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Downtown Aquarium Houston is a six-acre wonderworld, encompassing a 500,000-gallon aquatic experience, a tiger exhibit, and a bunch of family-friendly rides. With more than 300 species, including sharks, turtles, snakes, and stingrays, you're guaranteed a wild time downtown!
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science can be found in the Houston Museum District at the northern end of Hermann Park. Inside, you can find collections of dinosaur bones, minerals, fossils, and other special exhibits! During your visit make sure to stop and see the Foucault Pendulum – its 60-foot-long cable helps to demonstrate the Earth's rotation. Inside you'll also find the Cockrell Sundial, one of the largest sundials in the world.
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Space Center Houston lets visitors learn the history of NASA and manned space flight. It is located in Houston, Texas, close to Nassau Bay.
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Come in with an open heart and get ready to deepen your existing connections, meet new friends, and make unforgettable memories at Austin's Ice Cream Museum. This passionately pink museum is home to 12 Instagram-worthy installations and a collection of guides whose mission is to entertain and delight. Grab sweet treats along the way, and go home with a smile as big as Texas!
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Austin Aquarium is an oceanic wonder in the heart of Austin, Texas, that also features some fascinating land mammals. Make a splash with the whole family and experience thousands of species and interactive exhibits! Austin Aquarium offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences for kids and adults alike, including everything from feeding sharks to meeting stingrays, birds, and even kangaroos. The Austin and San Antonio Aquariums are the only facilities in the United States where you can also interact with lemurs!
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Experience everything the deep blue sea has to offer at San Antonio Aquarium! Since 2014, the aquarium has been a hub for marine education in Leon Valley. On any given visit to this family-friendly Texas attraction you'll see sharks and tropical fish, stroke rays, and meet inquisitive lemurs. You might even bump into a mermaid or two. Wonder at floating jellyfish and go eye-to-eye with reptiles. There's an interactive aviary, touch pools, and so much more to experience during this wild San Antonio adventure.
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Austin Zoo is a little rescue zoo located in a residential area in Austin, Texas, that allows you to get close up to a wide range of animals and even feed some with food available to purchase in the gift shop. Austin Zoo is smaller than some other zoos, but it makes for a great escape from the busy city centre, especially if the kids like giant turtles, monkeys, wolves, foxes, exotic birds, and lions!
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The Orange Show Monument is a folk-art environment in Houston's East End. It was built single-handedly by Jefferson Davis McKissack, a Houston postal worker, from 1956 until its completion in 1979. Maze-like in design, it includes an oasis, a wishing well, a pond, a stage, and several upper decks – made of concrete, brick, steel, as well as a wide range of found objects. Each individual piece of the Orange Show Monument was hand-placed and painted by McKissack himself.
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The Menil Collection in Neartown Houston, Texas is a museum showcasing the private collection of John and Dominique de Menil. Inside you'll find some 17,000 paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, rare books, and drawings. The collection features an impressive list of surrealist and contemporary masterpieces with works by some of the 20th century's biggest names like Picasso, René Magritte, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. There's also pieces from antiquity and the medieval era, the tribal cultures of Africa, Oceania, and the American Pacific Northwest.
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  2. Houston Museum of Natural Science
  3. Cockrell Butterfly Center

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