Discovery Camps at The Health Museum

Discovery Camps at The Health Museum feature hands-on activities for kids ages 5-13. Camps take place year-round. The Health Museum offers a hands-on, interactive camp program for children ages 5 - 13, including perennial favorites like Mini Medical School and Super Sleuths.

These week-long camps meet daily from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Extended Camp Days are available from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, also known as The Health Museum, is Houston's most interactive science learning center and a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Located in the heart of the city's rich and varied Museum District, The Health Museum encourages growing interest and regard for healthier lifestyles, fitness and good physical, mental and spiritual health. The Museum treasures Houston’s diverse population and welcomes individuals of all backgrounds.

Mission: The Health Museum's mission is to foster wonder and curiosity about health, medical science and the human body.

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Get your body moving, healthy & fit with spring Discovery Camps March 9 - 13 & March 16 - 20.

See camp descriptions, schedules & register online at

Registration for spring Discovery Camps is NOW OPEN! Take part in hands-on, scientific fun this spring break with one of our brand new, Critter Camp and Fitness Genius. Camps take place March 9-13 and March 16-20. Learn more and register online at

Discovery Camps at The Health Museum

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LEGO Camps were a huge hit! Check out some of the photos of their awesome LEGO creations.

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We're kicking off LEGO Discovery Camps at The Health Museum!

This medical detective discovered what's hidden inside owl pellets today.

Summer Discovery Camps 2014

Keep up with the super fun science explorations happening in our summer Discovery Camps at The Health Museum!

Keep up with the super fun science explorations happening in our summer Discovery Camps at The Health Museum!

Here's a peek at the lunch menu and options available for Spring and Summer Discovery Camps 2014! Campers can make their selections for the week on the form which will be turned in Monday morning.

It's not too late to register for spring Discovery Camps! Fill this spring break with lots of healthy learning in Mighty Microbes & Microbe Mania. Campers will grow bacteria, make their own yogurt & much more. Learn more & sign up online at

[02/27/14]   Tomorrow is the LAST day to take advantage of early bird discounts for Spring Discovery Camps! Sign up for Microbe Mania or Mighty Microbes by tomorrow & get $25 off the camp fee AND FREE extended camp days! Sign up at

[02/21/14]   Don't miss out on early bird savings for spring Discovery Camps! The deadline has been extended to Feb. 28! Sign up today & receive $25 off the camp price + FREE extended day camps! See camp descriptions & more info here:

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[02/19/14]   Discover the mysterious world of microscopic organisms in our new spring Discovery Camps, Microbe Mania and Mighty Microbes. Campers will build a microscope, make yogurt, grow bacteria and participate in many other hands-on activities throughout the week of March 17-21. Sign your camper up today at

[02/17/14]   Spring camp early bird registration has been extended to the end of February! Sign up by Feb. 28 & get $25 off your camp fee plus receive FREE extended day camps! For more info & to register online, visit

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We love our members! To show you some love this Valentine's Day, we're letting YOU sign up first for our summer Discovery Camps! See the full camp schedule & register online at Not a member? Join today at

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[02/12/14]   Registration is now open for Spring Break Discovery camps at The Health Museum! Register now and get FREE EXTENDED CAMP DAYS plus $25 off of each camper's registration! That's a $75 savings!

[03/13/13]   It's all about bugs this week! Our campers are making their own beehives. They should be finished tomorrow.

[03/11/13]   Spring break is finally here! Our campers are downstairs for day one of Don't Bug Me. We'll be posting info all week about the fun stuff they will be doing in camp.

[03/08/13]   It's almost the end of the work week! We can't wait to see our spring break campers next week. Get ready to learn all about bugs, and eat a few too. We'll see you Monday!

It's Camp Fair weekend with Houston Family Magazine! If you are at First Colony Mall today, Memorial City Mall tomorrow or The Woodlands Mall this Sunday, stop by our booth and say hi to our staff. They're answering questions about this year's Summer Discovery Camp season.

The Health Museum - Discovery Camps

If you haven't been to our camps page lately, you might want to take a peek. We posted the schedule for our Summer Discovery Camps. Member registration begins Thursday! Check out our Summer 2013 camp season catalog. New for 2013 - lunch is included in camp pricing!

[02/07/13]   Just a reminder for anyone who may not have signed up for spring camp yet: the Early Bird Special (free Extended Camp Days) ends February 22. You only have 2 weeks left to take advantage of this deal!

[02/01/13]   It's the first day of February, which means Summer Discovery Camp registration is right around the corner! Member registration for Family level and higher begins February 14. Non-member registration begins March 1.

The Health Museum - Spring Discovery Camp

Registration has begun! If your children love bugs, our brand new spring camp is for them. And take advantage of our Early Bird Special: Experience creepy crawlers like never before at this brand new camp! Learn the anatomy of a bug through hands-on dissections and activities.

[01/15/13]   Our Spring Discovery Camp this year is Don't Bug Me!, a brand new camp all about bugs. We're offering two levels - one for ages 5 - 9 and one for ages 10 - 13. Registration begins next Tuesday, January 22. Get more info on our camps page:

[01/04/13]   As Winter Discovery Camps come to an end, we hope all our camp families enjoyed the mad scientist experiments! We'll have info about our spring camps in the next couple of weeks.

[12/31/12]   Happy New Year everyone! We hope you and your family are having a great holiday season. And stay tuned - info about our spring and summer camp seasons for 2013 is coming soon.

[12/26/12]   The first day of Winter Discovery Camps has finally arrived! Get ready for some Mad Scientist experiments - we can't wait to see how they all turn out.

The Health Museum - Winter Discovery Camps

The countdown is getting smaller and smaller as we get closer to the start of Winter Discovery Camps. There's only 1 week to go! And each week will feature different experiments. Register online and get more info on our Winter Discovery Camps page: Want to blow stuff up? How about making some crystals, candy and ice cream? Join Mad Scientists camp for two weeks of fun, hands-on experiments!

The Health Museum - Winter Discovery Camps

And the countdown continues! Now we're only 2 weeks away from the start of our first Winter Discovery Camps session. At least with the cooler weather, it's not so unbelievable that winter is coming. Make sure to register your child if you haven't already: Want to blow stuff up? How about making some crystals, candy and ice cream? Join the Mad Scientists camp for two weeks of fun, hands-on experiments! You can play with your food, make ’edible DNA’ and more!

The Health Museum - Winter Discovery Camps

We are counting down the days until Winter Discovery Camps begin! After so many days of warm weather, maybe we should add snow to the experiment list. At least we're making ice cream: Want to blow stuff up? How about making some crystals, candy and ice cream? Join The Health Museum’s Mad Scientists camp for two weeks of fun, hands-on experiments! You can play with your food, make ’edible DNA’ and more!

The Health Museum - Winter Discovery Camps

Today's cooler weather has us looking forward to winter break! We're only 4 weeks away from our first session of Winter Discovery Camps. It's not too late to register your Mad Scientists for this season's camps. Check it out on our website: Want to blow stuff up? How about making some crystals, candy and ice cream? Join The Health Museum’s Mad Scientists camp for two weeks of fun, hands-on experiments! You can play with your food, make ’edible DNA’ and more!

The Health Museum - Discovery Camps

Have you registered for Winter Discovery Camp yet? The early bird special ends this Friday. Take advantage of the special to get free extended camp days (members also save an additional $10). Find out more about our Mad Scientists Camps: All camps meet from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. An Extended Camp Days option (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) is available during all camp sessions for $40 per child per week. During Winter Discovery Camps, Extended Camp Days is $10/day per camper.

The Health Museum - Discovery Camps

The early bird special for Winter Discovery Camps is going on now! Everyone who signs up before November 16 gets free extended camp days. Members also save $10.00 on each camp! Register now before this great deal ends: We have two levels of Mad Scientist Camp designated by age. Both camps meet daily, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Extended camp days are available.

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