Hit up Houston this summer for nonstop arts and culture
There's so much to do in Houston this summer, from touring museums and breweries to experiencing the world's first mariachi opera. The Houston Experience Marketplace curates the best of Houston's cultural attractions and things-to-do into unique experience passes.
With summer around the corner, there's no better time to cash in on exclusive deals and packages featuring Houston's one-of-a-kind attractions, sporting events, incredible museums, and more. Passes are delivered instantly to your phone via text and email, and are ready to use immediately.
Featured summer passes are valid for redemption May 25-September 3, just in time to turn the lazy summer days into memories no one will forget. Take a look at what you can experience in Houston this summer:
Cruzar la Cara de la Luna at Houston Grand Opera, May 17-20
The world's first mariachi opera returns, telling a timely story of an immigrant family divided by the U.S./Mexico border that has earned raves from critics and audiences worldwide. Originally an HGO commission, the opera — by José "Pepe" Martinez and Leondard Foglia — includes a vibrant mariachi score performed by the Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos ensemble.
The story of three generations shifts between the past and the present, Mexico and Texas, Spanish and English, as a Mexican-American man questions his own place in the world while straddling two cultures. As he faces his immigrant father's mortality and discovers long-buried secrets, he finds himself dramatically re-evaluating his own understanding of what makes a family.
Comicpalooza, May 25-27
Spend Memorial Day weekend in Houston at Comicpalooza, the largest multi-format pop culture con in Texas. From the smallest niche to the broadest of fandoms, everyone can enjoy diverse programming, shopping, and gaming over 1.2 million square feet of space. Grab this opportunity to meet your favorite stars, including current Spider-Man Tom Holland, Krysten Ritter from the Netflix series Jessica Jones, and the much-loved Patrick Warburton of Seinfeld and Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events. In addition to the celebrity photos and autographs, the event features gaming, film festivals, children’s activities, a Maker's Space, and lots of cosplay.
3-Day Houston Museum Pass
From the awe-inspiring to the cutting edge, the interactive to the totally immersive, there's something for everyone with the Houston Museum Pass. This pass combines admission to eight captivating museums, including well-known favorites like Houston Museum of Natural Science and The Health Museum as well as hidden gems Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and the Houston Bicycle Museum — all at a great value. Make it a weekend and lose yourself in science, art, and culture with the Houston Museum Pass.
3-Day Houston Brew Pass
There may be no better way to explore a city and meet its people than to hop from one craft brewery to another. With the Houston Brew Pass, that's exactly what you'll do, enjoying tasty suds at up to 11 local craft breweries. The pass is delivered directly to your phone and gives you access to tasting flights at each of the breweries, as well as added discounts on growlers, extra pours, and merchandise. Grab your friends and taste your way to your new favorite beer.
Air, Land & Sea Pass
What better way to have fun than by racing go-karts on land, swimming in the cleanest water in Houston, and learning all about flying the skies? This pass includes three 15-minute kart races and license at MSR Houston, a single-day pass to Typhoon Texas Waterpark (which opens on May 26), and admission to the Lone Star Flight Museum. Must be at least nine years old to take part in all activities in this pass, which can be used through September 3rd, 2018.
Asian Heritage Bus Tour
Join a 4.5-hour bus tour and learn about the exciting history of southwest Houston. This tour takes you around the Chinatown and International districts to explore and experience popular dining and shopping hot spots in the area, such as the Shaolin Temple Cultural Center, Mulan Asian Market, Hong Kong City Mall, Ten Yen Tea & Herbs, and Chung Mei Temple. Feast on a hearty lunch at one of Chinatown's many eateries.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Two Exhibition Day Pass
One of the country's premier fine arts institutions, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston brings two world-class exhibitions to its space through June 10. "Peacock in the Desert" brings centuries of royal treasures from Jodhpur, India, that provide an unprecedented experience of India's rich cultural history. "Michelangleo and the Vatican" showcases the artistic legacy of Pope Paul III, an important patron of art and architecture during the Renaissance. Save money on these two exhibitions with this pass, available through the Houston Experience Marketplace.