June 2024

Explore Houston Gems By METRORail This Summer!

A woman's arm taps a METRO card at a fare payment station.

 

METRORail is your passport to a summer of excitement and discovery, offering access to a diverse range of the city's most popular attractions. Whether you're a local looking for a staycation filled with variety or a visitor eager to explore, we hope you hop on board and travel into the heart of Houston's vibrant cultural scene. And with tickets priced at just $1.25 and discount programs for students, seniors, and people with disabilities, there's something for everyone to get excited about!

 

Museum District

The Red Line is your gateway to the Museum District, where a world of art, science, and history awaits. Disembark at the Museum District Station and find yourself steps away from renowned institutions like the Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Children's Museum, and many more attractions.

Evening photo of the Houston Holocaust Museum

Disembark at the Museum District Station and find yourself steps away from renowned institutions.

 

Minute Maid Park

Home to the Houston Astros, Minute Maid Park is a must-visit for baseball fans. Catch a game or take a tour of this iconic ballpark. The Green and Purple Lines stop at the Convention District Station, conveniently located nearby. The Red Line’s Preston station is also just a few blocks away.

Wideshot of Minute Maid Park with roof open on a clear sunny day.
All three METRORail lines can get you to Minute Maid Park.

 

Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo is a family-friendly favorite, home to over 6,000 animals from around the globe. Take the Red Line to the Hermann Park/Rice U Station, and you'll find yourself just a short walk from the zoo's entrance. Explore the zoo's diverse habitats and get up close with fascinating creatures.

A boy in a blue t-shirt and white sunglasses feeds a Houston Zoo giraffe.
Take the Red Line to the Hermann Park/Rice U Station, and you'll find yourself just a short walk from the zoo's entrance.

 

Discovery Green

To reach Discovery Green, a 12-acre urban park in downtown Houston, take METRORail's Green or Purple Line to the Convention District stop. From there, you can explore the park's gardens, fountains, dog runs, and other amenities.

Water fountains at Dsicovery Green.

Take the METRORail's Green or Purple Line to the Convention District stop to reach Discovery Green.

 

Theater District

Immerse yourself in Houston's vibrant performing arts scene by taking the Red Line to the Theater District/HCC stop. You'll be steps away from the Alley Theatre, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Wortham Theater Center, and other renowned venues.

Theater District performers stand in costume at Theater District Station.
METRORail’s Theater District/HCC stop is so close to the Theater District that it's practically a stage whisper away!
 
Tips for Riding METRORail
  • Purchase a Q Card for discounted fares and easy access to the system or consider a Day Pass for unlimited rides on METRORail and local buses.
  • Go digital with METRO’s Q Mobile Ticketing app which allows you to purchase a Local Single Ride or Local Day Pass mobile ticket using a credit or debit card, Paypal, Apple Pay and Google Pay.
  • Download the One to Ride app for real-time schedules and trip-planning assistance. Call or text METRO’s Customer Service team at 713-635-4000 if you need additional assistance.

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