Make the most of a student group’s visit to Houston, Texas. Have fun while learning about history, science, space and aviation. These itinerary suggestions come from Visit Houston.
Start the day enjoying the outdoors in Downtown’s Discovery Green, then head toward EaDo for a tour of the murals and see some of the most instagrammed places in Houston. Discover Houston underground with a walk through the Tunnel System.
For lunch and lots of fun, stop at the Downtown Aquarium and see the wonders of the sea while enjoying a meal and great views of the skyline.
At the end of the day, go to the Waugh Bridge and see the bats flying off at sunset.
A day in the Museum District and Midtown Houston is both educational and exciting. Spend the morning at the Houston Zoo and the McGovern Centennial Garden. Then, a few steps away, see the world’s best Paleontology Hall filled with dinosaur fossils and feel the rainforest in the butterfly exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Nearby, play like a grown-up at Kidtropolis in the Children’s Museum of Houston or walk through the amazing Body Pavilion at the The Health Museum.
Houston has many attractions, but a great place to take a group photo is the Williams Water Wall, a dramatic 64-foot U-shaped fountain that has water rushing down its inside and outside walls. Next, experience The Galleria mall, which features an ice-skating rink and a variety of restaurants, in addition to shopping.
Educational experiences away at the nearby Houston Arboretum and Nature Center and at the Houston Heritage Society, where groups can visit historical Houston homes.
Spend a day in the Greater Houston area, which offers many options for fun and educational opportunities for students. West of downtown, in the Katy area, don’t miss Typhoon Texas Waterpark, Top Golf or Palladium Theatre.
Take I-45 south and visit Space Center Houston, Kemah Boardwalk and the San Jacinto Monument and Battleship Texas. Nearby at Hobby Airport, visit the 1940 Air Terminal Museum and don’t miss Lone Star Flight Museum in its new location at Ellington Airport.
Head southwest on I-69 to the George Ranch Historical Park to learn and experience a living-museum of Texas history.