Houston Arts & Culture
Our Houston, TX hotel is the perfect place to stay to be close to all the major Houston museums. Our family-friendly hotel in Houston puts you just minutes away from popular Houston museums, the Houston Zoo, downtown and Houston parks, stadiums and major Houston event venues. Explore a few of the places to go with families in Houston below or talk to our friendly, knowledgeable hotel concierge upon your arrival to Sheraton Houston Brookhollow.
Battleship Texas and San Jacinto Monument & Museum - 31 miles
Just minutes from downtown, the Battleship Texas offers visitors a chance to relive the day-to-day life of the thousands of courageous men who defended our country from her docks. The grounds also are home to the San Jacinto Monument built in 1926 to commemorate Texas' independence from Mexico. The towering obelisk is as tall as the Washington Monument but topped with a Texas Lone Star.
Bayou Bend - 15 miles
Bayou Bend was built in the 1920's by Houston's most prominent architect, John F. Staub. Within its 28 rooms is a treasure trove of American furniture, paintings, and decorative objects dating back to Colonial times. A must-see for antique collectors and gardeners.
Children's Museum of Houston - 12 miles
The Children's Museum was designed to create a place where children can engage the world around them on their own terms, a place that will spark their imaginations and help them learn the joy of discovery.
Contemporary Arts Museum - 12 miles
Located in Houston's Museum District, this silver-aluminum parallelogram presents temporary exhibitions of modern art and design.
Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park - 10 miles
Eight of Houston's oldest homes have been moved from their original locations to this scenic park.
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts - 9 miles
Located on the edge of downtown Houston, the Hobby Center has 60-foot high glass walls with views of Houston skyscrapes. The theater hosts musical theatre productions, symphonies and other shows including productions by Houston's own Theater Under the Starts (TUTS).
Houston Museum of Natural Science - 12 miles
(Crockrell Butterfly Center, Wortham IMAX Theater, Burke Baker Planetarium)
This museum is home to dinosaur skeletons, displays of Texas wildlife, a stunning gem and mineral collection, plus a miniature rainforest environment created in the Crockrell Butterfly Center. Walk among hundreds of living butterflies as they dance about in the steamy air amidst a small waterfall.
Houston Grand Opera - 9 miles
Housed at the Wortham Theater Center, the Houston Grand Opera has received a Tony Award, two Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards—the only opera company in the world to have won all three honors.
Holocaust Museum - 11 miles
The museum is the fourth largest Holocaust memorial in the United States. The permanent exhibition at the museum is called “Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers,” and it focuses on the stories of Holocaust survivors living in the Houston metropolitan area.
Houston Zoological Gardens - 12 miles
Essentially a small city encompassing a world of ecosystems and experiences, the Houston Zoo is made up over 4,500 animals. More than 1.6 million guests each year come to experience the zoo's incredible variety of animals and ecosystems.
Menil Collection - 11 miles
Located near the University of St. Thomas lies Jean and Dominique de Menil's private art collections which include pieces from the Antiquity, Byzantine and Medieval, Tribal and Modern designs.
Miller Outdoor Theater - 12 miles
Miller Outdoor Theater is the premier outdoor theater for the performing arts in Houston. The theater provides free concerts, musical theatre, children's theatre and more.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) - 12 miles
One of the largest public art museums in Texas, the museum presents more than 56,000 artworks which date from Antiquity to present time.
Space Center Houston - 40 miles
Space Center Houston is the visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center. Visitors to Space Center Houston will find plenty of exhibits and activities to interest both adults and children.