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Top recommendations from locals

Art Museum
“The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is the largest cultural institution in the southwest region of the United States. The Museum’s encyclopedic collections of nearly 70,000 objects cover world cultures dating from antiquity to the present and include in-depth holdings of American art, European paintings, Pre-Columbian and African gold, decorative arts and design, photography, prints and drawings, 20th- and 21st-century painting and sculpture, and Latin American art.”
  • 206 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Visit the nationally acclaimed Houston Museum of Natural Science. Discover Texas wildlife, dinosaurs, Egypt, and more in the heart of Houston! ”
  • 146 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Bustling family museum with a wealth of hands-on activities such as a Bubble Lab & a Tot Spot.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The CAMH is a local gem. It is always free (or donation based actually). They often have exhibits from local artists. I think of it as the “fun and exciting” museum. There’s interactive art, performance art, and just really cool eclectic exhibits to learn from.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Science Museum
“This museum is filled with so many interactive exhibits. You will find so many fun and interesting things to do and see here. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Office
“Great museum within walking distance from the Airbnb. Buffalo Soldiers, comprised of former slaves, freemen and Black Civil War soldiers, were the first to serve during peacetime. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“Usually have a great small art exhibit in their lobby. They have great events. Worth it to scan their website to see if anything interesting is on the calendar.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Cockrell Butterfly Center and Brown Hall of Entomology has a huge variety of species and serves as a teachable moment for kids and anyone interested in bugs, providing entertainment and education for the entire family. The center is home to a living butterfly habitat with spectacular specimens of some of the world’s strangest arthropods as well as fun interactive quizzes and games. And here are some useful hints; as you walk through the area, have a look under leaves and take the time to read about the life cycle – found at the entrance to the center – where you can see chrysalis in their various stages. And wear bright colors. The butterflies are more than likely to land on you then.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Zoo
“Houston's zoo, centrally located in Hermann Park. Great location to spend the day with the family seeing the wide variety of animals.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“They call themselves a museum but it's really a gallery. This is one of my favorite spaces. They have really unique, often politically influenced art exhibits. Plus, their openings are always a major event.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“three or four different rooms filled with different types of music, the vibe is unmatched.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Museum
“They boast a beautiful collection of art that reflects the beauty, strength, and tenacity of African Americans past and present. They host events frequently as well.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Really good craft exhibitions and you can visit resident artists in their studios. Always free.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Museum
“Please visit their website for a list of exhibitions. They have some wonderful artwork and a great rotations of shows. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“No reason in particular but if body, mind and spirit is your gig, this might be just the place.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Great non-profit art venue in the museum district. Always free, usually some really interesting work.”
  • 4 locals recommend