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John C. Freeman Weather Museum

Map & Directions 5104 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004
  • Sun, Tue-Sat 10am-4pm


Houston Press' Description

Think of the John C. Freeman Weather Museum as the little museum that could. Sitting in the shadow of its bigger, shinier cousins in the museum district, the Weather Museum is housed in what was once a private two-story home. Each room downstairs has been transformed into an exhibit area, the most popular of which might be the WRC TV Studio, which features a camera, teleprompter, lights and a green screen. Visitors can become faux meteorologists and tape themselves delivering a weather report (you have a choice of intense weather conditions to report on). There's also the Cyclone Room, with its own cyclone chamber; the Weather History exhibit, with antique meteorology equipment; a theater with a variety of videos; and the Weather Wizard Corner, with demonstrations by museum meteorologists. Given Houston's history with extreme weather, it makes sense that we have the country's first weather museum, don't you think?

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  • sjmarsha
    on 04/25/13

    We went to this museum a week ago, as we had half priced vouchers we obtained here on Voice Daily Deals. I believe regular priced tickets are $5 each. The museum is in a large old home. I wish there'd be some information about the house itself, who'd lived there, etc, as I found it fascinating, but I didn't see anything. When you walk in, you go to the left and that's where you... More >>

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  • Houston Press on 10/31/12

    2012 Best of Houston Winner: Best Museum.Check out more Houston Press Winners here:http://www.houstonpress.com/bestof/ Or go moblie with the free Best Of app.

  • Houston Press on 07/25/13

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  • 002houston on 06/13/13

    The museum houses nine permanent exhibits and offers many exciting programs including weather camps, Boy/Girl Scout badge classes, teacher workshops, birthday parties, and weather labs.

  • Michael C. on 04/12/13

    4/27, 10a-4p: Celebrate Earth Day with face painting, recycle relays, Earth Day mazes, word finds and seed plantings. Bring a recyclable item for free admission! $5 for adults, $3 for children.

  • lizO on 07/28/11

    Free admission on Thursdays from noon to 4pm

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