Things to Do With Kids in Houston

As one of the largest cities in the United States, there's no shortage of activities for children and families in Houston. If you're looking for a quick way to score tickets to the city's top destinations, CityPASS offers admission to the most popular attractions at a reduced rate, rolled into one ticket price.

One of the city's most famous places for all-ages fun is Space Center Houston, featuring a museum, interactive exhibits attractions and outdoor areas like Rocket Park housing historic attractions such as the enormous Saturn V rocket. Don't miss the Galileo shuttlecraft and Boeing 747, both permanently on display at the Space Center.

Also worth noting is the Houston Zoo: Exhibits include the Wortham World of Primates—a diverse section offering close views of some of the world’s most intelligent and endangered creatures—and a sea lion show at the mammal marina pool. Hermann Park also offers other activities for exploration such as the Japanese Garden, Hermann Park Railroad, pedal boats on McGovern Lake and more.

The Children's Museum of Houston provides interactive exhibits with hands-on components that are as fun as they are educational. Close by is the Cockrell Butterfly Center within the Houston Museum of Nature and Science, an outdoor habitat full of multiple butterfly species and an opportunity to see them up close. Also within the Museum District is The Health Museum, an insightful adventure into the inner workings of the human body. Visit the museum's website for special and upcoming exhibits.

Further south, visitors can venture to the massive Texas waterpark that is Schlitterbahn Galveston or the nostalgic beach town of Kemah, where the Kemah Boardwalk has become a destination for seaside carnival rides, games, patios and seafood restaurants and family fun.