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Houston Sightseeing Tour and Galveston Day Trip
"In the morning make your own way downtown to meet your double-decker bus for a fully-narrated sightseeing tour of Houston’s most iconic sites. Your 90-minute tour by open-top bus passes by City Hall Chase Tower Minute Maid Park—home of the Houston Astros baseball team Houston’s Museum District Hermann Park and more.After touring central Houston with your knowledgeable guide transfer to a comfortable coach that takes you on a 50-minute drive to reach Galveston
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Tanger Outlets Shopping and Houston City Sightseeing Tour
"Make your own way to a convenient downtown location in the morning to board your double-decker bus for a Houston sightseeing tour with informative commentary on the city’s top attractions. Travel by open-top bus on a 90-minute tour that takes you City Hall and Minute Maid Park — home of the Houston Astros baseball team. Pass Houston’s Museum District and Hermann Park where the Houston Zoo the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Houston Museum of Natural Science are located. After touring central Houston transfer to a comfortable minivan for the 30-minute drive to Tanger Outlets in Texas City. The large outdoor mall features close to 200 outlet stores — with steep discounts on premium brand-name and designer clothing accessories shoes
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NASA's Space Center Houston and City Sightseeing Tour
"Make your own way downtown to meet your bus for a narrated sightseeing tour of Houston. During the 90-minute tour by double-decker open-top bus pass by City Hall Minute Maid Park (home of the Houston Astros baseball team) Hermann Park Houston’s Museum District and much more. Afterward transfer to a comfortable coach that takes you to Space Center Houston and NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Although high-profile space flights launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida most of the planning and training for the US space program takes place in Houston. Your day includes a 90-minute tram tour that takes you onto the grounds of the Johnson Space Center. See both the new and original Mission Control centers and the
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Holocaust Museum Tips (6)

Holocaust Museum Houston

The Holocaust Museum is a chilling exhibition of the of the horrors conducted by the Nazis before and during World War II. The outside of the Museum, moving in and of itself with it's huge recreated smoke stack, is just the beginning of the experience this museum provides. There are endless amounts of photographs and videos of Jewish life in Europe before the holocaust, life in the concentration camps, and the aftermath and ghastly discovery of what had taken place after the defeat of the Nazis. I think the most emotional thing about the museum is the personal accounts and belongings that are here. There are writings and videos from survivors who tell incredible tales of what actually went on during the holocaust, and the collection of hundreds of shoes from children who were killed puts an indescribable feeling in you. One can't help but get emotional when visiting this important museum.

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Mar 12, 2006

Everyone Must Not Forget

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". The Holocaust Museum in Houston is the 4th largest in the country. This is NOT a museum to enjoy; it is a museum to pause and reflect, to learn, and to vow "Never again". It tells the story of the attempt to exterminate the Jewish People (approximately 6 million were murdered) and other so called "undesirables". The story of those killed, their killers, and the people who helped shut down the camps are told via multimedia in an appropriately sober environment. Hours are 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 12 PM to 5 PM on Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors (65+) and for active duty military, and FREE for students (6 to 18 and college students with ID), and FREE for kids under 6. Admission is also FREE on Thursdays from 2 PM to 5 PM and on special days (check the website).

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Basaic
Apr 29, 2016

The permanent exhibit forms...

The permanent exhibit forms the core of Holocaust Museum Houston, which is entitled Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers. This exhibit is unique in its emphasis on Houston-area Holocaust survivors. The tour takes visitors through the origination of Judaism and life before World War II, to the rise of the Nazi Party and the Holocaust, through the aftermath of the Final Solution.

Holocaust Museum Houston houses the Ethel and Al Herzstein Theater, a 102-seat theater screens the film, Voices, a montage of oral histories of Houston-area Holocaust survivors. The theater is also the venue for a myriad of lectures, film series and symposia.

Josef and Edith Mincberg Gallery
The Mincberg Gallery hosts artistic exhibits of paintings, drawings, photography and artifacts on specific Holocaust-related subjects that give the viewer an artist’s perspective on that subject. Holocaust Museum Houston houses four major exhibitions a year, which are designed to compliment the educational aspects of the permanent collection. The gallery also serves as a venue for opening receptions and lectures.

The Lack Family Memorial Room
The award-winning Memorial Room provides visitors with a quiet place for reflection on the lessons learned from the Holocaust gathered from the permanent and art exhibitions. The Memorial Room contains The Wall of Remembrance, The Wall of Tears, The Wall of Hope – all designed by husband and wife team, Robert and Patricia Moss-Vreeland. The room also contains The Memorial Wall, which memorializes those who perished in the Holocaust, as well as Houston-survivors who have died since the Holocaust.

Eric Alexander Garden of Hope

The Eric Alexander Garden of Hope memorializes the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust, as well as honors the eternal spirit of all children. The garden is a moving combination of sculpture and landscape. Inscribed on the beautiful blue granite monument are the words of a poem written by a 16 year-old Polish girl, Alena Synkova, one of only 100 children who survived incarceration in the Theresiendstadt concentration camp.

Boniuk Library and Resource Center
The lending library houses more than 4,000 books on the history of the Jews, the Holocaust, post-Holocaust and related subjects. In addition to books, the library lends videos and posters. The library also houses the Oral Histories Project, which contains over 200 oral testimonies of Holocaust survivors, liberators and witnesses. There is a viewing room where visitors may learn about the Holocaust through these first-hand accounts. The library also houses the Archives, which are kept in a special environment controlled room. Many of the Museum’s archives have been donated by survivors and veterans from the Houston-area, as well as from across the country. These artifacts provide original and authentic evidence from the Holocaust era.

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tarush
Aug 25, 2002

Houston Holocaust Museum

This is a good museum on the Holocaust. It is a far cry from the National Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, which of course with govt. funding has a larger facility and more exhibits. It is still definately worth a stop.

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Mar 28, 2008
 
 
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Holocaust Museum Houston

A memorial to the Houston-area Holocaust survivors, this museum is a must-see. The exhibit leads you on a journey, via short video and audio clips, writings, and actual artifacts, from the beginnings of Judaism through the aftermath of of WWII. It is both an educational and a very moving experience that will not leave you. You cannot beat the price, either - it's free! They take donations, so there is no entrance fee, and after walking through the inspirational exhibit, you will have no problem offering the money. Located in the museum district, there is no way to miss this building. The design of the structure allows it to be only the thing it is - a Holocaust memorial, and is, in itself, a masterpiece. Also, there is a library and a bookstore, so make sure you get there early in order to get the full experience.

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elise_crash
Jan 11, 2003

Holocaust Museum

A very high Quality Museum that chronicles the struggles of those who survived the Holocaust and those who did not.

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Things to Do Near Holocaust Museum

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Museum District

Now for me, this is the number one attraction in Houston. Over 20 (I think the Houston Bicycle Museum makes 21) museums in a relatively small area. You can park your car and walk to many of the...
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Museum of Fine Arts

Across the street from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the Cullen Sculpture Garden which is associated with the MoFA. Inside are several interesting statues in a garden setting. The sculptures...
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Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is another of the outstanding museums in the Museum District. It is located on the northern edge of Hermann Park and is like five museums in one. They offer the:...
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Zoo

A great but not overwhelming size zoo with a decent collection of animals. The zoo is in Herman park along with the natural History museum just east of Rice university. This is definitely worth seeing...
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Rothko Chapel

Rothko Chapel is a tranquil sanctuary open to all faiths nestled in the heart of Houston. The walls of the chapel display many of Mark Rothko's abstract and minimalist paintings. However the interior...
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Menil Collection

The Menil Collection refers to the collection itself and the museum (which is actually four buildings). The Menil Collection’s founders, John and Dominique de Menil acquired this vast collection...
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Getting to Holocaust Museum

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  • Sunday 12:00 to 17:00
  • Monday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 17:00

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