Kids Activities in Bellaire

$44 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed (Up to $91.96 Value)

K1 Speed

Houston

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

Pass for Go-Karting, Mini-Golf, and Other Attractions for One, Two, or Four at Mountasia (Up to 47% Off)

Palace Entertainment

Mountasia

$29.99 $16.99

Family-entertainment center amuses visitors with access to miniature golf, go-karts, and more

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$44 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

All-Day Ice Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Ice Skate USA (50% Off)

Ice Skate USA

Memorial City Mall Ice Rink

$28 $14

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An NHL-sized rink invites mall-goers to break up their shopping with hours of open-session ice skating

Pumpkin-Patch Admission with All-Activity Band for One, Two, or Four from Halter, Inc. (50% Off)

Halter, Inc.

Addicks - Park Ten

$30 $15

Kids celebrate autumn at this pumpkin patch, which features hayrides, a petting zoo, a mini obstacle course, pony rides, and a haunted trail

$25 for Entry to Houston Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Sunday, October 19 ($55 Value)

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Celtic Gardens

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Visits for Two or Four to the Children's Museum of Houston (Up to 50% Off)

Children's Museum of Houston

The Museum District

$18 $10

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14 fun and interactive galleries on engineering, environmental issues, and responsibility in the digital world inspire critical thinking

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

Firkin and Phoenix Pub

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

$16 for Two 60-Minute Indoor Trampoline Jump Sessions at Sky Zone ($26 Value)

Sky Zone

Colony Crossing

$26 $16

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Indoor trampoline courts with angled walls, foam pit, and activities such as dodge ball

Shark! Exhibit and Permanent Exhibits for Two or Four at Houston Museum of Natural Science (Up to 51% Off)

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Museum District

$50 $25

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Groups of two or four view live sharks at the shark exhibit, then explore the science museum's permanent exhibits

Space Center Houston Visit for One, Two, or Four (Up to 35% Off)

Space Center Houston

Clear Lake

$22.95 $15

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See 250+ space artifacts—including moon rocks—explore interactive exhibits, and peek behind the scenes at the home of Mission Control

One-Year Individual, Household, or Friend Membership to Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (Up to 56% Off)

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

The Museum District

$75 $35

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Memberships to a contemporary art museum with 8–10 exhibits each year includes invitations to openings and discounts at the gift shop

Visit for Two, Four, or Six or an Annual Family Membership to the Houston Fire Museum (50% Off)

Houston Fire Museum

Midtown

$10 $5

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Friends and families learn about the history of fire fighting in the Houston area while enjoying touring exhibits and access to events

Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Emerald Bowl (Up to 71% Off)

Emerald Bowl

Alief

$45 $19

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Two, four, or six bowlers try to knock down pins on 1 of 40 gleaming lanes in rented shoes

One or Two Months of Piano Lessons at Sebastrian's School of Music and Fine Arts (Up to 70% Off)

Sebastrian's School of Music and Fine Arts

Cornerstone Village North

$125 $39

Learn the musical basics or hone specific skills during weekly piano lessons

Four or Five Group Music Classes for Kids or Adults at Joyful Music School (Up to 53% Off)

Joyful Music School

Eldridge - West Oaks

$100 $49

Kids and adults alike take group classes to learn piano, voice, guitar, drums, or strings

Go-Karts, Mini Golf, and Arcade Tokens for Two or Four at Zuma Fun Centers (Up to 53% Off)

Zuma Fun Centers

Sharpstown

$35 $18

Patrons zoom around go-kart tracks, putt along mini golf course, and test their skills in the arcade

Go Karts, Video Games, and a Meal for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at Funplex (55% Off)

Funplex

Rosewood Manor

$77.78 $37

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Five-acre fun park hosts an indoor go-kart track that launches drivers up to 22 mph; pizza, hot dogs, and nachos quell hungers

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to The 1940 Air Terminal Museum (Up to Half Off)

1940 Air Terminal Museum

Greater Hobby Area

$10 $5

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Museum in art-deco airport terminal charts heritage of business and civil aviation via memorabilia and hangar of restored original aircrafts

On-Location Face-Painter, Balloon-Twister, or Both from Twila's Twisters (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Twila's Twisters

Redeem from Home

$160 $79

Artists twist, pinch, and pull balloons into whimsical creations on location; face-painters can also enliven special events

6 Strings Music Academy (Up to 56% Off)

6 Strings Music Academy

On Location

$70 $32

Skilled instructors teach students guitar, piano, voice, drums, mandolin, viola, ukulele and violin

One, Three, or Five Half-Hour Machine Pitch Batting-Cage Sessions at Advantage Baseball (Up to 71% Off)

Advantage Baseball

Copperfield

$26.86 $13

Automatic pitching machines throw baseballs at speeds ranging between 45 mph and 80 mph

$29 for Three Months of 3D Guitar Lessons Online from iPerform 3D Online Guitar Lessons ($168.85 Value)

iPerform 3D Online Guitar Lessons

Online Deal

$168.85 $29

Online lessons use 3D tech with video, tabs and backing tracks to let users follow along from any angle and create customizable lesson plans

$20 for 1 Hour of Bowling and Shoe Rentals for 4 at Armadilla Lanes ($42 Value). Two Locations Available.

Armadilla Lanes

Multiple Locations

$42 $20

Bowling facilities with optional bumpers and special music nights with DJs

$35 for an Annual Family Membership to Houston Arboretum & Nature Center ($70 Value)

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Washington Ave./ Memorial Park

$70 $35

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Memberships give families access to seasonal events, classes for adults and children, and discounts at local businesses

One, Three, or Seven Half-Hour Virtual Music Lessons from Peace of Mind Music Lessons (Up to 61% Off)

Peace of Mind Music Lessons

Online Deal

$20 $10

Communicating via Skype, instructors work with students during music classes that focus on subjects such as vocals, guitar, and theory

Full-Day Houston Maritime Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to Half Off)

Houston Maritime Museum

University Place

$10 $5

Learn about maritime history by exploring a collection of model ships, maritime artifacts, and an exhibit dedicated to the Port of Houston

One Glittery Glam Express Package or a 90-Minute Party for Up to Eight Kids at Sweet & Sassy (Up to 60% Off)

Sweet & Sassy

Sugar Land Town Square

$29.95 $15

Aestheticians pamper kids with makeup, nail polish, and party updos

One Month of Children's Group or Preschool Piano Lessons at The Music Connection of Pearland (53% Off)

The Music Connection of Pearland

Pearland

$85 $40

Music education can help with patience, coordination, self-discipline, sensitivity, and the ability to concentrate and memorize

$18 for $35 Groupon — Line Drive Sports

Line Drive Sports

Pearland

$35 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Round of Mini Golf for Four or Six with Drinks at Pitch Putt & Play in Pearland (Up to 54% Off)

Pitch Putt & Play

Pearland

$43.02 $20

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18-hole mini-golf course incorporates tunnels, waterfalls, and contoured greens into its winding design

5, 10, or 15 Kids' Bounce-House Sessions or $55 for $110 Toward a Party at Lone Star Bounce Town

Lone Star Bounce Town

Pearland

$40 $21

9,000 sq. ft. space furnishes birthday parties and open play with Disney-inspired inflatables, toys, and a café with free WiFi for parents

Two Hours of Jump Time and Other Indoor Fun for Two or Four at JumpStreet (Up to 57% Off)

JumpStreet

Katy

$42 $19.99

Jumpers aged 4+ spring through giant trampoline courts and bounce houses; Fun Pass gives access to a foam pit and mechanical bull

$29 for 10 Visit Open-Jump Pass at Pump It Up Katy Location or The Woodlands Location ($60 Value)

Pump It Up

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Kids unleash excess energy on an indoor playground of inflatable attractions

One Month of Wee Rock Music Classes or Four Private Music Lessons at Rockology Music Academy (Up to 76% Off)

Rockology Music Academy

Katy

$80 $19

Wee Rock is designed for early childhood development in musical concepts for kids 7 and younger; private lessons offer one-on-one attention

Arrive & Drive Go-Kart Package for One or Two at Pole Position Raceway (Up to 49% Off). Three Options Available.

Pole Position Raceway

Webster

$73.85 $40

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Adult drivers slide behind the wheel of electric go-karts bolstered by 18 horsepower that allows for speeds up to 45 mph on the indoor track

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Rosenberg Railroad Museum (Up to 47% Off)

Rosenberg Railroad Museum

Rosenberg

$10 $6

Explore Rosenberg’s railway-ridden past through a collection of historic railcars and model trains

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($ 129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

One-Year Membership for Two Adults or Family to San Jacinto Museum of History (Up to 56% Off)

San Jacinto Museum of History

Southeast Harris

$75 $35

Artifacts and artwork from Mexican Texas, the Texas revolution, and the Republic of Texas; memberships include gifts and discounts

Two-Hour Paddleboard Rental for One or Two at All Points of Sail Sailing School (Up to 51% Off)

All Points of Sail Sailing School

Seabrook

$35 $17

Navigate the waters of Clear Lake and Galveston Bay atop paddleboards

5, 10, or 15 Open Jump Sessions, or Bounce Party for Up to 20 Kids at Bounce USA (Up to 60% Off)

Bounce USA

Highland Farms

$35 $17

Kids jump and frolic on numerous inflatable jump houses and slides; birthday party package includes room rental, bounce time, and supplies

Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $119

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

$12 for a Crocodile Tour for Two at Crocodile Encounter (Up to $23.90 Value)

Crocodile Encounter

Angleton

$23.90 $12

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Guests see Nile crocodiles and feed giant tortoises during hands-on guided tours of reptile show's facility

One-Hour Guided Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour for One, Two, or Four from Houston Kiteboarding (Up to 66% Off)

Houston Kiteboarding

Texas City

$120 $45

Instructors teach stand-up paddleboard basics, and then lead groups on a 2.5-mile journey through shallow waters and bird sanctuaries

Four Private Music Lessons from Farland Music (51% Off)

Farland Music

Conroe

$100 $49

Learn to play the guitar, bass, drums, or piano; one 30-minute lessor per week for students of all ages

5K Stand-Up Paddle Board Race, 5K Kayak/Canoe Race, or Both from Island Paddle (36% Off)

Island Paddle

Moody Gardens

$45 $29

Tahiti and Pacific Island themed event sends competitors out onto Galveston Bay to compete for cash prizes

Two-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental for One or Two at Beach Town Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Beach Town Tours

Galveston

$50 $25

Navigate the waters for two hours aboard a buoyant paddleboard

Admission for Two or Four, or One-Year Individual or Family Membership at Matagorda County Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Matagorda County Museum

Bay City

$8 $5

Recreations and real artifacts depict important county events; kids explore a 19th-Century replica town with a schoolhouse, corral, and more

Zipline Tour for One or Two with or without Waterpark Admission at Splashway Waterpark (Up to 43% Off)

Splashway Water Park

Sheridan

$50 $29

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Zipliner tour the park from above on a 4,000-foot tour; waterpark features slides and other fun for kids and adults

Individual or Family Membership or Kids' Birthday Party at El Campo Museum of Natural History (Up to 56% Off)

El Campo Museum of Natural History

El Campo

$25 $12

Learn about bears, waterfowl, and jungle animals in exhibits featuring over 500 taxidermied specimens from around the world

Admission for Two, Four, or Up to Eight to Sam Houston Memorial Museum (Up to 47% Off)

Sam Houston Memorial Museum

Huntsville

$8 $5

15-acre museum honors the life and times of Sam Houston through artifacts and historical exhibits relating to the legendary Texan

Fall Activities for Two or Four at Berryland Farms of Texas (44% Off)

Berryland Farms of Texas

Winnie-Stowell

$18 $10

Family-friendly farm attractions such as a corn maze, a climbable hay mountain, and 75-foot hill slide; pumpkin patch available

$18 for Admission for Two to Gator Country ($30 Value)

Gator Country

Beaumont

$30 $18

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Crocodiles, snakes, and gators interact with visitors to a 15-acre reservation run by Gary Suarage, star of CMT's Gator 911

Up to 50% Off Mini Golf — Colorado Canyon

Colorado Canyon

Beaumont

$20 $10

A 16 ft. waterfall and a private island surround greens on two 18-hole mini-golf courses outside, and a gaming arcade offers thrills inside

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While many children learn by performing hands-on tasks, school systems have yet to figure out how to incorporate gardens, imagination workshops, and towering aqueduct mazes into their budgets. With 90,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits, the Children's Museum of Houston sparks creativity by allowing kids to explore 14 learning stations. Ranked No. 1 among the 10 best children's museums in the nation by Parents magazine, named one of the 12 best children's museums in the country by Forbes.com and one of the 10 best by USA TODAY, and voted Best Museum in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014 by the Houston A-List Poll, the museum has accrued a lot of praise. The Huffington Post has also given a nod to the Children's Museum of Houston, which encourages children to explore their curious nature with a variety of interactive exhibits. Exhibits include the interactive EcoStation, a solar-powered outdoor utopia with activities such as stream creation and leaf rubbing that inspire kids to think about environmental responsibility. At the Invention Convention workshop, kids can explore engineering possibilities with building blocks, propellers, and even basic robotics. The sprawling cityscape of Kidtropolis invites children to participate in a simulated economy. The experience requires them to earn paychecks, budget money on pretend debit cards, vote for political candidates, and learn how to obsessively check milk expiration dates at the onsite grocery store.

1500 Binz St.
Houston,
TX
US

Jutting above the street, the modernist lines of Rafael Moneo's Audrey Jones Beck Building echo the eclectic collection found within. Under sky openings that let in natural light and the bitter gazes of pigeons who can’t seem to get their work shown, visitors meander through galleries that span the breadth of human artistry, from ancient sculpture to modern painting. Noteworthy works from the more than 64,000 pieces include Pablo Picasso's colorful cubist Two Women in Front of a Window, Edgar Degas's achingly expressionistic Woman Drying Herself, and an untitled sketch by Jackson Pollock that shows his wild, abstract genius evolving toward his celebrated drip paintings. A treasure trove of cultural artifacts from Africa, Asia, and the Americas expands the museum’s scope and transports visitors back in time as they gaze on a palpably pensive ceramic ballplayer from Mexico's Classic Veracruz culture or a life-size royal head forged from copper for a Nigerian royal court.

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1001 Bissonnet St
Houston,
TX
US

With the sound of fast-approaching engines roaring in your ear, you jam your foot down even harder on the gas pedal and narrow your eyes at the upcoming left-hand turn, determined not to let up even for an instant. If you do, there’s a good chance that your new view will consist of your competition gloating triumphantly while they zip past you on the track. You may only be driving a GT-5 Sodikart, and not a tricked-out racecar, but you absolutely refuse to let any of the other adult or—gulp—junior drivers beat you.

Track 21 lets speed-demons careen around one of three indoor go-kart tracks at speeds of up to 40 mph as they try to edge past other karts, competing with fellow birthday partiers or coworkers to reach the finish line before it decides to become a finish wall. In case competition gets too fierce, the karts are surrounded by heavy nylon bumpers and rubber blocks designed to absorb impact from all sides.

Friendly rivalries continue on foot inside Area 21, a two-story laser-tag battleground beset with fog, obstacles, and space-age scenery. Sharpshooters zap each other's targets in pursuit of a grander mission, such as capturing the opposing base or stealing the enemy's supply of light, before matches end and scores are tallied on a stats sheet. Glowing decor also illuminates a jungle-themed nine-hole mini-golf course, where gorilla and lion statues bask in the black lights. Track 21’s arcade demands timing and button-smashing dexterity from gamers, and a track-side casino sets up rounds of blackjack, poker, and craps.

4815 Highway 6 N
Houston,
TX
US

A bloody slaughterhouse. A strobe-lit maze patrolled by clowns. A zombie-infested bog. A room full of overdue utility bills. These are the most terrifying scenes humans can imagine, and many of them confront visitors to Screamworld, an attraction that stretches the haunted house experience across five uniquely spooky settings. Here, animatronic scares and disorienting lights lie in wait for groups, as do costumed actors seeking the perfect opportunity to spring from their hiding spots. Screamworld's performers don't shy away from offering an intense, frightening experience, and though the shrieks are all in good fun, the experience isn't recommended for children.

Inspiring those thrills and chills is practically an art form for Jim Fetterly, the mastermind behind Screamworld. Fetterly has designed annual haunted houses since 1989, so he and his team pride themselves on their ability to leave visitors with racing pulses, sweaty palms, and thoroughly spiked adrenaline levels. And their dedication has not gone unnoticed?America's Best Haunts continues to select Screamworld as one of the top haunted attractions in the country, while the Houston Chronicle hailed it as "Houston's longest-running and arguably best haunted house."

2225 N Sam Houston Pkwy. W
Houston,
TX
US

As daylight hours wane and temperatures drop, Discovery Green transforms Kinder Lake’s model-boat basin into a 7,200-square-foot open-air ice rink, beckoning visitors and locals alike to embrace the winter season. The cheerful sounds of Christmas carols, upbeat world music, and swing tunes emanate from the sound system as skaters gracefully glide past the site's colorful glass railings and mural-bedecked kiosks. In a separate children's area beside the main rink, toddlers and their parents can play on their own section of ice while safely avoiding faster-paced skating traffic. Special events also lend their own festive air to the attraction, where guests can watch live jazz bands or skate alongside Santa Claus.

To keep the ice at a constant and chilly 22 degrees, the rink conceals more than 17 miles of cooling pipes beneath its friction-defying surface. Recycled water from Kinder Lake helps create a cool, even skating surface, and the entire attraction siphons its power from renewable energy sources instead of coal buttons stolen from snowmen. Additionally, an onsite snack shop keeps bellies warm and cheeks ruddy with cups of coffee and hot cocoa, as well as hearty snacks including roasted peanuts, cookies, and belgian waffles.

1500 McKinney St
Houston,
TX
US

Designed by award-winning architect Gunnar Birkerts, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's stainless steel building safeguards a multitude of work designed to intellectual engage viewers and invoke complex reactions. The museum's two galleries, the Brown Foundation Gallery and the Zilkha Gallery, collectively host 8?10 free exhibitions every year.

The Brown Foundation spotlights work by internationally renowned artists and pieces organized around themes; past exhibits include a Kiki Smith survey and a showcase of performance art by black artists. The Zilkha, meanwhile, hosts the museum's Perspective Series, which gathers the work of emerging artists. The museum's Teen Council curates a biyearly edition of Perspectives, unveiling work by young, Houston-area artists that mine for deeper feelings than the normal teenage angst toward parents, teachers, and singing animatronic bears. The Teen Council also contributes to the museum's numerous programs, which include lectures and discussions for each show, as well as Musiqa concerts based on each Brown Foundation Gallery exhibition.

5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston,
TX
US