This civilian aviation history museum is housed in an art deco building designed by Joseph Finger. The museum received congressional recognition for its importance to the nation in the preservation of civil aviation heritage. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. and 1-5 p.m. Sun. 8325 Travelair St. On...
The 33.334 meter track is banked nine to 33 degrees. Bicyclists may ride 6-8:30 p.m. Tue. and Thu. 19008 Saums Road. In Cullen Park. www.houstoncycling.org
This park on Buffalo Bayou is where the Allen brothers arrived in 1836 to promote a new real estate venture: Houston. Several restored 19th-century buildings are now devoted to dining and entertainment. Bounded by Travis, Milam, Congress and Preston streets.
Custom decorated cars feature whimsical motifsa motorcycle in "The Red Stiletto," a woman's red high-heel shoe, and a VW known as "Rex Rabbit," a giant polyester bunny. Many of the cars participate in the annual Art Car Parade. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sun. 140 Heights Blvd. www.artcarmuseum.com
A branch of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, this 28-room Latin Colonial structure has a collection of works from the colonial period to the early 19th century. The 14-acre gardens are bounded on three sides by Buffalo Bayou. The Lora Jean Kilroy Visitors and Education Center has a library, shop...
Reproduces celestial patterns as they would be seen from any point on earth or in space. Planetarium also houses an array of scientific exhibits. Opens at 10 a.m. Last show is 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Sun.
This museum features 13th-century frescoes from the island of Cyprus. One of the ancient frescoes depicts the Virgin Mary. Another fresco, a domed one that took four years to restore, depicts Christ as the ruler of all things. Corner of Branard and Yupon streets. www.menil.org/visit/byzantine.ph...
Features hands-on exhibits for children four months to 14 years old in areas of science, history, culture and the arts. Includes an outdoor discovery garden and greenhouse. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat. (until 8 on Thu.) and noon-6 p.m. Sun. Admission charge. 1500 Binz. www.cmhouston.org
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