Top 10 Things to Do While Social Distancing in Houston

Best Things to Do While Social Distancing in Houston This Weekend


With the new normal being practiced worldwide, it may feel like you have exhausted all there is to do at a safe social distance or perhaps you have forgotten what it feels like to leave the house for someplace other than HEB curbside. We’re here to offer a few inspirations that all is not lost. Here are guidelines to get you inspired to explore Houston again, safe and sound.

Rooftop Cinema Club Uptown

1700 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056, USA

We believe that all experiences should be memorable, which is why we are on a mission to transform nights at the movies to cinematic events like no other. You bring your friends and loved ones, and we’ll bring you city skylines, sunsets, starlit evenings, awesome drinks, delicious food, and great movies on the big screen. Driven by our love of film, our Rooftops promise a handpicked curation of cults, classics, and new releases. We stand for social cinema because we believe it’s the future. Join our movement. –

Locktopia Escape Room Houston

5326 Weslayan
Houston, TX 77005

Social distancing Houston escape room game. Only other players in the room come with you. Staff members are not in the game room with you. Book online for even more limited contact. –

Lone Star Flight Museum

11551 Aerospace Ave.,
Houston, TX77034
(346) 708-2517

In the Flight Academy, visitors will be introduced to the foundations of flight and aircraft design, all explained with basic scientific principles through engaging hands-on educational stations. All of the exhibits were reviewed by a committee of middle-school science teachers for content and connections to principles included in TEKS benchmarks. Exhibits were also reviewed by a committee of pilots for the accuracy of aeronautical content. –

Orange Show Monument

2401 Munger Street
Houston, TX 77023

The Orange Show Monument is a folk-art environment – a monumental work of handmade architecture – located in Houston’s East End. It was built single-handedly from 1956 until its completion in 1979, by the late Jefferson Davis McKissack, a Houston postal worker. The outdoor 3,000 square foot environment is maze-like in design and includes an oasis, a wishing well, a pond, a stage, a museum, a gift shop, and several upper decks. It is constructed of concrete, brick, steel and found objects including gears, tiles, wagon wheels, mannequins, tractor seats, and statuettes. Each piece of the Orange Show Monument was hand-placed and hand-painted by McKissack. – ​ –

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. –

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

4501 Woodway Drive
Houston, TX 77024-7708

Make discoveries about Houston’s urban wildlife and natural habitats in the Discovery Room. Bring co-workers, friends, or family and take a guided tour along the Arboretum’s trails! Check out our calendar of upcoming events and classes for adults, children, and families! –

Cullen Sculpture Garden

Montrose Boulevard at Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006

A tranquil oasis of art and nature, the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden showcases masterworks of 20th- and 21st-century sculpture by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Pietro Consagra, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Auguste Rodin, and David Smith. This garden was created by sculptor Isamu Noguchi. “I had a revelation of the earth outdoors as a new way of conceiving sculpture,” Noguchi once wrote, and he described his gardens as “sculpture for sculpture.” His plan for the Cullen Sculpture Garden was a modern approach to the traditional idea of a garden—framed by concrete walls ranging in height, the works of sculpture are complemented by native trees, bamboo, and flowering crepe myrtle. –

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 the 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. –

George Ranch Historical Park

10215 FM 762 Rd.
Richmond, TX
(281) 343-0218

Discover more than 100 years of Texas history each Saturday with a trip through time at the George Ranch Historical Park. Located on a 20,000-acre working ranch, the Park is divided into four time periods (1830s, 1860s, 1890s, and 1930s) and features historic home tours, costumed interpreters, hands-on activities, cattle working and blacksmithing demonstrations, and more! –

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. –

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