Summer is around the corner! Soon the school will be closed and families will have more time to explore the city. Houston has so much to offer during this time. From cooling off at Schlitterbahn in Galveston to outings at Minute Maid Park and the Miller Outdoor Theatre, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained all summer long.
Enjoy a show
If you have a little one in your life or love musical performances, you won’t want to miss FROZEN this summer at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. This must-see Broadway show will be touring Houston from late June through July.
Do you have an older child? Classic Broadway sensation WICKED returns May 31. Recommended for ages 8 and up, it’s the perfect family outing that also beats the Houston summer heat. See the full list of current and upcoming shows here.
waiting for a concert
Calling all Encanto lovers! The hugely popular film comes to The Woodlands in song form. This 2.5-hour concert features a live band and all of the record-breaking hit songs from the beloved soundtrack. Learn more and get your tickets here.
Experience Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows alongside the Houston Symphony Orchestra this summer. Families can enjoy the full film featuring a live symphony orchestra on June 10 or 11. Learn more and get your tickers here.
Visit the Museum Quarter
Throughout the summer, the Children’s Museum Houston hosts events, get-togethers, and scheduled activities to celebrate summer. From Princess Day to Kidpendence Day with Captain America, there’s something for everyone during “Fun Summer Vibes.”
The Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Museum of Natural Science is always a favorite with families of all ages. Here you can walk through a living butterfly habitat. This mini rainforest contains several plant species, a 50-foot waterfall, and around 2,000 butterflies.
Cool off at the Splash Pad
Gateway Fountain at Discovery Green is one of the most popular wading pools in all of Houston. With 14-foot-tall jets and downtown views in every direction, there’s so much fun to be had at this iconic park.
Levy Park is another great family destination near the Galleria. This unique park has hills to climb, a rock face that leads to a slide, games, and a water feature that dumps those below. Families can also enjoy quick bites, such as Love Shack, just steps from the playground.
Brewery tour around Houston
What better way to cool off than to sip a cold drink? The Karbach brasserie offers plenty of shade and games in its beer garden and is also suitable for families. Take your friends, kids and fur babies for a refreshing afternoon outing.
St. Arnolds is another great brewery with lots of outdoor activities for kids. You can also check out their anniversary party taking place on June 28, which will feature live music, local artists, and special variations of Art Car IPA in draft while supplies last.
These are just a few ways to spend family time in Houston. For more ideas and ways to explore the city, visit https://www.houston.org/living-in-houston.