Spring into summer with some fun-filled outdoor activities for your children. But before you overwhelm yourself with the slew of entertainment options, we’ve gathered some inexpensive alternatives for you to consider.
Following are 5 indoor/outdoor summer activities modified from a 365 Things to Do in Houston’s article.
Dubbed America’s No. 1 Children’s Museum by Parent’s magazine, the Children’s Museum of Houston offers a variety of activities for all ages. The 5-star children’s museum has a multitude of workshops and events (i.e. literacy, science, math, health, engineering, civic engagement and social studies) for kids to engage in the ultimate learning experience. General admission is $9 for children and free on Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. Children under 1 year old are always free.
2. Houston Museum of Fine Arts
Located in the Houston Museum District, MFAH is a great place for children to expand their art history knowledge while having fun. Kids will have the opportunity to explore the art world through gallery programs, guided tours, art-making, films, etc. General admission for children 6 and over is $8 on-site and $7 online. Admission is free every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.
3. Houston Museum of Natural Science
Aimed to preserve and advance the general knowledge of natural science, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is a great place to add to your bucket list. Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to partake in expert-led prehistoric tours, learn more about minerals and tour the Serengeti. General admission is $10 for children and free every Thursday from 3-6 p.m.
4. Trader’s Village
Houston’s largest flea market, Traders Village is an awesome spot for great deals, events and attractions. Kids can enjoy an array of rides ranging from kiddie rides to rides for the entire family. Rates range from $2 a ride or $9 for an ALL day wristband.
Head down to Waugh Bridge for an amazing nature experience. Each summer night, Houstonians and newcomers alike are able to see the Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from the bridge crevices. Admission is free, but you can also partake in a tour for a small fee.
If we missed any inexpensive alternatives for entertainment, please comment below and we’ll make sure to add them to our list.