What Are Some Things to Do With Kids in Houston, Texas?


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The Children's Museum of Houston, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Express Children's Theater, Houston Symphony's Weatherford Family Concerts and the Houston Zoo are few family-friendly attractions in Houston, Texas. The city is also home to several family-friendly restaurants, including the family-run Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana and Bernie's Burger Bus.

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What Are Some Things to Do With Kids in Houston, Texas?
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The Children's Museum of Houston offers bilingual interactive exhibits in science, history, the arts, culture and human development. Exhibits serve both education and play, such as the make-believe, child-run Kidtropolis, USA, where kids can start businesses, broadcast the news and govern their fellow citizens. Infants and toddlers enjoy age-appropriate activities in the museum's Tot Spot.

As its names implies, the Houston Museum of Natural Science has a narrower topical offering, but also has a 3D IMAX Theater, a butterfly exhibit, a huge palaeontology hall, a planetarium and numerous other science-themed exhibits. For live, kid-friendly plays or musical performances, families can visit Houston's Express Children's Theater or the Houston Symphony. The symphony's Weatherford Family Concerts series specifically targets family audiences.

A family looking for outdoor activities can pay a visit to the Houston Zoo. In addition to its regular exhibits, the zoo has a children's zoo, aquarium and a Natural Encounters section where kids can have close-up encounters with different animals.

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