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3134 Old Spanish Trail
Houston, TX 77054
Phone: (832) 201-3131
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science offers a wide variety of exhibits that are worthy of a full day's outing. The three-level live butterfly exhibit will fascinate visitors of any age, as will the dinosaur exhibit in the Morian Hall of Paleontology. The Wiess Energy Hall and the hall of Gems and Minerals are also worth a visit. If you need a break, enjoy an IMAX film or sit in on one of Burke Baker Planetarium shows.
Pack your lawn chairs and your cooler, and prepare to have a relaxing good time at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Visitors sit on the hillside or under the polygon canopy to enjoy the weekly shows that start in the spring and run through the fall. Sponsored by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, free admission guarantees you can enjoy a lovely evening without hurting your entertainment fund. From folk music to grand opera, serious Shakespeare to outrageous comedy, concerts to full Broadway musicals, this outdoor theater appeals to all ages. Special children's programs are even available on occasion.
Children and science-loving adults will love to visit this exotic movie house! The McGovern Theater at The Health Museum is a dream come true for lovers of 3D and, hold your breath, 4D art! Watch educational programs made fun as you catch giant insects, bodily cells and other inhabitants of the human body come alive on the multi-dimensional screen. Learn science the fun way as you treat your eyes to a visual feast, decked with fascinating creatures in even more fascinating forms that will make learning science and its theories a breeze. Further, a wide range of scientific research-related events are also held at this venue from time to time. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
This nine-story rotating screen is definitely a must see. It is new and one of the largest in the world. The entire family will enjoy the nature, science and culture films that play daily, and everyone will probably learn a thing or two as well. Located inside the Museum of Natural Science building, the theater also offers a great place to relax and rest your feet after roaming through the museum. You can turn the outing into a full day of activities without leaving the premises.
On the campus of Rice University and a part of the Shepherd Music School residing in the Alice Pratt Brown Hall, the Stude Concert Hall is a place to see some of the best performers. With simple yet sophisticated interiors and a seating capacity of 1000, the hall is not just a musical venue but a place where recordings are done. Its excellent acoustics and interiors teamed with a repertoire of well known artists make the Stude Concert Hall enviably one of the best in the world.
Watch the Rice Owls flying high at this new state-of-the-art baseball facility, which is built on the site of the old Cameron Field. The team's qualification into the College World Series lead to the construction of this stadium. There are several areas to catch all the action from The Gold Field Level, Silver Field Level, Blue Field Level, Gray Concourse Level and bleacher seating. Fans can also avail of facilities of the three large concession areas, a gift shop and a picnic area.
The Autry Court was renamed to Tudor Fieldhouse as a fitting ode to Bobby Tudor whose 7 million dollar donation helped renovate the facility over a period of 15 months. The building sports an impressive facade and boasts of equally functional facilities within, like more restrooms, a spacious lobby and a club lounge. Basketball and volleyball games are a regular occurrence here, and witnessing one of these promises to be an electrifying experience with the new LED scoreboards and crystal clear acoustics.
Amongst the Texas Southern University's facilities, the 300-seater Charles P. Rhinehart Music Auditorium is a smaller venue compared to the Granville M. Sawyer Auditorium. This beautifully designed hall is witness to some of the best music and performing arts events that are held throughout the year. TSU student events like recitals and Charles P. Rhinehart Piano Scholarship is also held here. In 2001, the music center hosted the Texas Music Awards, which further added to its credentials.
The Granville M. Sawyer Auditorium is a famous landmark located within the Texas Southern University at Houston. The atmosphere at this historic auditorium is fantastic and it can seat upto 1800 people. Equipped with good facilities for screen play and theater work, this auditorium also features projection screens, spacious dressing rooms and a large staging area. A beautiful venue to enjoy a good event or play, during a trip to Houston.
This modest football stadium in the southwest corner of the Texas Southern University Campus is surrounded by a track and a bleachers. The TSU Tigers play football here.
Duncan Recital Hall is located in the Alice Pratt Brown Hall at The Shepherd School Of Music. Its elegant design is inspired by the Stude Concert Hall and features great acoustics and intimate lighting. This facility is used by the school for classical concerts, recitals, lectures and presentations, as well as by several local and touring performing arts organizations.
Brown's Auditorium came into existence in 1974 and has been a part of the film exhibition at Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), which showcases movies from across the world and from different genres. This 362-seater auditorium is part of the MFA, which is the oldest repository of cinema in Houston. MFA has always screened films which came from the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It is only since the 1950s that they started screening foreign films.