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Do & See

NASA Johnson Space Center

Space Center Houston, the official visitor center for NASA, features interactive exhibits, attractions and presentations to educate and entertain visitors. Learn about the history of space exploration in museum exhibits and short films or touch a moon rock. Take a tram-tour to Mission Control, the Astronaut Training Facility and Rocket Park, where a life-size Saturn V rocket ship is on display.
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San Jacinto Monument and Museum of History

Located in the battlefield where Texas gained its independence from Mexico, the museum, at the base of the San Jacinto Monument, holds one of the largest collections of Texas art, artifacts and history. It was created as a steward of history—to promote friendship between Texas, Mexico, Spain, France and Latin America.
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Downtown Aquarium

Visitors can walk through aquarium exhibits and amaze themselves with an unexpected exhibit of white tigers. Outside, the Ferris wheel and other rides make for a fair-like atmosphere. The train takes you around the small complex, stopping in the middle of an acrylic tunnel tank filled with sharks that swim above you. The largest aquarium is in the restaurant and contains, in all, more than 200 species of marine life.
Hermann Park Conservancy

Hermann Park Conservancy

Located in the Museum District, it is home to the Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston Museum of Natural Science and a golf course. Visitors can also enjoy the jogging trail, birding, bicycle trails, and pedal boats on the lake. The Urban forest includes wheelchair accessible paths.
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Houston Museum of Natural Science

One of the most heavily attended museums in the U.S. The museum features an IMAX theatre, planetarium, butterfly center, gems and minerals and energy hall within its permanent exhibits, plus world-class traveling exhibitions.
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