Discovering Houston, TX with Kids: Adventures and Activities for All Ages

Today, let’s take a break from the tropics to explore Houston, Texas. Houston is the USA’s fourth-largest metropolis and offers endless opportunities for adventure and excitement. Whether it’s soaking up the history and culture of the city or having fun in the sun, Houston has it all. This article will highlight the best adventures and activities for kids in Houston, Texas. Whether you’re looking for outdoor excitement or indoor adventures, this article covers you.

Before we get started, please subscribe for new Adventures from Elle. 🙂

What’s Inside

  1. Houston Zoo
  2. Buffalo Bayou Park
  3. Children’s Museum of Houston
  4. Express Children’s Theater and Main Street Theater
  5. Space Center Houston

1. Houston Zoo

Stock Photo

Houston Zoo was placed on top of the list because kids of all ages love to be with animals and play with them. Thus, you will find them to be the happiest when you take them to a zoo. One of the highlights of the Houston Zoo is the African Forest exhibit. Here you can observe gorillas, monkeys, and other primates in their natural habitat. Kids will love getting up close and personal with these amazing animals. They can also watch them play and interact with each other.

There are other exhibits, such as the Kipp Aquarium. It has a variety of underwater creatures from around the world, including Cownose Rays, Sea Turtles, and many more. Your kids will have a blast exploring all that the zoo offers. So grab your sunscreen, and get ready for a wild adventure at the Houston Zoo with your kids!


2. Have fun with your kids at Buffalo Bayou Park

Stock Photo by Charles Parker

Buffalo Bayou Park is a 160-acre oasis in the heart of Houston. It offers a unique blend of nature, recreation, and urban life. It’s a must-visit for families looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. They will also enjoy a day of fresh air, sunshine, and outdoor adventure.

With large open fields and interactive water features, kids can have a lot of fun and adventure. The park features several walking and hiking trails. It can be perfect for families to explore the park’s lush greenery and scenic waterways. There are also picnic areas and open spaces, great for families to relax, play, and enjoy a day together.


3. Discover New Things at the Children’s Museum of Houston

Stock Photo by Tanya Gorelova

The Children’s Museum of Houston offers kids a fun way to learn and discover new things. The exhibits help spark their curiosity and encourage creative learning.

Inventors’ Workshop presents activities centered on engineering problems and inquiry-based research. The Texas Children’s Power Science Lab focuses on biology and chemistry’s roles in our anatomy and physiology. These are a few of the many exhibits in the Museum.

The Museum also offers a variety of educational programs and summer camps for children. They can work on the latest technology and tools, from coding and robotics, to engineering and art.


4. Express Children’s Theater and Main Street Theater

Stock Photo by Kosygin Leishangthem

Founded in 1991, Express Children’s Theatre is the oldest and the largest multicultural arts and education center in Houston for families. Here, your kids will see various theatrical productions, ranging from classic stories to modern themes. This will entertain and educate your kids at the same time.

Your kids will learn the importance of teamwork, collaboration, and creativity. Plus, the workshops and classes will spark your kid’s interest in the performing arts.


5. Space Center Houston

Stock Photo by Kindel Media

Kids can explore the International Space Station, experience a simulated space mission, and more at the center. The center has science, technology, engineering, and math programs, which help foster critical thinking in children. They also learn about America’s space flight program’s past, present, and future. 

The center organizes special events where kids hear from science and technology leaders. Kids will enjoy the interactive learning experience that the center provides.


Wrap Up

Houston offers plenty of exciting adventures. Its rich history, diverse culture, and various activities make it the perfect destination. This list is only the beginning! Check out more places for kids in Houston to explore. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a different corner of the globe on Adventures from Elle today. Happy exploring!

Share, pin and bookmark this article for later. Lastly, remember to subscribe by email for new posts on Adventures from Elle.

‘Til next time.

Find Elle on FacebookPinterestInstagramYouTube and Amazon.

Published by

Rochelle | Adventuresfromelle

Adventures from Elle is a travel blog for locals & visitors who want to experience the best of Jamaica, one adventure at a time. The blog is curated by Rochelle Knight, a junior resident (M.D.) in internal medicine and published author. She began the blog in 2016 as a medical student & wants to see the world, starting with her home country. Purchase her book 'SIGHTSEE JAMAICA' on Amazon and join her in Jamaica!

14 thoughts on “Discovering Houston, TX with Kids: Adventures and Activities for All Ages

  1. I lived in Houston for two years when I was a young kid. This brings back memories! I LOVED the Space Center! I also loved the zoo and the museum. It wasn’t as pleasant a place to live though and fortunately, my parents felt that way too and we left as soon as we could

    Liked by 1 person

  2. This is a different post from you; I didn’t know you’ve been to my home country, the US! I’ve actually never been to Houston (nor Texas, of that sort), so it’s great to read about the fun things to do and see there! Thanks for sharing, Elle. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

Enjoyed this post? Add your thoughts.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s