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Types of activities you can do in and around Houston:



1940 Air Terminal Museum

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is housed in Houston’s original art-deco air terminal at William P. Hobby Airport. The Museum showcases the rich heritage of civil aviation, including the airlines, general aviation and business aviation. Exhibits include Houston’s fascinating aviation history.

American Cowboy Museum

The mission of the American Cowboy Museum is to preserve the western heritage of Native Americans, Blacks, Hispanics and women.

Ancient Ukraine

The Ancient Ukraine exhibit at the Museum of Natural Science covers 6,000 years of history and prehistory of various cultures that once inhabited the territory of modern Ukraine.

Art Car Museum

The Art Car Museum is a private institution dedicated to contemporary art with an emphasis on art cars, other fine arts, and artists who are rarely, if ever, acknowledged by other cultural institutions.

Bayou Bend

Bayou Bend, the former home of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg, now houses the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s early American decorative arts & painting collection.

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

This is the only Museum dedicated primarily to preserving the legacy and honor of the African-American soldier, in the United States of America.

Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum

The Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum houses two 13th century Byzantine frescoes–the only intact Byzantine frescoes in the Western Hemisphere.

Czech Center Museum Houston

The Czech Cultural Center celebrates the culture of Bohemia, Moravia, Slovakia and Silesia with events and exhibitions.

Dunham Bible Museum (at Houston Baptist University)

With an extensive collection of rare American Bibles, this unique museum at Houston Baptist University shows the Bible’s influence in American history, government, education and culture.

Fort Bend County Museum

Located in historic Richmond, this museum portrays Fort Bend County history from Austin’s Colony in 1822 to 1945.

Heritage Society

The Heritage Society is the city’s only outdoor, interactive historic museum and park. Nestled in 10 acres of beautiful green parkland in the heart of downtown Houston, The Heritage Society boasts 9 historic structures dating from 1823 to 1905.

Holocaust Museum Houston

Charged with educating students and the public about the dangers of prejudice and hatred in society, The Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to

Houston Maritime Museum

The Houston Maritime Museum offers insight into maritime history through historic ship models, the Luykx Navigation Instrument Collection and numerous nautical items.

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science, one of the most heavily attended museums in the U.S., features the Wortham IMAX Theatre, Burke Baker Planetarium, Cockrell Butterfly Center, permanent exhibit halls and traveling exhibitions.

Houston Zoo

Set in a 55-acre lush tropical landscape, the Houston Zoo is home to more than 4,500 exotic animals representing more than 900 species.

Museum of Fine Arts

Founded in 1900, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s collection numbers more than 56,000 works and embraces the art of antiquity to the present.

Museum of Printing History

The Museum of Printing History exhibits the documents and tools that illustrate the relationship between a free press and a knowledgeable society.

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum

The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum is a museum, educational attraction and working drilling rig.

Orange Show Monument

The Orange Show Monument is a Houston postman’s creation that extols the virtues of his favorite fruit. The outdoor 3,000-square-foot monument is maze-like in design and includes an oasis, a wishing well, a pond, a stage, a museum, a gift shop and several upper decks.

Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas”

Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” is a nonprofit organization, 501 (c) (3), which is actively exposing the Russian-speaking and American communities to a wide spectrum of styles in performing and visual arts emerging from artists of Eastern Europe.

San Jacinto Monument and Museum of History

The San Jacinto Museum of History, within the base of the San Jacinto Monument, holds one of the largest collections of Texas art, artifacts and history.

Shrine Bookstore and Cultural Center

Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center & Bookstore (“The Shrine”) is one of the nationĀ“s largest and oldest black-owned bookstores, with locations in Detroit, Atlanta and Houston.

Space Center

Space Center Houston, the official visitors center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center, is the only place on earth where guests can embark on an out-of-this-world journey through human adventures in space.