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Houston at Home

Houston-themed activities and virtual experiences

Virtual Dinner Party #MissingHOU
 

#MissingHOU Virtual Dinner Party | Zoom Backgrounds

Food + Friends = ♥️

Anyone else miss going to restaurants with their besties? Enter the official #MissingHOU Virtual Dinner Party Contest and it might be the most legit time you’ve had since… well, in a while. Guaranteed. 

How to enter:

1. Order takeout from a local Houston-area restaurant (and, get your friends to do the same)
2. Jump on a video call (zoom, facetime, whatevs) and show us what you're eating
3. Post a pic/video from y’all’s dinner party on social media and use #MissingHOU to be entered to win a cool prize!

What’s the cool prize? It's a secret, but it might just be funds for another dinner party. But, it's a secret. Maybe. Who knows what's real anymore, anyways...

View Official Rules

BONUS POINTS: Use these fun Houston restaurant Zoom backgrounds!

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Coloring with HOU

Stuck at home and can’t keep the kids (or, yourself) entertained? Print out these awesome Houston-themed coloring book pages to bring the city into your living room. You can thank local artists for turning their murals into interactive fun-ness for the whole family

Print at home, color them in, and share your art on social media with us! #MissingHOU Instagram: @Visit_Houston

🖍️ Download Coloring Book

A page from the Houston Mural downloadable coloring book


Wallpapers for HOU

To bring the H a little closer to your heart, we’ve created some pretty cool Houston wallpapers for your phone. Save them, use them, share with your friends and fam, and you’ll never be far from the best city in the world.

  • Photo looking at the sky among Houston skyscrapers
  • Night time view of downtown Houston
  • Street view in Houston
  • Ferris wheel in Houston
  • View of the Houston skyline from a park
  • Night time view of the Houston skyline
  • Night view the Houston skyline from a highway
  • Person in a flight suit in Houston
  • Person in a flightsuit leaning against a railing in Houston in the evening

Cooking with HOU

The best comfort in uncertain times? Food. Comfort Food. If you’re missing some of your favorite Houston restaurants right now, have no fear. We’re delivering a dose of deliciousness to your kitchen with recipes created by some hometown chefs.



Virtual Activities

Check out the below list of activities and ways to explore a virtual Houston! The only way to support our community is to continue to engage, so enjoy your virtual "staycation". 

Virtual Tours & Activities

The Escape Game Digital Version
Explore Houston 360
St. John's Church
Nichols Rice Cherry House
Yates Hou
Virtual Weddings at The Post Oak
Studio Movie Grill Experience At Home
Virtual Family Storytime and Crafts at Levy Park
Bringing the Buffalo Bayou To You - Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern
Buffalo Bayou Boat Tour
NASA at Home
Space Center Houston- Design Challenge
Space Center Houston- STEM Learning Experience
Space Center Houston- Experiments       
Color Me Mine- Pottery Painting At Home
Houston Art Car Parade
Haley Bowen Art- Drawing Lessons
Goodnight Charlie's- Online Concerts

Performing & Visual Arts

ROCO
Ars Lyrica Houston
The Alley Theatre
Alley Theatre At Home- Virtual Interviews

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 
Houston Public Media broadcasts Houston Symphony
Children's Museum of Houston
Texas Art Exhibitions on Glasstire
Houston Chamber Choir podcast, “With One Accord”
Virtual Miller Outdoor Theatre Experience
Houston Symphony- Listen At Home
Houston Symphony- Moment of Music
Houston Symphony- Stretch Your Imagination
Ars Lyrica Baroque Cocktails - Virtual Happy Hour
Blaffer Art Museum
Blaffer Art Museum- My Virtual Blaffer
Blaffer Art Museum- Creative Weekends

Museum Tours & Programs
 

Tours

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Space Center Houston Tour
Explore Mars via Nasa's Curiosity Rover
Virtual Tours of the Houston Zoo
Czech Center Museum Tour
Holocaust Museum Houston
Family Friendly Art Activities with MFAH
The Ensemble Theatre Online Activities
HMNS At Home
 

Programs

Lone Star Flight Museum
The Children's Museum Houston
The Jung Center
The Heritage Society
Asia Society
Houston Zoo Live on Facebook
MFAH and ICCA Launch Landmark Digital Archive
Space Center Thought Leader Series
Contemporary Art Museum- Virtual Drop-Ins

Sports

Astros Activities and online education program (select I have a code, use code 'astros')
Houston Texans educational resources
Relive Greatest Sports Moments with Live Streaming

Shopping

Manready Mercantile FaceTime Shopping
Comicpalooza Offers Online Merchant Shopping
Virtual Spring Nutcracker Market - Shop Online

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