Always Free

Admission to the following is always free

Listed in alphabetical order under the city they are located in.  The name is linked to the most appropriate page we could find in regards to admission.  Please check with the venue before heading out to confirm free admission and hours of operation.  Some require advance registration.  If you have anything to add or notice an error, please contact us so we can add/correct.


Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site


Baytown Historical Preservation Association

Port of Houston Boat Tour


Nature Discovery Center

Bryan/College Station

Texas A&M University ~ Campus offers a great deal to visitors of all ages including:


Galveston County Historical Museum

NOAA Galveston Laboratory (Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Research Area) ~ By appointment only on select days


Katy Heritage Museum

Katy Veterans Memorial Museum

Katy Heritage Park Historical Homes


Kleb Woods Nature Preserve


Art Car Museum

Asia Society Texas Center ~ except special exhibits

Blaffer Art Museum

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Cullen Sculpture Garden

Holocaust Museum Houston

Houston Baptist University

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston Center for Photography

Houston Museum of African American Culture

The Jung Center of Houston

Lawndale Art Center

The Menil Collection

Miller Outdoor Theatre

Rice University Art Gallery

Rothko Chapel

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center


KSBJ Studios ~ By appointment.  Select “Schedule a Tour” from the drop-down menu on the contact form.

Jesse M. Jones Park & Nature Center

Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Lake Jackson

Sea Center Texas


San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site


Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art


Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

Cover image courtesy Donna Bonilla Photography.

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