Along a tree-lined stretch of Montrose Boulevard sits the city’s famed Museum District, just south of downtown. Home to 16 internationally renowned art institutions, the district is a popular warm-weather destination for locals and tourists alike and its appeal is not limited solely to serious art aficionados and culture buffs.
Those with a penchant for wildlife or a deep-seated fascination with fauna will find plenty of interest in the array of natural science and history venues. Anchoring the district is the 445-acre Hermann Park, which is home to the Houston Zoo, the Japanese Garden and Miller Outdoor Theatre. The Houston Museum of Natural Science—the fourth most visited museum in the country—houses an IMAX Theatre, a planetarium and butterfly atrium. Round Mecom Fountain, which sits majestically in the heart of the district, to find The Museum of Fine Arts. Also within walking distance are The Contemporary Arts Museum, the Children’s Museum and the Holocaust Museum.