Kid-Friendly Activities in Houston

You know it's important to get the kids out of the house (and out of your hair), but what are the best kid-friendly activities in Houston? There happens to be plenty of stuff geared toward the tykes and we rounded up some ideas to enhance both body and mind?can't let the Baby Mozart go to waste.

Updated: June 16, 2010

Kid-Friendly Activities in Houston

Discovery Green Park

1500 McKinney Dr, Houston, TX 77002

Tons of educational programming from the Young Writer's Workshop to the Discovery Series make for super kid-friendly activities in Houston. If that doesn't entice, your kids can at least join all the others splashing in the fountains and tumbling down the grassy knolls.

Minute Maid Park

501 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002

Taking Junior to a game is every dad's dream and there are lots of deals that make a trip to the ballpark an even more kid-friendly activity. Every Sunday in 2010, the lobby of Union Station turns into a fun zone and, for the rest of the summer, kids 14 and under get into games for free.

Memorial City Mall

303 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77024

Even when it's too hot outside for a trip to the park, kids can get in their playground time at this mall, complete with an old-fashioned carousel. Once there, the kids may start demanding cookie sandwiches but you want one too, don't you?

Houston Zoo

6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030

The zoo is an eternal favorite for tykes and Houston's comes complete with the paddle boat rides and ice cream purveyors of surrounding Hermann Park.

Angelika Film Center Houston

510 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002

At the Angelika's ?cry baby matinees,? every Friday and Saturday at 11:45am, moms don't need to panic if the little one has a tantrum or needs to be fed. The volume is kept lower and children under five even get in free.

Laser Quest

13711 Westheimer Rd Ste H, Houston, TX 77077

Take a child here, and he'll love you forever. Don't worry about the younger ones getting trampled by some of the college students'they're usually the best at the game.

Children's Museum of Houston

1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004

Houston's 90,000-square foot fantasyland for kids offers hands-on activities to toddlers and 12-year olds. Free Family Nights take place every Thursday from 5pm-8pm.