Just an hour from downtown Houston and minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, The Center for the Arts & Sciences is full of exhibits and fun activities for the whole family. The easy-to-find attraction is near Highway 288, a popular route to both Surfside Beach and Quintana Beach. Inside The Center, visitors will discover a natural science museum, a full-dome planetarium, an art studio and gallery, as well as two performing arts theaters. The Center is open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays all year round, and is only minutes away from other museums, great restaurants and plentiful accommodations.
The Center is a “must-visit” destination for travelers enjoying the Brazosport Area’s many attractions. Visitors are encouraged to delve into history in the Brazosport Museum of Natural Science inside The Center. Explore ocean life with one of the largest public seashell collections in the South. Take a peek into the lives of prehistoric cultures of the Americas, including those cultures that once considered the Gulf Coast of Texas home. Young and old alike will be thrilled to get up close to an allosaurus, raptors and other favorite fossils. Marvel at the glittering geodes, sparkling gemstones and rocks that glow in the dark.
Once your curiosity into the natural world has been satisfied, the art gallery awaits you, only steps from the museum’s entrance. Fine arts exhibits featuring both local and international artists are constantly in rotation throughout the year, so no two visits to The Center are the same. Artistic styles range from watercolors and landscapes taken from nature to adventurous and bold abstract works that challenge convention. All exhibits are free and the gallery is open six days a week. Details about art shows can be found at www.brazosportcenter.org.
Every Tuesday night and fourth Friday of the month at 7:00 p.m., audiences are invited to launch their imaginations into space at the BASF Planetarium. Take a tour of the planets and moons of our solar system. Learn to identify constellations in the same planetarium as NASA astronauts. Journey to the edge of the universe with the interactive displays in the planetarium lobby. Show tickets are only $5 for adults and $3 for children, making a night at the planetarium an affordable, entertaining and educational experience. Planetarium shows rotate each month, giving visitors more reasons to return.
Brazosport Center Stages performs much-loved comedies, musicals and dramas at the Freeport LNG Theater and the Dow Arena Theater, which are also conveniently located in The Center. New plays are featured every six to eight weeks, including a family friendly musical every July. Center Stages is proud to present Little Shop of Horrors as its season opener on September 15, 2017 in the Freeport LNG Theater. The rest of the season includes the Neil Simon play, Rumors, the award-winning musical Cabaret, the hilarious “fish-out-of-water” comedy, The Little Theater’s Production of Hamlet, and the classic musical favorite, The Music Man. Tickets and show times are available at www.brazosportcenter.org.
So much adventure, exploration and entertainment await you at The Center for the Arts & Sciences at 400 College Blvd in Clute, TX. Plan your visit today!