Regular season attendance at Houston major sports teams' events is compared with annual visitors to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, which regularly exceeds 2 million visitors.
In cities with three or more major museums, the museums attract more visitors and more out-of-town visitors than the sports teams. While many of the cities have seasonal highs, visitation is generally steady throughout the year.
2013 attendance numbers were used for the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and Houston Astros, while 2012 attendance numbers for the Houston Dynamo were the latest available.
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