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Spring Break in Houston

A List of 10 Family-Friendly Activities for the Week


Planning on staying put during Spring Break this year? Houston is an ideal place for a staycation. This list highlights the many sights to see and places to experience in Houston. From museum visits to live shows, Houston has much to offer to keep you entertained.

1. Explore the Johnson Space Center

Space Center

Who says learning can't take place during Spring Break? The Johnson Space center provides hours of excitement and entertainment with an educational twist. Be sure to experience the zero-gravity simulation exhibit.

2. See the Zoo

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Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo has recently created the African Forest: a permanent installation recreating animal as well as human life in Africa. Experience it along with all the other fascinating creatures of the Houston Zoo.

3. Visit a Museum

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Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum

Witness a hands-on explanation of the human body systems or revel in some of the nation's most unique art pieces at these state-of-the-art museum facilities. Houston's museum district is one of the most highly-acclaimed family of museums in the country. 

4. Play at Schlitterbahn


Houton Spring Breaks can be unpredicatable when it comes to weather. Schlitterbahn in Galveston takes the guesswork out of planning for a water park adventure with over a dozen heated indoor water attractions. The facility opens the first weekend in March.

5. See a Houston Astros Game

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The Houston Astros baseball team is the city's oldest sprts franchise. The team plays at the Minute Maid Field in the heart of Downtown Houston. The impressive facility has a retractable roof to protect fans and players from the elements and offers public tours.

6. Experience Discovery Green

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Discovery Green park is Houston's only eco park. It is a 12-acre green space complete with a performance stage and Houston Public Library branch. Yoga classes, live music, plays and art installations are just a few of the experiences this park has to offer.

7. See a Show at Miller Outdoor Theater

Miller Outdoor Theater

Not much beats a free arts performance atop an idyllic hill during spring. Pack up the snacks, grab a blanket and head over to Miller Outdoor Theater for a lovely evening of entertainment.

8. Go Rodeo

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The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been a family favorite for decades. If Mutton-Bustin and pig races aren't for you, then be sure to take advantage of the carnival and concert series.

9. Attend a Festival

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Whether you fancy fine art, film or crafts, there is more than likely a festival to tickle that fancy in the month of March. It's the perfect month for strolling and sight-seeing with the whole family.

10. Stroll the Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah Boardwalk is now the largest amusement park in the Houston area since the closing of Astroworld. The enormous ferris wheel and carnival games will keep little ones happy while mom and dad will appreciate the good eats. The Flying Dutchman is a crowd favorite.

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