Museum District Houston Apartments
What We Love
Houston Zoo – Provides a fun and unique experience that connects communities with animals to inspire action to save wildlife. Where else can you see African lions, Asian elephants, and California sea lions…all without leaving the city of Houston? Each year, 2.4 million guests take part in the wonder and magnificence of creatures big and small from all over the globe and learn ways in which they can help save animals in the wild.
Children’s Museum – Founded in 1980 by a group of parents wanting to elevate early childhood development to a community-wide priority. Housed in a building designed by Robert Venturi, it offers a multitude of innovative exhibits and bilingual learning programs for kids ages birth to 12 years. It serves more than 1,400,000 people annually
Hermann Park – 445-acre urban park. Situated at the southern end of the Museum District. The park is located immediately north of the Texas Medical Center and Brays Bayou, east of Rice University, and slightly west of the Third Ward. Hermann Park is home to numerous cultural institutions including the Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theatre, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Hermann Park Golf Course, which became one of the first desegregated public golf courses in the United States in 1954.
Museum of Fine Arts – Among the 10 largest art museums in the United States, with an encyclopedic collection of more than 65,000 works of art. The main campus comprises the Audrey Jones Beck Building; the Caroline Wiess Law Building; the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden; the Glassell School of Art; The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza; and the BBVA Compass Roof Garden.
Museum District Neighborhood
Right in the heart of Houston, you will find the Museum District, where 20 museums and the 50-acre Hermann Park are all within walking distance of one another. For those looking to explore the area outside of the Museum district, the METROrail is there to make this quick and easy. For example, Downtown Houston is only a few minutes away by METROrail. Because of the area’s proximity to the Texas Medical center as well as the easy access to the rest of Houston, it is popular with young professionals and medical personnel, as well as professors and students of Rice University.