Houston offers endless attractions that appeal to adults and children alike. Plan a visit and treat your family to one of the city’s fun-filled adventures that are as entertaining as they are educational. Check out our list of five awesome things to do in Houston with a toddler and the whole family will fall in love with this city build for all ages.
Five Things To Do In Houston With A Toddler
Color Factory Houston
Color Factory is an experiential art exhibit inspired by the joy of color. It’s worth adding to any Houston bucket list, but ideal for families traveling with children.
Launched in San Francisco in 2017 by a team of artists and creatives, Color Factory creates meaningful and immersive color experiences for all.
Color Factory embraces child-like imagination, while expanding boundaries of perception and understanding.
In over 20,000 square feet, Color Factory Houston feature participatory installations of colors collected around the city – hues that invite curiosity, discovery, and play. The palette and projects offered within Color Factory are designed to connect you to the colorful moments around Houston and in your own daily life.
There is so much fun to be had at Color Factory for adults and children. From celebrating life with confetti to discovering your own “Magic”, Color Factory is filled with joy for all ages.
Work as a team to find clues, solve puzzles, and complete challenges before the time runs out at Escape Hunt Houston. This isn’t something you watch, it’s something you experience – right in the heart of the action.
While the “Houston, We’ve Had a Problem” room is the perfect Houston theme room for adults, we prefer the Alice in Puzzleland theme for families traveling with toddlers.
The colorful room and whimsical theme make this escape room ideal for all ages. Toddlers will enjoy exploring the room while adults search for clues and complete puzzles.
Houston’s new permanent experiential art museum, Seismique, offers guests 40-plus unique exhibits overflowing with dazzling displays of light generated by 9 million LEDs, color, sound, and natural elements.
Designed for all ages, the 40,000-square-foot arts and entertainment concept features works by over two dozen established and emerging artists along with advanced technological elements like projection mapping from 111 projectors, holograms, augmented reality, light mapping, motion tracking, gamification, and more.
Space Center Houston
Discover the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human spaceflight program set among the largest collection of space artifacts in the southwestern United States.
At Space Center Houston, there is always something new to see and do. With more than 400 space artifacts including flown spacecraft, the largest collection of moon rocks on public display, and multiple major seasonal exhibits a year, Space Center Houston offers an array of exciting attractions for people of all ages.
Here, kids can experience the rich history and the awe of space through Kids Space Place, created for children of all ages who have always dreamed of experiencing the same things astronauts do in space. From the popular Build-A-Rocket to Mission Kidtrol, children will explore, learn the concepts of space and see how these fun activities can be applied to the space program.
One of the best ways to experience Space Center Houston, along with a number of other amazing attractions in Houston, is with CityPASS.
CityPASS Houston includes admission to five attractions:
Space Center Houston
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston ZooORMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston
Kemah BoardwalkORChildren’s Museum Houston
The Houston Zoo is home to wildlife from all corners of the globe. Gorillas, giraffes, elephants, storks, tortoises, and many more species are waiting to teach you something you did not know about animals.
More than 6,000 residents with claws, fins, wings, and hooves keep the dedicated and passionate team busy, as they work around the clock to provide meals, housing, and state-of-the-art medical care to hundreds of different species.
In addition to a special children’s zoo and an aquarium filled with exotic aquatics, the zoo’s Natural Encounters facility gives kids a “nose to nose” experience with animals.
Looking for something laid-back for the whole family? Stop by the giraffe feeding platform to feed a giraffe or take a ride on our Wildlife Carousel.