvestonnavalmuseum.com history of railroad transportation. Hours: Mon.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Price: Up to $12 2602 Santa Fe Place, Galveston 4097655700 www.galvestonrrmuseum.org 8 Galveston Railroad Museum is dedi- cated to preserving and restoring the county’s 9 Moody Mansion is a historic Galveston home that was turned into a museumwhere visitors can tour and explore the 20-room mansion that belonged to the Moody family. Hours: Mon.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Price: Up to $15 2618 Broadway Ave. J, Galveston 4097627668 www.moodymansion.org
Hours: Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. Price: Up to $18 11551 Aerospace Ave., Houston 3467082517 www.lonestaright.org
12 Space Center Houston has multiple exhibits that detail the extensive history of space travel, especially the achievements of the Houston-based Johnson Space Center. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Price: Up to $29.95 1601 E. NASA Parkway, Houston 2812442100 www.spacecenter.org 13 1940 Air Terminal Museum aims to show the impact of aviation on the history of Texas through its exhibits and close-up look at nearby runways. Hours: Tues-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mon. Price: Free-$5 8325 Travelair St., Houston 7134541940 www.1940airterminal.org
PEARLAND FRIENDSWOOD EDITION • MAY 2022
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