Houston Summer Fun for The Whole Family

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Summer is here y’all, and our family is just itching to get out of the house and explore our city over the next few months. Houston is a treasure trove of adventure for all ages, and we can’t wait to cross many of these summer fun activities off our bucket list!

Houston Summer Fun for the Whole Family

  • Summer is a great time to encourage pleasure reading for your kids, and crack open a juicy beach read yourself! Enroll in one of many available summer reading programs, most with challenges and prizes for the whole family!
  • Explore Houston’s charming independent bookstores for the perfect beach read {and most of them have kids’ programs as well}.
  • Cheer for our hometown Houston Astros {Astros Kids Day is July 25} and Sugarland Skeeters at a baseball game! Constellation Field, where the Skeeters play, is great for families with young kids, as it has both a playground and splash pad. 
  • Houston’s soccer teams, the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash, play throughout the summer- go see a home game!
  • The Summer Games are finally back! Cheer on Team USA who are competing in Tokyo from July 23-August 8!
  • Check out the exhibits at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The museum is free on Thursdays from 2-5 pm.
  • Take everyone to the Lonestar Flight Museum– they have events throughout the summer for your aviation loving kids. 
  • Marvel at the delicate, beautiful butterflies at the Cockrell Butterfly Center
  • Refresh your Texas history knowledge at the San Jacinto Monument and Museum. Tip:: pack a picnic lunch to enjoy nearby at the San Jacinto battleground site.
  • Check out the many exciting exhibits at Space Center Houston all summer long. Every Friday and Saturday at 11:30 am and 1:20 pm, a NASA astronaut will share some of their memories from space travel with guests. 
  • Check out the Then and Now exhibit at the Art Car Museum then head over to the Beer Can House for a wonderfully weird Houston experience.
  • Take a Twilight Tour on Buffalo Bayou- will you spot an alligator?
  • Grab a blanket and picnic basket and settle in for a free children’s theater performance on the lawn at Miller Outdoor Theater.
  • The Main Street Theater will be performing Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School from June 20- August 1, 2021.
  • Levy Park is hosting Summer Block Parties for families on 6/13, 7/11 and 8/8, featuring live music, bubble stations, games, and more. 
  • The Kemah Boardwalk is always a great destination for family fun- rides, shopping, and great food!
  • Explore over 95 city blocks of Houston- underground! Take the family on an underground adventure through downtown’s tunnel system, and finish up your visit with lunch at one of the tunnel’s many restaurants. 
  • Make your way just before sunset to the  Waugh Drive Bat Colony and be amazed as hundreds of thousands of Mexican Free-Tailed bats emerge to feast on Houston’s mosquitos. 
  • In addition to viewing spectacular sea life, ride the Ferris wheel and check out the white tiger exhibit at the Downtown Aquarium.

 

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Elizabeth was raised in Houston and met her husband Ryan shortly after graduating from Texas A&M with a journalism degree. A few years later, Grayson {Sept 2010}, turned Elizabeth’s world upside down, not only with his sparkling blue eyes and killer smile, but with his profound disabilities and diagnosis of Mitochondrial Disease. After two years of navigating the world of special needs parenting, Elizabeth and Ryan were blessed with Charlotte {Jan 2013} and Nolan {Sept 2015}, perfectly completing their party of five. Elizabeth and her crew live in Katy, and when she can steal a few moments for herself, she can be found out for Mexican food and margaritas with girlfriends, binge-listening to podcasts and audiobooks, or trying once again {unsuccessfully} to organize her closet. In addition to her role as Managing Editor of HMB, Elizabeth writes about faith, politics and special needs parenting for publications like Scary Mommy and HuffPost.You can connect with Elizabeth on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, or ElizabethKBaker.com

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