Provided by: Tono Balaguer/
Section in Houston, Texas
Do & See
There is always something to do in Houston. Wander around the Houston Heights community, spend the day exploring the Museum District, which boasts nineteen museums, galleries, and cultural centers, including the Menil Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. These museums draw over 8.7 million visitors to the district each year. Other world-class attractions you should not miss are the NASA Johnson Space Center, the Hermann Park Conservancy and the beautiful Galveston Island.

Downtown Aquarium

Visitors can walk through the aquarium exhibits and amaze themselves with an unexpected exhibit of white tigers. Outside, a Ferris wheel and other rides make for a fair-like atmosphere. There's a train that takes you around the small complex, stopping in the middle of an acrylic tunnel tank filled with sharks that swim above you. The aquarium contains, all in all, more than 200 species of marine life. Apart from the exhibits and fun rides, the Downtown Aquarium also features a restaurant, a bar, a ballroom, and a gift shop.
Read more
View on map