While you may be at home, you can still enjoy H-town and learn more about what makes it such a special place. So until you can join us in person, we invite you to experience and explore “A New Way To HOU!”
As America’s fourth largest city—the most diverse in the nation—Houston offers a range of world-class entertainment, dining, arts, hotels, shopping, green space, and nightlife. With more than 145 languages spoken, Houston has an international appeal that has captured the hearts and minds of artists, musicians, chefs, and entrepreneurs.
One of Houston’s most important cultural gems is its Museum District. With more than 20 institutions, it is one of the largest museum districts in the country. From the Museum of Natural Science to the Buffalo Soldiers Museum, you are sure to be entertained, informed, and hopefully inspired. Take a tour of some of our world-class museums—all dedicated to promoting art, science, history, and culture. From a virtual paint party to selected exhibitions and lectures, there’s something to spark everyone’s curiosity and interest.
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Whether it’s dance, music, or song, Houston offers some of the world’s best performing arts. Houston’s Theater District, in the heart of downtown, features several renowned professional resident companies including: Alley Theatre, Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony, and the Houston Grand Opera.
There are a number of other award-winning performing artists and theaters offering virtual performances that will put a real smile on your face like Houston’s Ensemble Theatre, Miller Outdoor Theatre, and the GRAMMY award-winning Houston Chamber Choir’s podcast episodes.
PARKS & GREEN SPACE
When it comes to green space, Houston tops the list of U.S. cities with some of the largest parks. There’s no shortage of golf courses and more than 300 miles of interconnected bikeway lanes and paths for jogging or walking. Houston is situated on two of the four major North American bird and butterfly flyways. The migration of the Monarch butterflies, shorebirds, swallows, and hawks are memorable sightings for nature lovers.
Grab a picnic basket for the family and enjoy a picture-perfect tour of Hermann Park, one of the city’s oldest parks with more than 400 acres of picnic area, golf, pedal boats, the Houston Zoo, and more.
For animal lovers, check out the Houston Zoo’s live webcam view of gorillas, giraffes, rhinos, elephants, leafcutter ants, and more. This is sure to keep even the most bored kid interested.
Take a virtual hike along Buffalo Bayou, the bayou where Houston was born. Relax, while you enjoy the wildlife and other treasures of nature along the waterway that is Houston’s most significant natural resource.
SPACE & SCIENCE
Of course, no visit to Houston is complete without a trip to one of our city’s top attractions—Space Center Houston, the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center. Discover the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human spaceflight program. More than 400 space artifacts, the largest collection of moon rocks, interactive displays, virtual experiences of Mars, historic Mission Control, and Independence Plaza which features the only shuttle replica mounted on top of a shuttle aircraft carrier.
Experience why Houston is considered “Space City.” Take a virtual tour of Space Center Houston; imagine what it’s like to be an astronaut, design a space craft, or grow your own space seeds—all science experiments you can do at home with a little help from your friends at Space Center Houston and NASA.