Are We In Houston, Yet?

Do your kids love dinosaurs? Museums? Waterslides? Well, head to Houston for exciting excursions and discover why we motivate so many kids to become astronauts, ballerinas and the President of the United States! And don’t forget, Houston is a hop, skip and a jump from Galveston Island, which offers families plenty of options for visiting the beach, museums and sightseeing for ships! Kids of all ages will find something entertaining about Houston, so let’s get started!

Museums are plentiful in Houston with eight popular attractions available to anyone interested in fine arts, space and aircrafts, Texas history and war ships. At the top of the list is the Children’s Museum of Houston, which is rated the second best children’s museum in the United States. Take your aspiring astronaut to the Johnson Space Center to witness an actual working facility. If a picnic in a park is on your list, visit Hermann Park for a variety of outdoor activities. International exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts are available throughout the year and significant contributions to world history are on display during specific months. Regardless of when you can visit, you and your family are sure to enjoy the scenery.

If dinosaurs are a “must see,” don’t be afraid to take a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Located in the heart of the Museum District, families can coordinate a complete day of visiting museums, shopping and eating at kid-friendly restaurants.

Houston Museum of Natural Science


Complete with an IMAX theater, internationally recognized exhibits, a planetarium, and butterfly center, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is one of the top ten most visited museums in the U.S.! The IMAX® 3D camera is one of the highest...  Read More



The Menil Collection is considered one of our nations best private collections and museums. Works by Warhol and Matisse are available and the Byzatine Icons exhibit is considered one of the most important of its kind. The founders of the Menil...  Read More



Whether your child is ready to audition or simply take in a play, plan on bringing the family to the Houston Family Arts (HFAC) facility to discover the opportunities this venue has to offer. Known as an intimate setting for all ages, the...  Read More

Space Center Houston


Live coverage of Mars Science Laboratory, a walk through the stars and the future of exploration will be covered on your tour of the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Families can feel what its like to launch into space like a real-life astronaut...  Read More

Children's Museum of Houston


Whether you are planning a birthday party or family outing, the Children's Museum of Houston is an exciting way to spend the day. In 2009, the museum was refurbished and expanded to offer a beautiful bright colored pagoda-style entry way, more...  Read More

Museum District


Hermann Park in Houston is perfect for shade on a hot summer day or if you want to make a splash in the fountain playground. This conservancy is a citizen's organization dedicated to the conservation of the community's natural environment. It...  Read More

Museum District


The Houston Zoo is an educational experience for all ages. Stroll through the 55-acre zoological park, which is home to over 6,000 animals. The exhibits venture into the worlds of exotic animals, amphibians and reptiles, marine life, African...  Read More



Plan on getting wet at the SplashTown water park in Houston. With jumbo slides, wading pools, and plenty of tubes, there are countless ways to wet your whistle. The Tornado drops you 75 feet down a 132-foot long tunnel where you end up in a...  Read More



The downtown Aquarium may not be the largest or best, but it is certainly worth a visit. Families will enjoy a full service restaurant; aquatic exhibits, rides, games, and fun fishy stores. Tour the marsh and bayous of the Gulf, witness a sunken...  Read More

Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex


With 1000 skates available for rental, the Aerodome offers families a cool time on the ice! Day or night, everyone can skate to a montage of great tunes! While you are sliding around the ice, remember to hold hands, especially if you are a...  Read More


Meet Heather J. Taylor

Heather J. Taylor grew up an “Army Brat” with her family roots deeply grounded in Texas.  When she was twenty, she moved to London on scholarship to study performing arts at Regent's College...  More About Heather