Top Houston Behind-the-Scenes Tours for Families

Awesome Behind-the-Scenes Tours for Houston Families


Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Amazon Fulfillment Center? Taking the children on behind-the-scenes trips gives them a better knowledge of how many individuals are working unseen. We may even show them where some of their beloved sports athletes train. A behind-the-scenes tour is surely an exciting encounter not to be missed.

Sam Houston Boat Tour

7300 Clinton Drive.
Houston, TX 77020

The M/V Sam Houston has been operating as Port Houston’s public tour vessel since its inaugural voyage on July 30, 1958. This free service offers a leisurely, 90-minute round-trip, educational tour along the Houston Ship Channel. Individuals and groups are invited aboard to learn more about the port and maritime industry. Embarking from Port Houston’s Sam Houston Landing, visiting sightseers aboard the M/V Sam Houston can enjoy passing views of international cargo vessels and operations at the port’s Turning Basin Terminal. The 95-ft. vessel holds up to 100 passengers and features air-conditioned, lounge seating, as well as standing room outside on the boat’s deck. –

Amazon Fulfillment Center

Houston, TX

Learn more during a virtual tour of one of Amazon’s fulfillment centers (FCs), where employees pick, pack, and ship customer orders around the world. If you’ve ever wanted to see inside one of Amazon’s massive fulfillment centers, here’s your chance. The FC Tours program is offering virtual tours around the world, allowing visitors to see what it’s like to work inside the facilities. Visitors will also get a glimpse of the great technology and people at the center of Amazon. –

Theater District Open House

912 Prairie Street, Suite 250
Houston, TX 77002

TC Energy Theater District Open House 2019 has WRAPPED! Thank you to all of our participating organizations, patrons of the arts, attendees, and most importantly, our sponsors for another GREAT Open House! We will see you in 2020! –

Houston Zoo

6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

The Houston Zoo connects communities with animals to inspire action to save wildlife and is committed to being a leader in the global effort to save animals in the wild. We are home to over 6,000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide the highest standard in animal care. Each year, we welcome over two million guests who come to experience our incredible animals and ecosystems, and through their admission ticket or membership, help us fund the protection efforts of the counterparts of every species at the Zoo, in the wild. Through guests visiting the Zoo, we support 49 wildlife conservation projects in 27 countries around the world. We are proud to be the second most visited Zoo in the US, and the most-attended cultural attraction in the region. –

Toyota Center Arena Tour

1510 Polk Street
Houston, TX 77002

Care to see how you measure up to your favorite Rockets player? Want to see where your favorite artist prepares before a performance? If you are looking to walk beyond the velvet rope and into the fascinating world of Toyota Center, then we invite you down for the experience of a lifetime! Our exclusive one-hour Backstage Tour will take you behind the scenes of Houston’s premier destination for sports and entertainment. –

Tours of Minute Maid Park

Space Center Houston Level 9 Tour

1601 NASA Pkwy,
Houston, TX 77058

On the four- to five-hour guided tour of NASA Johnson Space Center, explore where and how astronauts train, learn how NASA Mission Control Center communicates with the International Space Station and discover the past, present and future of space exploration. Visit iconic locations such as Apollo Mission Control Center and Orion Mission Control room. Tour current Mission Control and explore Rocket Park, home to the massive Saturn V rocket, the most powerful rocket ever flown. Walk the floor of the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility in Building 9 where astronauts train and scientists and engineers develop the next generation of space exploration vehicles. –

Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,TX 77030
(713) 639-4629

There is more than meets the eye in the museum’s exhibition halls. Join us Behind-the-Scenes to delve deeper into the displays. Newly added to our traditional BTS tours are Six Degrees of Science and Sleuths & Secrets Mystery night. Six Degrees of Science – With a generous dose of twists and turns, tying facts from various exhibition halls, you never know what connections will be made during these unique tours. Every month, join James Edward Washington III as he reveals a deeper understanding of the exhibits you know and love. –

NRG Stadium Tour

(832) 667-1400

Want to get an exclusive preview of how your favorite athletes and performers prepare for their big day? NRG Stadium is a splendid architectural achievement of style, sophistication and ultra-efficiency. With a retractable-roof and state-of–the art amenities, come take an exclusive look at how we deliver the number one fan experience in the industry. Some areas may be unavailable due to operations, maintenance or scheduled events. Tours do not include the Texans team areas (locker room, weight room, etc.) –

Minute Maid Park Tours

501 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 259-8000

Get a behind the scenes look of Minute Maid Park. Tours run daily throughout the year. These 1-hour long daytime tours run Monday through Saturday and make stops at the all-new Michelob Ultra Club, Gallagher Club, Bank of America Suite Level, Honda Club Level, Press Box, Lexus Field Club, the Warning Track in Center Field and Houston Methodist Hall of Fame Alley.-


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