Houston Attractions

Houston AttractionsThese Houston attractions are popular spots for both residents and visitors vacationing in the area. Whether you are traveling with the family, as a couple or are simply looking for a place to get away from the stress of life back home, Houston is an excellent travel destination. From zoos to museums and shopping malls, there's nothing that you wont find to enjoy days filled with fun in the Texas city.

Cockrell Butterfly Center
Take a journey into the rainforest, where you will come face to face with a wide variety of butterfly species. This glass-enclosed butterfly museum simulates the feeling of a rainforest with cool, misty air and beautifully colored flowers everywhere you turn. Thousands of butterflys call the Cockrell Butterfly Center their home and spend their days lounging upon exotic plants and flying past the 50-foot waterfall found within the center. Butterflys may even land on guests visiting the center.

Children's Museum of Houston
The Children's Museum of Houston is the perfect place to bring the kids for a fun learning experience. Toddlers and children of all ages will enjoy hands-on exhibits that are completely interactive through play, touch, smell and more. Learn about the development of the human body, science, the arts, technology and history all while having fun at each and every exhibit.

Houston Zoo
The Houston Zoo is home to over 6,000 animals, each living in an ecosystem designed to feel like and resemble their home in the wild. Millions of guests come from all over each year to experience the Houston Zoo's fun, educational animal exhibits. A trip to the zoo would not be complete without a stop at the Primates House and African Forest, where you can see monkeys, baboons, gorillas, girafees, elephants and much more. The fun-filled chilren's zoo also gives kids of all ages the chance to pet goats, sheep and other friendly animals.

Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts is known as the first municipal art museum in the state of Texas. Many works of art from local artists as well as world-renowned artists can be found here. Popular exhibits include African tribal art, Renaissance art, a sculpture garden and Post-Impressionist art. Special exhibits visit the museum on a regular basis, providing you with a new experience during each visit.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Learn about dinosaurs, the space-age, minerals and much more at The Houston Museum of Natural Science. See real live dinosaur skeletons, view a model of the space station, check out the planetarium and then view an educational movie performance at the IMAX theater.