Museum district destinations shut down through end of March

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is among the institutions closed until further notice as public gatherings are being discouraged amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Courtesy Visit Houston)
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is among the institutions closed until further notice as public gatherings are being discouraged amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Courtesy Visit Houston)

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is among the institutions closed until further notice as public gatherings are being discouraged amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Courtesy Visit Houston)

The Museum District Association has gathered the following closures of its institutions and related cultural organizations throughout the city of Houston:

  • Art League Houston: Galleries will be temporarily closed until further notice, and spring semester art classes are being transitioned online.

  • Asia Society Texas Center: suspending all public programs and exhibition viewing

  • Blaffer Art Museum: temporarily closed until March 28; will re-evaluate the situation on that date

  • Buffalo Soldiers Museum: will temporarily close, starting March 17

  • Children’s Museum of Houston: temporarily closed as of March 15

  • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston: temporarily closed as of March 16; museum programs shifting to online platforms, including the website and social media

  • Czech Center Museum Houston: will temporarily close starting March 17

  • DiverseWorks: temporarily closed until further notice

  • Holocaust Museum Houston: temporarily closed as of March 16

  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft: will temporarily close starting March 18

  • Houston Center for Photography: temporarily closed as of March 16; classes will be moved online

  • Houston Museum of African American Culture: temporarily closed through March

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science: will temporarily close March 17-27

  • Houston Zoo: temporarily closed as of March 13

  • Lawndale: temporarily closed as of March 16

  • Menil Collection: temporarily closed, as of March 16

  • Moody Center for the Arts: temporarily closed as of March 13

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: temporarily closed as of March 16

  • Project Row Houses — Temporarily closed, as of Monday, March 16

  • The Health Museum: closed as of March 14

  • The Jung Center Houston: Galleries are closed. Classes will be moving online, including free anxiety-relief classes.

  • The Rothko Chapel: closed due to renovations

By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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