No. 6 Exhibits and More including the Tour of Texas and School Art from Texas Students
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ offers Texas-sized entertainment for visitors of all ages. With live animal and educational exhibits scattered throughout NRG Park, visitors to the Show can experience all aspects of agriculture, from production to harvest, in a hands-on environment.
Agriculture Comes Alive in OXY AGVENTURE
Possibly the most interactive portion of the Show is located in Hall A of NRG Center. OXY AGVENTURE ignites the senses and allows children and adults to not only view the exhibits, but also hear and touch the interactive elements, most of which are live animals. Nearly every species of livestock can be found in OXY AGVENTURE, along with a few of their exotic counterparts. Safely secured behind protective plastic, honey bees can be heard buzzing around, busily making honey, while insects and worms squirm around underground in the Horticulture exhibit.
Just steps away from the petting zoo, visitors can take a Tour of Texas to learn all about the different regions of the Lone Star State and how they contribute to the world’s agricultural production. Adults and children can choose to stroll through the exhibit individually or as a group under guidance from one of the volunteers on the Tours Committee. Either route will provide a satisfying, educational experience, and visitors will leave with knowledge of the six regions of Texas: Gulf Coast, Pineywoods and Prairies, Panhandle Plains, Big Bend Country, Hill Country and South Texas Plains.
School Art Connects Students to Agriculture
All aspects of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo tie back to agriculture in some way. For instance, Thousands of elementary, junior high and high school students from Houston and surrounding areas work hard all year to create beautiful paintings, drawings and sculptures to submit for judging in the Show’s School Art competition.
This contest accepts entries in five categories: colored drawing, 3D, mixed media, monochromatic drawing and painting. Top-placing art projects advance to the School Art Auction where exhibitors sell their award-winning art to generous buyers. The 2017 School Art Auction is scheduled for Sunday, March 19, at noon in the NRG Arena Sales Pavilion.
Agriculture and Education — A Valued Commitment
The School Art auction is just one of many events designed to give back to the youth of Texas. Whether you are feeding animals in the petting zoo in OXY AGVENTURE or viewing art projects on display in the Hayloft Gallery, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo emphasizes agriculture and education.
The Show is committed to bringing fun and educational exhibits to the Houston community every spring, helping the event thrive as a charitable organization and Texas’ greatest tradition.