:: Houston Programs
Houston Yesterday and Today: History, Museums, Public Spaces and Houston Symphony Orchestra
#11064: Single Course/5 NightsTBA
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Survey Houston’s history from it battle for independence, its role as first capital of the Republic of Texas to its current status as energy capital of the world. Docent led and backstage tours and a performance by the Houston Symphony Orchestra enhance a new appreciation for various orchestra instruments - how they combine to produce the music of the masters. Explore Houston’s outstanding museums: the Menil Collection and the Museum of Fine Arts. At the port of Houston learn how this vital area has become the economic engine for Houston’s global economy. Take an in-depth look at logistics at Minute Maid Park and the Apollo 18 vehicle at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Expert-led walks reveal Houston’s public art and 7-mile tunnel system.