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Summer Family Activities in Houston

Published May 11, 2022 by Megan Broussard

Minute Maid Park

Summer is around the corner! Soon, school will be out, 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 Miller Outdoor Theater, there’s enough to keep the entire 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 can’t miss Broadway show will tour in Houston from late June through July. 

Have an older child? The classic Broadway sensation, WICKED, returns May 31. Recommended for ages 8 and up, this is the perfect family outing that also beats the Houston summer heat. See the complete list of current and upcoming shows here.  

Attend a Concert 

Calling all Encanto lovers! The widely popular film is coming to The Woodlands in sing-along form. This 2.5-hour-long concert includes a live band and all 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 this summer. Families can enjoy the full film set to a live symphony orchestra either June 10 or 11. Learn more and get your tickers here

Houston Symphony

Visit the Museum District 

All summer long, the Children’s Museum Houston has events, meet-and greets and activities planned 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 family favorite for all ages. Here you can walk through a living butterfly habitat. This mini rainforest contains several plant species, a 50-foot waterfall and an estimated 2,000 butterflies. 

Cool off at a Splash Pad

Gateway Fountain at Discovery Green is one of the most popular splash pads in all of Houston. With 14-foot-high jets and downtown city views in every direction, there’s so much fun to have at this iconic park. 

Levy Park is another great family destination near the Galleria. This unique park has hills to climb, a rock wall that leads to a slide, games and a water feature that dumps those standing below. Families can also enjoy quick bites, such as Love Shack, within steps of the play area.   

Levy Park

Brewery Tour Around Houston  

What better way is there to cool off than sipping on a chilled beverage? Karbach Brewery offers plenty of shade and games in their biergarten and it’s also family friendly. Take your friends, children and fur babies for a refreshing afternoon outing. 

St. Arnolds is another great brewery with plenty of outdoor activities for kiddos. You can also check out their anniversary party taking place on June 28, which will include live music, local artists and special variations of Art Car IPA on draft while supplies last. 

These are just a few ways to spend time together as a family in Houston. For more ideas and ways to explore the city visit 


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