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500 McKinney Street ·
Academy of Medicine 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
University of H-Downtown
· One Main Street · 77002
Lawndale Art & Performance Center
4912 Main St 77002.
Rice University Art Galleries
244 W. 19th St. (Heights)
Large eclectic gallery featuring hundreds of artists from around the
Art gallery & home accessories.
2426 Times Blvd. (in the Village)
Project Row Houses
Sally Sprout Gallery
706 Chelsea 1 77006
Theater Locations Main Street Theater - Rice Village 2540
Times Blvd. 77005
Main Street Theater - Chelsea Market 4617 Montrose Blvd. 77006
The Alley Theater
downtown 615 Texas 77002
Cities first real theater venue.
Renowned for its creative and
diverse programming of jazz and chamber music.
From concerts making connections to such great figures as James Joyce, Sigmund Freud, Gertrude Stein and Albert Einstein; to signature programs exploring the
intersections of music, literature and art; to legendary 20th century compositions like Stravinsky’s Les Noces and Elliott Carter’s string quartets, the 2007/2008 season
represents the essential creative spirit of Da Camera.
501 Texas Avenue at Smith street
Admin office 1921 West Ball 77019
Wortham Theater Center 510 Preston Street
HGO Box Office is located at the Wortham Theater Center, at 550 Prairie Street.
Window hours are Monday through Fri. from 9AM to 5PM.; Saturdays from 11AM to 5PM; and Sundays (performance days only) from 12 Noon to start of performance. Hours are valid September through May only
and are subject to change. Ongoing
Directions to Jones Hall: The main theatre entrance to Jones Hall is located in downtown Houston at the corner of Capitol and Louisiana. Jones Hall is
located at 615 Louisiana St, 77002
The Houston Symphony Customer Service Center is open Monday through Saturday 10a.m. - 6 p.m., and is located at the courtyard level of Jones
Hall at 615 Louisiana Street. The courtyard level can be accessed by descending the stairs in front of the main entrance to Jones Hall, or through the Theater District Parking Garage
Theater Under the Stars
The largest non-profit producer of musical theater in America.
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts 800 Bagby 77002
The Hobby Center parking garage is located directly behind the complex with easy access from both Rusk and Walker
streets. This 7-level, above-ground, 800-car garage offers self-parking ease for patrons and visitors alike. Event parking is an affordable $6 per vehicle. Valet service is provided during performances
and in conjunction with Artista operating hours in front of the Hobby Center on Bagby Street, for $15 per vehicle between Rusk and Walker.
Wortham Theater Center - 501 Texas 77002
Wortham Theater Center is located in downtown Houston at 501 Texas Avenue, and spans two city blocks. The nearest cross streets are: Texas Avenue and Smith Street;
and Prairie at Smith Street. Wortham Theater Center is located across the street from both the Alley Theatre and the Downtown Aquarium and is also across the street from Bayou
George Bush Monument the 41st President of the United States. Opens 24 Hours. Located in Downtown, 410 Bagby.
The city is the seat of Rice Univ., Texas Southern Univ., the
Univ. of Houston, the Univ. of St. Thomas, Dominican College, Houston
Baptist Univ., Baylor College of Medicine, and the Univ. of Texas Health
Science Center. Its many parks include the large Hermann Park, which has
a zoo, a museum of natural science, and a planetarium. Houston has
several notable art museums, the Space Center Houston museum, and a
children's museum. The civic center includes the Sam Houston
Coliseum and Music Hall; the massive George R. Brown Convention Center,
and the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, home of the
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art,
$100 million theater complex anchoring Houston’s Theater District
Grand 1894 Opera House
Magnificently restored and ranked among the nation's finest historical
commercial restorations, The Grand 1894 Opera House today serves as a
showcase for outstanding live entertainment..
Our mission is to increase dance appreciation in Houston by raising
awareness for dance and making dance more accessible to Houston patrons.
Ballet Houston Ballet, the fourth largest ballet company in the
country, has been hailed by The New York Times as "...one of the nation's
best ballet companies."
Houston Grand Opera
Houston Grand Opera is the only opera company in the world to win a Tony,
two Grammy and two Emmy Awards. The New York Times calls the Houston Grand
Opera "the jewel in the cultural crown."
Theatre Under The Stars
Theatre Under the Stars, founded in 1968, is one of the largest
producers of musical theater in the U.S.
Wortham Theater Center
Wortham Theater Center, home to Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera,
features two theaters and more than 3,500 seats.
Museum of Natural Science
One Hermann Circle Drive, 77030
Information/Tickets: (713) 639-4629
281 479 2431
The Art Car Museum
Located in the Houston Heights, a must see.
Newly restored home and gardens of famous Houston socialite Ima
Arboretum & Nature Center Located on the western edge of Memorial Park, the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and the opportunity to experience the natural world. This 155-acre non-profit urban nature sanctuary provides education about the natural
environment to Houstonians of all ages. It plays a vital role in protecting native plants and animals in the heart of the city where development threatens their survival. Visitors can walk five mile of
trails free of charge. The Nature Center building includes the Discovery Room with interactive exhibits and activities and the Nature Shop filled with items for nature lovers of all ages. 4501 Woodway. 713-681-8433. Admissions: Free. www.houstonarboretum.org
Located on the western edge of Memorial Park, the
Arboretum and Nature Center (HANC) offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and the opportunity to experience the natural world. This 155-acre non-profit urban nature sanctuary
provides education about the natural environment to Houstonians of all ages. It plays a vital role in protecting native plants and animals in the heart of the city where development threatens their
4501 Woodway Drive. West of Downtown,
just inside West Loop 610
A place to take the kids
Hands-on interactive exhibits in the areas of science and technology, history and culture, health and human development, and the arts. 713-522-1138.
Contemporary Arts Museum
Texas museum featuring fine contemporary art by regional and international artists.
5216 Montrose Blvd. 77006-6598
Houston Maritime Museum
2204 Dorrington 77030
5401 Caroline St 77004
Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat -Sun noon-5 admission free
The Menil Collection
1515 Sul Ross s 77006
Wednesday – Sunday, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
The museum building is the centerpiece of a neighborhood featuring satellite gallery spaces and related cultural institutions set in a park like
setting. Ongoing 713-525-9400 http://www.menil.org/home.html
Museum of Fine Arts
1001 Bissonnet (at Main), Houston,
hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 10 am to 7 pm
Thursday and Friday 10 am to 9 pm
Sunday 12:15 pm to 7 pm
Buffalo Soldiers Museum
The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (BSNM) a non-profit 501 institution was founded in the year 2000 by a Viet Nam Veteran and
African-American military historian, Mr. Paul J. Matthews.
Museum of Natural Science
IMAX theater and a six-story butterfly center in which these beautiful creatures land delicately on outstretched arms. One Hermann Circle Dr. 77030. 713-639-4600.
San Jacinto Monument & Museum
The San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park is
20 miles east of downtown Houston. From Loop 610, take Texas Highway 225
East for eight miles. Exit on Battleground Road and turn left. Street
Address: One Monument Circle, La Porte, Texas 77571-9744 phone
Forbidden Gardens, in Katy, Texas, is a fascinating outdoor museum
replicating some of China's major historic scenes. Guided tours take you back to the third century BC to view the first Emperor's amazing 6,000 piece terra-cotta army replicated in 1/3 scale.
Downtown Waterfront Park Houstonians are invited to the grand opening of a new 23-acre park in downtown. The Sabine-to-Bagby Promenade is a newly developed stretch along the banks of Buffalo Bayou,
featuring jogging and biking trails, lush landscape and most noteworthy, the first of several planned pedestrian bridges to connect the north and south sides of the bayou.
Places to go - things to see
The once a year Art Car Parade
bicycling in Houston
Mercer Arboretum The Houston area's largest display of native & cultivated plants on over 250 acres, w/5 miles of trails in the East Texas Piney Woods. Plant collections include; gingers,
perennials, ferns, tropical's, bamboo, La Iris & Daylilies. Including educational programs. 22306 Aldine-Westfield in Humble, Texas. 281-443-8731. Admissions: Free
The world’s first domed stadium, known as "the eighth wonder of the world"
30 years ago, is now home to the Livestock Show & Rodeo and other
special events. Daily tours. 8400 Kirby at Loop 610, 713-799-9500.
Downtown Houston’s new entertainment complex is the largest of its kind in
Texas, with the Ariel Theater, the Angelika Film Center, and several
restaurants, including the Hard Rock Café, under one roof. 502 Texas
Memorial Shopping Center Carousel
303 Memorial City · I-10 and Gessner Rd · 77024 phone713-464-8640
Anchor stores JCPenney, Target, Dillard's, Mervyn's, and Sears, visitors head to the busy food court with its double-height carousel, take their kids to an extensive soft-play area, and hit the ice
at a new skating rink. Upholstered furniture peppers the mall, offering refuge to tired but supportive husbands and weary little ones.
carousel at memorial city mall
1513 N. Mac Gregor 77030
Take 610 South to Highway 288 North. Exit N. MacGregor and turn left onto N. MacGregor. The road will fork once, stay to the right. Take a right at the light onto Golf Course Drive.
The Houston Zoo will be located on the left. The Zoo is
FREE on the following holidays:
Martin Luther King Day Memorial Day July 4th Labor Day
The Friday after Thanksgiving phone 713 533 6500
women's basket ball
Houston Grand Prix April 20-22 2007
Texans - football
Live Stock Show and Rodeo
Livestock Show and Rodeo™, P.O. Box 20070, 77225-0070, 832.667.1000
http://www.hlsr.com/ Feb 27- Mar 18 2007
Sports-Museum On the site of Buff Stadium, completed in 1928 as the home of the Houston Buffs baseball tea, this museum displays a collection of sports
memorabilia including home
plate which rests on the spot it occupied during games. Lower Level, Finger Furniture Center, 3001 Gulf Freeway. Houston, Texas. 713-221-4441. Admissions: Free.
The drive out to Brazos Bend State Park is worth the effort just to check
out the heavens on the gigantic 36-inch research telescope, but be sure
to call for reservations. Smaller telescopes are also available anytime.
21901 FM 762, Needville, 409-553-3400.
Minute Maid Park
Union Station at
Minute Maid Park 501 Crawford Suite 400 77002
A jewel in the crown of the majestic downtown Houston skyline, Minute Maid Park has become a welcome home for the Houston Astros and has ushered in a new era of
Major League sports in the city.
Check out all the important facts, figures and firsts for Minute Maid Park
Call 713-259-8800 or email
email@example.com for pricing. tours
art car parade
Galveston has more than beaches to offer our visitors. This renowned
attraction offers the new Aquarium Pyramid, the Rainforest Pyramid, a
stunning IMAX Theater and the Palm Beach Water Park. One Hope Blvd.,
800-582-4673 Moody Gardens features a 10 story Rainforest Pyramid offering an incredible tropical environment, and is home to the largest bat exhibit in the Southwest. The
IMAX 3D will keep you jumping out of your seat, and the experience is so real you'll reach out to touch what seems to be inches away.
Dolphin Watch 8:30-10am Saturdays. Observe dolphins from aboard the boat Seagull with Galveston
Harbor Tours. Call
Friday for details. 409-765-1700.
Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center The park features an 80-seat pavilion, picnic area, playground. Pioneer Homestead and Akokisa Indian Village. The Sprawling 275-acre park
is at 20634 Kenswick, Humble. Call 281-446-8588
NASA’S Johnson Space Center and Space-Center
For far-out fun, see actual spacecraft, like Mercury, Gemini and Apollo
capsules; watch astronauts train for upcoming shuttle missions; touch a
moon rock; or walk in space through state-of-the-art simulators.
Center is located at 1601 Nasa Rd, 77058,
approximately 25 miles south of downtown in the NASA/Clear Lake
Houston Space Center
also see: NASA -
Make a reservation well in advance
to board the a free 90-minute cruise around the Port and
Ship Channel. Tour information: Gate 8, Wharf 7, 7600 Clinton Drive,
Reliant Stadium - Reliant Park
Second Baptist Church
6400 Woodway 77057 map
Houston Tours and find out why
1988, DHT has conducted 3,652 tours for more than 49,100 people from
around the world. On these tours, designed by Sandra Lord,
you'll experience history, art, architecture, the paranormal, shopping,
dining, and more, all flavored with Houston's unique multicultural
The Tunnel System
An interesting jaunt for a bad-weather day, sub-terranean
tunnel system connects 55 office buildings with a plethora of shops and
services. Discover Houston conducts private walking tours of this
mind-boggling maze. 713-222-9255.
This renovated development on the Kemah channel to Galveston Bay
is loaded with family fun, though peak times are over-crowded. Known for
its long row of seafood eateries, it has now added a nostalgic amusement
park, complete with a classic Ferris wheel and carousel. #1 Kemah Waterfront, 281-334-2513.
Six Flags Astro World Water World <
Family fun is also the order of the day at this 75-acre amusement
park just across Loop 610 from the Astrodome. Thrill rides include Taz’s
Texas Tornado and the terrifying Dungeon Drop. The cool water park,
conveniently situated next door to Astro World, includes a
30,000-square-foot wave pool, a 900-foot lazy river and water slides
galore. 9001 Kirby, 713-799-1234.
Catch a wave north of town with 45 acres of fun, including 35 rides with
wave pools, water slides and kiddy sensations. 21300 North Interstate 45,
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island
Water park This newly built water park is now open. 70,000-square-foot indoor
/ outdoor convertible area. This portion of the park operates year-round and includes four tube slides, three speed slides, three kids’ activity areas containing a variety of children’s play elements and
pint-sized slides, a secluded beach, a hot tub and the Torrent® Tidal Wave River. The new Surfenburg area will offer 16 water attractions including two
uphill water coasters, a wave lagoon, three beaches, three body slides, the Tiki Tikes kids’ area, the Boogie Bahn surf ride, two
family raft rides and three different rivers that all connect to form the park’s Transportainment® river system. 2026 Lockheed, Galveston, TX. Call
409-770-9283 or visit www.schlitterbahn.com
Sea Center Texas The marine conservatory features a fishing pond and touch-tank exhibits with blue crabs, starfish, and sponges. Guided tours of the center and its 75-acre marine
hatchery are offered daily. 300 Medical, Lake Jackson, Texas. 979-292-0100.
Margarita Society - charity events / Toys for Tots
Perhaps most prestigious neighborhood, native
Houstonians especially will take notice of an R.O. address. Characterized
by wide, oak lined streets and beautiful mature landscape, River Oaks
Boulevard and Kirby Drive are the main thoroughfares and are graced with
beautiful large estates. Home of the Azalea Trail and the River Oaks
Country Club, River Oaks is nestled between the Galleria and Downtown.
Memorial Park is just to the North. The upper Kirby Business District and
West Gray areas provide many of Houston's trendiest restaurants and
boutiques. For mall shopping the mother of all malls - the Galleria is
very nearby. Homes were built here back to the 20's but there are new
homes available also. Prices range from $800,000 to multi-millions.
Williams Tower - formerly Transco Tower water fall
2800 Post Oak Boulevard, 77056
The 2009 BikeHouston
Moonlight Bicycle Ramble
will be held November 1 at 2:00am.
Annual Moonlight Ramble
bicycling in Houston
Yorkshire’s onsite Summer Program is open to everyone in the community! We have tons of great enrichment, athletic, and educational activities your child is sure to enjoy.
Camp Cook is an exciting adventure for children, youth, and their families. Our mission is simply to make a difference by helping families connect
via the kitchen.
A WEEKLONG SUMMER ENRICHMENT DAY PROGRAM
OF THE NATIONAL INVENTORS HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION
For children entering grades 1 through 6
Chinese Language School, the Chinese Community Center (CCC) today serves nearly 5,000 families each year through educational, cultural,
and social service programs.
Kids Fun camp
Fast Track Kids
Kid venture camps are located all over the Greater Houston Area