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A walking tour is a reat way to learn the history of an area. In Houston there are walking tours in many neighborhoods. Grab a water bottle and enjoy learning in MOTION!!
Saturdays (10am) & Thursdays (6pm), September thru May
Reservations are recommended but not required for walking tours. Reservations are required for bicycle tours. Limited attendees per tour. Tours depart promptly at the scheduled time. Please arrive early to allow time for check-in and parking. Weather permitting. Tours will take place in moderate rain. Pets are strongly discouraged and are not allowed inside buildings on tours.
$5 for AIA Houston members
$5 for architecture students with current ID
Cash and check only at the tour. Credit card payments accepted online with advance registration. For more information contact email@example.com or 713-520-0155.
Neighborhood walking tours explore the architecture, design and history of Houston’s urban landscape. Each two hour tour is led by an enthusiastic ArCH trained docent. Tours take place Saturday mornings at 10 AM and select Thursday evenings at 6 PM, September through May. Detailed descriptions of each tour are linked through the menu at the base of the banner image on this page. Upcoming tours are listed on the bottom left of this page. A complete listing of our tours & public programs can be viewed in our online calendar.
We also offer special group tours for corporations, community groups, students, and conferences. If you are interested in a special group tour, would like to be added to our mailing list, or have any other questions, please contact Mat Wolff, firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-520-0155.
Please contact Mat Wolff at 713-520-0155 or email@example.com if you would like to learn more about becoming a ArCH Walking or Bicycle Tour Docent.
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10 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat in Houston
Houston has been dubbed the “most air-conditioned city in the nation,” (though it’s hard to prove) – with 95 percent of the homes having some form of A/C in 1980. Locals know to carry a sweater all summer for the freezing restaurants, malls, and theaters running air conditioning at full force!
Stay cool in the Houston heat with a few of these ideas:
Stay Cool in a Pool, Beach or Sprayground
Houston Parks & Recreation Department offers free access to 37 community pools and 24 spraygrounds. Pools are open from 1 pm – 8 pm Tuesday through Sunday from Memorial Day through mid-August. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Get fit and cool at the same time, thanks to free water fitness classes offered by City of Houston. These are limited to 20 folks per class. Aqua shoes, towel and water bottle are recommended.
Photo credit: Quillian Recreation Center
Noah’s Ark Pool, operated by First United Methodist Church’s Quillian Center, is a big hit for young families with toddlers, pre-K and early elementary-aged kids. This West Houston facility has an ark and animals in the shallow pool with slides, mushroom water drop, and sprays from the animals. The area also includes a large swimming pool, outdoor basketball pavilion, indoor climbing wall, and gymnasium. Admission is $7 and includes swimming in both pools. Pack a picnic lunch and eat outside the gates at picnic tables to save some money! Or cheap concessions are available including hot dogs and pizza.
Photo credit: Discovery Green
Discovery Green’s Gateway Fountain offers free water fun right in downtown Houston at this 12-acre urban park. Kids love to keep cool with the 14-ft high arcing jets. Fountain hours are noon – 7 pm Monday and 9 am – 7 pm Tuesday through Sunday. Note: swim diapers are required for toddlers. These are available for purchase in the park office, if needed.
Photo credit: Galveston Chamber of Commerce – Vadim Troshkin
Take a day trip to Galveston Beachon the Gulf of Mexico, about an hour from downtown. The coastal winds can offer a nice breeze even though the water temperature isn’t always very cool! There are many things to do for free including playing on the beach, viewing the Victorian architecture, walking the Historic Strand of shops and restaurants, watching the sunset, fishing, or catching a free family movie or concert at Saengerfest Park. One of the most popular things for Galveston tourists is the free 20-minute ride on the Bolivar Ferry where you can often spot dolphins! Galveston Island State Park is just $5 per person with many options for free and cheap fun.
Keep Cool with Ice
Memorial City Mall offers a chilly escape on the ice rink called Ice Skate USA. Public skating is available seven days a week. Admission is $14. Memorial City Mall is located at 303 Memorial City Way.
Photo credit: Ice Galleria
Houston Galleria’s Ice at the Galleria offers public skating every day for $15 admission and skate rental. The Galleria is located at 5015 Westheimer.
The Aerodrome, where the former Houston Aeros often practiced, is another indoor skating complex perfect to stay cool. Public skating is available for $12 for admission and skate rental. Public skate hours are limited from around 11:50 am – 3:10 pm weekdays around skating lessons and practices.
Beat the Heat Indoors
Catch a Houston Astros game this summer and take advantage of some of their discount promotions: Double Tuesday, $1 Hot Dog Wednesday, Kroger Family Sunday, Coca-Cola Value Days, and Big & Bright Friday Nights. The Astros play downtown at Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford Street.
Enjoy seven museums for free each Thursday in Houston’s Museum District. Plan a special day and hit the highlights of the Houston Museum District – for free!
- Houston Museum of Natural Science: 3 pm – 6 pm
- Children’s Museum of Houston: 5 pm – 8 pm
- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: 10 am – 9 pm
- The Health Museum: 2 pm – 5 pm
- Holocaust Museum Houston: 2 pm – 5 pm
- Houston Museum of African American Culture: 6 pm – 8 pm
- Buffalo Soldiers National Museum: 1 pm – 5 pm
Explore the Downtown Tunnel System, an often well-kept secret in Houston for folks who don’t work downtown. The seven-mile tunnel that dates to the 1930s features underground passageways that connect 80 buildings to government offices, restaurants, retail stores, hotels, banks, corporations and the Theater District. During business hours, head up to Chase Tower’s Sky Lobby on the 60th floor for a view of Uptown Houston and Memorial City Mall. The tunnel is open during business hours Monday – Friday. Explore this interactive map from Houston Downtown Management District.
Reprinted from Houston on the Cheap by Vicki Powers
Due to STAAR testing all clubs and tutorials will be cancelled from Monday, April 9th – Friday, April 13th. All students should be picked up no later than 4pm, unless they are enrolled in Zenith Afterschool program.
Saturday tutorials will still take place.
Debido a las pruebas de STAAR, todos los clubes y tutorias se cancelarán desde el lunes 9 de abril hasta el viernes 13 de abril. Todos los estudiantes deben ser recogidos a más tardar a las 4 PM, a menos que estén inscritos en el programa Zenith Afterschool.
Las tutorias de los sábados todavía tendrán lugar.
All three campuses in our area is closed due to no water.
Please come and pick up your children.
School will be open on Monday, April 9.
Dear parents, school playground is closed due to maintenance.
Students will go to other locations around the building for recess until the playground is ready.
Attention 3rd-5th Grade Tiger Cub Parents:
Students have earned a free dress day on Wednesday, March 28th.
This is a gift to our students and staff for today’s great performance during Active Shooter and Fire Drills.
There will be no school this Friday, March 30, 2018.
Please make note of following days that our campus will be closed due to STAAR testing. Students need to arrive to school no later that 7:55am
April 10 – 4th Grade writing & 5th Grade Math
April 11 – 5th Grade Reading
May 14 – 3rd, 4th Grade Math
May 15 – 3rd, 4th Grade Reading
May 16 – 5th Grade Science
Harmony School of Exploration is committed to our student’s safety and well-being. The information below lists policies and procedures that allow us to maintain student safety during arrival and dismissal time. Safety is a top priority; therefore, adult supervision will begin at 7:30 am. No Students are allowed before 7:30 am unless they are with a parent or guardian.
All vehicles should enter the school using the Greenfork street entrance. DO NOT turn onto Greenfork through the feeder/beltway. You will need to enter through the backside of the school building and stay in your vehicle at all times. Security guards will not allow parents to enter through Greenfork. Only staff are allowed to enter through Feeder/Beltway. The school gate will not open until 7:30 am. All students and parent/guardians must remain in their vehicle until Exploration staff members begin morning duty at 7:30 am.