Take the words “I’m bored” out of your kid’s vocabulary and check out these things to do around Houston for spring break. Whether it’s picking strawberries at a local farm or learning something new at the museum, there’s plenty to keep everyone occupied during the week-long break.
1. Go wild at the Houston Rodeo
Houston’s Livestock and Rodeo Show is running through spring break which means that there is still time to check out all of the fun and excitement happening at NRG Park, which includes live music and tasty rodeo-style food. Admission begins at $18.
2. Visit the Children’s Museum of Houston
Houston’s children’s museum takes spring break seriously. Very seriously, in fact. Each year the kid-friendly museum puts together a themed-event for kids who are on spring break. This year’s theme is “Xtreme Spring Break.” Happening from March 10 through 19, “Xtreme Spring Break” provides hands-on activities, entertainment including Ninja Warrior-style shows, human hamster balls, a BMX block party and live music and DJs. All day admission to the day’s event is just $12 per person.
3. Watch a movie at Alamo Drafthouse in Katy
Kid’s Camp is happening March 10 to 16 at Katy’s Alamo Drafthouse. That means that each day at 11am there will be a screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Parents can reserve seats for a donation of $1 to $3 per person online.
4. Pick strawberries at Blessington Farms
Head out to Wallis for a day out on the farm at Blessington Farms. Pick fresh strawberries with the entire family — no admission required. Berries are just $5 per pound. Check to make sure that the berries have not all been picked before you go on the farm’s website.
5. Check out the Health Museum
A trip to the museum is a great way to foster learning, even when the kids are not in school. Parents, you can’t miss Health and Wellness Week. It’s happening now until March 17 at The Health Museum. During this time museum guests can get an up close look at Body Worlds, plus a variety of activities like science shows, exhibit tours, grossology challenges, and more. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for kids ages 3 to 11. But you and your family can experience the museum and all it has to offer for free on March 16 from 2pm to 5pm as part of Free Family Thursday.
6. Check out Space Center Houston’s Cosmic Spring Break
The space center has expanded its hours for spring break which gives parents and children the chance to learn something new. Kids can touch a rare meteorite, see where astronauts train to go into space, and more. Tickets range from $24 to $34 and can be purchased online.
7. Send the kids to Spring Breakout at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center
Apply some sunscreen and get the kids outside this spring break with a trip to Humble’s Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center. Spring Breakout has returned again this year and it’s a great opportunity to get your kids exploring and learning about the outdoors, for free. Kids can learn to make bird feeders, how to operate a canoe or learn how to fish, as each day offers a different learning activity. For more information, and to register, call (281) 446-8588. The park also hosts other events including stargazing walks and the Tadpoles Club, plus activities for older kids like canoeing and instructor-led Tai Chi.
8. Discover something new at Discovery Green
There will be free activities happening every hour at Discovery Green in Downtown Houston. Don’t miss out on ice skating, parachutes, storybook opera, a foam party, slime and more.
9. Take a boat tour
Hop on board and learn something new on a one-of-a-kind boat tour through one of the most diverse and busiest ports in the world, the Houston Ship Channel. The tour is free, however, reservations are required. Parents can make reservations online or by calling (713) 670-2416.
10. Go see the Rosenberg Railroad Museum
Just a half-hour drive south of Katy, you will find the Rosenberg Railroad Museum. The non-profit organization features exhibits that showcase the local railroad history, including artifacts from the town, photographs, maps, railcars, and more. The museum is open from 10am to 5pm from Wednesday to Saturday and from 1pm to 5pm on Sundays. Adult admission is $7.50 and kids ages two to 14 is $5.