Art Car Museum – A Free & Fun Thing to Do in Houston!

Address:  140 Heights Blvd, Houston, Texas 77007
Cost:  Free!
Appropriate Age:  Any Age!

Art Car MuseumThis is Alex!  My kids, ages 6 and 4, and I are on a mission to discover fun things to do in the Heights area. This week we visited the Art Car Museum and boy am I glad we did!

I can’t believe I’ve put this trip on hold for so long! It’s amazing and you can always expect to see something new. If you haven’t been here yet, I strongly suggest you go. First of all it is FREE!

They are open Wednesday through Sunday, 11-6pm. From the moment you enter the gates you can see how they’ve Tired & Featheredturned ordinary medal into creative pieces. From the skeleton biker to the design of the car port.

As you walk in to the museum you are greeted by a volunteer who will introduce you to the current art being displayed. They not only have art cars but they also have about 3 other artists’ paintings and sculptures on display throughout.

The day we went we saw 2 of the 4 cars that took first place at the 2013 Art Car Parade. The 1 my daughter was a huge fan of was called “Tired & Feathered” by Joe Haden. This car was unbelievably detailed. The exterior was decorated in bottle caps, while the interior was decorated in colorful quilts and pillows. The tires looked to be covered by the inner tubing of bicycle tires. And I cannot forget the big turkey on the front bumper. I could totally see why this car took 1st place.

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Art Car Museum – Children’s Mini-Art Car Workshop – November 12, 2011


World Art Car Day is Saturday, November 12th. The Art Car Museum will host their annual Children’s Mini-Art Car Workshop from 12-3pm. They provide all the materials for your child to create their very own miniature art car. This event is free!

Houston Weekend Events – November 11, 12, 13

It’s Fall! That means there is a lot to do in Houston. You may want to checkout some of these events this weekend!

November 10 – 13 – The Houston Ballet Guild’s 31st Annual Nutcracker Market – Reliant Center

November 12 – Festival of Lights Grand Opening Moody Gardens

November 13 – Art Car: The Movie – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Weekends – Home for the Holidays –  Old Town Spring

Weekends – Dewberry FarmBrookshire

Weekends – Old MacDonalds Farm – Humble

Funky, Small (Free and Air Conditioned): The Houston Art Car Museum

Art Car Museum Houston
Address: 140 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11:00-6:00pm (Check to be sure it’s not closed to bring in a new instation HERE.)
Cost: Free
Appropriate Age: Any age

The Art Car Museum is located in the Heights and is always free of charge. It has art cars as well as contemporary art.  The museum’s goal is to “encourage the public’s awareness of the cultural, political, economic and personal dimensions of art”.

Art Car Museum Houston Silver Car
The museum is funky and small (and free and air conditioned), making it just right for us.

Art Car Museum Houston Shell Car

Guests of all ages can get an up-close look at about 5 vehicles (that change every few months). The only trick is… no touching!

Art Car Museum Houston Rover
There is no parking lot at the museum and there are a few parallel parking spots on Heights Boulevard.

Art Car Museum Houston Airplane
A visit takes about 20 minutes for us and is always a hit with my kids.