1515 Hermann Drive Houston, TX 77004 +1 713 521 1515
The Health Museum was made to be interactive, create awareness on health education and cater to kids. Exhibits include a large walk-through view of the human body called the Body Pavilion. Discussions and interactive talk sessions also feature the pros and cons of smoking habits, the importance of a healthier lifestyle and many other workshops that educate kids. Apart from health and nutrition, visitors are welcome to be part of various health fairs. Apart from its regular exhibits and educational programs, the museum also plays host to private events and other social celebrations. Call ahead or check the website to know more.
1533 Sul Ross Street Houston, TX 77006 +1 713 525 9400
Named after Dominque Menil, one of the greatest art collectors of the 20th Century, the Menil Collection is impressive. It houses an enormous private collection where the artwork is rotated because it is too large to show at once. Most of the collection is of modern works with an emphasis on surrealism, but African art and works from the Byzantine period are also displayed.
Opened in 1948, Contemporary Arts Museum's goal is to present the "art of our time." Renovated in 1997, the building sports an elegant interior that is almost as appealing as the exhibits. Regional, national and international artists display their work here, and the museum can also take credit for the successful launch of several local artists' careers. The art exhibits are very diverse, exhibiting the use of various materials and subjects in a wide range of styles. The gift shop will put a significant dent in your wallet, but it is rumored to be one of the best in town.
1500 Binz Street Houston, TX 77004 +1 713 522 1138
The Children's Museum of Houston opened in 1984 and is devoted to teaching through interactive play. Galleries cover history, culture, fine and performing arts, technology, science, and geography. Adults are welcome to take a break in the Teacher and Family Resource Center where extra teaching materials are available to boost those creative juices. Lots of fun, educational toys are available in the gift shop, and snacks are available to satisfy your hunger.
1953 Montrose Boulevard Near Texas Art Supply Houston, TX 77006 +1 713 523 9530
The Art League Houston was founded in the year 1948 and turned into a non-profit organization in the year 1953. It boasts being one of the longest running non-profit visual art premises in the city. The place offers some amazing array of beautiful visual artworks like paintings for viewing. Besides, Art League Houston also runs an art academy that conducts art appreciation classes and enhances the artistic skills of its students. The academy boasts of having trained more than 30,000 artists over the years. If you are interested in artwork, Art League Houston is one place that will give you an interesting insight into the art world.
The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral is the place that witnesses several Greek events and programs. The cathedral is the place where the people come together for some communitarian fellowship meets. The events have helped contribute a great deal to various charitable organizations within the city. For further information, call on the numbers mentioned.
Within walking distance of the METRORail between the Wheeler and Hermann Hospital/Houston Zoo stops lies the highest concentration of galleries, museums, and art spaces in Houston. Besides the usual suspects - the Zoo, Fine Arts, Natural Science, Contemporary Arts, and Children's Museum - there is also the fascinating Health, Holocaust, Buffalo Soldiers National, and John C. Weather Museums to explore. Don't miss Lawndale Art Center, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft or the Jung Center. A little farther off the beaten path (just up Montrose Boulevard on the other side of US59), are the famed Menil Collection, Rothko and Byzantine Fresco Chapels, and Houston Center for Photography. Stop for a meal at any of the fine eateries along Montrose Boulevard. Check the site for events and free times.
Al-Noor Mosque located on the 6443 Prestwood Drive is more than just a place of worship. It aims to unite and take the feeling of brotherhood a step further. Special Sunday classes are organized for the youth. It organizes lectures and seminars and also celebrations of the Muslim festivals.
2635 Colquitt Street Houston, TX 77098 +1 713 524 5070
Located on Houston's gallery row, the John Cleary Gallery showcases the finest in fine art photography, both in the gallery and at prominent photo fairs in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. Previous exhibits have featured Jeffrey Becom, Jeffrey Conley and Charles Cramer. The gallery holds a Christmas show each year featuring several artists' work.
The Houston Arena Theater is well-known for its amazing rock concerts. Enter this spacious venue to be spellbound by its minimalis yet stylish decor and comfortable seating. Sink into these chairs while the renowned music talents spell magic across the stage with their power-packed performances. And not to forget the high-end lighting systems and acoustics add an impact larger than life!
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