With hundreds of artifacts, this interactive museum documents the nation's military from the American Revolution to Iraq. Also features a Hall of Freedom and a Hall of Presidents. Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Group tours by appointment weekdays. Admission charge. 22450 F.M. 2493, Bullard. www.america...
Features hundreds of specimens of animals, reptiles and fish from Africa and North America. Includes a 1920s grocery store. Open Mar. 1-Sept. 30 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. and Oct. 1-Feb. 28 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Closed major holidays. 1600 W. SW Loop 323. www.brookshires.com/museum
Started in 1938 as a backyard menagerie. This 85-acre park features more than 2,000 endangered and beautiful animals from Africa, North America and South America in natural habitats. Picnic facilities. Open March 1-Labor Day 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and Labor Day-Feb. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2203 Martin Luther...
Located in the University of Texas Health Science Center, this unique monument honors Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine veterans who served during World War II. Open daily. . At U.S. 271 and Texas 155 North.
Once a prisoner-of-war compound used for Union troops during the Civil War, it now includes a park, a kiosk with a history of the camp, a walking trail with signage, a reconstruction of a POW cabin, and picnic areas. Open dawn-dusk daily. Free. At U.S. 271 and Camp Ford Parkway. www.smithcountyh...
The center encourages an interest in, and support for, science education, with traveling hands-on science exhibits and large-screen movies. Open Tue.-Sun. 1327 S. Baxter Ave. www.tjc.edu/CESSE
Dating to the 1860s, the district includes Tudor Revival, Classical Revival, Colonial, Craftsman, Queen Anne and Ranch-style homes. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Bounded on the north by East Houston; on the east by South Oakland, East Wells and South Donnybrook; on the sout...
Three exhibit halls are featured at this downtown children's math and science museum. Many activities focus on "hands-on" learning. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and 1-5 p.m. Sun. Closed all major holidays. Admission charge. 308 N. Broadway St. www.discoveryscienceplace.org
A delight for antique lovers and historians, this antebellum landmark brings the past to life with original furnishings and memorabilia dating to the mid-1800s. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 624 N. Broadway. www.goodmanmuseum.com
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