Things to Do – Yes, there is more than football!
Houston is home to a respected and energetic arts community, celebrated restaurants, world-renowned theater groups and the brains behind U.S. space exploration. Nearly 21,000 concerts, plays, exhibitions and other arts programs are presented in Houston annually, affording residents and visitors alike access to a wide variety of talent. This city is a mecca of diversity, giving breath to one of the most vivid cultural scenes in the country.
See what makes Houston the Cultural and Culinary Capital of the South US by experiencing some of our great city as outlined below. Houston is a CityPASS City, which allows visitors to purchase a ticket booklet for Houston’s top 5 attractions at 51% discount!
Ideas for First Timers:
- Space Center Houston
- Houston Museum District
- Buffalo Bayou Park
- Houston Galleria
- Water Wall
Ideas for Repeat Visitors:
- Montrose Neighborhood
- Julia Ideson Library Building
- James Turrell Skyspace
- Menil Collection
- Galveston Island
George Ranch: At the George Ranch Historical Park, more than 200 costumed interpreters bring to life all that is Texas, complete with children’s activities, arts and crafts, an antique tractor show and cowboy and cattle demonstrations. Oct. 28-29, 2006.
The Children’s Museum: Fewer than ten institutions in America are focused on quality health education for the general public and school groups. The Museum’s history is traced back to 1962.
Museum of Fine Arts: The encyclopedic collection of the MFAH numbers more than 51,000 works and embraces the art of antiquity to the present.
Houston Zoo: The Zoo’s Natural Encounters exhibit features meerkats, otters, vampire bats and other small mammals.
Houston Museum of Natural Science: The museum’s Paleontology Hall features more than 450 fossils and fossil replicas, providing a vivid glimpse into the incredible 3.5-billion-year story of life on Earth.
Downtown Aquarium: This underwater-themed complex features dining among several giant aquariums, shark tunnel tours, a white tiger exhibit, generous banquet facilities, a 100-foot Ferris wheel, plus fun and games.
Space Center Houston: As the official visitors center for Johnson Space Center, this theme park for space fans features actual spacecraft, flight simulators and a guided tram tour of NASA and Mission Control.