See and Do in Houston
Below is a list of top attractions for expats living in Houston to enjoy:
Space Center HoustonAn 'out-of-this-world' journey into the past, present and future of the US space programme. Exhibits, attractions, special presentations and hands-on activities allow visitors to gain some insight into NASA’s missions into the Milky Way, and what happens behind the scenes.
Downtown AquariumA six-acre aquatic wonderland, it features 200 different species of aquatic life from around the world, and a number of unique and well-maintained environments. It also has gators, red-bellied piranhas, nurse sharks, stingrays and more. There’s a full-service restaurant on site, as well as a bar and shopping area.
Discovery GreenThis 12-acre park in the centre of downtown Houston is a public space with oodles of potential. There’s a one-acre lake, a children’s playground, a public library, an amphitheatre, dog runs and art exhibits. Not to mention, there’s little better than relaxing on the open lawn or strolling along the paths and trails. Stop at The Grove, the park’s rooftop restaurant, for a cocktail while the sun sets.
Houston ZooThis 55-acre, lush zoological garden within Hermann Park is a fantastic opportunity to get acquainted with the natural world. Thousands of animals and special exhibits await those interested in mammals, reptiles, birds and more. There’s even a 4-D viewing experience that brings movies to life.
Bayou BendIma Hogg was a prolific philanthropist who devoted her life to the city’s cultural and civic institutions. Bayou Bend is her former home, and the resting place of an astounding collection of art dating from colonial times to the mid-19th century. Alongside the impressive interior of the mansion, the 14 acres of meticulously manicured gardens are also worth a wander.
The Houston Museum of Natural Sciences
An outstanding museum which has a stunning collection of mineral specimens, dinosaur fossils, space station models, a planetarium, an IMAX movie theatre and a great six-story butterfly centre. The museum provides a great day out for visitors of all ages, and parents will be enthralled by the exhibits as their little ones.