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Things to do in Houston

Allow plenty of time as Houston is packed with fun things to do, many of them in Downtown and the Museum District such as the ultra-modern Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the thought-provoking Holocaust Museum Houston. Away from the centre is the must-see Space Center Houston and for a bit of nostalgia The 1940 Air Terminal Museum. Many visitor attractions are open every day but if they close it will be on a Monday.

Downtown Aquarium, Houston. Courtesy of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. Courtesy of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Modern art

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in the Museum District has no permanent collection, but focuses on temporary exhibits of Americana and international artists using various media. It is located in a funky, ribbed, stainless steel parallelogram building, designed by Gunnar Birkerts in the 1970s.



Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Tue-Sat 10am-5pm (until 9pm Thu); Sun 12pm-5pm

Address

5216, Montrose Boulevard, Houston 77006-6598

Telephone

+1 713 284 8250

Transport

Metrorail to Museum District

Website

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Website

Art Car Museum, Houston. Courtesy of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Art Car Museum

Outrageous cars

The Art Car Museum in Central Houston, known as Garage Mahal, exhibits contemporary art with an emphasis on elaborately decorated cars. Exhibitions explore the cultural, political and economic dimensions of art. The museum has a distinctive scrap-metal and chrome exterior.



Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Wed-Sun 11am-6pm

Address

140, Heights Boulevard, Houston 77007

Telephone

+1 713 861 5526

Transport

Bus 50 to Heights and Washington

Website

Art Car Museum Website

National Museum of Funeral History, Houston. Courtesy of National Museum of Funeral History
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National Museum of Funeral History

Coffins and funerary memorabilia

The funeral memorabilia in the National Museum of Funeral History on Barren Springs Drive covers the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection includes fantasy coffins in the shape of animals and cars, a funeral sleigh, a solid glass coffin and John F Kennedy's Eternal Flame.



Cost

US$10; concessions US$9; 3-12yrs US$7

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat & Sun 12pm-4pm

Address

415, Barren Springs Drive, Houston 77090

Telephone

+1 281 876 3063

Transport

Bus 86 to Kuykendahl Park & Ride

Website

National Museum of Funeral History Website

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum, Houston. Courtesy of  The 1940 Air Terminal Museum
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The 1940 Air Terminal Museum

Aviation nostalgia

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum near Hobby Airport is a rare example of the classic Art-Deco airport architecture that served Houston during the golden age of flight. Exhibitions feature uniforms, memorabilia, radios, weather charts and maps from the period.



Cost

US$5; children US$2

Opening Hours

Tue-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm

Address

8325, Travelair Road, Houston 77061

Telephone

+1 713 454 1940

Transport

Bus 88 from Downtown to Hobby Airport

Website

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum Website

Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston. Courtesy of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Holocaust Museum Houston

Holocaust memorial

The Holocaust Museum Houston in the Museum District houses a moving collection of memorabilia and oral memories of holocaust survivors who have lived in the Houston area. There are also changing exhibitions featuring art work and experiences of survivors.



Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat & Sun 12pm-5pm

Address

5401, Caroline Street, Houston 77004

Telephone

+1 713 942 8000

Transport

MetroRail to the Museum District

Website

Holocaust Museum Houston Website

Houston Zoo, Houston. Courtesy of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Houston Zoo

Animal kingdom

Popular Houston Zoo in the Museum District travels through the natural habitats of hundreds of species. Visitors can observe primates from tree houses and boardwalks, get up close to animals and see big cats from the safety of viewing platforms.



Cost

US$10; concessions & 2-11s US$6

Opening Hours

Daily 9am-6pm (until 7pm during Daylight Saving Time)

Address

6200, Golf Course Drive, Houston 77030

Telephone

+1 713 533 6500

Transport

MetroRail to Hermann Hospital/Houston Zoo

Website

Houston Zoo Website

San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston. Courtesy of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
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San Jacinto Museum of History

The battle for Texas

The San Jacinto Museum of History, east of Houston, is sited at the base of the impressive 174-metre monument to the battle where Texas won independence from Mexico in 1836. The World War II Battleship Texas is also located here.



Cost

US$12; concessions US$10.50; children US$8

Opening Hours

Daily 9am-6pm; Battleship Texas daily 10am-5pm

Address

One Monument Circle, La Porte, Houston 77571-9585

Telephone

+1 281 479 2421

Transport

Taxi or hire car

Website

San Jacinto Museum of History Website

Downtown Aquarium, Houston. Courtesy of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Downtown Aquarium

Watery worlds

An entertainment complex, the Downtown Aquarium in Downtown Houston features various ecosystems such as a Louisiana swamp, a sunken galleon and a rainforest. Journey through the centre of the shark tank from the safety of the Shark Voyage train.



Cost

Aquarium Adventure Exhibit US$9.25; concessions US$8.25; 2-12yrs US$6.25

Opening Hours

Sun-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri & Sat 10am-11pm

Address

410, Bagby Street, Houston 77002

Telephone

+1 713 223 3474

Transport

Bus 6 to Bagby and Capitol

Website

Downtown Aquarium Website

Space Center Houston, Houston. Courtesy Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Space Center Houston

Journey into space

Space Center Houston in Clear Lake is an incredible journey through America's epic space programme. Visitors can feel what it's like to walk on the moon, experience the various gravitational pulls of some of the other planets and view mission control.



Cost

US$19.95; concessions US$18.95; 4-11yrs US$15.95

Opening Hours

Daily 10am-5pm (until 6pm Sat & Sun)

Address

1601, NASA Parkway, Houston 77058

Telephone

+1 281 244 2100

Transport

Bus 246 Bay Area to Space Center Houston

Website

Space Center Houston Website

Sam Houston Park, Houston. Courtesy of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Sam Houston Park

Historic houses

The Heritage Society at Downtown's Sam Houston Park has a collection of mainly 19th-century restored houses and a church with Houston's futuristic skyline as a backdrop. Regular guided tours bring the lives of the former occupants to life.



Cost

Tours US$8; concessions US$6; under 18s free; Museum Gallery free

Opening Hours

Museum Tue-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 1pm-4pm

Address

1100, Bagby Street, Houston 77002

Telephone

+1 713 655 1912

Transport

MetroRail to Main Street Square

Website

Heritage Society Website

Houston Tunnel System, Houston. Courtesy of Discover Houston Tours
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Discover Houston Tours

Discovering Houston on foot

The Discover Houston Tours' two-hour Tunnel Walk and Rail Tours take visitors from City Hall to the Tunnel System. This unique air-conditioned seven-mile system connects 77 buildings 20 feet below ground. Ride up to the highest sky lobby in Texas.



Cost

US$30

Opening Hours

Tours Mon-Fri 10am-1pm

Address

Visitor Center inside City Hall (tour meeting point), 901 Bagby Street, Houston 77002

Telephone

+1 713 222 9255

Transport

MetroRail to Main Street Square

Website

Discover Houston Tours Website

Port of Houston, Houston. Courtesy of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Sam Houston Boat Tour

Cruise Houston Ship Channel

From the M/V Sam Houston Boat Tour, visitors can cruise the Houston Ship Channel. The trip passes towering international cargo vessels and the Port of Houston's Turning Basin Terminal, one of the world's busiest ports. Reservations and ID are required.



Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Tours Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 10am and 2.30pm; Thu & Sun 2.30pm only

Address

7300, Clinton Drive, Gate 8, Houston 77029

Telephone

+1 713 670 2416

Transport

Bus 30 Port of Houston Branch to Gate 8 or Bus 48 to McCarty and Clinton

Website

Port of Houston Website

Kemah Boardwalk, Houston. Courtesy of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Kemah Boardwalk

Fun at the seaside

Twenty miles from Downtown, the Kemah Boardwalk overlooking Galveston Bay is a popular place for taking some sea air. Visitors can eat out, go shopping, get a good view from the Boardwalk Tower's observation deck and enjoy thrilling funfair rides.



Cost

US$18.99; children (under 1 metre tall) US$16.99

Opening Hours

Funfair rides Mon-Thu 12pm-9pm; Fri & Sat 10.30am-11pm; Sun 10.30am-10pm

Address

215, Kipp Avenue, Houston 77565

Telephone

+1 281 334 9880

Transport

Taxi or hire car

Website

Kemah Boardwalk Website

Kayaking the Buffalo Bayou, Houston. Courtesy of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Kayaking the Buffalo Bayou

Kayaking trips

Buffalo Bay winds through much of Houston and its lush, green areas. One way of exploring it is by renting a kayak or by joining the regular 30-minute organised kayak trips that travel the Buffalo Bayou from Shepherd Drive.



Cost

US$60

Opening Hours

Various

Address

Vine Street Studios, Suite 200, 1113 Vine Street, Houston 77002

Telephone

+1 713 752 0314

Transport

Taxi

Website

Buffalo Bay Partnership Website

George Ranch Historical Park, Houston. Courtesy of Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
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George Ranch Historical Park

Working Texan ranch

The George Ranch Historical Park, located southwest of Houston, offers the chance to experience life on a working ranch. Visitors can take the tractor-drawn wagon to the restored ranch houses dating from the 1820s-1930s and see the cowboys at work.



Cost

US$9; concessions US$8; 5-15s US$5

Opening Hours

Tue-Sat 9am-5pm

Address

10215, FM 762, Richmond 77469

Telephone

+1 281 343 0218

Transport

Taxi or car hire

Website

George Ranch Historical Park Website

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