HOUSTON – Phase 1 of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order permitted museums to reopen beginning May 1, with strict limits on the number of visitors allowed inside.
Under the executive order, a Texas museum can operate only if its local government permits it to and once open, a museum must shutter any interactive functions like play areas. Museums must also limit occupancy to 25 percent until May 18 when the occupancy limit jumps to 50 percent.
While some museums are already back in business, others are still evaluating when to open their doors. Here is a list of Houston-area museums open now, those with plans to open soon and those that remain closed until further notice.
Note: We will update this list as more information is made available.
These museums are open or will open soon:
The Art Car Museum reopened and resumed normal hours on May 6. The museum is now open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. But be warned: Visitors can’t just drop in. Admission, while free, is by appointment only and all visitors and staff must wear face masks while inside. Visitors are urged to utilize the hand washing station outside the museum before entering and are asked not to touch anything inside the museum. The museum placed a plexiglass at its visitor desk as an added safety measure.
To make an appointment to visit the museum, head to artcarmuseum.com; 140 Heights Blvd., (713) 861-5526.