My 4 personal favorite Houston attractions for families

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The Color Factory, super fun Houston attractions for families

This Houston attraction for families is SO FUN! Talk about living life in Color, The Color Factory is an interactive art museum that visitors are able to experience the joy of color through installations, immersive rooms, and curated moments. All of the feedback I have gotten from this exhibit is that it’s a full day of activities and it’s well worth the money! There are 14 exhibits and plenty of opportunities to take that perfect picture to post to Instagram. They even offer complimentary digital photos along the way, through the exhibits!

Weekend pricing is as follows; General Admission Tickets are $39, kids Admission are $32, and children 2 and under are Free.

Weekday pricing is as follows; General Admission Tickets are $33, kids Admission are $26, and children 2 and under are Free.

houston attractions for families are very easily accessible for Houstonians

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston Attractions for families are really endless, but this one is one of my favorites. We always enjoy seeing the Dinosaurs, the Butterfly Exhibit, and and the Planetarium. We usually do them in that order too, because we start off walking through the dinosaurs, get outside somewhat to do the Butterfly tour, and then chill inside for the relaxing Planetarium Screening. There is something about this specific exhibition that makes me feel like all my problems are really so small, compared to everything else. It is incredibly relaxing in here, and just fun for everyone.

Beach Trips-Popular Houston attractions for families

  • Galveston-one of my favorite things about this Houston attraction for families is that there is a lot to do even if you don’t enjoy the beach. Some of those things are Beach Brigade, walking along the Seawall, visiting the Elissa Sailboat, Putt Putt Golf, Rolled Ice Cream shops, plenty of souvenir stores, and all kinds of dining options.
  • Freeport-just a short drive down 288, and you’ll find yourself at a quiet, peaceful beach area. Most of the beaches in Freeport allow you to drive on the beach, so that makes staying the day even easier!
  • San Jardin (Seabrook)-This is a private beach owned by the City of Pasadena. They have a small charge per person to get in if you aren’t a Pasadena resident, but totally worth it and not such a far drive as Galveston if you’re centrally located to Houston.

Kemah Boardwalk

During the summer months, the Greater Houston Area makes sure that there are plenty of things to keep parents and kids entertained. Kemah has a lot to offer, so let’s dig in! 

  • Boardwalk
  • Stingrays
  • Slash Pad
  • Train ride
  • Rock the dock concerts on Thursdays
  • Amusement Rides
  • Endless dining options
  • Shopping
  • Tarot Card Readings
  • Boardwalk Beast Boat Ride

As a Houston family photographer, I know this city has a lot to offer. In fact, I have done photo sessions at most of these places, and they turn out amazing! If you’re looking for a Houston photographer, I’d love to chat with you and see if we are a good fit.

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