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• Holocaust Museum Houston - The first institution of its kind in the Southwest, designed by U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum designer Ralph Appelbaum.

• Houston Museum of Natural Science - The fourth most visited museum in the nation includes a butterfly habitat, planetarium, IMAX Theater and an exhibition hall which features one of the world's most prestigious gem and mineral collections.

• Houston Center for Contemporary Craft - A nonprofit organization founded to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. The Center's major emphasis is on objects of art made primarily of fiber, metal, glass, clay and wood.

• The Houston Zoo - The zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world.

• Jung Center - Offers over one hundred courses, programs, and conferences every year that address the critical social and spiritual issues of our time as well as the need for personal growth and development.

• Lawndale Art Center - A non-profit alternative space of four galleries for the exhibition of contemporary works in all media, unique in its focus on Houston area artists.

• The Menil Collection - Featuring more than 15,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs and rare books, housed in a modern landmark designed by architect Renzo Piano.

• Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is the largest art museum in the southwest. With more than 45,000 works of art, it is an exceptional resource for learning about the visual arts from a worldwide perspective.

• John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science - Explore giant sculptures of human organs, including a brain, ribs and mouth in this unique approach to the world of science.

• Rice Gallery - Recognized for dynamic site-specific installation art. The gallery commissions artists to create installations that transform the exhibition space.

• Rothko Chapel - Founded by John and Dominique de Menil, it is an intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief. A modern meditative environment inspired by the paintings of American abstract expressionist Mark Rothko.

Multi-Cultural Destinations
• American Cowboy Museum on Taylor Stevenson Ranch - Preserves the western heritage of Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans and women. Tours on foot, horseback or by hayride are available by appointment.

• Ensemble Theatre - The oldest and most distinguished professional theater in the southwest devoted to the African-American experience.

• Forbidden Gardens -Celebrating the history and culture of ancient China through beautiful and detailed landscaping.

• Kuumba House Dance Theatre - The mission of this organization is to create, teach and present the cultural experience of African art forms through dance, theatre, music and creative expression.

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