Awesome Things for Families to Do in Houston’s Museum District

Fun Things to do for Families to in Houston’s Museum District


Situated southwest of downtown and also connected through a range of walkable sidewalks and Houston’s light rail line, the Houston Museum District is perhaps one of the most captivating communities of inner loop Houston. Between townhomes and historic structures, you’ll discover a variety of things to do, many of which are family-friendly. While the whole Museum District is separated into four walkable zones, they are a few of people’s favorites within the community.

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. –

Contemporary Arts Museum Gift Shop

5216 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 284-8250

CAMH is proud to offer a curated collection of products directly tied to our ground-breaking exhibitions, our partnerships in the community, and the Museum itself. You can feel good about each purchase you make in the Museum or online as it supports the programs and exhibitions at CAMH. Museum Members save 15% on all purchases. Thank you for your support. –

Barnaby’s Cafe

1801 Binz St.
Houston, TX 77004

A delicious location to grab lunch or dinner. Barnaby’s is conveniently located near both the Children’s and Health Museums. –

Miller Outdoor Theatre

6000 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030
(832) 487-7102

Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park is unique in the United States, offering an eight-month season of professional entertainment that is artistically excellent, culturally diverse, and always FREE of charge to the public. This is the largest “always free” program of its kind in the country. Miller Outdoor Theatre offers the most diverse season of professional entertainment of any Houston performance venue, and it’s all FREE! Classical music, jazz, world music, and dance, ballet, Shakespeare, musical theatre, classic films, and much, much more are included in this year’s outstanding line-up. Relax in the covered seating area or enjoy a pre-performance picnic on the hillside. All performances at Miller are family-friendly! –

Children’s Museum Houston

1500 Binz St.
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 522-1138

The Houston region has one of the largest child populations in the United States and Children’s Museum Houston serves an audience of more than 1 million children and families each year. Children’s Museum Houston is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that relies on private and public contributions. When you support us, you can feel confident that your contribution directly benefits the children of Houston. Whether our just visiting or a regular, we’ve got ways for you to save on admission and access all that we have to offer. –

Hermann Park

1700 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004

Founded in 1992 as Friends of Hermann Park, Hermann Park Conservancy is a nonprofit citizens’ organization dedicated to the stewardship and improvement of Hermann Park – today and for generations to come. Through a public-private partnership with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Hermann Park Conservancy raises millions of dollars each year to enhance and maintain the Park. The Conservancy also manages the design of projects and then shares construction costs with the City of Houston. Thanks to the generous financial support of foundations, corporations, and individuals, the Conservancy has raised more than $122 million for improvement projects in Hermann Park. The Conservancy also oversees programs focused on visitor services, conservation and stewardship, tree care, and operations and maintenance of the McGovern Centennial Gardens. –

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