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  • Houston Zoo
    Home to more than 6,000 animals, the Houston Zoo allows visitors to do much more than simply watch wildlife from a distance. Kids will love getting to feed the Masai giraffes, pose for a picture with a sea lion, or watch the elephants receive their morning baths.
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    6200 Hermann Park Drive
    Houston, TX US
  • Houston Zoo
    The rhino tour at Houston Zoo leads groups behind the scenes to meet and snap photos with a white rhino. Other excursions explore the lifestyles and eating habits of giraffes, elephants, cheetahs, and sea lions.
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    1513 Cambridge St
    Houston, TX US
  • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
    Designed by award-winning architect Gunnar Birkerts, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's stainless steel building safeguards a multitude of work designed to intellectual engage viewers and invoke complex reactions. The museum's two galleries, the Brown Foundation Gallery and the Zilkha Gallery, collectively host 8?10 free exhibitions every year. The Brown Foundation spotlights work by internationally renowned artists and pieces organized around themes; past exhibits include a Kiki Smith survey and a showcase of performance art by black artists. The Zilkha, meanwhile, hosts the museum's Perspective Series, which gathers the work of emerging artists. The museum's Teen Council curates a biyearly edition of Perspectives, unveiling work by young, Houston-area artists that mine for deeper feelings than the normal teenage angst toward parents, teachers, and singing animatronic bears. The Teen Council also contributes to the museum's numerous programs, which include lectures and discussions for each show, as well as Musiqa concerts based on each Brown Foundation Gallery exhibition.
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    5216 Montrose Blvd.
    Houston, TX US
  • Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
    Here, visitors can find a lush respite from city-life, while also becoming better stewards of the planet. Interactive exhibits teach ways to protect native plants and animals, some of which visitors are likely to meet face-to-face: the 155-acre reserve is home to warblers, turtles, rabbits, and armadillos.
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    4501 Woodway Dr
    Houston, TX US
  • Houston Adventure Boot Camp
    Karen Mones's passion for fitness began at a young age, exercising to Jane Fonda videos with her mother. She went on to play softball, earn her bachelor's in exercise and sports science, and obtain six instructor certifications in everything from yoga to strength training. She founded Houston Adventure Boot Camp to share her knowledge and passion for fitness with as many people as possible. She and her trainers create different regimens each day, taking advantage of the city's natural spaces and natural forces to enhance their workouts. They challenge gravity by having students lift their own bodyweight or free weights. Students plow through the heaviest friction the air can throw at them in sprints, and they hold up under constant pressure from the sun to nap in the middle of a field.
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    Hermann Park
    Houston, TX US
  • Houston Ballet Center for Dance
    Pecos showcases three distinct pieces. With a specially commissioned score from Matthew Pierce, Stanton Welch's whimsical Pecos Bill is a folkloric romance between an idealized Texas cowboy and Sluefoot Sue, a perfectly matched sassy tomboy. Ballo della Regina is a bel-canto-esque set of variations created by Balanchine and set to music that was once cut from Verdi's Don Carlos. Enjoy brilliantly crafted movements and perfectly timed humor choreographed by dance superstar Mark Morris in Sandpaper Ballet, a performance that gleams amid green and white costumes designed by Isaac Mizrahi.
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    601 Preston Street
    Houston, TX US

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