Houston will not let you get bored! You will never run out of activities while in the energy capital-Houston. Spend your time in Houston by exploring the Museum district with 20 museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Museum of Natural Science. Other world-class spots you should not miss are Hermann Park, NASA Johnson Space Centre, Kemah Boardwalk and Houston Zoo. While in Houston, you can get a CityPass which gives an access to five of the Houston’s most popular spots and is valid for 9 days. You can get the CityPass online
or at one of the participating spots.
Here’s a list of some of the best tourist spots in Houston.
Excited to Explore Life on Space! NASA Johnson Space Center Houston
Space Center Houston showcases interactive displays, simulations, short films and presentations to educate and regale visitors. You’re whisked into the space and when back on earth, get on a tram tour to watch astronaut training facility, mission control, the rocket park which has a life-size Saturn V rocket ship put on view, and other artifacts.
Icing on the cake: Experience a feeling of weightlessness
Address: 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058, United States
Phone: (281) 244 2100 (281) 244 2100
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am -5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1000-1800 (Extended hours in the summer months)
Explore an Underwater World Brimming with Exotic Species, Landlubbers place to be! Downtown Aquarium
Downtown aquarium has many land-side attractions. Outside the aquarium, there is fair-like ambience Ferris wheel rides, a rain forest with beautiful birds, and white tigers exhibits. A Shark Voyage train travels around the complex stopping amidst an acrylic tunnel tank filled with sharks that swim above you. Don’t miss the swamplands of Louisiana, alligator snapping turtles, Amazon rainforest, spotter gar and a coral reef!
Address: 410 Bagby Street, St @ Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 223 3474(713) 223 3474
Monday to Thursday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 10:00am – 10:30:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Explore the Impressive Collection of Historical and Scientific Artifacts! Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Houston Museum of Natural Science includes an IMAX theatre, butterfly center, energy hall, minerals and gems, wildlife of Texas, and planetarium. It is a standout amongst the most attended museums in the US.
Address: 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
Opening hours: Daily from 9am - 5pm (For IMAX and Planetarium, times cary)
Phone: (713) 639 4629(713) 639 4629
Magnificent Collection of Classical and Modern Art! Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston has a splendid collection of antiques and modern arts accumulated from almost every part of the world. The museum has artworks from Central Asia, South Pacific, Africa, and the Americas. Eclectic, a museum for all ages!
Address: 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 639 7300(713) 639 7300
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00 am- 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00 am -9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Experience the Animal Life Houston Zoo Way! Houston Zoo
The Houston Zoo is a home to several themed habitats. The Houston Zoo, nestled in Hermann Park, is spread over 55 acres of land. It has elephant, tortoise, gorilla, and jaguar exhibits, red pandas, African forest and other ecosystems. On some days, you get to feed some of the animals.
Address: 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 533 6500 (713) 533 6500
Late March to October: 9:00 am – 7:00pm
November to early March: 9:00 am- 6:00pm
Fun and Educational Day at Children's Museum of Houston
Children's Museum of Houston is for children up to the age of 12. There are a lot of fun activities, such as race boats, robot building, and FlowWorks. Children can test-drive 24 varying jobs such as anchor or mayor. Add it to your list, if you have children!
Address: 1500 Binz Street, Houston
Phone: (713) 522 1138(713) 522 1138
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm- 6:00pm, and Thursday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Display of Funeral Memorabilia! National Museum of Funeral History
The National Museum of Funeral History has funerals of some of the renowned personalities, such as Martin Luther King, Elvis Presley, John F Kennedy, John Wayne, and Judy Garland. It also has a collection of unique and artful coffins from Ghana in shapes of airplane, leopard or chicken, a Packard mourning bus, and the lives and deaths of the Popes. You have flair for the odd, this is the spot to be!
Address: 415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090, United States
Phone: (281) 876 3063(281) 876 3063
Monday-Friday: 10:00am -4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm -4:00pm
Want a Tour of Human Body, The Health Museum is the Spot!
The Health Museum gives an interesting voyage of the human body in the Jim Hickox Amazing Body Structure, with vast sculptures of human organs. Also, there is a huge walk through eyeball that shows how the eye gets and sees pictures, and lot of hands-on and interactive displays that explore how the body functions and ways to be in fine fettle. Do experience a 4D theatre.
Address: 1515 Hermann Dr, Houston, Harris, TX 77004, United States
Phone: (713) 521 1515 (713) 521 1515
Open on Monday from Memorial Day to Labour Day
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 09:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm -5:00pm
Edutainment in one Spot! Hermann Park
Hermann Park is situated in the heart of Houston in the Museum District. This park is a home to the Miller Outdoor theatre, the Houston Zoo, Hermann Park golf Course, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and Houston Garden Center. You can rent a pedal boat for the lake or go for train ride.
Address: 6201-A Hermann Park Drive, Houston
Phone: (713) 524 5876(713) 524 5876
Impressive Art Display With Changing Exhibitions! Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is an award-winning contemporary all-metal structure. It exhibits latest and modern work of national, regional and international contemporary artists.
Address: 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, United States
Phone: (713) 284 8250 (713) 284 8250
Wednesday and Friday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm
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