14 hours ago

Wild, free and delicious 😋 Try our new five S...

Wild, free and delicious 😋 Try our new five Strawberry Bliss desserts. Ask your server for the menu.

    Downtown Aquarium - Houston
    Wild, free and delicious 😋 Try our new five Strawberry Bliss desserts. Ask your server for the menu.
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18 hours ago

Bird caregiver Sasha asked Wednesday his opin...

Bird caregiver Sasha asked Wednesday his opinion on what’s best for the planet...

    Downtown Aquarium - Houston
    Bird caregiver Sasha asked Wednesday his opinion on what's best for the planet...
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20 hours ago

Downtown Aquarium - Houston added 2 new photo...

Happy Earth Day! The Aquarium is committed to making sustainable choices in every department. We unleashed our Electric Eel yesterday and now we’re really going GREEN! What sustainable choices have you and your family made today? Tell us all about it while you visit us for Party for the Planet!

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    Downtown Aquarium - Houston added a new photo.
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21 hours ago

The first #HAM4HAM lottery is now officially ...

The first #HAM4HAM lottery is now officially open for the Tuesday, April 24th performance. The deadline for entries is Monday, April 23rd at 9AM. You can register at http://hamiltonmusical.com/lottery or via the official HAMILTON app in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store (http://hamiltonmusical.com/lottery). Subsequent digital lotteries will begin two days prior to each performance. More info at: https://bit.ly/2qkHN3h

    Broadway at the Hobby Center
    The first #HAM4HAM lottery is now officially open for the Tuesday, April 24th performance. The deadline for entries is Monday, April 23rd at 9AM. You can register at...
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33 hours ago

Last call for discounted Crawfish and Brew pr...

Last call for discounted Crawfish and Brew pre-sale tickets! Prices go up tomorrow at the door. Let's eat some bugs, drink some beers, and enjoy the tunes. CrawfishAndBrews.com #8thWonder #CrawfishAndBrews #Crawfish

    8th Wonder Brewery
    Last call for discounted Crawfish and Brew pre-sale tickets! Prices go up tomorrow at the door. Let's eat some bugs, drink some beers, and enjoy the tunes. CrawfishAndBrews.com #8thWonder...
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45 hours ago

It’s electric! Free rides until noon! ⚡️

It’s electric! Free rides until noon! ⚡️

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    It's electric! Free rides until noon! ⚡️
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46 hours ago

The ⚡Electric Eel⚡ has been unleashed! FREE ...

The ⚡Electric Eel⚡ has been unleashed! FREE rides today from 10am-noon


2 days ago

All aboard the ⚡Electric Eel⚡ Join us as we c...

All aboard the ⚡Electric Eel⚡ Join us as we celebrate our new addition to the Shark Voyage FREE train rides tomorrow from 10am – Noon!!! #goinggreen

2 days ago

Electrify Your Adventure! Join us tomorrow as...

Electrify Your Adventure! Join us tomorrow as we go green with our NEW ⚡Electric Eel⚡ Train *FREE train rides from 10am-noon


2 days ago

Today we pay tribute to our friend, Harris. J...

Today we pay tribute to our friend, Harris. Join us as we remember him and celebrate his life. Great music. Funny comics. Good times. Wonderful beer. #HarrisPhest #HarrisWittels #8thWonder


2 days ago

Shark Voyage Udpate: The train will be in ope...

Shark Voyage Udpate: The train will be in operation today from 10:30am - 1pm. At 1pm, the train will be closed to the public again for the remainder of the day. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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3 days ago

Our trainers and vets spend hours building re...

Our trainers and vets spend hours building relationships with the animals at the Aquarium. This allows us to train voluntary medical behaviors for stress free check ups! This is Dr. Jordan giving Wednesday a treat.


4 days 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


4 days ago

‪Head to FM Kitchen and Bar today for the unv...

‪Head to FM Kitchen and Bar today for the unveiling of Donkeeboy’s new mural!‬


4 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 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!


5 days 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.
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5 days 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!


5 days ago

We’re hiring beertenders for the taproom. Wee...

We’re hiring beertenders for the taproom. Weekend availability only. Please send resumes to taproom@8thwonder.com #8thWonder


5 days 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.
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6 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


6 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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6 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.


Apr 14

WOKE UP LIKE DIS!!!! ASTROS WORLD SERIES TROP...

WOKE UP LIKE DIS!!!! ASTROS WORLD SERIES TROPHY IS AT 8TH WONDER TIL 10a TODAY!!! #8thWonder #Astros #WorldSeries #Champions #WorldChamps


Apr 14

  • CYCLING in the City

    Teacher Schneider is asking for $1294.48:
    My students need cycling trainers so they will be able to train throughout the school year. Houston’s weather is so unpredictable.
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Apr 13

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.


Apr 13

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

Apr 13

$3 Dome Faux’ms and $4 Hopstons at all Creek ...

$3 Dome Faux’ms and $4 Hopstons at all Creek Group locations during baseball season. Onion Creek, Cedar Creek, Cactus Cove, Canyon Creek, and Piggy’s. We’ll drink to that. Cheers! 🍻⚾️ #8thWonder #DomeFauxm #Hopston


Apr 12

8th Wonder Brewery posted 2 photos.

Son of a pinch! Don't miss out on the 5th Annual Crawfish & Brews on Sunday April 22nd at the brewery. Delicious mudbugs. Great jams. Tasty beer. Ticket link in bio or visit 8thWonder.com | @chali_2na @naughty_professor @djmrrogers @eimaralsol @9thsage @crawfishandbrews #8thWonder #CrawfishAndBrews #Crawfish @ 8th Wonder Brewery


Apr 12

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!


Apr 12

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

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


Apr 12

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!

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    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

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 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

On 420 we honor our late, great friend, Harri...

On 420 we honor our late, great friend, Harris. He was a comedic genius who left us too soon. Join us as we celebrate his birthday and celebrate his life. Heapin' Helpin' will be performing a Phish cover set in honor. Portion of taproom sales go towards the Harris Wittels Fund at HSPVA. Open to the public. No ticket necessary. #8thWonder #HarrisPhest #HarrisWittels #HumbleBrag Heapin' Helpin' Lion Heights Guilla Oliver Penn


Apr 10

8th Wonder Brewery added an event.

Join us for the next Wonder Wheels ride Wednesday, April 25th at 6:30p. We'll even have the folks from Sun & Ski out around 5:30p to help you air up your tires & make sure you're ready to roll. First beer is on us! 8th Wonder > Kirby Ice House > The Burger Joint > Axelrad

    Wonder Wheels Wednesday!
    Join us for the next Wonder Wheels ride Wednesday, April 25th at 6:30p. We'll even have the folks from Sun & Ski out around 5:30p to help you air up your...
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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.


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