15 hours ago

Earth Day Tip: Throw away your trash in the c...

Earth Day Tip: Throw away your trash in the correct bins! Keep them from harming our sea friends and land dwellers. Join us this weekend for Party for the Planet


19 hours ago

Paid work opportunity for youth ages 16-21 th...

Paid work opportunity for youth ages 16-21 this summer with a local nonprofit organizatation or Bank of America!


22 hours ago

Now Recruiting Leaders

Where Great Opportunities Grow!

    Now Recruiting Leaders
    We have a special leadership opportunity for your neighborhood. As part of our GO (Great Opportunities) Neighborhoods Initiative, Houston LISC offers leadership development workshops for resident leaders, organizational representatives and other community stakeholders. These trainings build important leadership capacity to transform communities. The 2018 training cycle will focus on solutions to improve health and equity.
    http://go-neighborhoods.org

23 hours ago

Spring is here, and many pets love playing ou...

Spring is here, and many pets love playing outside and exploring the garden. While your pet may enjoy the time outdoors, it's important to be mindful that some common plants can be highly toxic to pets. BluePearl veterinarians explain how to keep your garden safe and avoid plant toxicity emergencies in this ABC Action News article:

    Local vets warn about toxic plants after dog nearly dies from accidental poisoning
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Veterinarians from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are warning homeowners about the danger of toxic plants and other garden dangers this spring. This comes after a Tampa pet owner's dog nearly died after ingesting parts of a toxic plant. While sago palm may look like a simple green, leafy plant, it is actually highly toxic to dogs.
    https://www.abcactionnews.com

24 hours ago

Did you know we have a full time staff of ani...

Did you know we have a full time staff of animal caregivers for all the fish, mammals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates? We met with quarantine biologist, Laura to ask a few questions... Q: Where did you go to school? A: A&M Galveston Q: What is your favorite part about your job? A: I love feeding the turtles in our gamefish tank! Q: What is the most important part of your job? A: I take care of our quarantine area and the most important part of my job is observing the animals for any signs of sickness or injury. Q: What is your favorite animal to care for? A: I love taking care of our baby alligator snapping turtle. Q: If you could tell Facebook one thing, what would it be? A: Recycle!


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41 hours ago

It's a Houston homecoming for cast member Dor...

It's a Houston homecoming for cast member Dorcas Leung when Hamilton: An American Musical comes to the Hobby Center April 24-May 20. https://bit.ly/2EUSVJL

    BWW Interview: Dorcas Leung Talks the Power of HAMILTON
    Dorcas Leung, currently touring the nation with HAMILTON as the standby for Angelica Schuyler, Eliza Hamilton, Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds, is an Asian immigrant who grew up in Houston and went to elementary, middle, and high school in Spring Branch ISD.
    https://www.broadwayworld.com

44 hours ago

Party for the planet is coming up this weeken...

Party for the planet is coming up this weekend! Why is this day so important to us? We are asking you to join us in celebrating the planet! Learn about native species like our alligator snapping turtle, and how you can save them!


47 hours ago

An inside look at Wartime Stories, Part 3: New video

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    An inside look at Wartime Stories, Part 3: New video - Da Camera chamber music and jazz
    Da Camera's Wartime Stories concert has a strong connection to this season's theme, No Place Like Home. In this new video, the third in a series providing an in-depth inside look at this concert, Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg makes the connection.
    https://www.dacamera.com

2 days ago

Downtown Aquarium - Houston added 2 new photo...

Our bird caregiver got some great snaps of Lewis living his best life. Who else is enjoying the nice weather?! 📷: Anjelica


2 days ago

The Electric Eel Train is fast approaching. E...

The Electric Eel Train is fast approaching. Enjoy FREE Train Rides on April 21st from 10am – Noon. Stay tuned for more details!

    Downtown Aquarium - Houston
    The Electric Eel Train is fast approaching. Enjoy FREE Train Rides on April 21st from 10am - Noon. Stay tuned for more details!
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2 days ago

Update: Shark Voyage Closure The train will ...

Update: Shark Voyage Closure The train will be closed starting Monday, April 16, until Thursday, April 19. We are enhancing your adventure. Please stay tuned for the latest updates and reopening. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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4 days ago

Thank you to the wonderful Neighbors, Partner...

Thank you to the wonderful Neighbors, Partners, Students and other volunteers who came out to clean Herrera Elementary’s Spark Park! We picked up 25 bags full of trash! The kids will be happy on Monday to have a clean park to play in :)


5 days ago

The clean up at Herrera Elementary is startin...

The clean up at Herrera Elementary is starting! Join us if you would like to help keep this park beautiful for the kids!

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5 days ago

Did you know we have a full time staff of ani...

Did you know we have a full time staff of animal caregivers for all the fish, mammals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates? We met with mammal and bird caregiver, Laly to ask a few questions... Q: Where did you go to school? A: I earned my Bachelor’s degree in comparative psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and am currently working on my Master’s degree in environmental management at the University of Houston- Clear Lake. Q: What is your favorite part about your job? A: I love the pure joy and excitement an animal gets when they figure out a new behavior we have been working on. Q: What is the most important part of your job? A: I would say that the most important part of my job is facilitating the ability for the everyday person to develop a connection with an animal they may never have had the opportunity to see up close otherwise. I feel this connection is the driving factor behind so many efforts to protect and conserve our environment and the animals we share it with. Q: What is your favorite behavior you have trained? A: My first favorite behavior is a color discrimination behavior with Wednesday, one of our green wing macaws, where we use sign language to tell Wednesday what color of toys we want him retrieve. My second favorite behavior is one you will see in our show this summer. If the host of the show forgets a line, Gretchen, one of our rats will bring them a cue card on stage. Q: If you could tell Facebook one thing, what would it be? A: This planet is completely and utterly interconnected. Every effort you make to protect your favorite animal ends up protecting all the animals in that same habitat.


5 days ago

Finn the rescue pup developed signs of a seri...

Finn the rescue pup developed signs of a serious, chronic illness shortly before his second birthday. BluePearl's Dr. Jean Ferreri, who is board-certified in veterinary internal medicine, diagnosed him with primary portal vein hypoplasia, an incurable disease that affects blood in the liver. Finn's loving owner Christina Fried established Finn's Fund to assist other families whose dogs are facing a vascular liver abnormality. Read more about this special pup and Finn's fund:

    Rescue dog inspires new fund for canine patients with liver conditions
    After spending his first few months on the streets of New York City, Finn the mixed-breed dog found his family in Christina Fried '94, who adopted him into her home in 2006. Just before his second birthday, however, he started showing signs of a serious, chronic illness.
    https://www2.vet.cornell.edu

5 days ago

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5 days ago

Poet Adam Zagajewski on Houston, exile and his love of music

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    Poet Adam Zagajewski on Houston, exile and his love of music - Da Camera chamber music and jazz
    Adam Zagajewski is Poland's most famous living poet, nominated in 2010 for the Nobel Prize in Literature. After two decades spent living in Europe and the United States-including Houston-during the Soviet era, Zagajewski returned to Krakow in 2002. His journey and his longtime collaboration with Da Camera founder Sarah Rothenberg inform a unique program of ...
    https://www.dacamera.com

6 days ago

6 days ago

Did you know we have a full time staff of ani...

Did you know we have a full time staff of animal caregivers for all the fish, mammals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates? We met with Biologist, Shawn to ask a few questions... Q: Where did you go to school? A: Southern Utah University Q: What is your favorite part about your job? A: Feeding the animals I care for. Q: What is the most important part of your job? A: Taking care of the fish and educating people about them. Q: What is your favorite animal to care for? A: The little sharks. Q: If you could tell Facebook one thing, what would it be? A: Reduce the amount of plastic you use and recycle or reuse what you can! Please take care of our oceans!


6 days ago

Not enough time to enjoy your crabmeat & avoc...

Not enough time to enjoy your crabmeat & avocado salad here? We're available on Grub Hub!


6 days ago

Join us for live music, lawn games, and more ...

Join us for live music, lawn games, and more to celebrate the grand opening of the White Oak to Buffalo Downtown trail connection this upcoming Saturday, April 28 starting at 10 am!


6 days ago

Broadway at the Hobby Center shared Broadway....

Follow along with Waitress the Musical tour star Desi Oakley's backstage blog before it comes to our stage as part of our 2018-2019 season in January!

    Broadway.com
    WAITRESS tour star Desi Oakley says hi y'all, gives us a welcomin' backstage tour, tries some Texas pie and more!
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Apr 11

While we tend to suffer from allergies respir...

While we tend to suffer from allergies respiratorily, dogs pick up allergens through their skin. Left untreated, a small allergy problem can become more serious long-term problem. Dr. Chris Cook, our veterinary dermatology specialist in Michigan, talked about allergies with @USAToday for their annual Pet Guide. That handsome bulldog is Henri, a dermatology patient of Dr. Noel Radwanski in Tampa.

    Like people, dogs can struggle with seasonal allergies
    When spring arrives, many of us humans are reaching for the tissues and allergy meds. Turns out our dogs may be suffering, too. Instead of respiratory symptoms, most dogs with seasonal allergies have dermatological reactions - irritated skin, ear or paw infections and a tendency to lick, bite or scratch the affected areas.
    https://www.usatoday.com

Apr 11

Watch fish feedings and talk with our staff d...

Watch fish feedings and talk with our staff diver during our Earth Day celebration on April 21 & 22 #partyfortheplanet


Apr 11

Downtown Aquarium - Houston added 3 new photo...

Our crew cleaning the planet! Picking up the shoreline will prevent most of this debris from getting into our bay and our oceans. Great job Aquarium team!


Apr 11

An inside look at Wartime Stories, Part 2: New video

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    An inside look at Wartime Stories, Part 2: New video - Da Camera chamber music and jazz
    Wartime Stories includes stunning visual elements that, combined with the music of Steve Reich and Olivier Messiaen, add dimension and depth to the themes explored in the scores. In part 2 of our Inside Look at this concert, Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg explains how award-winning lighting designer Jennifer Tipton created a visual world that dialogs ...
    https://www.dacamera.com

Apr 11

Did you know we have a full time staff of ani...

Did you know we have a full time staff of animal caregivers for all the fish, mammals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates? We met with mammal and bird caregiver Allen, to ask a few questions... Q: Where did you go to school? A: Temple University in Philadelphia. My major was Anthropology. Q: What is your favorite part about your job? A: Having the opportunity to both work directly with and educate the public about some of the incredible species that inhabit our planet. Once I start talking about animals, it's hard to get me to stop! Q: What is the most important part of your job? A: Aside from making sure our animals get the absolute best care possible, it's important to build a connection between our guests and our wildlife and environment. The whole reason we do what we do is to make sure that the general public is equipped with the skills and knowledge to help out our natural world. Q: What is your favorite behavior you have trained? A: Since I'm newer to the Aquarium family, I haven't taught a brand new behavior to any of our animals just yet, however, I do spend my time reinforcing and building up behaviors that our animals already know (and our animals know quite a lot). Q: If you could tell Facebook one thing, what would it be? A: Respect ALL species. I know that there a plenty of animals that get bad reputations or might not be considered cute and cuddly. It's important to know the roles an animal plays and to have respect for them even if they may not be one of your favorites. Always try to learn something new about an animal; you never know how your perspective of that animal might change after learning about how amazing they are! You may even end up thinking they are cute or cuddly after all!


Apr 11

Our habitat staff is doing their part to cons...

Our habitat staff is doing their part to conserve our shorelines. They will be volunteering their time to help the Galveston Bay Foundation do a trash clean up. Conserve what you love! 💪🌎❤️


Apr 11

Join Officer James Sobota on Tuesday, May 8th...

Join Officer James Sobota on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. for the Chief's Citywide "Positive Interaction Program" focusing on Robbery Awareness!


Apr 10

Rudy loves YOU a whole sloth ❤️ Hit the like ...

Rudy loves YOU a whole sloth ❤️ Hit the like button if you love him back!


Apr 10

Continuing education is important for our ani...

Continuing education is important for our animal care staff at the Aquarium. Keeping up with the latest information on animal behavior and welfare is important for animals in human care. We sent three staff members to The Animal Behavior Management Alliance (ABMA) conference in San Antonio to see the latest on animal training and welfare. Here’s our staff member Sasha doing behavioral observations on giraffes!


Apr 10

Update! The Shark Voyage train ride is closed...

Update! The Shark Voyage train ride is closed until 3pm today. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are working to enhance your adventure.


Apr 10

GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston added 2 ne...

Come join us at our Health and Resource Fair April 21st from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm! Face painting, a pop-up library, live music, and a special appearance by Elmo are just a few of the fun things planned for that day! Or register as a volunteer!


Apr 10

GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston shared Sab...

Support small businesses in the #NearNorthside!

    Sabor Del Northside
    Please support Rocio's bakery! She baked some of her most delicious sweets for #Sabor2018. Because of the weather, we had to cancel the event. But that doesn't mean we can't still support our local...
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Apr 10

Come join us at our Health and Resource Fair ...

Come join us at our Health and Resource Fair April 21st from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm! Face painting, a pop-up library, live music, and a special appearance by Elmo are just a few of the fun things planned for that day!


Apr 10

Did you know we have a full time staff of ani...

Did you know we have a full time staff of animal caregivers for all the fish, mammals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates? We met with Senior Biologist, Casey to ask a few questions... Q: Where did you go to school? A: The University of North Carolina Wilmington for Marine Biology Q: What is your favorite part about your job? A: Nothing makes me happier than a fish spawn. Successfully rearing larval fish to adulthood is one of the best feelings. Q: What is the most important part of your job? A: Noticing the small details. It's important to watch out for the little changes in the behavior and health of our fish so that we can ensure that all of our creatures are receiving the best possible care. Q: What is your favorite animal to care for? A: Seahorses! Syngnathids (seahorses and pipefish) require a higher degree of care than a lot of other fish, making them a little tricky, but that just makes the job all that more rewarding. Q: If you could tell Facebook one thing, what would it be? A: Now more than ever, it is so incredibly important to choose sustainable seafood and captive bred fish to help reduce the pressures on wild populations. Captively breeding ornamental fish and invertebrates is the only way to bring many species to the aquarium trade sustainably and without harming the environment.


Apr 10

Apr 09

BluePearl Veterinary Partners (Spring, TX) sh...

Have you ever played hide and seek with your pet (or the other way around)? Give it a try, and let us know how it goes!

    In The Know
    Where'd ya go? 🤔 via Daily Picks and Flicks
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Apr 09

Attention subscribers...your renewal deadline...

Attention subscribers...your renewal deadline has passed, but we want to make sure you experience all our spectacular 2018-2019 season has to offer, which is why we're extending your renewal deadline to this Friday, April 13, 2018. Renew 24/7 at www.BroadwayAtTheHobbyCenter.com or by calling your subscriber hotline at 800-952-6560 (M-F, 9AM-5PM).

    Broadway at the Hobby Center
    Attention subscribers...your renewal deadline has passed, but we want to make sure you experience all our spectacular 2018-2019 season has to offer, which is why we're extending your renewal deadline...
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Apr 09

An inside look at Wartime Stories, Part 1: New video

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    An inside look at Wartime Stories, Part 1: New video - Da Camera chamber music and jazz
    Composers Steve Reich and Olivier Messiaen are rarely put together in one musical program, but in Wartime Stories on April 21, Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg explores themes of uprootedness and absence from home through their personal experiences. This is where it all begins.
    https://www.dacamera.com

Apr 09

GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston added 2 ne...

Come out to volunteer at these events happening in the Greater Northside!


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