Take your family on the perfect holiday adventure with these exciting exhibits.
Learn all about extinct dinos at Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Aim to inspire this holiday season at the Museum of Fine Arts. This incredible reservoir offers exceptional installations, housing nearly 70,000 works of art from all over the world. Take in the newest exhibit, Calder- Picasso, where two of the most prolific figures in 20th century art come together into a single international encounter, through Jan. 30. Featuring paintings, sculptures, mobiles and more, this radical multimedia presentation is one for the books. 1001 Bissonnet St., mfah.org
Rothko Chapel is the epicenter for social activism, community and spiritual growth. Home of the Óscar Romero Award, this physical forum welcomes 100,000 visitors from all faiths, backgrounds and geographic locations annually. Outside, Barnett Newman’s “Broken Obelisk” rises over a reflecting pool on the plaza. Inside, the space presents 14 murals by American artist Mark Rothko. Complete your visit with a stop at the Welcome House and the chapel shop. 3900 Yupon St., rothkochapel.org
Head to the Houston Museum of Natural Science to see its latest exhibit on ancient Egypt.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Let the Houston Museum of Natural Science transport you to ancient Egypt with its latest installment, Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs. Witness an immersive, multisensory uncovering of 181 artifacts, from opulent jewelry, royal masks and ornate treasures to sarcophagi and animal mummies. This world-premiere collection showcases the unmatchable craftsmanship of ancient Egyptian artists—a perfect dose of wonder. 5555 Hermann Park Drive, hmns.org
Houston Botanic Garden
Holiday lights are in high demand this season, so what better way to surround yourself with this luminous wonder than at the Houston Botanic Garden? Delight in this magical experience as the HBG presents Lightscape. Enjoy a 1-mile trail featuring over 100,000 twinkling lights as you marvel at the myriad offerings from the gardens itself. This is a perfect activity for the entire family or just with your special someone. 8205 N. Bayou Drive, hbg.org