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Dec 17, 2012 - Touring Houston’s Museum District
Distances across the city of Houston are vast, so if you and your group intend visiting some of Houston’s world class museums, consider hiring a charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coaches or school bus from Bus Companies Houston. Using a rental bus service in Houston makes good sense, especially if you need to travel around Houston as a group.
Houston has some of America’s richest and diverse museums. In the Museum District alone there are 18 museums that curate and display a variety of artifacts, art and other objects of interest. Any visit to Houston’s museums should include the Museum of Natural Science. Founded in 1909, the Museum of Natural Science hosts over 2 million visitors a year. There are 13 permanent exhibits, that range from palaeontology to archeology to space exploration. Traveling exhibits rotate through the museum on a regular basis.
Hop into your rental bus from Bus Companies Houston and head over to the Space Center Houston. Located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (NASA), this museum showcases America's space exploration from its beginnings in the Gemini and Mercury programs, through to Apollo, Skylab and the Space Shuttle. You can take tours of the facilities, and special tours can be arranged to view actual astronaut training facilities. Actual spacecraft that have traveled into space are also on display.
If you are into alternative art, get your rental bus driver to take your group over to the Art Car Museum. Here you will find cars turned into art. The designs on display are as varied as the artists themselves. The Art Car Museum holds an annual Art Car Parade, and the winner usually ends up on display as part of the museum’s collection.
If you have an interest in Texas’ rich history, pay a visit to the San Jacinto Monument and Museum of History. This 570 foot tall monument is the tallest in the United States, and the museum at the base of the monument constantly rotates exhibits on Texas history, the development of Houston and historical photographs and artifacts.
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston is the fifth largest museum in the United States. Holding over 40,000 works of art from around the world, the museum has 300,000 square feet of display space, spread across seven different facilities. Founded in 1925, the Museum of Fine Arts welcomes over a million visitors a year through its doors.
If you and your group require hired transportation to visit these and other world class museums in Houston, give Bus Companies Houston a call for our friendly, personalized service.