Q: What to do in Houston with kids?

A: There are lots of things to do with kids in Houston. Here are some of the highlights and top attractions:


Downtown Aquarium: The 500,000-gallon under-water adventure complex includes a Ferris wheel, an aquatic carousel, Shark Voyage, a white tiger exhibit and a restaurant.

Kemah Boardwalk: Overlooking Galveston Bay, the Kemah Boardwalk features themed restaurants, retail shops, and amusements for the whole family.

Space Center Houston, the official visitors center for NASA's Johnson Space Center, is the only place on earth where guests can embark on an out-of-this-world journey through human adventures in space.

Children's Museum of Houston - Cyberchase

The Children's Museum of Houston is all-new and now twice as big! Rated a 5-star nationwide children's museum by, it's one of the top children's museums in the country.

The Health Museum, the most visited health museum in the country, provides innovative and interactive health and science educational experiences to promote an understanding of the human body.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science, one of the most heavily attended museums in the U.S., features the Wortham IMAX Theatre, Burke Baker Planetarium, Cockrell Butterfly Center, permanent exhibit halls and traveling exhibitions.

Houston Zoo: Set in a 55-acre lush tropical landscape, the Houston Zoo is home to more than 4,500 exotic animals representing more than 800 species.

Zuma Fun Centers: With two locations in Houston, Zuma Fun Centers are the place for family entertainment, birthday parties and group events, with attractions including go-karts, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper boats and a state-of-the-art video arcade.

Discovery Green, a 12-acre park located in downtown Houston, has more than 400 events each year.  There is always something going on!

Need more suggestions? Check out our full, three-day family itinerary.