If there’s one problem you’re not going to face when visiting Houston, it’s at a loss at what to do. With so many exciting and beautiful places to call on, it’s choosing which ones that’s going to be the problem. Worry not, from the home of NASA mission control at Houston’s Space Center to the home of elephants and lions at Houston Zoo, and more besides, let us help you on your journey.
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NASA Space Center
There’s no better place than the NASA Space Center to get your fix for space exploration. Experience space from its past to its exciting future. Look in awe at the eight-story high, full-scale shuttle replica mounted on top of its original carrier. Numerous hands-on activities and exhibits, and the only place in the world where you can watch real-life astronauts training. A center of education and entertainment of America’s human space flight program like no other.
1601 E NASA Pkwy
Houston, TX 77058
Houston Museum of Natural Science
With over a dozen permanent exhibitions examining astronomy, science, Native Americans, gems, and minerals, amongst others, the Museum of Natural Science is a place of education and wonderment. Journey back in time and take a look at the dinosaur skeleton, or get closer to nature in the six-story butterfly center where these beautiful creatures will land gently on your arm. If that’s not enough, why not experience natural science documentaries in stunning 4k picture quality in the 363 seater cinema.
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030
One hundred and sixty acres of open spaces offering beautifully landscaped gardens, trails for cyclists and hikers alike, and a river offering an ideal setting for canoeing and kayaking. Paddle craft and bike rentals available, and plenty room for a family picnic as well as a nature play area to keep the children entertained. Take a tour of the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, a former drinking water reservoir, learning of its history and looking on in awe at its stunning architecture.
3422 Allen Parkway
Houston, TX 77019
The Galleria, home to top designers in 375 plus stores, is Texas’s biggest shopping mall, and even comes complete with a full-size ice rink. When you’ve finally had enough of shopping, sit back and relax in one of the 30 restaurants at your disposal with anything from steaks to fast foods from seafood to sandwiches to choose from. The children won’t be disappointed either when they discover the Little Galleria Play Area.
5085 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77027
Whether it’s the roar of the lion or the trumpeting of elephants you want to hear, Houston Zoo won’t disappoint. The home to animals from far-flung corners of the globe, ready to excite you and enthrall you. If that’s not enough, get closer to the animals by booking an animal encounter, where you can interact with such animals as seals, sea lions, sloths, and rhinos, and many more besides. Houston Zoo is a seemingly endless journey of fun and adventure.
6200 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 770030
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