Whether it’s a family bonding time, an afternoon date, or an eventful day out, Houston’s Hermann Park is the place to be!
Houston’s urban park and culture hub consist of 445 acres of green land and entertainment. Located in the heart of Houston, Hermann Park has quick access to the Museum District, Rice University, Texas Medical Center, and houses some of the top attractions in Houston including the Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theater, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Hermann Park Golf Course, a large reflecting pool, McGovern Lake, various gardens and picnic areas. What better place to spend the day than enjoying the weather in the middle of America’s 4th largest city!
Start your day off at the Houston Zoo
Providing a fun, unique, and inspirational experience that nurtures appreciation, care for the natural world and knowledge, the Houston Zoo is the go-to place to take your mind off your ordinary lifestyle.
The 55-acres of oasis that houses over 6,000 animals and 900 species is upon the list of America’s Best Zoos and the 2nd most visited zoo in America! For those adventurous visitors that want to get even closer to their favorite animals, there are multiple opportunities to get your hearts warm and racing. Book an exclusive Animal Encounter experience and interact with amazing animals like sea lions, rhinos, sloths, elephants, cheetahs, and more! On the other hand, you can venture behind the scenes with a zookeeper to staff-only areas of the Zoo, and see what it is like to care for animals each day.
Looking for something a little more laid-back? Stop by our giraffe-feeding platform to feed a giraffe its lunch, take a ride on our Wildlife Carousel, or visit the petting zoo and meet the goats.
Not only is this a fun experience but you are directly making a difference! By supporting wildlife conservation projects in more than 20 countries in more than 20 countries, The Houston Zoo takes pride in its support to conservation efforts both here in Texas, and across the world.
Get Active while Pedal Boating
Right in the front yard of the Houston Zoo is an opportunity for you to cool off in the pond located in Hermann Park. Spend the next 30 minutes waddling away with a beautiful view of Houston’s urban park.
Picnic in the Park
Grab a bite to eat from the café located in Kinder Station, or grab it to-go and enjoy a picnic on the green grass. Whether you want a view of the fountain, beautiful monuments, and sculptures, or Art galleries in the park, you have access to it all!
Hop on the Railroad
Jump onto the Hop-on Hop-off Hermann Park Railroad and take about a 20-minute journey around the park. With stops including the Houston Museum of Natural Science Texas Medical Center, Rice University, and of course along the park trail, you will have plenty to keep your day filled!
Explore the Artistic Side of You
Don’t let your day stop there! For those that are into modern and contemporary art, there are beautiful sculptures, and art sections carved out around the park visit: https://www.hermannpark.org/vis/art-in-the-park/ for a list of art displayed in the park.
For those that enjoy the nature scene more, visit the McGovern Centennial Gardens.
Miller Outdoor Theatre
If you’re not ready to call it a day by the end of that adventurous day, let your day-out leak into the evening with performances and concerts at the Miller Outdoor Theater. This beautiful theater offers a culturally and artistically diverse environment for individuals of all ages. From day-time children’s programs to movie night, concerts and shows at night- experience all that Hermann Park has to offer!
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