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Look no further here is a list of things to do around Houston.

Whether on a whim, a weekend or when family comes to visit. Our wonderful city has something to do twenty-four hours a day!


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General Places of Interest

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Along Buffalo Bayou sits the grand white home that belonged to Miss Ima Hogg. This 14-acre tract was the Eden-like setting for Miss Hogg for 40 years. She sculpted the gardens and selected the antiques. The home and gardens are open for tours and are featured during the annual Azalea Trail each spring. 1 Westcott Street off Memorial Drive. (713) 639-7750

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
This 155-acre urban nature sanctuary houses the first environmental education program in Houston. Visitors can enjoy over five miles of nature trails and view some of the almost 160 species of native and migrating birds. Free public tours are conducted most Sundays at 2 pm and 3 pm. Admission to the grounds is free. The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is located at 4501 Woodway Drive in Memorial Park. (713) 681-8433

Houston Zoological Garden
The Houston Zoo has been transformed. Covering more than 50 acres and with 3,000 exhibits, the zoo exhibits animals in realistic habitats. Popular attractions are the alligators which can be seen eating buckets of fish each Thursday and Sunday at 2 pm from April until September at the Alligator Pond. Sea lions swim for brunch at 11 am and 1 pm and for supper at 3 pm every day in the Mammal Marina. The Discovery Zoo, complete with petting zones, attracts the attention of young zoo visitors. 1513 North MacGregor. (713) 525-3300

Reliant Park
This sports complex is currently made up of he Reliant Stadium,  Reliant Hall, the Astrodome, the Astrohall and the Astroarena and Expocenter. Daily tours are offered with a high tech video presentation of its history included as part of the tour. 8400 Kirby Drive. (713) 799-9500

Space Center Houston
Space Center Houston is a state-of-the-art education and entertainment complex at the Johnson Space Center. Visitors can see a full-scale mock-up of the space shuttle cargo bay, see demonstrations and hear lectures by SC scientists, experience training simulators, and view one of the world’s most complete assemblages of space suits. Many other activities and exhibits await the visitor to Space Center Houston. 1601 NASA Road 1. (713) 480-7778

Moody Gardens/Rainforest Pyramid
A tropical rainforest environment with thousands of exotic butterflies, birds, plants and fish is housed in a ten-story, 40,000-square-foot glass pyramid that includes waterfalls, cliffs, caverns, wetlands and forests. Next door, an IMAX Theater shows 2-D and 3-D films on a six-story screen. Other attractions include Palm Beach, a white sand and blue lagoon swim center for families, and The Colonel paddle wheeler, which takes visitors for a leisurely tour of the bay. Two Hope Boulevard, Galveston Island. (409) 744-1745

Annual Events

Bayou City Art Festival
In the fall the Bayou City Art Festival is located downtown, while the spring show is located at Memorial Park. Both feature over 300 artists of various media in these juried shows. Music, food, and drink add to the festivities. (713) 521-0133

Holiday in the Park - Bellaire
Santa’s official arrival in Bellaire is the highlight of this celebration sponsored by the Bellaire Parks and Recreation Department. Held the first Thursday in December, Bellaire Park (7008 South Rice, behind City Hall) is converted into a winter wonderland. Children can give Santa their wish lists and have a picture made with him. (713) 662-8280

Houston International Festival
Sam Houston Park and the surrounding area is the scene of the city’s celebration of the performing and visual arts. The Houston International Festival provides entertainment for ten days each spring when the streets of downtown bustle with music, a juried arts and crafts exhibition, dance performances, street performances, fireworks and exotic international foods. More than 2,000 artists participate. A different country is chosen to celebrate each year, but the emphasis of the event remains on promoting Houston’s indigenous art community. (713) 654-8808

Azalea Trail
The Azalea Trail, Houston’s elegant showcase of Southern culture, winds through beautifully landscaped yards and gardens in the River Oaks area each March for two weekends. The River Oaks Garden Club Forum of Civics at Westheimer and Kirby is the headquarters for the event. Trail-goers can visit the club’s gardens and buy tickets to visit various private residences. (713) 523-2483

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
For several days in late February and early March, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo offers entertainment and activities for all Houstonians. The real purpose of the event, which began in 1932, is for young farmers to show their stock, to compete and to gain financial support for their continuing education. Every year civic-minded Houstonians bid enormous amounts of money for the winning animals, to contribute to scholarship funds and generally support the youngsters’ efforts. 2002 is the last year that the Rodeo will take place in the Astrodome. Renamed Rodeo Houston for 2003, the event will be in the new Reliant Park Arena. Country and Western stars who regularly perform for Rodeo visitors include George Strait, Clint Black and Reba McEntire. The Livestock Show features several types of cattle among the 28,000 entries. The highlight of the show is the champion steer auction. 8400 Kirby at Loop 610. (713) 791-9000

Juneteenth is a holiday unique to Texas. It celebrates June 19th, the day word finally reached Texas in 1865 that President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation, legally freeing all slaves. Blues and jazz performers entertain at Miller Outdoor Theatre the weekend closest to June 19th. (713) 520-3290

Thanksgiving Day Parade
A favorite with children, the Thanksgiving Day Parade winds through the streets of downtown Houston with floats, marching bands, baton twirlers, majorettes, drummers and, of course, Santa Claus. It officially starts the holiday season.

Things to do all-year long

Museum District
The Museum of Health & Medical Science
The Museum of Health & Medical Science is a new addition to the museum district and one of only three medically focused museums in the country. It features a 122-seat theater for program-related video and artistic presentations. On Hermann Drive between The Children’s Museum and the Hermann Park Rose Garden. (713) 521-1515

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston displays a world of art spanning 5,000 years in two gallery buildings. The elegant new Audrey Jones Beck Building brings new light to Old Masters while the Caroline Wiess Law Building rededicates its expansive galleries to modern and contemporary art. Both buildings showcase outstanding traveling exhibitions. MFA also offers a full calendar of major exhibitions, bookstore, gift shop, library and the popular museum cafe. 1001 Bissonnet at Main. (713) 639-7300

Contemporary Arts Museum
The Contemporary Arts Museum is a non-collecting museum which houses changing exhibits of new-direction art and modern-day masters. Shows are exhilarating and often radical. 5216 Montrose at Bissonnet. (713) 526-3129

Burke Baker Planetarium
The 232-seat Planetarium at the Houston Museum of Natural Science lets you experience the universe. The Planetarium presents star shows, simulating Houston’s starfield. 1 Hermann Circle Drive in Hermann Park. (713) 639-IMAX

IMAX Theater
IMAX films tend to be much more engrossing than the local movie theater’s format, so the audience feels a part of the action. The theater seats 394. Shows are on the hour. 1 Hermann Circle Drive in Hermann Park. (713) 639-IMAX

The Children’s Museum of Houston
A recent addition to the museum district, The Children’s Museum encourages children ages two to 12 to engage in hands-on projects and to interact with cultural and scientific exhibitions. Admission is free for children under 2. 1500 Binz. (713) 522-1138

Houston Museum of Natural Science
Founded in 1909, the Houston Museum of Natural Science has grown to become one of the most respected science museums in the country. The star attraction of the museum’s permanent collection is a $6 million, world-class assembly of over 600 mineral specimens in the Sams Collection of Gems and Minerals. Located in Hermann Park across from the Miller Outdoor Theatre. (713) 639-IMAX

Holocaust Museum Houston
This museum maintains a permanent exhibition, Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers, and Voices, a 35-minute film of testimony by Holocaust survivors. Other works are featured by Holocaust survivors, and local and national artists have special exhibitions. 5401 Caroline. (713) 942-8000

Other Museums

Police Museum
The museum has an exhibition of more than 5,000 items depicting the history of the Houston Police Department. Admission is free. 17000 Aldine-Westfield Road at Rankin. (713) 230-2300

Texas Seaport Museum
Located at Pier 21 in Galveston, The Texas Seaport Museum is home of the tall ship Elissa, a National Historic Landmark. Admission includes a wide-screen, multimedia presentation of Elissa: The Longest Voyage. (409) 763-1877

Lone Star Flight Museum
A collection of restored aircraft from the late 1930s is displayed. Scholes Field Municipal Airport, 2002 Terminal Drive, Galveston. (409) 740-7722

Houston Fire Museum
The museum displays firefighting vehicles dating from the 19th century and exhibits about the evolution of the firefighting profession, from the days of the bucket brigades to today’s advanced firefighting services. 2403 Milam. (713) 524-2526

Theater District
The Theater District is a 17-block area in the heart of downtown Houston that is home to eight world-class performing arts organizations Alley Theatre, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony, Da Camera, Pace Theatrical, Society for the Performing Arts, and Theatre Under The Stars. Houston is one of the few metropolises in the nation to maintain permanent companies in all four major performing arts disciplines opera, ballet, symphony and theater. The Theater District has 10,501 seats, which ranks second only behind New York City for the most theater seats in a concentrated downtown area.

The Alley Theatre
The Alley Theatre received the 1996 Special Tony Award for its continuous level of artistic achievement and its contribution to the growth of theatre nationally. The Alley Theatre celebrated its 50th anniversary season in 1996-97. (713) 228-8421

Da Camera
Da Camera is Houston’s most innovative producer and presenter of ensemble music and is committed to reinventing the concert experience of the 20th century. (713) 524-5050

Houston Ballet
The Houston Ballet is the fifth largest ballet company in America. Houston Ballet offers the 47 dancers in its company a 44-week annual contract, the longest contract of any American dance company. Houston Ballet proudly claims more than 20 years under the leadership of internationally acclaimed artistic director Ben Stevenson, whose works have been staged by the world’s most prestigious companies. (713) 227-ARTS

Houston Grand Opera
Houston Grand Opera is internationally recognized as one of the innovators in musical theater. The company’s track record speaks for itself 20 world premieres and six American premiers in over 40 years of presenting opera. (713) 227-ARTS

The Houston Symphony
The Houston Symphony, one of America’s oldest performing arts organizations, was founded in 1913. Its summer home is the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, where it plays with a wide range of performers. (713) 227-ARTS

Society For The Performing Arts
Society For The Performing Arts is the largest nonprofit performing arts presenter in the Southwest and has sponsored more than 600 performances of the world’s finest music, dance and theater events since it was founded in 1966. SPA attracts the most diverse audiences among Houston’s major performing arts organizations. (713) 227-2787

Theatre Under The Stars
Theatre Under The Stars is the largest nonprofit producer of musical theatre in America. Performing an average of 200 shows annually, TUTS has a reputation for premiering new musicals and organizing national and international tours. Its new venue opens in 2002. (713) 558-2600

Other Theaters/Companies


Miller Outdoor Theatre
This outdoor amphitheater in Hermann Park presents free performances each summer, including multi-cultural performances and traditional favorites. (713) 520-3292

Ensemble Theatre
The Ensemble Theatre is Houston’s largest black theater company, founded in 1976 by actor/director George Hawkins. The largest minority theater in the Southwest, the group evolved from a band of strolling players into a resident professional company of 40 actors and eight directors. (713) 520-0055

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