Top Museums For Dates In Houston

May 26, 2014 7:00 AM

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Are you planning a date but not sure what to do? You could take your date to a restaurant or night club, but a visit to a museum is a nice change of pace. The Houston area offers a large number of museums that cater to a wide range of interests, including art, science, history and more. Here are some of the best museums in Houston to share time with your significant other:
Houston Museum of Fine Arts
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 639-7300

Considered by many as the best museum in Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts is an expansive tribute to artistic endeavors throughout the ages. The museum contains more than 60,000 pieces of art including paintings, sculptures, pottery and more. Couples can walk through the different rooms of the museum and marvel at the different art and its influence on culture, then stop for a souvenir at the gift shop. The stunning art can bring out the romanticist in many, making the Houston Museum of Fine Arts a great place to spend time with your date.

Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 942-8000

Those with an active interest in history will enjoy the Holocaust Museum. A reminder of one of the most tragic periods in world history, the Holocaust Museum is a tribute to the people who suffered and the many heroes who fought to bring this shameful era to an end. A walk through the Holocaust Museum is great for couples, as they can read, listen and share with each other their thoughts and feelings. It’s a great way for dates to enjoy some together time while sharpening up their knowledge of history.

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 284-8250

Those who prefer art from the modern era will enjoy a visit to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Specializing in art from the last 40 years, this museum is great for couples who prefer art with a more unusual and non-traditional twist. Most any object or idea is fair game for the Contemporary Arts Museum and couples will delight in viewing the unusual designs that artists have created over the years. It makes a great choice for dates who prefer something a little different from the usual art museum or attraction.

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Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 639-4629

Often rated as one of Houston’s best and most visited museums, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is a large and varied museum loaded with special exhibits and artifacts from the natural world. Those who like the subject of prehistoric animals, astronomy, energy, minerals and other topics will find much to appreciate as they walk from one exhibit to the next. A stroll through the Houston Museum of Natural Science is a perfect way to spend time with your date as you marvel at the workings of nature and its many awesome wonders. It’s a large museum with much to offer, so be sure to set aside plenty of time to walk, watch and discuss with your date the many fascinating things you see.

The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 525-9400

The Menil Collection is a nice place to spend time with your date for many reasons. Opened in the late 1980s as a place to preserve the art collection of John and Dominique de Menil, The Menil Collection is one of the largest and most important collections of private art in the country. The museum contains rare and unusual art from around the world and most who visit are amazed at the breadth of art showcased. Special exhibits and programs take place each week and couples will grow to appreciate the different art from various cultures while they soak up the subdued yet invigorating atmosphere. Take your date to the Menil Collection and the two of you are likely to emerge more informed and inquisitive than ever before.

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Bryan Carey is a Houston, Texas resident with an avid interest in restaurants, dining, breweries, wineries, festivals, cultural events, museums, theatre, concerts, and other forms of entertainment. He has been writing about entertainment, travel, and related topics for more than fifteen years and has thousands of articles to his credit. His work can be found at

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