Experience a wide variety of fun, informative and exciting adventures at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Enlist in the Special Elite Crime Resolution and Espionage Team (aka S.E.C.R.E.T.) to crack codes, uncover clues and outsmart villains at The Children's Museum of Houston.
Touch a moon rock, see real space capsules ... and so much more. Be inspired by the wonders of space exploration.
Delve into the world of space exploration by visiting two of Houston's greatest attractions.
A Houston CityPASS is a thin booklet offering mega savings. Included are tickets to Houston’s top attractions and museums at a fraction of the cost, $49 for adults and $39 for children ages 3-11 (a savings of more than 47%). With CityPASS, you can explore the workings of mission control at Space Center Houston; experience the wonder of the underwater world at Downtown Aquarium; walk on the wild size at the Houston Zoo; or stop by the Children’s Museum for ultimate kid-friendly fun!
Where to Stay
Houston has great hotels to fit any budget. Click here for a list of properties that are Downtown and easily accessible to many of the city’s attractions. Here are just a few of the city’s family-friendly properties:
Marriott Marquis Houston: Opened in December, 2016, this 1,000-room hotel offers easy connection to downtown attractions and is located across from the 12-acre and activity-filled Discovery Green. The Marquis includes many dining options as well as a Texas-shaped lazy river on an open-air deck with the downtown skyline as your backdrop. Let your kids "ride" to El Paso and back in a matter of minutes.
Hilton Americas-Houston: Situated in Avenida Houston, downtown's newest entertainment district, this 1,200-room hotel sits across from downtown's Discovery Green and the Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets. The hotel offers various dining options and connection to events at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Omni Houston Hotel: For the ultimate family getaway try the Kid's Fantasy Suite at the Omni near the Galleria. The playful suite includes two twin beds, bean bag chairs, art table and a connecting room for the parents. Each room is stocked with books, games and toys to keep tykes entertained.
Omni Houston Westside: During the summer, the hotel offers every child an activity backpack filled with toys, games and puzzles. They also have a weekend game room with free wii and x-box game adjacent to the pool, 'back of the house tour" for kids on the weekend, family-friendly entertainment poolside (weekends), and an outdoor grill with family-friendly menu items.
The Westin Galleria: This kid-friendly hotel features a Westin Kids Club program that includes a goody bag and dial-up bedtime stories right from your room.
Magnolia Hotel: This historic Downtown hotel offers complimentary breakfast service, bedtime cookie & milk, and rooftop pool and jacuzzi.
Residence Inn by Marriott: Located in the Galleria area, this hotel is housed in converted apartments that are very spacious and perfect for families. They have a full breakfast selection, kitchens in the room, and they have kid-friendly meals every weeknight included in the rate.
La Quinta Inn & Suites at Greenway Plaza: For families that need extra room, this hotel has special “family suites” that offer rooms with multiple double beds.
La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa: This beautiful resort features a family friendly concert series, Radio Disney dance troop, dive-in family friendly movies, face painting, s’mores and a live dive-in theater during the summer. They also have an exciting Kids Program for children ages 5-11, complete with their own private playground and supervised by the Adventure Pointe’s activities staff. Teenagers also have a place to call their own at The Edge, featuring over-stuffed furniture, remote control racing cars, and Wii all open during the summer season. La Torretta’s miniature golf course, 3.5 acre Aqua Park and fishing are other family-friendly perks that are offered to families year-round.
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Traveling from Bush Intercontinental or Houston Hobby Airport, take Super Shuttle or a Metro bus to Downtown or a cab anywhere you need to go. In the city: Take a cab or use the METRORail to travel between downtown, the Museum District and other neighborhoods. For more information about how to navigate the city, click here.
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