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Houston From a Distance: Virtual Attraction Tour

April 17, 2020 By CityPASS

From the wonders of space to amazing animals, fascinating science museums and world-class art, Houston has it all. The world has slowed down a bit for now, but you can still explore all Houston has to offer. Check in on your favorite animals, find online learning tools, and take a virtual tour of museum halls and galleries, all from the comfort of your home.

Space Center

At Space Center Houston you can visit the Apollo 13 virtual exhibit, explore their blog series, or get hands-on with some fun and educational activities to do at home with the kiddos. Every Friday, catch the History Up Close series on Facebook. Download the Space Center Houston free app for augmented reality, videos and audio stories about the future and historic feats in human space exploration.

Downtown Aquarium

Downtown Aquarium Houston is #ClosedButStillCaring. Stay connected to some animal favorites by catching Facebook live streams. You'll meet the aquarium's sloth family and learn cool animal facts. Ask questions in the comment section and get live answers.

Houston Museum of Natural Science

HMNS is offering digital museum experiences right from the comfort of your home. With school closures and people staying home, the museum believes bringing science to you is more important than ever. Dive into their online collection with video archives and virtual tours, connect on social media, and dig even deeper with Beyond Bones.

Houston Zoo

Each weekday, Houston Zoo is hosting an 11am CST Facebook Live to bring the Zoo to You! They will be sharing daily updates on all their furry, flippered and feathered animals and sharing how the zookeepers are caring for them while the zoo is temporarily closed. Follow along and check out the fun at-home learning activities, too.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has launched a virtual museum experience to share MFAH with audiences around the world. The museum staff have been combing through the digital archives, and they've made new and historic films, concerts, lectures, interviews, and exhibition tours available online. Each week the museum intends to release new features. Keep checking back and stay connected on social media for the latest.

Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah Boardwalk is home to fantastic restaurants, fun rides, great ocean views and more. Though the rides are on hold for a little while, many of the restaurants remain open for to-go orders. If you find yourself in the Houston area and craving a day off cooking, stay up to date with options through Facebook.

Children's Museum of Houston

Children's Museum of Houston is offering a virtual playground for the mind. Everyday they have a line up of activities to engage, inspire and educate children. You can explore their database of free curriculum based activities and videos. The daily lineup includes Mr. O's "O Wow Moments" to help youngsters become scientists at home, a bilingual storytime, and toddler time.

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