The local organising committee from Houston appreciates the opportunity to present Houston, Texas, USA as the destination for TT2023 and we would like you to the conference as well as what Houston has to offer!
Houston is a diverse city, and the 4th largest city in the United States, with a population that encompasses numerous ethnic groups. There are many unique aspects to the city, including museums, parks, and other easily accessible sites throughout the city. Houston is also home to a large population of scientists and technologists based mainly in the Texas Medical Center, which includes numerous investigators that use animal models in research, and the resource centers and technologists that supply those animals.
In addition to the TT2023 meeting, there is plenty to do in Houston. If you are considering extending your stay you will not regret it!
Space Center Houston
Space Center Houston is the premier authentic and immersive learning center for science and space exploration. Visit the website for more info.
Museum of Natural Science
The Houston Museum of Natural Science (abbreviated as HMNS) is a natural history museum located on the northern border of Hermann Park. Visit the website for more info.
Houston Zoo and Hermann Park
The Houston Zoo is a 55-acre zoological park located within Hermann Park in Houston, Texas, United States. The zoo houses over 6,000 animals from more than 600 species. It receives 2.1 million visitors each year and is the second most visited zoo in the United States. Visit the website.
The Museum of Fine Arts
Established in 1900, the Museum of Fine Arts houses nearly 70,000 works and embraces the art of antiquity to the present. Visit the website for more information.
American Cowboy Museum
The mission of the American Cowboy Museum is to preserve the western heritage of Native Americans, Blacks, Hispanics and women. The museum offers tours, exhibits, oral historians who offer stories and lectures dressed in native attire and hands-on activities. Find out more here.
Tours & Adventure
Book an Astroville Tour
Astroville Tours is proudly partnered with the Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau and is based in the heart of Downtown Houston! Enjoy one (or more) of the experience Astroville Tours offers such as a Downtown Food Tour, Tunnel Tour of Downtown Houston or a Private City Driving Tour. Visit the website to find out more information and book.
Kayaking on Buffalo Bayou
Enjoy the serenity and beauty of kayaking in Houston, Texas with Buffalo Bayou Kayak Tours & Rentals by getting off the beaten path and onto the Buffalo Bayou. It is the best way to experience the natural wonders around the Houston city area using kayaks and you don’t need to have any previous experience kayaking! To find out more, visit the website.
Visit the last of the battleships to participate in World War I and II, Battleship Texas became the first battleship memorial museum in the U.S. in 1948. Find out more here.
Restaurants & Bars
Mama Ninfa’s Original Mexican Restaurant
One of Understory’s treasures in Downtown Houston is Mama Ninfa’s Tacos Y Tortas. Serving Mexican street-style tacos, tortas and traditional Tex-Mex fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Mama Ninfa’s is a spinoff of The Original Ninfa’s, a Houston Tex-Mex favourite. Visit the website to book a table!
Moxie’s Grill & Bar
Located in Uptown Houston across from the Galleria Mall, at the corner of Westheimer and Post Oak Blvd. We’re here for game nights, date nights, and day time eats. Book your table now!
Nestled in PostHTX, Golfstrommen sells and prepares sustainably and ethically harvested seafood including red drum ceviche, seafood platters, whole fried snapper and pan-seared chutoro. Paired with an extensive wine collection, these dishes are sure to please those looking for a taste of the ocean. Book NOW!
Regarding ambiance, A’Bouzy is all the buzz about town. Surrounded by bottles and bottles wine and champagne, the atmosphere is a mixture of chill and sophisticated chic. The interior design has hints of modern and vintage décor, reminiscent of a home in the South of France. Adding to the rustic feel, guests will find exposed brick, reclaimed wood, vintage champagne buckets and a nice patio decorated with herbs to drive home the “bubbly” theme. Book NOW!
Other activities that we would highly recommend include:
- Downton Aquarium
- Tour of Houston Cistern
- Brewery Tours (Kerbach, 8th Wonder, Spindle Tap, B-52, Buffalo Bayou Brewing, St Arnold Brewing)
- Cycling on Buffalo Bayou or the White Oak Bayou Trail
- The Art Car Museum