The above graph represents visitors to the three most visited Houston museums, compared with projected visitors to the Houston Museum of Culture (represented with light blue) in its first year of full operation as a museum. The Houston Museum of Culture will help Houston achieve visitor numbers similar to Chicago and will benefit all of Houstonís museums and cultural resources.
The most recent visitor numbers that are available are shown for existing Houston museums. Visitors to the Houston Museum of Natural Science are reported to reach or exceed 2 million. It should be noted that the Museum of Fine Arts Houston reported its visitor numbers of 737,480 in April 2013, but that 1.25 million people benefit from museum's programs according to several sources. 737,480 visitors for MFAH is the number used in the graph.
Report on Visitors to International Museums
Introduction: International Museum Visitors
Significant International Museums
Examples of Prominent Museums of Culture
Visitors to Top Three Museums in Prominent Cities
Visitors to Major Houston Museums
Major Sports Attendance Compared with HMNS
Sports Attendance Compared with Museums