Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Clute: Center for the Arts & Sciences

The Center is a cultural and educational complex that features an art gallery, a science museum, a planetarium and two performance theaters in Clute. The art gallery exhibits work by international, regional and local artists.


  • 400 College Blvd.
  • Clute, Texas
  • 77531


Hours & Fees

  • 10 am - 4 pm Tuesday-Saturday; 2 pm - 5 pm Sunday; Closed Monday
  • Free Admission to Museum and Art Gallery; Tickets for planetarium, theater and symphony must be purchased.


The Center is home to the longest running community theater on the Texas Gulf Coast and offers five major productions each season performing in either the arena or proscenium theater. The museum contains the largest seashell collection in the South along with fossils, including dinosaurs and mammoth bones. Other exhibits feature Texas coastal wildlife and a unique jade and ivory collection. The planetarium has shows every Tuesday. Visitors can also view images from the Hubble telescope in the lobby through View-Space.