This section includes zoos, aquariums and natural history museums in the Houston area. Why? Fantastical creatures in steampunk tales are often based on real ones. And some steampunk artists have used animal forms as inspiration for their work. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of particular interest to steampunks.

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Clute, TX, USA

This natural history museum boasts a large collection of shells, as well as "real life-sized fossilized dinosaur skeletons. . ."

Houston, TX, USA

Downtown Aquarium is a public aquarium and restaurant in Houston. . .


Houston, TX, USA

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a science museum in Hermann Park in Houston. . .

Houston, TX, USA

The Houston Zoo is a 55-acre zoological park located within Hermann Park in Houston. . .

Galveston, TX, USA

Moody Gardens is an educational tourist destination in Galveston, Texas. . .

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