Houston, Texas is known for its beautiful museums and educational centers. If you are currently in the town or planning a trip, here’s a list of some must-visit locations in the town;
Space Center Houston:
The official visitor center of Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, i.e., NASA’s center for the human spaceflight activities is located here in Houston. The space center attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year and is one of the main attractions of Houston.
Manned Spaceflight Educational Foundation operates this facility and makes it available for the tourist’s worldwide.
The Space Center a present has many alluring artifacts and hardware which include;
Mercury 9 capsule which was operated by GordonCooper
Gemini 5 capsule operated by Pete Conrad
An Apollo-Soyuz Test Project and Lunar Module replica
The space center also includes many other attractive sites to see, which includes;
Northrop Grumman Space Center Theater, which is a five-story tall building featuring a 4-K resolution theater that plays “The Journey to Space” and many more space movies such as “To Be A Space Astronaut.” and “Inside the Space Station.”.
The Space Center also revealed a fully restored version of “Shuttlecraft” mockup from Star Trek: The Original Series on July 31, 2013.
The Center conducts an all round tour for visitors at some extra costs that cover a detailed tour of all the site under the Space Center and other areas such as the Neural Buoyancy Labs.
The Space Center charges a small Admission fee; the details are available at http://spacecenter.org/visitor-information/
Houston Museum of Natural Science:
The Museum is a collection of many beautiful and scientific places that come under the same organizing community. Houston Museum of Natural Science houses the Wortham Giant Screen Theater, Cockrell Butterfly Center and over dozens of permanent exhibit areas that showcase the scientific events of astronomy, space science, paleontology, energy, chemistry, minerals and much more.
There are two satellite facilities available also, The George Observatory in Fort Bend Country which has the largest telescope owned by the country and is available for public use. The other is the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land which exhibits dinosaurs skeletons, live exotic insects and much more.
The Museum is available for public use from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm throughout the week. There is admission fee, which has been divided according to the age groups;
A $25 ticket for Adult(>18)
$15 ticket for ages 3 to 11
College students will pay $15 with IDs
Seniors have to pay a sum of $8 and School Groups: $3.50
Spread in 55-acre Houston Zoo is located withing the Herman Park in Houston. The Zoo showcases a total of over 6,000 animal species. One of the main attractions of the Houston, the Zoo received a record-breaking 1.8 million of visitors throughout the year. The zoo has its Educational Center where properly trained professionals educate about the different animal species. The exhibits in the zoo are breathtaking, lions and large giraffes.
The Zoo is accessible during the day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm throughout the week. The Zoo maintains a regular fee structure something like this;
The access is free for Zoo Members.
Children of 1 year and below have no fee.
Children from 2 to 11 years have a fee of $13
Adults (>18) will pay $17
Seniors with 65+ of age will have to pay $10.50
A portion from all the fee divisions is spent for the welfare and protection of the wildlife.
Children’s Museum of Houston:
Founded in 1980 the Houston Children’s Museum is located in Museum District of Houston, Texas.The museum is said to be the best among the 190 children’s museum in the United States and 15 childer’s museums in Texas.
The museum is founded by some Houston parents concerned to elevate the early childhood development at community-wide priority.On August 27, 2007, the museum announced an expansion plan, according to which it would grow from a small house garden to an 83,00 square feet garden of learning. With the proposed expansion, the public library hosted within the building grew to double its size and later came to be known as 30th largest library in Texas.
The Museum features various events and activities for child education through practical workshops that have helped children to learn and enjoy at the same time. For timings are details for visitation, please refer to their original site http://www.cmhouston.org/hours
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