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Free Things To Do In Houston
Want to experience Houston on the cheap? We've laid out a whole lot of activities you can do for FREE! Most are under an hour away.
What's better than relaxing on a grassy hill on a balmy summer evening? Seeing a free show, of course! This is exactly what you'll get at the Miller Outdoor Theatre, located in the heart of the Houston Museum District. Concerts, film screenings, and cultural performances are held throughout the year here, so check their schedule so you don't miss out on something awesome.
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Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
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What's better than relaxing on a grassy hill on a balmy summer evening? Seeing a free show, of course! This is exactly what you'll get at the Miller Outdoor Theatre, located in the heart of the Houston Museum District. Concerts, film screenings, and cultural performances are held throughout the year here, so check their schedule so you don't miss out on something awesome.
Selfie at the Water Wall Looking for that one-of-a-kind photo for your Instagram? Hit up the Water Wall, a 64-foot-tall U-shaped fountain situated just a few blocks south of the Houston Galleria. Step inside the "U" and listen to the water rush past you as you're sprayed by a cool mist, a great way to temporarily escape the summer heat.
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Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
2800 Post Oak Boulevard
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Selfie at the Water Wall Looking for that one-of-a-kind photo for your Instagram? Hit up the Water Wall, a 64-foot-tall U-shaped fountain situated just a few blocks south of the Houston Galleria. Step inside the "U" and listen to the water rush past you as you're sprayed by a cool mist, a great way to temporarily escape the summer heat.
See the Art at The Menil Collection Houston has a reputation for being a world-class arts town, so why not experience some of it for free? Not only will you see some great works at The Menil Collection, but you'll marvel at the rare collection of antiquities, Byzantine and Medieval art, and other historical pieces from around the world. If you've already been, plan another visit as the collection hosts rotating exhibitions from some of arts most notable practitioners, such as Andy Warhol and Picasso.
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The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross Street
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See the Art at The Menil Collection Houston has a reputation for being a world-class arts town, so why not experience some of it for free? Not only will you see some great works at The Menil Collection, but you'll marvel at the rare collection of antiquities, Byzantine and Medieval art, and other historical pieces from around the world. If you've already been, plan another visit as the collection hosts rotating exhibitions from some of arts most notable practitioners, such as Andy Warhol and Picasso.
Browse the Contemporary Arts Museum Speaking of art, there's more to be seen at the Contemporary Arts Museum. Two floors of exhibits make up this free art museum in Houston, with each displaying works by local, regional, and international artists. Located one block west of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, it's always a worthy stop while you're in the Houston Museum District
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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Boulevard
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Browse the Contemporary Arts Museum Speaking of art, there's more to be seen at the Contemporary Arts Museum. Two floors of exhibits make up this free art museum in Houston, with each displaying works by local, regional, and international artists. Located one block west of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, it's always a worthy stop while you're in the Houston Museum District
Browse the Contemporary Arts Museum Speaking of art, there's more to be seen at the Contemporary Arts Museum. Two floors of exhibits make up this free art museum in Houston, with each displaying works by local, regional, and international artists. Located one block west of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, it's always a worthy stop while you're in the Houston Museum District
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Waugh Drive Bat Colony
Waugh Drive
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Browse the Contemporary Arts Museum Speaking of art, there's more to be seen at the Contemporary Arts Museum. Two floors of exhibits make up this free art museum in Houston, with each displaying works by local, regional, and international artists. Located one block west of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, it's always a worthy stop while you're in the Houston Museum District
Bike along Buffalo Bayou With miles of urban bike trails, it turns out that Houston is a great place to work up a sweat. One of the best spots in town for this is along Buffalo Bayou through Eleanor Tinsley Park. Ride the curvy trails over hills and old-fashioned bridges into downtown and back, enjoying a view of the skyline along the way. If you don't have your own bike, rent one from one of the many Houston bicycle stations in the area (that will cost you money, though). You can also go for a jog, or enjoy a leisurely stroll.
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Buffalo Bayou Park
Allen Parkway
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Bike along Buffalo Bayou With miles of urban bike trails, it turns out that Houston is a great place to work up a sweat. One of the best spots in town for this is along Buffalo Bayou through Eleanor Tinsley Park. Ride the curvy trails over hills and old-fashioned bridges into downtown and back, enjoying a view of the skyline along the way. If you don't have your own bike, rent one from one of the many Houston bicycle stations in the area (that will cost you money, though). You can also go for a jog, or enjoy a leisurely stroll.
Reflect at the Rothko Chapel The Rothko Chapel is a non-denominational place of meditation and worship that opens its doors to people of all religious beliefs. Beyond being a spiritual sanctuary, the chapel is both a museum and a forum that has been named one of the top 10 most mind-blowing and flat-out cool places to experience art in America by GQ.
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Capilla Rothko
3900 Yupon Street
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Reflect at the Rothko Chapel The Rothko Chapel is a non-denominational place of meditation and worship that opens its doors to people of all religious beliefs. Beyond being a spiritual sanctuary, the chapel is both a museum and a forum that has been named one of the top 10 most mind-blowing and flat-out cool places to experience art in America by GQ.
Jog at Memorial Park Don your running shoes and head to Memorial Park (the "largest urban park in Texas") to work up a sweat. The popular three-mile running trail that encloses an 18-hole golf course and tennis complex weaves along pine and oak woodlands, providing a breathtaking natural retreat right in the middle of the city. A variety of biking trails, sand volleyball courts, and outdoor workout stations can be found in the park as well, making it a one-stop-shop for your exercise needs.
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Memorial Park
6501 Memorial Drive
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Jog at Memorial Park Don your running shoes and head to Memorial Park (the "largest urban park in Texas") to work up a sweat. The popular three-mile running trail that encloses an 18-hole golf course and tennis complex weaves along pine and oak woodlands, providing a breathtaking natural retreat right in the middle of the city. A variety of biking trails, sand volleyball courts, and outdoor workout stations can be found in the park as well, making it a one-stop-shop for your exercise needs.
Walk the Trails at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Drive less than one mile west of Memorial Park to reach a stunning 155-acre nature sanctuary tucked right into the heart of the fourth largest city in America. Meander along the five miles of scenic trails under towering sycamore, oak, and pine trees, and then keep an eye out for turtles and fish as you wander through a shallow wetland. With free admission and much to see, you could spend a whole day here.
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Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
4501 Woodway Drive
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Walk the Trails at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Drive less than one mile west of Memorial Park to reach a stunning 155-acre nature sanctuary tucked right into the heart of the fourth largest city in America. Meander along the five miles of scenic trails under towering sycamore, oak, and pine trees, and then keep an eye out for turtles and fish as you wander through a shallow wetland. With free admission and much to see, you could spend a whole day here.
Step Back into Houston's Past at The Heritage Society Houston is a bustling modern metropolis today, but even it was once a (rapidly) developing town on what was at the time the Texas frontier. The Heritage Society, Houston's only interactive outdoor museum, offers a glimpse into what Space City was like in its earliest days. Nine historic structures, including homes dating back to the 1820's and the 1891 St. John Church. See it all by heading to the west side of downtown Houston.
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The Heritage Society
1100 Bagby Street
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Step Back into Houston's Past at The Heritage Society Houston is a bustling modern metropolis today, but even it was once a (rapidly) developing town on what was at the time the Texas frontier. The Heritage Society, Houston's only interactive outdoor museum, offers a glimpse into what Space City was like in its earliest days. Nine historic structures, including homes dating back to the 1820's and the 1891 St. John Church. See it all by heading to the west side of downtown Houston.
Hang Out at Discovery Green Downtown Houston is home to another oasis of sorts: Discovery Green. Situated across the street from the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green is a popular social spot where you can listen to musicians perform on the stage, see a movie outdoors, let Fido play in the dog park, or simply go for a stroll. Don't miss testing out the Unique Listening Vessels, two stone sculptures featuring concave interiors that focus sound waves, allowing you to have a quiet conversation with someone from 70 feet away.
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Discovery Green
1500 McKinney Street
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Hang Out at Discovery Green Downtown Houston is home to another oasis of sorts: Discovery Green. Situated across the street from the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green is a popular social spot where you can listen to musicians perform on the stage, see a movie outdoors, let Fido play in the dog park, or simply go for a stroll. Don't miss testing out the Unique Listening Vessels, two stone sculptures featuring concave interiors that focus sound waves, allowing you to have a quiet conversation with someone from 70 feet away.
Go On a Walking Tour of Rice University An affluence of eye-catching architecture awaits you at Rice University, a historic college located right next to the Houston Museum District. Explore the campus, or walk on three-mile jogging track which follows the outer edge of the university. Along the way, you'll pass charming brick homes and elegant mansions while you enjoy near continuous shade from massive oak trees. ________________________________________
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Universidad Rice
6100 Main St
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Go On a Walking Tour of Rice University An affluence of eye-catching architecture awaits you at Rice University, a historic college located right next to the Houston Museum District. Explore the campus, or walk on three-mile jogging track which follows the outer edge of the university. Along the way, you'll pass charming brick homes and elegant mansions while you enjoy near continuous shade from massive oak trees. ________________________________________
Kayak on the Armand Bayou Paddling Trail Houston is just a stone's throw away from all the natural splendor of the Texas Gulf Coast. Although there are a variety of ways to take it in for yourself, one of the best is by kayaking on Clear Lake. Follow the Armand Bayou Paddling Trail and you'll be surrounded by coastal woods that are home to a spectacular array of wildlife, including ospreys, egrets, pelicans, and alligators that (in some cases) grow as long as 10 feet.
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Armand Bayou Nature Center
8500 Bay Area Blvd
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Kayak on the Armand Bayou Paddling Trail Houston is just a stone's throw away from all the natural splendor of the Texas Gulf Coast. Although there are a variety of ways to take it in for yourself, one of the best is by kayaking on Clear Lake. Follow the Armand Bayou Paddling Trail and you'll be surrounded by coastal woods that are home to a spectacular array of wildlife, including ospreys, egrets, pelicans, and alligators that (in some cases) grow as long as 10 feet.
The Wildlife Center of Texas (a non-profit organization) is a 501 (c)(3) organization and therefore all donations are tax deductible. We care for all native Texas wildlife. The Wildlife Center of Texas is Houston’s only trauma and wildlife rehabilitation center that treats all injured, sick or orphaned native Texas wildlife species. The Wildlife Center of Texas has NEVER turned away an injured, sick or orphaned native Texas wild animal. The Wildlife Center of Texas was originally founded in December of 1992 as Wildlife Rehab & Education. In 2007, we became a subsidiary of the Houston SPCA. Reflecting our commitment to animals and expansion of programs and services to meet the growing needs of native wildlife in Texas, we changed our name in 2011 from Wildlife Rehab & Education to The Wildlife Center of Texas. We are now the largest and most sophisticated wildlife response center on the Gulf Coast. The Wildlife Center of Texas proudly opened a full function Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in September of 2007. The Wildlife Center receives injured, sick or orphaned native wild animals daily from Houston and nine surrounding counties. The Wildlife Center of Texas and their affiliated permitted wildlife rehabilitators envision accepting approximately 8000 wild animals in the coming year. The Wildlife Center of Texas continues to provide environmental education to the public and expect that capacity to exceed our usual 10,000 kids and adults. We also continue our Oiled Wildlife Response workshops.
Wildlife Center of Texas
7007 Old Katy Rd
The Wildlife Center of Texas (a non-profit organization) is a 501 (c)(3) organization and therefore all donations are tax deductible. We care for all native Texas wildlife. The Wildlife Center of Texas is Houston’s only trauma and wildlife rehabilitation center that treats all injured, sick or orphaned native Texas wildlife species. The Wildlife Center of Texas has NEVER turned away an injured, sick or orphaned native Texas wild animal. The Wildlife Center of Texas was originally founded in December of 1992 as Wildlife Rehab & Education. In 2007, we became a subsidiary of the Houston SPCA. Reflecting our commitment to animals and expansion of programs and services to meet the growing needs of native wildlife in Texas, we changed our name in 2011 from Wildlife Rehab & Education to The Wildlife Center of Texas. We are now the largest and most sophisticated wildlife response center on the Gulf Coast. The Wildlife Center of Texas proudly opened a full function Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in September of 2007. The Wildlife Center receives injured, sick or orphaned native wild animals daily from Houston and nine surrounding counties. The Wildlife Center of Texas and their affiliated permitted wildlife rehabilitators envision accepting approximately 8000 wild animals in the coming year. The Wildlife Center of Texas continues to provide environmental education to the public and expect that capacity to exceed our usual 10,000 kids and adults. We also continue our Oiled Wildlife Response workshops.
Fun And Interesting Things To Do In Houston
Most of these places and atractions are less than 30 minutes away depending of course traffic conditions.
Museum of Natural Science (abbreviated as HMNS) has an amazing collection of mineral specimens, space station models, 60 large skeleton mounts – which include four Tyrannosaurus Rex and three large Quetzalcoatlus – a planetarium, and lots more to occupy the family for the day.
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Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Houston
5555 Hermann Park Drive
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Museum of Natural Science (abbreviated as HMNS) has an amazing collection of mineral specimens, space station models, 60 large skeleton mounts – which include four Tyrannosaurus Rex and three large Quetzalcoatlus – a planetarium, and lots more to occupy the family for the day.
The museum has some absorbing hands on interactive exhibits in subjects such as science and technology, history and culture, and more. In particular, The Market, an area where the kids will have fun – and learn at the same time – how to apply for jobs, get paychecks and use their ATM card. There is also a popular outdoor area that has toy boats and water pipes to enjoy too. This will be a hit with all the kids.
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Museo de Niños de Houston
1500 Binz Street
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The museum has some absorbing hands on interactive exhibits in subjects such as science and technology, history and culture, and more. In particular, The Market, an area where the kids will have fun – and learn at the same time – how to apply for jobs, get paychecks and use their ATM card. There is also a popular outdoor area that has toy boats and water pipes to enjoy too. This will be a hit with all the kids.
One of the city’s topmost attractions, the space center is home to more than 400 artifacts together with an abundance of both permanent and traveling exhibits as well as other displays relating to America’s awesome space flight programs. The whole family will be spellbound as they look through the museum’s collection of movies and interactive consoles. Known globally as the International Space Station Mission Control, and home of NASA Mission Control and astronaut training, as an additional treat guests are then taken behind the scenes to see NASA Johnson Space Center where history was made.
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Space Center Houston
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One of the city’s topmost attractions, the space center is home to more than 400 artifacts together with an abundance of both permanent and traveling exhibits as well as other displays relating to America’s awesome space flight programs. The whole family will be spellbound as they look through the museum’s collection of movies and interactive consoles. Known globally as the International Space Station Mission Control, and home of NASA Mission Control and astronaut training, as an additional treat guests are then taken behind the scenes to see NASA Johnson Space Center where history was made.
Recently renovated, this 11.78 acre public city park is thought of by locals as a much needed urban oasis. It is very community spirited, offering free yoga classes, toddler story times as well as movie nights and regular concerts. It also has a playground, free WiFi, open air reading rooms and an area from which you can borrow games and balls when the family feels like getting active. Alternatively, just enjoy a picnic as you laze on the upward sloping green, relax and watch everyone else. A great family day.
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Discovery Green
1500 McKinney Street
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Recently renovated, this 11.78 acre public city park is thought of by locals as a much needed urban oasis. It is very community spirited, offering free yoga classes, toddler story times as well as movie nights and regular concerts. It also has a playground, free WiFi, open air reading rooms and an area from which you can borrow games and balls when the family feels like getting active. Alternatively, just enjoy a picnic as you laze on the upward sloping green, relax and watch everyone else. A great family day.
This splendid six acre dining and entertainment complex was made even more amazing by the amalgamated redevelopment of two of Houston’s landmarks, the Central Waterworks Building and Fire Station No.1. Now with plenty of room to house its 500,000 gallon aquatic wonderland with 200 species of exotic global residents, it is a great attraction for all the family, and especially the kiddies as they can enjoy the fun aquarium’s rides, from Frog Hopper to Shark Voyage and Aquatic Carousel. There are plenty of treats for the adults too as the venue includes shopping, an upscale bar, full-service restaurant, a fully equipped ballroom and geographic and aquatic exhibits.
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Downtown Aquarium
410 Bagby Street
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This splendid six acre dining and entertainment complex was made even more amazing by the amalgamated redevelopment of two of Houston’s landmarks, the Central Waterworks Building and Fire Station No.1. Now with plenty of room to house its 500,000 gallon aquatic wonderland with 200 species of exotic global residents, it is a great attraction for all the family, and especially the kiddies as they can enjoy the fun aquarium’s rides, from Frog Hopper to Shark Voyage and Aquatic Carousel. There are plenty of treats for the adults too as the venue includes shopping, an upscale bar, full-service restaurant, a fully equipped ballroom and geographic and aquatic exhibits.
For all the budding scientists in the family, or just those who enjoy things of a scientific nature, this is the venue for you. The Health Museum welcomes over 180,000 visitors a year, (over 2.5 million so far.), partly made up of more than 22,000 schoolchildren as part of their field trip. One reason for this draw is the museum’s excellent interactive health and science educational experiences, which include things like a hands on walk through the human body, real organ dissections, and a multitude of ever changing new and exciting exhibits. For an additional small cost, your kids can enjoy a visit to the cell lab where they can carry out some simple and fun experiments.
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The Health Museum
1515 Hermann Drive
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For all the budding scientists in the family, or just those who enjoy things of a scientific nature, this is the venue for you. The Health Museum welcomes over 180,000 visitors a year, (over 2.5 million so far.), partly made up of more than 22,000 schoolchildren as part of their field trip. One reason for this draw is the museum’s excellent interactive health and science educational experiences, which include things like a hands on walk through the human body, real organ dissections, and a multitude of ever changing new and exciting exhibits. For an additional small cost, your kids can enjoy a visit to the cell lab where they can carry out some simple and fun experiments.
The MFAH not only benefit the never ending visitors who come to enjoy the museum’s stunning collection of over 6,000 years of history and approximately 64,000 works from six continents, but also the 1.25 million who attend the museum’s workshops, programs and resource centers every year. This world class museum takes great pride in being home to treasures such as Gleizes’s La Femme, Memling’s portrait, Monet’s Water Lilies and an impressive amount of Roman period sculptures and paintings. If you want to make sure you’re not going to miss anything, there are 45 minute guided tours for the family to enjoy. There is also a great café with well above average refreshments.
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Museo de Bellas Artes de Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
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The MFAH not only benefit the never ending visitors who come to enjoy the museum’s stunning collection of over 6,000 years of history and approximately 64,000 works from six continents, but also the 1.25 million who attend the museum’s workshops, programs and resource centers every year. This world class museum takes great pride in being home to treasures such as Gleizes’s La Femme, Memling’s portrait, Monet’s Water Lilies and an impressive amount of Roman period sculptures and paintings. If you want to make sure you’re not going to miss anything, there are 45 minute guided tours for the family to enjoy. There is also a great café with well above average refreshments.
This exciting renovation was approved of by their 3 million fans, who now come to take advantage of the 242 ft high retractable roof – another first, bringing open air baseball to Houston for the first time in over 35 years. A super attraction for all the family as there will be lots of fun to be had whether it be rain or shine. And for moms and dads, there is a Happy Hour Beer outlet in Left Field with great beer variety. There are also plenty of food choices and excellent BBQ availability.
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Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford Street
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This exciting renovation was approved of by their 3 million fans, who now come to take advantage of the 242 ft high retractable roof – another first, bringing open air baseball to Houston for the first time in over 35 years. A super attraction for all the family as there will be lots of fun to be had whether it be rain or shine. And for moms and dads, there is a Happy Hour Beer outlet in Left Field with great beer variety. There are also plenty of food choices and excellent BBQ availability.
The Cockrell Butterfly Center and Brown Hall of Entomology has a huge variety of species and serves as a teachable moment for kids and anyone interested in bugs, providing entertainment and education for the entire family. The center is home to a living butterfly habitat with spectacular specimens of some of the world’s strangest arthropods as well as fun interactive quizzes and games. And here are some useful hints; as you walk through the area, have a look under leaves and take the time to read about the life cycle – found at the entrance to the center – where you can see chrysalis in their various stages. And wear bright colors. The butterflies are more than likely to land on you then.
Cockrell Butterfly Center
The Cockrell Butterfly Center and Brown Hall of Entomology has a huge variety of species and serves as a teachable moment for kids and anyone interested in bugs, providing entertainment and education for the entire family. The center is home to a living butterfly habitat with spectacular specimens of some of the world’s strangest arthropods as well as fun interactive quizzes and games. And here are some useful hints; as you walk through the area, have a look under leaves and take the time to read about the life cycle – found at the entrance to the center – where you can see chrysalis in their various stages. And wear bright colors. The butterflies are more than likely to land on you then.
When the family feels the need for some serious retail therapy, a visit to The Galleria should certainly do the trick. Modeled after Milan’s stunning Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, it is home to over 400 high end stores, wonderful restaurants and food outlets such as Cheesecake factory, Chili’s and White Oaks Kitchen, a full size ice rink, state of the art children’s play area, seven beauty salons and lots more besides. It won’t be any surprise to hear that it is Texas’ largest mall. From Valentino and Gucci to Prada and La Perla there is something here to keep every member of the family happy. Opened in 2002, the Hobby Center is made up of 60 ft high glass walls with stunning views of the city’s skyscrapers, located on the edge of the theater district. There are some wonderful shows and plays performed here and a visit to the center would be a lovely outing for all the family as there are often children friendly shows to see. The center takes pride in its plush seating that offers its patrons comfortable and decent leg room as well as its popular snack and candy options.
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The Galleria
5085 Westheimer Rd
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When the family feels the need for some serious retail therapy, a visit to The Galleria should certainly do the trick. Modeled after Milan’s stunning Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, it is home to over 400 high end stores, wonderful restaurants and food outlets such as Cheesecake factory, Chili’s and White Oaks Kitchen, a full size ice rink, state of the art children’s play area, seven beauty salons and lots more besides. It won’t be any surprise to hear that it is Texas’ largest mall. From Valentino and Gucci to Prada and La Perla there is something here to keep every member of the family happy. Opened in 2002, the Hobby Center is made up of 60 ft high glass walls with stunning views of the city’s skyscrapers, located on the edge of the theater district. There are some wonderful shows and plays performed here and a visit to the center would be a lovely outing for all the family as there are often children friendly shows to see. The center takes pride in its plush seating that offers its patrons comfortable and decent leg room as well as its popular snack and candy options.
Offering over 14,000 sq ft of climbable surface, 5 Auto Belays, 42 Top Ropes, a lead arch and a separate bouldering area, the Texas Rock Gym is a marvelous venue for all the rock climbing and gym addicts of the family, whatever their age. The gym emphasizes safety and, in order to minimize the inherent rock climbing risks, all participants must take part in the gym’s safety orientation and belay training class class,Climbing 101, regardless of previous climbing experience. Besides all of the above, the gym also offers Yoga, Tai-Chi and Kung Fu options. The friendly staff will be happy to lead you in the right direction.
Texas Rock Gym
1526 Campbell Road
Offering over 14,000 sq ft of climbable surface, 5 Auto Belays, 42 Top Ropes, a lead arch and a separate bouldering area, the Texas Rock Gym is a marvelous venue for all the rock climbing and gym addicts of the family, whatever their age. The gym emphasizes safety and, in order to minimize the inherent rock climbing risks, all participants must take part in the gym’s safety orientation and belay training class class,Climbing 101, regardless of previous climbing experience. Besides all of the above, the gym also offers Yoga, Tai-Chi and Kung Fu options. The friendly staff will be happy to lead you in the right direction.
How about a treat for mom and dad? A visit to Houston’s oldest craft brewery is guaranteed to offer an interesting and enjoyable time when they drop into Saint Arnold Brewing Company. The brewery does everything from brewing and filtering the beer to kegging and bottling it – then it’s up to the visitors to drink it. The company brew several different beers, some seasonal and some available all year round, and can be found in grocery stores, liquor stores, bars and restaurants throughout Texas, Louisiana and Florida. You will be looked after by professional and courteous staff as you enjoy a tour then lunch and refreshments (one of the breweries tasty beers of course.) afterwards.
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Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2000 Lyons Avenue
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How about a treat for mom and dad? A visit to Houston’s oldest craft brewery is guaranteed to offer an interesting and enjoyable time when they drop into Saint Arnold Brewing Company. The brewery does everything from brewing and filtering the beer to kegging and bottling it – then it’s up to the visitors to drink it. The company brew several different beers, some seasonal and some available all year round, and can be found in grocery stores, liquor stores, bars and restaurants throughout Texas, Louisiana and Florida. You will be looked after by professional and courteous staff as you enjoy a tour then lunch and refreshments (one of the breweries tasty beers of course.) afterwards.
Named after Japanese automobile manufacturers Toyota (who had paid $100 million for the naming rights), the center’s arena is home to the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association as well as being former home of the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. The arena has spacious seating together with clean facilities. This is a very popular area for both visitors and locals as there are also a multitude of very good restaurants and hotels nearby, so why not take the family to a game or concert and finish off a perfect evening with a tasty meal after?
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Toyota Center
1510 Polk Street
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Named after Japanese automobile manufacturers Toyota (who had paid $100 million for the naming rights), the center’s arena is home to the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association as well as being former home of the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. The arena has spacious seating together with clean facilities. This is a very popular area for both visitors and locals as there are also a multitude of very good restaurants and hotels nearby, so why not take the family to a game or concert and finish off a perfect evening with a tasty meal after?
This is a must see for all the aviation addicts in the family. The museum is housed in the original art deco Houston Municipal Airport and showcases a truly wonderful display of all things airline related, including Houston’s own aviation history. The Museum occupies the entire ground floor (with the renovation of the upper floors including the observation decks and tower cab pending) and holds airline treasures such as the ticket desks for Braniff and Eastern Airlines and many more wonderful displays of architecture and aviation from a time gone by.
1940 Air Terminal Museum
8325 Travelair St
This is a must see for all the aviation addicts in the family. The museum is housed in the original art deco Houston Municipal Airport and showcases a truly wonderful display of all things airline related, including Houston’s own aviation history. The Museum occupies the entire ground floor (with the renovation of the upper floors including the observation decks and tower cab pending) and holds airline treasures such as the ticket desks for Braniff and Eastern Airlines and many more wonderful displays of architecture and aviation from a time gone by.
Topgolf is a new kind of golf experience, offering flat-out family fun for any age or skill level. This innovative way of playing golf, where players hit micro-chipped golf balls at targets on an outfield is certainly a new way of enjoying the game, and has become so popular, now welcomes over 8 million worldwide annual visitors. After a fun game which uses state of the art electronic scoring, the family can relax and enjoy some of Topgolf’s excellent food and drink menu.
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Topgolf
1030 Memorial Brook Boulevard
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Topgolf is a new kind of golf experience, offering flat-out family fun for any age or skill level. This innovative way of playing golf, where players hit micro-chipped golf balls at targets on an outfield is certainly a new way of enjoying the game, and has become so popular, now welcomes over 8 million worldwide annual visitors. After a fun game which uses state of the art electronic scoring, the family can relax and enjoy some of Topgolf’s excellent food and drink menu.
iFLY Indoor Skydiving This has to be one of the most awesome family attractions ever. From 3 years and up, enjoy this amazing indoor skydiving experience which is the simulation of real freefall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel. The tunnel has fans at the top that draws air through the flight chamber which then push it back down the sides through Return Air Towers, turning the air into the bottom of the tunnel and back up toward the flight chamber through an inlet contractor which then lowers the space that the air can travel in. This speeds up and compresses the air before it reenters the flight chamber giving you a smooth column of air, allowing you to fly. The venue provides all the gear & instruction required, and if you would rather watch than participate, there are plenty of seats for everyone.
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iFLY
9540 Katy Freeway
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iFLY Indoor Skydiving This has to be one of the most awesome family attractions ever. From 3 years and up, enjoy this amazing indoor skydiving experience which is the simulation of real freefall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel. The tunnel has fans at the top that draws air through the flight chamber which then push it back down the sides through Return Air Towers, turning the air into the bottom of the tunnel and back up toward the flight chamber through an inlet contractor which then lowers the space that the air can travel in. This speeds up and compresses the air before it reenters the flight chamber giving you a smooth column of air, allowing you to fly. The venue provides all the gear & instruction required, and if you would rather watch than participate, there are plenty of seats for everyone.
How about a family fun day of exciting laser tag. Step into Battlefield Houston’s combat zone and enjoy some truly awesome missions – from Domination, Hit-man, Search and Destroy and Sniper using high quality laser guns, the family will feel as if they have stepped into their own live video game. And this is not your average laser tag; players do not wear vests as is the norm, but a headband. The laser has to hit the headband to disable the player for a few seconds. Best of all, no matter what the family member skill level, everyone is guaranteed a role to play in the missions they are assigned. After an exhilarating time for all, stop and enjoy the arena’s snack and drink outlet.
Battlefield Houston
11755 W Little York Rd
How about a family fun day of exciting laser tag. Step into Battlefield Houston’s combat zone and enjoy some truly awesome missions – from Domination, Hit-man, Search and Destroy and Sniper using high quality laser guns, the family will feel as if they have stepped into their own live video game. And this is not your average laser tag; players do not wear vests as is the norm, but a headband. The laser has to hit the headband to disable the player for a few seconds. Best of all, no matter what the family member skill level, everyone is guaranteed a role to play in the missions they are assigned. After an exhilarating time for all, stop and enjoy the arena’s snack and drink outlet.