Houston Maritime Museum

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Basic Information

Address: 2204 Dorrington Houston, TX 77030
Phone Number: (713) 666-1910
Fax Number: (713) 838-8557
Director: Diane Lipton

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9:00am-4:30pm
Description:

Maritime History

•Ages 12 and up: $5.00
•Children 3 to 11: $3.00
•Children 2 and under: Free
•Active Duty Military: Free
•Members: Free

In addition to guided tours, we are currently offering on-demand presentations on the following topics:

•The History of Navigation (grades 6-12)
•Christopher Columbus (can be tailored for all ages)
•Ships in Bottles (can be tailored for grades 3+)
•The Offshore Oil and Gas Industry (grades 9-12)

Grade Levels:
Pre-K
K-5
6-8
9-12
Exhibits: Over 150 model ships that span the Age of Exploration to the Modern Merchant Marine, model drilling rigs, exhibits on the development of the Ship Channel and the Port of Houston, navigational instruments and other maritime artifacts.
Additional Information:

The Houston Maritime Museum happily provides guided tours of the collections for groups of 8-50 visitors, at no extra charge.

Our volunteer docents are committed to bringing maritime history and industry to life with lively stories and unique insights into our models. The museum is an entirely different experience with each docent. Multiple tours are encouraged!

Please call at least two weeks ahead to schedule a tour for your group: (713) 666-1910.

As a small organization, we are able to work closely with educators to develop programming that meets their needs.

To start, we encourage groups to take a guided tour of our collections. This will provide you with an overview of maritime history and make subsequent presentations more enriching.

Other topics can be arranged at the request of educators, as our collections inspire a variety of learning experiences. For example, we have a world-class navigational collection that includes sextants, chronometers, and other navigational aids that help explain topics in Geography, Science, and History. The museum also highlights modern and historic trading vessels that encourage discussions about scientific innovations, the age of exploration, and the modern shipping industry. The museum has an equal number of warships on display, from the Age of Sail through World War.

If your class is unable to visit the museum, we may be able to bring a variety of ship models and/or one of our presentations to your classroom. If you have distance learning capabilities at your school you may be able to participate in our Distance Education initiatives.