Meet the Museums of Zone 4
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, September 26, 2015
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON
1500 Binz St. • 713.522.1138 • cmhouston.org • Free Every Thursday 5-8pm
Hours: Tues – Sat: 10am – 6pm, Thurs: 10am – 8pm, Sun: noon –6pm
10am-6pm: The iconic Art Guys-created Telephone Man will now be surrounded by moving air ducts, fast-rolling balls and creative contraptions as the How Does It Work? exhibit is refueled with an exciting new look and interactive activities thanks to Flint Hills Resources.
THE HEALTH MUSEUM
1515 Hermann Dr. • 713.521.1515 • thehealthmuseum.org • Free Every Thursday 2-7pm
Hours: Tues – Sat: 9am – 5pm, Sun: noon – 5pm
9am-5pm: More Precious Than Gold features hands-on activities and special appearances in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Guests can also help create paper carnations and felt roses to be delivered to children’s hospital rooms.
6200 Hermann Park Dr. • 713.533.6500 • houstonzoo.org • Free admission on 1st Tuesday of each month, Sept-May, from 12:00 p.m. until closing. June, July, and August do not have Free Afternoons.
Hours: 7 days a week: 9am – 7pm (last admission 6pm) Daylight Savings Time; 9am – 6pm (last admission 5pm) Central Standard Time
9am-2pm: The Zoo and Kelsey-Seybold Clinics are challenging families to let go of the electronics. Get Out and Play offers a variety of exciting and challenging games and activities for the entire family. Be sure and check out the KelseyBear Kidz Clubhouse where you can participate in fun activities and shop the KelseyBear Store.
HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE
5555 Hermann Dr. • 713.639.4629 • hmns.org • Permanent Exhibit Halls FREE Thursday 3-6pm
Hours: Mon-Sun: 9am-6pm
9am-6pm: Explore the ruins of ancient Egypt, stand face-to-face with a T. rex, and marvel at dazzling gems and minerals, all in one place.
6100 Main St. • 713.348.6069 • ricegallery.org • Free Every Day
Hours: Tues-Sat: 11am-5pm, Thurs: 11am-7pm. Hours change based on exhibition.
11am-5pm: Experience Intersections, the 2014 ArtPrize award-winning installation by Anila Quayyum Agha. Agha uses light and cast shadow to transform the gallery space into a place that alludes to Islamic sacred spaces dense with geometric ornamentation and pattern.
6100 Hermann Park Drive • Free Every Day
10am-6pm: Ride Hermann Park Railroad around the Park and stop at HMNS, Rice, the Zoo, and Lake Plaza; $3.25 per person; free to board at remote stops. Pedal boat around McGovern Lake from 11am-5pm.
MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE • Free
8pm: Houston’s biggest outdoor salsa event! Salsa y Salud 2015, presented by Foundation for Modern Music, promises to be a fiery evening of eye-catching dance and world-class musicianship.
The Fresh Cafe at the Children’s Museum offers nutritious eats and treats for any time of day! With fresh salads, sandwiches and vegetarian options prepared daily.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science is home to the famous Golden Arches. Fast and easy, it’s a great option for families on the go.
The Houston Zoo offers a wide array of dining options throughout their grounds. You can grab a bite right inside the front gates at the Macaw Cafe, or relax by the Duck Lake at the Cypress Circle. The African Forest also features a brand new selection of dining options with great views of the Rhino and Giraffe enclosures.
Pinewood Cafe located in Hermann Park’s Lake Plaza next to Kinder Station features fresh salads, wraps, sandwiches, burgers, a kids’ menu and smoothies.
Make your way to and around the District on two wheels. Houston B-cycle is a “bike sharing” program that works as an additional transportation alternative for people living in and visiting Houston. Learn more about the program or join online.
For those looking to make a staycation out of the experience, Museum District’s landmark Hotel ZaZa, which is located directly on the light rail inside the Museum District, is offering the Museum Experience package. When making a reservation, mention ME for a discounted rate.
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