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The John C. Freeman Weather Museum

Neighbourhood: The Museum District
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Address: 5104 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004-5802
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+1 713-529-3076
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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The Weather Museum is making the community weather wise. Come see how high...

The Weather Museum is making the community weather wise. Come see how high the storm surge would be on the upper Texas coast during Category 5 hurricane. Help make your own Tornado. Play Weather Facts and Fun. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday Noon to 4pm.

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Would have been nice to have done it with a guided tour instead of a walk on your own. But there was some great photo's of past hurricanes.

Reviewed 9 August 2013
awils58
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Houston, Texas
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Homer Glen, Illinois
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

This museum is closed now. This used to be located on the bottom floor of a house in the Museum District. The few exhibits in this museum were poorly made and uninteresting. It took the two of us who visited about 15 minutes to walk through and see everything. I was unimpressed and surprised this place had been around for... More 

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Thank Christopher S
Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

They had a lizard, and two geckos, and a toad. I watched a video on Hurricane Ike and did a TV weather report. And best of all, the house was not packed with screaming first graders.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

I went to all the trouble of driving from one end of the city to the museum, battling traffic, only to find a sign on the door stating that it was closed due to being relocating. Not sure what is going on with the museum. Please call before hand

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Thank pnkgirl27
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Would have been nice to have done it with a guided tour instead of a walk on your own. But there was some great photo's of past hurricanes.

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Thank awils58
Angleton, Texas
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

A small museum in a house, but lots of interactive stuff for the kids to do. We went with a school field trip so we had a tour guide. He made it fun for the kids and invited them to participate in his demonstrations frequently.

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Thank Jean1990
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

We went to see this museum on the same day as several others. I had planned to spend an hour here based on the museum's website. There is metered parking along Caroline St., of if available, free curb parking on Palm Street next to the museum. The sign in front of the museum is not easily seen until you are... More 

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Thank MBeard
Austin, Texas
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2013

I visited this museum while exploring the Museum District. It is a small museum, as if someone who was a weather geek converted a floor of their house. There is some interesting information here, though, and some good photographs of tornados, hurricanes, floods, etc. This is definitely worth a quick stop, although a borderline good value, given the entry fee.

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Thank SolowTraveler
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2012

if unfamiliar with Texas weather. A small museum that doesn't take you long to explore. A lot of information about hurricanes and a chance to practice your weather forecasting skills. Good for a short visit.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 30 August 2010

The small museum is in the Museum District of Houston - accessible by tram. t's small but very interesting and gives advices related to the hurricanes. Fortunately I live in a country where we don't have hurricanes but it's amazing to see all the damages. A bit too expensive for what you can see inside ...

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Reviewed 17 April 2010

I took my four youngest kids (ages 7-13) to the Weather Museum as part of our Houston museum tour trip. We recently concluded a study of clouds, so this was a fine opportunity to reinforce what we'd learned about weather. Although the museum is very small, it contains a wealth of information, visuals, artifacts, memorabilia, and some great learning activities.... More 

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