Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd. (713) 284-8250
A not-for-profit, non-collecting institution dedicated to presenting the art of our time to the local, regional, national and international public. www.camh.org
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1001 Bissonnet (713) 639-7300
The collection contains more than 45,000 artworks, which date from antiquity to the present. The major civilizations of Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa are represented. www.mfah.org
Houston Museum of Natural Science One Hermann Circle Dr. (713) 639-4629
The museum is the nations fourth most highly attended science museum. Enjoy the Wortham IMAX Theater, Cockrell Butterfly Center, the Burke-Baker Planetarium, or one of the permanent exhibits. www.hmns.org
Houston Garden Center (713) 284-1989
This historically significant building is a meeting place for over 20 Houston area garden clubs. Surrounding the center is over 2,500 rose bushes in a variety of colors. Call for rental information
Museum of Health and Science 1515 Hermann Dr. (713) 521-1515
Houston's only interactive science center and a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. www.mhms.org
The Children's Museum of Houston 1500 Binz (713) 522-1138
The highest-attended youth museum in the country for its size and dedicated to transforming communities through innovative, child-centered learning. www.cmhouston.org
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum 1834 Southmore (713) 942-8920
Preserves, promotes and perpetuates the history, tradition and outstanding contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers toward the development and defense of the United States of America. www.buffalosoldier.com
Rice University Art Gallery Sewall Hall, Rice University
6100 Main Street (713) 348-6069
Recognized for dynamic site-specific installation art. The gallery commissions artists to create installations that transform the exhibition space. www.ricegallery.org
The Houston Zoo 1513 MacGregor in Hermann Park
Home to more than 3,500 exotic animals representing more than 700 species. The Houston Zoo is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. seven days a week. www.houstonzoo.org
Hermann Park Japanese Garden (713) 284-1914
This garden, next to the Jones Reflection Pool, represents serenity and harmony, and is an escape from everyday metropolitan life. Stroll through the shaded paths and take in the beauty and simplicity of Japan.
Miller Outdoor Theater (713) 284-8350
Obtain a free ticket for the covered seating area or lay on the large, grassy, green hill and enjoy a variety of arts, music, and festivals. Relaxing and entertaining for all ages. Call for show times. www.milleroutdoortheatre.com
Bayou Parkland Picnic in the shade or hike on nature trails in the urban forest. Bayou Parkland, flanking Brays Bayou in Hermann Park, offers a relaxing atmosphere for anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
Hermann Park Golf Course (713) 526-0077
Redesigned in 1997 by Carlton Gibson, who also redesigned The Woodlands TPC Golf Course, this 18-hole challenge is one of Houston's oldest and most popular municipal courses. Call to set up a tee-time, or visit the new clubhouse at 2155 N. MacGregor Street, at the intersection of Alameda and N. MacGregor.
Hermann Park Jogging Trail / Marvin Taylor Exercise Trail (713) 524-5876
Walk, run, or jog under the shade of mature live oak trees planted in memory of World War I veterans. The trail is approximately two miles long and travels through the Park. Click here for map, mileage and connectors.
McGovern Lake (713) 524-5876
This 8-acre masterpiece is newly restored and expanded. The restoration created two new islands for migratory birds. Four-seat pedal boats are available to rent at the boathouse for $8 a half hour.
Hermann Park Miniature Train (713) 526-2183
Made famous by children of all ages! A Hermann Park tradition, the train runs daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. $2.50 admission. Call for more information.
The Amalfi at Hermann Park 3 Hermann Museum Circle
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 524-2448 Come home to the Amalfi
Hermann Park 6001 Fannin St (713) 845-1000
The park rests on 401 acres in the heart of the Museum District. Joggers, cyclists and skaters make use of the many paths and trails, while picnicking families flock to the park on weekends. www.hermannpark.org
Texas Medical Center It started with a dream to create a medical center, where people from all walks of life could have access to the best health care anywhere - whether they were rich, poor, famous, alone, young, or old. www.tmc.edu
Rice University 6100 Main Houston (713) 348-0000
A collaborative culture which crosses disciplines, integrates teaching and research, and intermingles undergraduate and graduate work. www.rice.edu
Shepherd School of Music
Alice Pratt Brown Hall (713) 348-4854
Some of the finest performance spaces in the city. Its Stude Concert Hall, Duncan Recital Hall, and Edythe Bates Old Recital Hall enjoy outstanding acoustics and attract audiences of more than 70,000 music lovers each year. www.rug.rice.edu
There are a number of area attractions within walking distance of The Amalfi at Hermann Park. Hover over the map to see what is waiting for you in the heart of Houston, just outside the front door.
Holocaust Museum Houston 5401 Caroline St. (713) 942-8000
A living testimonial to those who died. A place to honor those who survived, and a source of education for present and future generations. www.hmh.org