101 Best Things To Do With Kids In Houston

  1. Learn to build robots or cars out of Lego at the Children’s Museum of Houston.
  2. Enjoy seeing more than 200 types of underwater creatures at Downtown Aquarium.
  3. Meet more than 6,000 animals and hundreds of specie at Houston Zoo.
  4. Have a blast at true 4D virtual reality gaming at 30 Minutes Virtual Reality Gaming.
  5. Travel back to the 1800s when the city was first being founded, look at artifacts and memorabilia from Houston’s lengthy past at Sam Houston Park.
  6. Do some out-of-this-world experiences, watch astronauts train for missions, touch a real moon rock, and tour NASA’s control center at Space Center Houston.
  7. Try interactive games and fun for all ages, as you explore historic buildings, watch the ranchers at work, and see the livestock at George Ranch Historical Park.
  8. Go fishing, hiking, boat-riding, golfing, or just admire a Japanese garden with your family at Hermann Park.
  9. Tour the beautiful gardens and manicured hedges at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.
  10. Bike around, have a picnic, and be amazed at the different exhibits at Market Square Park.
  11. Root for the baseball hometeam Astros in a retractable roof stadium at Minute Maid Park.
  12. Wander around into a major cultural hub in Houston, from creative spaces to sacred places to myriad trendy restaurants and bars at Montrose.
  13. Visit one of the largest museums in the United States which houses over 63,000 works from six continents at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
  14. Inspect the tallest building in Texas at JPMorgan Chase Tower.
  15. See interconnected air-conditioned tunnels, and enjoy one of the most unique attractions in the entire southwest at Downtown Tunnels.
  16. Visit Holocaust Museum Houston, which features rotating exhibitions as well as events, & research collections about the Holocaust.
  17. Catch sight of the aluminum medallions featuring Julius Caesar, Moses, Charlemagne, Thomas Jefferson, and more at Houston City Hall.
  18. Join a 20-day festival show including rodeo performances and other events like Team Roping, Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Chuck Wagon Races, and more at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
  19. Have an immersive educational experience at Houston Museum District which features history, art, business, and culture.
  20. Witness a spectacular lineup of special exhibitions, a planetarium a giant-screen theater, and a butterfly center at Houston Museum of Natural Science.
  21. Have a look at one of the world’s most culturally rich destinations that features ballet, music, theater, and opera performers considered to be one of the best in the world at Houston Theater District.
  22. Ride a 96-foot-tall roller coaster, Zipline, or Freefall from a 140-foot ride, and do other thrilling and exciting things at Kemah Boardwalk.
  23. Shop till you drop at the best deals from preferred designers and brand-name stores such as Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Eddie Bauer, Brooks Brothers, Nike and many more at Tanger Outlet.
  24. Interact with bigger versions of the parts of the human body like giant teeth or an enormous brain at The Health Museum.
  25. Explore the park that commemorates the basaltic plain on the surface of the moon where the Apollo astronauts landed the Sea of Tranquility at Tranquility Park.
  26. View the tallest all-glass tower in the western hemisphere at Wells Fargo Plaza.
  27. Relax on park benches and have a family picnic lunch or bask in the cool breeze while enjoying the soothing sounds and pristine beauty of the man-made waterfall known as the Williams Waterwall at Gerald D. Hines at Waterwall Park.
  28. Walkthrough five of the city’s premier attractions, including the Downtown Aquarium, the Space Center Houston, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Enjoy free entry to two additional attractions of your choice at Houston City Pass.
  29. Immerse yourself in the world of the butterflies and insects at The Cockrell Butterfly Center Admission.
  30. See elaborate and artfully constructed art cars and revolving exhibitions of art in the Art Car Museum.
  31. Go around in a creative playground with an enclosed trampoline area, a triple-seated racing slide, and an extra-long corkscrew slide at Kid ‘n Play.
  32. Don’t miss the fun and experience of a glow-in-the-dark play facility at GlowZone.
  33. Play with kids at an indoor playground that has a variety of entertaining indoor play structures and activities that encourage motor development and social skills at Majestkids.
  34. Get high-level kid activity at Frolic’s Castle, a three-level play area designed to look like a castle with a drawbridge and catapult, surrounded by an Enchanted Forest full of wizards, knights, and other fanciful creatures that kids will surely love!
  35. A great way to let the kids get outside and experience something fun and dirty like riding pony, play hay in the barn, petting animals, and a nice picnic in the at Old MacDonald’s Farm.
  36. Watch a mesmerizing led light presentation that takes place 40 minutes before sunrise at Twilight Epiphany Skyspace.
  37. Hike and bike in a nature park while doing other things such as fishing, picnics, geocaches, and riding a horse at Brazos Bend State Park.
  38. Involve your kids in fun learning opportunities with numerous exhibits inside the museum, a storytime theater, a puppet show at The Woodlands Children’s Museum.
  39. Look at model airplanes of varying shapes and sizes on display at The 1940 Air Terminal Museum.
  40. Burn your kids’ energies from these wall-to-wall trampolines, basketball or dodgeball on the trampoline, wall climbing, and flying trapeze at Altitude Trampoline Park.
  41. Teach kids how life works as an adult in Kidropolis at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center.
  42. Eat pastries, sweets, cakes, and bread in this award-winning bakery at El Bolillo.
  43. Dolphin-watch with your family and have an up-close and personal look at many parts of the island at Galveston Bay.
  44. Engage in active play on climbable structures with slides and tunnels as well as ride-on toys at Giggles and Fun.
  45. Explore your kid’s physical abilities on three-story playscapes with climbing structures, jumping pillows, a toddler-sized ball pit, and giant slides at Wonderwild.
  46. Fly kites as well as tons of other free activities like face painting, balloon animals, games, and a plethora of local food at Hermann Park Kite Festival.
  47. Taste the freshest, best-tasting desserts in Houston at House of Pies.
  48. Experience the country’s largest children’s festival featuring live entertainment, activity booths for parents and kids, sand activity, local food trucks, games, small petting zoo, and much more at Houston Children’s Festival!
  49. Investigate and escape from a locked room full of clues and codes at Houston Escape Room.
  50. Enter and explore the child-sized fire station at Houston Fire Museum and Fire Station.
  51. Listen to new live music acts from famous country singers and enjoy a very stunning fireworks display during Freedom Over Texas.
  52. Spend a fun afternoon at an interactive fun activity especially for children in these Water Spraygrounds.
  53. Be amazed as you and your kids watch the bats fly, group together, and disseminate in the air at Waugh Bridge Bat Colony.
  54. Scare each other and have fun with the kids at the zoo at Zoo Boo.
  55. Walk around with baby strollers at Memorial Park, perfect for moms who want to stay fit while attending to their little ones.
  56. Examine an insanely detailed model railroad at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum.
  57. Look forward to a fun and informative trip that includes a 570 ft observation floor at San Jacinto Battleground.
  58. Pick strawberries, blueberries, and thornless blackberries with your kids and family at Blessington Farms.
  59. Have fun with your kids, sliding, climbing, and exploring the water features built into the landscape of Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play.
  60. It provides a variety of programs, events, and exhibitions, related to art, music, family, and more at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
  61. Examine a mural wall with a giant zipper at Houston Zipper Wall.
  62. Have your kid’s face painted and let them ride ponies and have fun at a cornfield maze at Dewberry Farm.
  63. Join a hayride, plastic duck races, bean bag toss, face painting, glitter tattoos, and lots of sports with balls at Froberg’s Farm.
  64. Ensure family fun for kids of all ages, which includes slides, wooden toys, and rockers for babies and toddlers, and climbing structures, ball cannons, tunnels, and slides for slightly older children at Hooray Indoor Playground.
  65. Get some exercise on the walking trails and appreciate wildlife and the beauty of nature while your kids play Detective Scavenger Hunt at Arboretum and Nature Center.
  66. Beat the heat by enjoying in the ice rink inside the Galleria.
  67. Guide your kids as they play around the children’s play area with splash features, a raised walkway, and a rock wall at Levy Park.
  68. Join hands-on programs that stimulate interest in nature, science, and learning for children of all ages at Nature Discovery Center.
  69. Challenge your friends and family to addictive point-scoring golf games that anyone from the pro golfer to a 7-year-old kid at Topgolf.
  70. Paddle through downtown Houston while enjoying wildlife in an urban environment at Buffalo Bayou Paddling Trail.
  71. Get to see awesome artworks of 300 artists and get the chance to meet them in person at Bayou City Art Festival.
  72. Stop by for a scoop of ice cream at the Ice Cream Parlor & see how they make ice cream from the Observation Deck at Bluebell Ice Cream Creamery.
  73. Enjoy the Jumping Pillows, playgrounds, 300-foot waterslide, mini-golf, pedal carts, fishing ponds, two huge pools, splash pad, a beach with on-water activities, and an arts and crafts program at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts.
  74. Examine the huge dining and entertainment facility featuring world-class pocket billiards, shuffleboard, and the latest video games and interactive simulators at Dave & Buster’s.
  75. Dance, listen to music, do exercise, watch public performances buy from specialty shops, or just simply relax at Discovery Green.
  76. Blow your mind while looking at amazing ice-skating moves of well-loved Disney Characters at Disney on Ice.
  77. Get up close and personal with larger than life trains model at Galveston Railroad Museum.
  78. Surround yourself with a collection of 18-foot tall sculptures and be mesmerized as your family looks at the likes of Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington at American Statesmanship Park.
  79. See the meteorite exhibit and look into the domed telescopes at George Observatory.
  80. See the world’s top automakers, collectors, and modders converge with the newest and most exciting vehicles on the planet at the Houston Auto Show.
  81. Attend a wonderful show with beautiful dances and songs we all know and love to sing at The Nutcracker.
  82. Take your dog to a fun day in a park where they can stroll around or jump and play in the water at Johnny Steele Dog Park.
  83. Support your kids while they do hands-on experiments at a science lab built especially for kids at Little Beakers Science Lab for Kids.
  84. Do an “EatBowlPlay” experience featuring state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, thrilling high ropes adventure courses, captivating game rooms, stylish billiards, mini-golf, and high-quality restaurants at Main Event.
  85. Visit this museum where arts have no “didactics” (science) on the wall at Menil Collection.
  86. Walkthrough an oasis of art and nature, where each sculpture is complemented by native trees, bamboo, and flowering crepe myrtle at Cullen Sculpture Garden.
  87. Embark on a cultural journey through storytelling, poetry reading, and a picnic in a lush green garden at The Rienzi.
  88. Enjoy the Aquarium Pyramid, Discovery Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, Zipline, and Ropes Course at the Moody Gardens.
  89. Try the 5D Theater Ride at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.
  90. Ride world’s TALLEST water coaster at Schlitterbahn Galveston Waterpark.
  91. Encourage your kids to learn musical instruments through an innovative performance-based method at the School of Rock.
  92. Choose from pulse-pounding speed slides to gentler options for tots then catch a bite at one of the restaurants at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown Houston.
  93. Relax in cabanas or ride and be thrilled on award-winning water slides at Splashway Waterpark.
  94. Stroll at the cobblestone paths of the authentically recreated 16th-century village and visit more than 400 shops featuring unique arts and crafts at The Renaissance Festival.
  95. Attend the world’s biggest celebration of Art Cars with more than 250 cars during Houston Art Car Parade.
  96. Watch your favorite movies under the stars in this extraordinary experience at The Showboat Drive-in Theater.
  97. Cool off from the heat in Lazy T River, then slide down one of the 33 slides at Typhoon Texas Houston.
  98. Jump with your kids on the trampoline, experience indoor sky diving, race go-karts, climb walls, and play laser tags at Urban Air Trampoline Park.
  99. Appreciate Ballet and Opera performances in a performing arts mecca at Wortham Center.
  100. Stroll, take photos of the 64-foot U-shaped fountain, and have a family picnic at Galleria Water Wall.
  101. Explore an outdoor amphitheater that provides an array of performing arts events, educational outreach programs, and contemporary entertainment at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

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