Website with details: Museum District Day 2010
I went last year. I would highly suggest not participating in this event. Why?
1st. I have never seen such crazy crowds before. We wanted to go to the Houston Children's Museum and the line to get in was 2 blocks long. (No way was I going to wait in line for with a toddler.)
2nd. We rode the shuttle for an hour and finally got off and walked 6 blocks. I suggest riding the train instead for transportation. Good luck finding parking. We paid for parking in the science museum.
3rd. Most of the museums are free everyday. I suggest waiting till school is back in and going during a week day in September/October. Most museums are empty.
In general, I avoid museums on the weekends.
Last year, we ended up going to the butterfly exhibit in the HMNS. Because that is a pay exhibit, it wasn't too bad. (one free admission coupon for being an HMNS member)
If you go, then go to less popular museums. I heard the MFAH was doing lots of kid crafts that day.
That's nice that the Zoo is starting a monthly free day. I suppose they saw that there is lots of demand. I also avoid the Zoo during the summer because it is crowded and hot. If you go, then go during an off peak time. They are open from 9am till 7pm. Members get early admission once a month.
Museum District Day 2010
Get ready to enjoy a free day in the Houston Museum District on Saturday, September 25 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Board a free shuttle bus at any of the 17 participating museums and spend the day exploring favorite museums and discovering new destinations. Seventeen museums will waive their general admission fee to offer the community the valuable opportunity to enjoy the District's diverse displays of art, science, nature and history. The 14th annual Museum District Day will feature fascinating exhibitions, hands-on activities, demonstrations and performances throughout the entire day.
The Houston Zoo will not be free on Museum District Day 2010. The Houston Zoo will offer guests free admission effective September 1, 2010 on the first Tuesday of every month from 2 p.m. until closing. For more information, visit the houston Zoo Free Day Q&A page. We also encourage you to take a minute to check out our FAQ page with helpful hints on how to get around, where to park, shop and eat in the district.