The Houston area offers attractions to suit kids, adults or the entire family!
The Houston Ballet Map
Houston Ballet Foundation has seen the fulfillment of its goals: an internationally acclaimed ballet company which is now America’s fourth largest and an academy which supplies over 40 percent of the company's dancers. The New York Times has hailed Houston Ballet as "one of the nation’s best ballet companies."
Texas' favorite tropical paradise for water-loving families! The whole family will enjoy dozens of splashy water adventures and acres of incredible rides, slides, chutes and floats.
Alley Theatre Map
Actually two theatres, one seating 824 and the other 310 patrons. "The Alley offers a variety of other events and services: children's performances, special Monday night events featuring contemporary authors, special holiday performances, backstage tours, theatre classes for young people, and pre-show talks and post-show discussions where audiences can interact with the artists."
Children's Museum of Houston Map
"The Children's Museum offers something new and exciting to do every day, for kids up to age 12, through interactive exhibits and exciting programming and activities...and parents will appreciate that every new activity and adventure is filled with educational fun to keep young minds busy all summer long."
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Map
"Surrounded by a lush forest, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is an outdoor amphitheater that provides the Greater Houston region with an array of performing arts and contemporary entertainment in a setting of unparalleled beauty". Check the schedule for current and coming attractions.
Houston Zoo Map
One of the Houston area's top attractions for kids and the whole family, "the Houston Zoo is open 365 days of the year from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. March through September and from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. October through February. The McGovern Children’s Zoo closes 30 minutes prior to the rest of the Zoo. There is no charge to enter the Children's Zoo with your paid Zoo admission."
Reliant Park Map
North America's largest and most versatile complex of event venues, located in a city where adaptability, hospitality and distinct service are all Texas-sized
Kemah Boardwalk Map
"The Kemah Boardwalk has quickly evolved from a waterfront dining experience to a weekend destination. Just 20 miles from downtown Houston, The Kemah Boardwalk is the perfect family get-a-way."
Downtown Aquarium Map
Attractions for the whole family, "see exhibits of fully themed environments in the 500,000 gallons of underwater tanks such as the "Louisiana Swamp", "Shipwreck", "Rain Forest", "Sunken Temple" and "Gulf of Mexico". Entertaining and educational tours through exciting exhibits, video and audio presentations and "Discovery Rig", a fully interactive area.
Minute Maid Park Map
A jewel in the crown of the majestic downtown Houston skyline, Minute Maid Park has become a welcome home for the Houston Astros and has ushered in a new era of Major League sports in the city.
Space Center Houston Map
Applaud the accomplishments of NASA and the American manned space flight program at Space Center Houston. You will relive the past achievements of the space program and witness today's history in the making.
Houston Museum of Natural Science (Wortham Imax Theatre) Map
"The Museum is a five part complex housing the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham IMAX Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center and three floors of natural science halls and exhibits. Over a dozen permanent exhibit areas cover subjects on astronomy, space science, Native Americans, paleontology, energy, chemistry, gems and minerals, seashells, and Texas wildlife. Rotating special exhibits are a constant occurrence. There is also the huge Fondren Discovery Place on the first floor that is filled with hands-on exhibits that will delight children and adults of all ages."
Gulf Greyhound Park Map
Gulf Greyhound Park, the world's largest and #1 greyhound racing operation, offers a unique entertainment package including Texas' largest full-service dining restaurant. The air conditioned complex features four levels, each offering a variety of dining and view options. Other unique features include 318 teller windows, over 1,100 closed-circuit televisions throughout the facility and parking to accommodate over 8,000 vehicles. Live world-class greyhound racing and pari-mutuel wagering are offered at Gulf Greyhound Park, year round, rain or shine.
Sam Houston Race Park Map
What does it feel like to see nearly two tons of horse-power thunder down the track? Come out to Sam Houston Race Park and feel it for yourself. It's like nothing you've ever experienced before. Also Live bands, concerts, fireworks, prize giveaways, infield picnics, car shows, festivals, special discount nights, kids' days.
The Battleship Texas Map
"In 1948, the Battleship TEXAS became the first battleship memorial museum in the U.S. That same year, on the anniversary of Texas Independence, the Texas was presented to the State of Texas and commissioned as the flagship of the Texas Navy. In 1983, the Texas was placed under the stewardship of the Texas Parks and Wildlife and is permanently anchored on the Buffalo Bayou and the busy Houston Ship Channel. The Texas Parks and Wildlife's 1,200-acre San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site consists of the Battleground, Monument and Battleship TEXAS. These sites are located within minutes of downtown Houston and a short distance to the beaches of Galveston Island. Millions of visitors come to this area each year to enjoy the mild coastal climate and cultural and sports activities. Students and visitors alike are most fortunate to be able to experience history first hand through living history at the San Jacinto Battleground and Battleship TEXAS. "
Moody Gardens Map
"Water your imagination and travel the oceans of the world at The Aquarium at Moody Gardens. Step into the Rainforest Pyramid with thousands of tropical plants, exotic fish and birds. Explore the mysteries of science at the Discovery Pyramid, and take a rocking and rolling ride through the universe at the Ridefilm Theater. See spectacular images leap from the screen of our six-story IMAX 3D Theater and visit beautiful Palm Beach and the new Moody Gardens Hotel. "
San Jacinto Monument Map
"Built 100 years after the battle it honors, the 570-foot San Jacinto Monument stands in the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest monument column in the world. It towers over the prairie where, in 1836, General Sam Houston and his determined army battled furiously to "Remember the Alamo!," bringing an end to the revolution against Mexico's rule."
Traders Village Map
Besides the great shopping, there's always something happening at the markets. Festivals and special events abound all year long with Chili & BBQ Cookoofs, Native American Pow Wows, Car Shows and Swap Meets, Cajun Fests, Tractor Shows and more!
The Woodlands Town Center Map
Great shopping, great food, concerts, air-conditioned water taxi tours and more! See what's going on this week!
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark Map
The Wasserfest area is already open and offers more than a dozen heated waterpark attractions inside the 70,000-square-foot indoor / outdoor convertible area. This portion of the park operates year-round and includes four tube slides, three speed slides, three kids’ activity areas containing a variety of children’s play elements and pint-sized slides, a secluded beach, a hot tub and the Torrent® Tidal Wave River.
Lake Houston Park Map
Lake Houston State Park, 4,919.5 acres, is located in New Caney, thirty miles north of Houston, in both Harris and Montgomery Counties. Available activities include, boating, hiking, camping, swimming, fishing and rock climbing.