If you are looking for a retirement destination with an endless supply of diverse arts and culture venues, the Katy-Houston Area’s arts and learning opportunities will inspire you.
Houston is home to seven cultural districts and has the largest number of cultural districts in one city. The city hosts 21,000 concerts, plays, exhibitions, and other arts programs annually, giving visitors access to a wide variety of cultural programs. The 17-block Theater District is home to Houston’s resident performance companies including the symphony, opera, drama, and ballet.
According to Visit Houston, tucked between the bustling Midtown and Medical Center areas rests Houston’s leafy, park-like Museum District. Nineteen world-class institutions are clustered in this area, drawing a reported seven million visitors to the district each year. And in nearly every neighborhood in between, visitors will find public art, theater companies, performances, and a vibrant creative community.
It’s easy to explore the Katy-Houston Area’s arts
Just a few of the ways you can experience the magic to be found in the Katy-Houston area’s arts:
- The Alley Theatre, one of America’s leading nonprofit theatres, celebrates 77 years of live productions year-round with up to 16 plays each year in its newly renovated Theatre, ranging from the best current work, to re-invigorated classic plays, to new plays by contemporary writers.
- The Deluxe Theater for plays, dance, music, films, presentations and educational workshops in greater Houston. The mission of this historic theater is to create a space where arts and culture live – on and off the stage – by providing theater and creative experiences that are within reach for all artists and all people.
- Located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is a dynamic cultural complex and a shining star among the Katy-Houston Area’s arts. The Musem comprises two gallery buildings, a sculpture garden, visitors center, library, movie theater, gift shop, café, two art schools, and two “house” museums.
- The Menil Collection is a museum and neighborhood of art spanning 30 acres in the heart of Houston, Texas. It consists of nearly 15,000 works dating from the paleolithic era to the present day, with an emphasis on antiquity, Byzantine, medieval, tribal, and twentieth-century art. Exhibiting artists lecture and perform; curators and scholars explore exhibitions, collections, and artworks; music, dance, and poetry performances are held.
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Opportunities for learning abound
- For those who yearn to learn in retirement, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UTMB Health in Galveston offers classes in music, cooking, gardening, fitness, art, health, and more, as well as fun events, excellent speakers and plenty of friends to spend time with.
- A fascinating venue is the Houston Maritime Center and Museum, an education center and museum in Houston dedicated to preserving Houston’s maritime history and future. The museum gallery features a wide range of models and artifacts to tell the story of maritime history throughout centuries. With a broad collection of ship models, maritime artifacts and fascinating exhibits HMC is an interactive museum for all ages and interests.
- Take a step back in time at the MKT Railroad Museum with a restored train depot museum and caboose representing the history and heritage of Katy. The museum displays many original elements of operation for the passenger rail service that ran in Katy until 1957.
- Invite the grandkids to join you for a visit to the Children’s Museum of Houston, America’s #1 children’s museum. Embark on a daily escapade filled with thrills, interactive activities, live demonstrations, and performances. Fourteen interactive galleries filled to the brim with exhilarating explorations include a big splash at our outdoor exhibit, FlowWorks, and connecting with nature in EcoStation.
- Houston Museum of Natural Science has five floors of permanent exhibits, spanning astronomy, space science, Native American culture, paleontology, energy, chemistry, geology, seashells and Texas wildlife, alongside a slew of rotating special exhibitions. HMNS also houses three other venues: the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham Giant Screen Theatre and Cockrell Butterfly Center.
The Katy-Houston Area’s arts and learning opportunities are just the beginning
More and more retirees are finding out what a rich cultural treasure awaits them in this popular part of Texas. And as residents of Sinceri Senior Living, they have even more to enjoy. In each of our communities, the activities calendar is filled with inspiring ways to explore your creative side, try your hand at learning to paint or make a craft, classes that educate and inform, and so much more.
At Sinceri Senior Living, you’ll be stimulated, entertained, and inspired
And you’ll enjoy all the perks of a carefree, comfortable lifestyle. We empower older adults to advance their own health and well-being by creating vibrant lifestyles that inspire creativity, support choice, protect dignity, and celebrate experience.
Our team members are dedicated to creating an environment that empowers each resident to live their very best life. Our legacy and business model were family-founded, so we understand the experience of aging, and how to honor your loved ones as they enter their golden years and beyond. We offer exemplary independent living, assisted living and memory care that goes above and beyond the standard expectation of service and care.
The Katy-Houston area has so much to offer residents and visitors alike. Ready to learn more and see our community for yourself? We invite you to schedule a time for a private tour today to get to know us and picture yourself at Sinceri Senior Living. Learn more about designing your life one day at a time in our free download, Just the Facts: Independent Living.