Many Houstonians underestimate how much the city has to offer. We get into the same routines — Netflix binges and boring nights in — and forget to get off our couches and explore. Get inspired to do something fun and active — visit these most Instagrammable spots inspired by fellow Houstonians — and share your photos.
Start out at this colossal eye-catching mural located on the side of Treebeards in Market Square. Graffiti artist Gonzo247 designed and painted the mural last year.
Location: Corner of Preston and Travis
Visitors to the Houston Zoo have a unique opportunity to interact with the Masai giraffe family at the Giraffe Feeding Platform. Make your way up the ramp to the feeding area for an eye-to-eye view of giraffes, zebra, and ostriches while you offer a crunchy lettuce leaf and snap some pictures.
Feedings occur daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – $5 for giraffe food
Location: The Houston Zoo
Tickets: Zoo entry costs between $8.50 and $15, with free entry for children under age 2.
Visit the Houston Museum of Fine Arts to get a glimpse of and feel for the new exhibit Soto: The Houston Penetrable. Composed of thousands of floating plastic strands, visitors are welcomed and encouraged to interact with the art.
Open Tuesday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, 12:15 to 7 p.m.
Location: 1001 Bissonett St.
Tickets: $6.50 - $15. Free admission on Thursdays.
Located on the campus of Rice University, this unique light space designed by James Turrell is especially captivating during its sunset light sequence. Based on the time of your visit, Skyspace will be a completely different color.
Open Wednesday - Monday one hour before sunrise to 10 p.m.
Location: Rice University
While the list of 10 has already been reached, for an added bonus check out the grand opening of The Biggest Mural in Houston, created by Sebastien "Mr.D" Boileau. At 8,000 square feet, the piece titled "Preservons La Creation" will defnitely require your panorama skills.
The mural dedication is June 7 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: 2800 San Jacinto
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