First, we will stop by Toyota Center, an indoor arena famous of the Houston Rockets. And then head to Rice University. Later, we will go for the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The museum complex consists of a central facility with four floors of natural science halls and exhibits, the Burke Baker Planetarium, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, and the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre. In the afternoon, you won’t want to miss George RanchHistoric Park.
Itinerary: Toyota Center（Outside Visit, 20 mins）→ Rice University（40 mins）→ Hermann Park (20 mins) → Houston Museum of Natural Science（Optional, 150 mins）→ George Ranch Historic Park (Optional, 120 mins)
- Toyota Center is an indoor arena located in downtown Houston, Texas. It is named after the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota. The arena is home to the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association, and the former home of the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.
- Rice University William Marsh Rice University, commonly known as Rice University, is a private research university located on a 300-acre (121 ha) campus in Houston, Texas, United States. The university is situated near the Houston Museum District and is adjacent to the Texas Medical Center.
- Hermann Park One of Houston's oldest public parks, Hermann Park was first envisioned as part of a comprehensive urban planning effort by the city of Houston in the early 1910s. Following the recommendation of a 1913 report which identified the then-rural area between Main Street and Brays Bayou as ideal for a large urban park, real estate investor and entrepreneur George H. Hermann, who owned most of the area and served on the city's parks board, bequeathed his estate to Houston for use as a public green space in 1914.
- Houston Museum of Natural Science Founded in 1909, the HMNS is one of the top 5 most popular museums in the United States based on its large number of special or great exhibits. In addition to its exhibits, it complex consists of a central facility with four floors of natural science halls, the Burke Baker Planetarium, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, and the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre.
- George Ranch Historic Park is an internationally-recognized living history site that authentically preserves and interprets the four-generational storyline of a remarkable Texas family beginning in 1824 and spanning more than 100 years. Just 30 miles southwest of downtown Houston, the Park is located on a 20,000-acre working ranch featuring historic homes, costumed interpreters and livestock. The Park aims to educate people of all ages about Texas history and the region’s unique heritage through programming that connects and inspires learners of all ages.