The Great Texas Mosqu
Every summer, thousands of visitors gather in Clute for a three-day celebration honoring what might be considered one of nature's most dishonorable creations: the mosquito. This family-friendly festival features fun, mosquitoes-not-required events like live concerts, food vendors, arts and crafts, carnival rides, a fun run, and a BBQ and fajita cook-off. But that is where the traditional summer fair events end. This quirky celebration also features a baby crawl-off and a mosquito calling contest. Although this festival may seem a bit unusual, it is all in the spirit of lighthearted Texas fun.
Joe Mammoth and Frien
Ancient history finds its place into Texas history with a wild scientific discovery. Well before the U.S. was even colonized, many eons ago, the land we now know as hot, dry Texas was home to wooly mammoths. That may be hard to believe, but in 2003 two separate sets of mammoth remains, one of which was affectionately named "Joe Mammoth" by its discoverers, were found in Clute. This unexpected discovery brought unprecedented archaeological and paleontological attention to this small town, with scientists from across the country coming to Clute to excavate the remains.
The Center for the Ar
With a mission of providing its community an enriching cultural and educational experience, this center provides Clute residents with a one-stop place to find many diverse kinds of resources. Within the 45,000 square foot complex is a planetarium, a museum of natural science, theatrical facilities, and an art league. Each of these specific resources houses a variety of groups, including a sea shell searching group, a children's acting company, a teen guild, the Brazosport symphony, an artists' association, and an archaeological society. The center offers plenty of volunteer opportunities for citizens who want to get involved.