Discover The Area
Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center is conveniently located in Clear Lake, a suburb of Houston that over the years has become famous because of NASA and the space program.
Airports and Transportation
There are two major airports that serve greater Houston. The first one is Bush Intercontinental (IAW) and the second one is Hobby Airport (HOU). Our center is located just 15 minutes away from Hobby Airport, which is serviced by Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and Jet Blue.
Jump on Hwy 45 and you have the option of heading North into downtown Houston to experience the tastes that have made Houston famous, or head South and enjoy the beaches of Galveston.
Where to Stay
Our Teacher Education Center has an ongoing contract with the Marriott Residence Inn Houston NASA/Clear Lake. Located just just a few blocks away, near restaurants, coffee shops, and other conveniences, our guests are able to receive discounted rates. To make a reservation please call the Marriott Reservation hotline at 1 (800) 331-3131 and mention that you are reserving a room under the ETC Montessori agreement. The physical address of the hotel is 525 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, TX 77058-2602.
Many of the individuals who attend our program or the workshops, often bring their children or family members. Stay for an extra few days and enjoy visiting such attractions as NASA Space Center, Brazos Bend Wildlife Park, Galveston, the Houston Zoo, or even catch a game at one of the arenas.
Houston has an entire area that designated as Museum district. Here you will find a variety of museums to satisfy any knowledge buff or child at heart. Following is a short list that we ourselves have visited and recommend:
- Children's Museum of Houston
- Houston Museum of Natural Science
- The Health Museum
- Museum of Fine Arts Houston
- Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
- Space Center Houston
Parks and Recreation
One of the beautiful things that you will notice is that you can be inside the Houston limits but within a few minutes you can find yourself walking in nature whether that be a garden or nature trail. Following is a list of locations that we have found not only beautiful but also educational:
- Houston Zoo
- Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
- Splash Town
- Buffalo Bayou
- Waugh Bridge Bat Colony Pontoon Boat Tours
- Discover Green Park
- Herman Park
Theater and Drama
If you are in the mood for some drama you don't have to go very far. Following is a list of places that is sure to satisfy the thespian in every one of us: