Houston, Texas can be an exciting place to plan family adventures. Whether you are a resident of Houston or just visiting, this coastal city has a variety of fun activities to offer.
Check them out below!
Space Center Houston
As you can imagine, the Space Center Houston is out of this world! Owned and operated by the nonprofit Manned Space Flight Education Foundation, the space center offers multiple space exploration exhibits and attractions, as well as plenty of opportunities to learn more about America’s space programs.
You can never go wrong with cute animals, right? With exhibits featuring various animal species, the Houston Zoo is the perfect place for children of all ages to spend the day. This zoo also features a water play park, a wildlife carousel and even a place to feed giraffes!
Located about an hour southeast of Houston, the educational tourist destination, Moody Gardens features three pyramid attractions – the Aquarium Pyramid, the Rainforest Pyramid and the Discover Pyramid.
All three exhibit collections feature a specific type of nature, from rainforest animals to marine wildlife or even a deep dive into human and animal biology.
This destination also features Palm Beach waterpark, a zip line and ropes course, as well as a full golf course. Moody Gardens is worth a weekend visit for the family!
Children’s Museum of Houston
Spend the day learning and using your imagination at the Children’s Museum of Houston. Nicknamed “A Playground for Your Mind,” this museum has a variety of exhibits for playtime and brainteasers.
Stop by the EcoStation to learn about the outdoors or take a look inside the Inventors’ Workshop. Looking for a way to celebrate? The museum even hosts birthday parties! What are you waiting for? Start exploring!
The Downtown Aquarium in Houston is home to many exhibits including sea creatures, reptiles, rainforest animals and even the White Tigers of the Maharaja’s Temple.
But the fun doesn’t stop there. While at the aquarium, you can enjoy games, rides and fine dining. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop on the way out to grab a souvenir.
With its ocean front location, the Kemah Boardwalk has something for everyone. This Houston attraction features seaside restaurants, roller coasters, charming boutiques and festivals.
Events on the boardwalk are always changing, so be sure to plan your trip around things you and your family would like to see. Are you from out of town? Stay in the action by reserving a night at the Boardwalk Inn!
Looking for something outdoorsy? Located in the heart of the Upper Kirby District, Levy Park is a great place to hang out whether you are enjoying a yoga class, a family picnic or an afternoon with your dog!
Along with plenty of green grass and walking trails, Levy Park visitors can enjoy a games cart, reading room and Grit Grocery food and grocery truck.
No matter what adventure your family is seeking, Houston has something to offer for everyone.
Book a trip today and start creating memories!