Houston Museum District Tours

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The Houston Museum District encompasses 19 museums in a 1.5 mile radius of the Mecon Fountain, creating a walkable destination within Houston for those wanting an immersive educational experience. While the Asia Society Texas Center provides insight into Asian arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum focuses on American and African American history. Continue your stroll to the Rothko Chapel, a place for meditative contemplation for people of all faiths, the Health Museum, an interactive science museum, and the Houston Zoo, which provides a home for over 6,000 animals.

Those looking for a creative experience may want to visit institutions like the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston Center for Photography, Lawndale Art Center, The Menil Collection, The Jung Center of Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts or the Rice University Art Galley. Other museums in the district include the Children’s Museum of Houston, Czech Center Museum Houston, Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Museum of Natural Science, the John C. Freeman Weather Museum and the Museum of African American Culture.

A convenient feature of the Houston Museum District is over half these museums are free all the time, while all of them offer free entry at certain times. Visitors can easily have a worthwhile day browsing the different institutions without spending a dime. Along with creating an accessible world of art, history, culture and science, the museums also feature interesting daily events that can make your Houston visit more interesting. In the spring, the Houston Museum District truly comes to life as the many gardens littering the area becoming vibrant with seasonal flowers.
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Houston Hop-On Sightseeing Tour

See the historical highlights and cultural delights of Houston on this 75-minute loop, hop-on sightseeing tour.  Enjoy unobstructed views and listen to fascinating audio commentary as you cruise past important landmarks like the historic City Hall and Houston Zoo. See popular attractions like Market Square, Downtown Aquarium and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, hopping off to explore further whenever an attraction captures your attention. Rejoin the tour at a time to suit your schedule at any conveniently located stops along the route.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Private Full-Day Galveston Island and Houston Sightseeing Tour

See the top attractions of Houston and Galveston on a full-day tour in a climate-controlled vehicle, which combines the best of the city and coast. Check out Houston landmarks like the Museum District, City Hall, and Discovery Green during a 1.5-hour city tour, and learn about the region's history. Then, go to Galveston where you ride the ferry, look for dolphins, view US battleships and historical homes, browse the shops in the Strand District, and more. Your tour includes guide, transportation, admission to one of several select museums, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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NASA's Space Center Houston and City Sightseeing Tour

Uncover the mysteries of outer space on an exhilarating visit to the Space Center Houston, the official visitor center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center. During your self-guided tour of one of Houston’s top attractions, ride a tram on an orientation tour of the Space Center; see enthralling exhibitions of full-size rockets and rock samples; and marvel at the real Apollo 17 space shuttle, which returned from the moon in 1972. A perk: Your tour also includes a complimentary 1.5-hour sightseeing open-top bus tour of Houston.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Houston Sightseeing Tour and Galveston Day Trip

See the key sights of central Houston and historic Galveston on a comprehensive 6-hour coach tour. Begin your day of sightseeing with a 90-minute overview tour of Houston by double-decker bus. In Galveston, you'll have some free time to explore this scenic Gulf of Mexico town at your own pace. Admire the historic Victorian mansions, the Galveston Seawall and the Strand historic district. Other optional activities include hitting the beach or going on a dolphin-watching tour by boat.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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NASA Space Center and Houston Sightseeing Tour

Secure your ticket in advance and tour the NASA Space Center with an expert guide. After getting picked up at your hotel from a climate-controlled vehicle, see popular landmarks around Houston, stopping briefly for photos, before heading to the space center. Once there, visit Mission Control, the astronaut training facility, Rocket Park, Independence Plaza, and more.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Tanger Outlets Shopping and Houston City Sightseeing Tour

Experience Houston's top attractions and shopping deals with this combination sightseeing and outlet excursion. Start your day with a 90-minute tour of local landmarks from the comfort of a double-decker bus, taking in such sites as the Houston Zoo, the Museum District and Minute Maid Park, home ballpark for the Houston Astros. Afterward, board a deluxe coach and enjoy round-trip transport to Tanger Outlets. Here, spend the afternoon scoring major discounts at more than 200 outlet stores, including Kate Spade New York, Coach and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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