Local Houston Attractions
Space Center Houston – NASA
1601 NASA Road 1, Houston, TX 77058 (map); Telephone 281-244-2100
Space Center Houston is a place where people can experience space — from its dramatic history and exciting present to its compelling future. Space Center Houston is the only place on Earth that gives guests an out-of-this-world journey through human adventures into space.
Bradford and 2nd Street, Kemah, Texas 77565 (map); Telephone 877-AT-KEMAH (877-285-3624)
The Kemah Boardwalk is open daily providing fun for everyone! Located just 20 miles from downtown Houston, the Kemah Boardwalk is home to fabulous waterfront restaurants, amusements, charming retail stores, festivals and seaside shows every day.
One Hope Blvd., Galveston, Texas 77554 (map); Telephone 800-582-4673
Moody Gardens is a public, non-profit educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research.
2026 Lockheed Street; Galveston, TX 77554 (map); Telephone 409-770-9283 (WAVE)
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark is a 26-acre oasis of thrilling waterpark adventures. The third waterpark in the Schlitterbahn family of parks features more than 30 attractions designed in the Schlitterbahn tradition of ride innovation. The park also features the next generation of the award-winning Transportainment® river system that combines three unique rivers into one endless floating adventure. And an award winning Heated-Indoor Waterpark section open in early Spring and through December.
Big League Dreams
1150 Big League Dreams Pkwy, League City, TX 77573 (map); Telephone 281-316-3400
If you’ve ever dreamed of playing in a big league ballpark, Big League Dreams Sports Parks are the place for you. Our playing fields are built as scaled-down replicas of famous ballparks such as Boston’s Fenway Park, New York’s Yankee Stadium and Chicago’s Wrigley Field. All are designed to accommodate youth baseball, youth fast pitch softball, and adult slow pitch softball.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
One Hermann Circle Dr., Houston, TX 77030 (map); Telephone 713-639-4629
Founded in 1909, the purpose of the Houston Museum of Natural Science has always been to “enhance in individuals the knowledge and delight in natural science and related subjects.” To this very day, this purpose is carried out in every project, program and exhibition associated with the museum.
Houston Museum of Fine Arts
1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005 (map); Telephone 713-639-7300
As one of the most heavily attended museums in the United States, and one of the most attended venues in Houston, the Museum houses the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham GIANT Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center and a fascinating variety of permanent exhibit areas that examine astronomy, space science, Native American culture, paleontology, energy, chemistry, gems and minerals, seashells, Texas wildlife and much more. In addition, the museum frequently presents traveling exhibitions on a variety of topics.
Children’s Museum of Houston
1500 Binz St, Houston, Texas 77004 (map); Telephone 713-522-1138
The Children’s Museum of Houston offers a multitude of exhibits bursting with action-packed fun that engage kids in the ultimate learning experience.
6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030 (web); Telephone 713-533-6500
The Houston Zoo is made up of many moving parts. We have over 6,000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! There are over over 1.84 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment.
410 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002 (web); Telephone 713-223-FISH (713-223-3474)
Downtown Aquarium is a magnificent six-acre entertainment and dining complex is a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland, home to over 200 species of aquatic life from around the globe. With a full-service restaurant, an upscale bar, a fully equipped ballroom, aquatic & geographic exhibits, shopping and a variety of amusements, Downtown Aquarium has it all!
Additional Houston Attractions
Gulf Greyhound Park – Interstate 45 at Exit 15; Tel. 800-ASK-2WIN (800-275-2946)
Reliant Park – 8400 Kirby at Loop 610, Houston, Texas
Texas Seaport Museum – Pier 21, Number 8, Galveston, Texas 77550; Tel. 409-763-1877
Lone Star Flight Museum – 2002 Terminal Drive, Galveston, Texas 77554; Tel. 409-740-7722
*information provided above is from each attraction’s website