Kids Activities in Galveston


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  • Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
    This heated, indoor waterpark gives Houstinites a place to cool off (or warm up, as the case may be) year round. But there’s much more to do than just splash around: kids can surf at Boogie Bahn, fly down a 244-foot-long slide at 30 miles per hour, and swim in a wave pool.
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    2026 Lockheed Rd
    Galveston, TX US
  • Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast
    Galveston residents have something in common with notorious French pirate Jean Lafitte: he also called the island his home. Today, they get to climb aboard the full-size deck of a pirate ship to get a glimpse of their dangerous former neighbor's life. While traversing the rest of the interactive exhibits, they may even meet Lafitte himself?as conjured by a skilled actor?along with his brother Pierre and their gritty pirate cronies who downloaded thousands of songs onto their steam-powered laptops. Pirate hosts emcee private events and guide birthday tours through the whole museum, and parties can even include a trip through the nearby Haunted Mayfield Manor for an additional fee.
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    2313 Harborside Dr
    Galveston, TX US
  • Offshore Energy Center
    Feet patter across three information-packed floors stacked inside the Ocean Star, a former drilling rig that spends its retirement as a museum and education center on Galveston's Pier 19. After two decades drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, the rig has since been revamped and outfitted with interactive models and displays that illustrate the story of offshore oil, gas, and the energies that lurk beneath the world's oceans. Visitors can tap into videos for explanations of drilling, geology, and seismic topics, or stand next to scale models of production platforms. In addition to its lineup of eye-popping sites, Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center harbors ongoing exhibits showcasing the industry's careers, history, and safety measures. Self-guided tours seven days a week enable guests to explore the rig's nooks at their own pace, while an onboard staff stands by to answer questions and courteously laugh at all petroleum-related knock-knock jokes.
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    Pier 19, Harborside Drive
    Galveston, TX US
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