Natural Encounters

Houston is home to some fabulous greens. A few of these include:

  1. Armand Bayou Natural Centre – This 2,500-acre preserve in Clear Lake features hiking trails, plants and animals and educational materials on Texas forest, marsh and prairie.
  2. Downtown Aquarium – Dine on a variety of seafood specialties at the Aquarium Restaurant as you are seated around a 150,000-gallon centerpiece aquarium. Enjoy many of the fabulous attractions including the Aquarium Adventure Exhibit with 500,000 gallons of underwater tanks and more than 400 species of marine life and mammals including white tigers.
  3. Hermann Park – Celebrating 90 years and the winner of numerous awards, this stately park covers 388 acres near the Museum District and includes a miniature train ride, the zoo, themed gardens, an 18-hole golf course and an outdoor amphitheater.
  4. Houston Zoo – An exciting educational resource, the zoo is set in a 55-acre lush, tropical landscape, and is home to more than 4,500 exotic animals. Special areas include the children’s zoo, reptile house and a komodo dragon display.