Visiting the Museum District, Downtown Aquarium restaurant, Houston Galleria shopping center and Johnson Space Center are a few of the things visitors can do in the Houston metro area. The Museum District boasts almost 20 museums within a 2-mile radius of the Mecom Fountain and includes the Houston Zoo, Children’s Museum of Houston and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
The Houston Zoo offers tours that showcase close to 5,000 animals, and some tours at the zoo allow visitors to feed the animals. Visitors to the Children’s Museum can explore approximately 100,000 square feet of space that provides interactive exhibits for kids’ entertainment. It has areas restricted to children under the age of 5, such as a three-story climbing structure and the Tot Spot. Art lovers can visit the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, which holds more than 50,000 pieces.
The Johnson Space Center is home to 100 facilities, including the Space Center Houston, its visitor center. The Space Center lets guests lunch with an astronaut, experience zero gravity and visit the historic mission control room. For those who enjoy shopping, the Houston Galleria offers upscale stores, including Tiffany and Company, Saks Fifth Avenue, Louis Vuitton and Macy’s. Dining options include the Downtown Aquarium restaurant, which provides food and entertainment. A 150,000-gallon tank surrounds the eating area, and exhibits include the Louisiana Swamp, Sunken Temple and Gulf of Mexico.