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Houston for young kids

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Houston for young kids
Young kids might want to spend all of their time at the massive Children's Museum, but other attractions are also worthy of a visit.
Good for: Families, Groups
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Children's Museum of Houston
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Children's Museum of Houston

Hands-on interactive exhibits in the areas of science and technology, history and culture, health and human development, and the arts.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Houston Zoo
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Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world. Essentially a small city encompassing a world of ecosystems and experiences, the Houston Zoo is made up of many moving parts. We have over 6000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education... More

The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world. Essentially a small city encompassing a world of ecosystems and experiences, the Houston Zoo is made up of many moving parts. We have over 6000 permanent residents (our animals) for whom we provide housing, meals, medical care and, yes, even education! In addition, we have over 1.84 million guests each year who come to experience our incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment. Our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that the Zoo is always running smoothly for the safety and well being of our residents and guests. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science

This outstanding science museum has a spectacular collection of mineral specimens, a dinosaur skeleton, space-station models, a planetarium, IMAX theater and a six-story butterfly center in which these beautiful creatures land delicately on outstretched arms.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Space Center Houston
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Space Center Houston

Houston's top attraction is the official visitor's center for NASA, where simulations allow you to experience what it's like to walk in space or land on the moon. Visitors can also tour the NASA control center.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Discovery Green
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Discovery Green

This downtown park offers free yoga classes, movie nights and toddler story times. The park has a playground, spray fountain and Mist Tree, great for hot Houston days. Enjoy free WiFi and open air reading rooms, or borrow balls or games.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Downtown Aquarium
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Downtown Aquarium

Houston's Aquarium features sea life from around the world.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Health Museum
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The Health Museum

The Health Museum has interactive exhibits on health, medical science and the human body. Walk through a brain and an eyeball, test your reflexes and experience a 4D theater.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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