49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

Welcome back to The Woodlands for the 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference! We are so excited to have LPSC back in the area. Whether you are coming from close by or from a country far away, our goal is to make this the best conference yet! Take a look at some helpful tips for your time in the area.

Getting Around

Take a stroll

Take a stroll

Welcome to The Woodlands! While you are visiting we want you to be able to see all the sights, hear all the sounds, and enjoy all the activities. One thing that we pride ourselves on is the walkability of our town. From shopping, to dining, you can walk to it all! Take a look at the map of our township to track down your next favorite spot to take a stroll.

Ride the trolley

Ride the trolley

The Woodlands Town Center Trolley service includes three trolleys operating seven days a week, circulating approximately every 10 minutes during peak operating hours around retail and office locations throughout the Town Center area. Hop aboard a free trolley to popular retail and office locations throughout the Town Center area. The trolleys provide transit service along an approximate 3.2-mile route connecting The Woodlands Mall, Market Street, businesses and residences along The Woodlands Waterway.

is how easy it is to get where you need to go. You would be surprised how easy it is to simply hop on our free trolley system for those spots just out of reach. Take a look at the map below for all the details you need to get around!


Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m2016 Trolley Online Map-111616

Pedal around

Pedal around

One of the coolest and the NEWEST way to get around is on a Mobike!  Mobike makes getting around The Woodlands easy, convenient and affordable. Just follow these steps and you’re good to go:
1. Download the app on your phone in the iOS or Google Play store and sign up with your preferred method of payment.
2. Use the app to find a Mobike close to your location.
3. Unlock the Mobike with the app on your phone.
4. Ride to your heart’s content and simply lock the Mobike for others to use.
5. Make sure you notice the cost – only $1 per half-hour!

App promo:  Give 5 Free Rides & Get 5 Free Rides! Invite your friends to Mobike. After they sign up and finish their first ride, you will get free ride coupons.

 Ride anywhere in The Woodlands – just be sure to pick up and drop off within the Town Center area.


Things to Do

Get outdoors

Get outdoors


With days full of conference talk and multiple information sessions to sit through, you will need to make an escape and get out in the sunshine for a break.

The Woodlands is the perfect place to get outdoors! At  Riva Row Boat House you can jump in a kayak and leisurely paddle around.

Another great excuse to get out and about is our Art Bench Challenge! Throughout The Woodlands we have fourteen art benches that have been specially created by various artists. The majority of our benches are along The Waterway but there are some that require a little more exploring.Take up the challenge and download the Art Bench map here.

Now, if you haven’t quite gotten enough of the great outdoors from all of the previous activities, try out a few of our parks! There is no such thing as too much time outside, right?


Have fun

Have fun

Whether you are a workout-aholic or are simply looking for a good movie to check out, don’t miss out on all The Woodlands has to offer.

At Ride Indoor Cycling you have a chance to work off some of that yummy conference food. Not only will you be able to experience an awesome new workout class but it is also free to our conference attendees. That right, FREE!

Need to relieve some stress? Check out Yoga One Studios at Market Street. Did we mention they even have Hot Yoga available?

If workout classes just are not your thing, don’t worry! Sometimes a good old movie theater will do the trick for a night away from conference sessions. Check out Cinemark located right across the street from The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Mental break here you come!

Shop til you drop

Shop til you drop

Shopping in The Woodlands is an experience in itself. Southern Living Magazine calls us “One of America’s Best Shopping Destinations” and with good reason! With over eleven million square feet of world-class shopping with retailers large and small, The Woodlands is a regional shopping destination providing a blend of top department stores and independent boutiques not found anywhere else. While the majority of our retail activity is located in Town Center, you’ll find a unique mix of locally-owned stores, signature fashion, home furnishings, and restaurants throughout all of The Woodlands. Make sure to check out all that The Woodlands Mall and Market Street have to offer!


Welcome to The Woodlands!  While you’re here check out our participating restaurants to receive 10% -20% off your meal. Show your LPSC conference badge to qualify!

LPSC 2018 - Restaurant Promo Partners

McAlister's Deli

McAlister’s Deli is an easygoing counter-service restaurant known for hand-crafted sandwiches, fresh salads, large baked potatoes and sweet tea. Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

3335 College Park Dr, Suite 100
(936) 271-1888

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At Churrascos, you can enjoy the bold flavors of the South American parilla with all its fire and passion. Private Dining Options: Ipanema Room – 25 seated/30 reception Macondo Room…

21 Waterway Avenue Suite #130
(281) 367-1492

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Market Street


Grotto Italian Restaurant in The Woodlands is the ideal place to enjoy a quick lunch or leisurely meal. As part of their unsurpassed passion for detail, everything is homemade on…

9595 Six Pines Drive Suite #100
(281) 419-4252

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Cru: A Wine Bar

Cru: Wine Bar is the first wine bar in Texas to offer 30 wines by the glass, 300 splendid bottles from all over the world and at every price point….

9595 Six Pines Drive Suite #650
(214) 880-9675

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Pinecroft Center Area


Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice through tender steak and juicy chicken….

1720 Lake Woodlands Dr.
(281) 292-0061

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Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill’s menu is inspired with one person in mind – you. With a deep understanding and passion for seafood, they’ve used their expertise to create an unparalleled lineup of…

1555 Lake Woodlands Drive Suite #435
(281) 419-5055

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Along The Waterway

The Goose's Acre

The Goose’s Acre is an authentic Irish pub from Midleton, County Cork, Ireland. A big, open bay kitchen is the main focus of the bistro, where a wood-fired pizza oven…

21 Waterway Avenue Suite #140
(281) 466-1502

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Yucatan Taco Stand

Experience the bold tastes and flavors usually found only in the Yucatan region of Mexico, Central and South America. Yucatan Taco Stand proudly features the freshest Latin fusion cuisine in…

24 Waterway Avenue Suite #160
(281) 419-6300

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Hughes Landing

Fogo de Chão

Upscale Brazilian chain for all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside plus an extensive salad bar. Private Dining Options: Rio Carnival – 40 seated (room may split into 2 separate rooms, each able…

1900 Hughes Landing Blvd. Suite 400
(281) 298-4200

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Landry's Seafood

Overlooking the scenic Waterway and just moments from The Woodlands Mall and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Landry’s Seafood restaurant features succulent seafood specialties, mouthwatering steaks and the sweetest desserts….

1212 Lake Robbins Drive
(281) 362-9696

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Genghis Grill

Legend has it that during their conquests, Genghis Khan and his men grilled food on their shields over an open flame. In much the same way, Genghis Grill’s Grill Masters…

9300 Six Pines Dr. Suite #100
(281) 363-4745

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Nothing Bundt Cakes

Step into a Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery and let the aroma of freshly-baked Bundt stir your senses. Choose from ten luscious Bundt flavors and forty unique cake designs while you…

10868 Kuykendahl Road Suite #B
(281) 419-8026

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Stadia Sports Grill

At Stadia Sports Grill you will find great dining, music, and a variety of sporting events displayed throughout their contemporary dining, lounge, and bar areas. Unique sports decor, modern high…

9595 Six Pines Drive Suite #1110
(281) 298-1818

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Along The Waterway

Grimaldi's Pizzeria

A taste of New York comes to Texas. Famously known for their thin crust, coal fired brick-oven pizzas and calzones, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has arrived at The Waterway Square District in…

20 Waterway Avenue Suite #100
(281) 465-3500

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Nestle Toll House

Nestle Toll House serves an assortment of cookies, smoothies, crepes, sandwiches, coffees and ice creams.

25 Waterway Avenue
(832) 663-6895

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