Summer of Fun Bucket List

So with so much to do and so little time, how do you plan to spend your summer with the kids? We have some ideas for you.

Make a PLAN!!


You’ve basically have 12 weeks with the kids before summer ends


Deduct 1-2 weeks from the 12 weeks, for family vacation this summer


Deduct the 1-2 weeks of camp you have planned for your kiddos


You’ve now got about 8-10 weeks left. How many days will you have to hit up fun activities, 1-2 days?


If you are down to 8 weeks, and you are spending 1-2 days a week hitting up local spots, you should be able

to create a bucket list of at least 10-20 places to visit this summer!

Be adventurous this summer!

Act like a tourist in your own town!

Visit places you would normally only think to bring out of town guests!

Remember why Houston is one of the greatest cities in U.S.!

Here are some great places to check out before the summer ends:

Main Event

Main Event’s Summer Season Pass is back and it’s better than ever before – an incredible value opportunity to save money and experience all Main Event has to offer, all summer long. From now until Labor Day, the All You Can Play Activities and exclusive passholder deal is available for just $59.99. Yes, you read that right! All you can play activities, all summer long for a one-time fee!

Hours: 11-1AM

Main Event Tomball, 24620 Tomball Pkwy, Tomball

Phone: 281.698.5559 www.mainevent.com/tomball/

Main Street Theater

Caractacus Potts and his children, Jeremy and Jemima embark on the ride of a lifetime with their out-of-this-world car, the one – the only – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Based on the beloved film, this “Truly Scrumptious” musical is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family. Recommended for Kindergarten and older.

Weekend Performances: Ticket Prices: $30 – $20

June 11 – July 31, 2022

SATURDAYS at 10:30am & 1:30pm SUNDAYS at 12:30pm & 3:30pm

Main Street Theater, 3400 Main St., Houston

Phone: 713.524.6706 www.mainstreettheater.com

Houston Zoo

New this summer, amidst all of the 100 Year celebrations, is The Sloth Encounter and the Undersea Discovery. When is the last time you were up close to a sloth! So fun!!

Hours: 9a-5p 7 Days a Week

Memberships are available (They pay for themselves in 2 visits!)

6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston

Phone: – 713.533.6500 www.HoustonZoo.org

Lone Star Flight Museum

Have you always dreamed of being a WWII pilot? How about just flying in one of their planes1! Kids ages 12-17 can make this dream come true this summer! Must be accompanied by a parent! If you’d rather stick to the ground, you can check out the simulator and other cool history!

Memberships are available

11551 Aerospace Ave. Houston

Phone: 346.708.2517 www.LoneStarFlight.org

NASA Space Center Houston

Attractions include a tram tour, a Space Center Theater, Blast-Off Theater, The Feel of Space, Astronaut Gallery, Starship Gallery, and a Kids Space Place.

1601 E NASA Pkwy, Houston www.spacecenter.org

Downtown Aquarium Houston

A Ferris Wheel, Aquarium Adventure Exhibit, a carousel ride, lighthouse dive & a train ride. There are games and a water play area.

410 Bagby St Houston


Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens features a 10 story Rainforest Pyramid offers a tropical environment, it has the largest bat exhibit in the Southwest. Palm beach has a white sand beach and a blue lagoon that’s lots of fun for the kids. Season Passes available.

1 Hope Blvd, Galveston www.moodygardens.com

Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden

This free sculpture garden is located right outside the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

900 Bissonnet St, Houston mfah.org/visit/cullen-sculpture-garden

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

This free admission nature center has 5 mi of walking trails, an interpretive center that includes a Discovery room with hands-on activities & exhibits, a Nature Gift Shop, a Reference Library, & classrooms.

183 West Loop S, Houston www.houstonaboretum.org

Discovery Green

Discovery Green offers an abundance of events and activities for the whole family all summer long.

500 McKinney St, Houston www.discoverygreen.com

Minute Maid Park Tours

Go behind the scenes of Houston’s favorite baseball team. Visit the Gift Shop and tour through the facility and lots more!

501 Crawford St, Houston houston.astros.mlb.com/hou/ballpark

Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

This living museum houses a large collection of native & cultivated plants & an abundance of animals. Enjoy a playground, a canoe launch, gardens, picnic area, tea room, a trail & visitor center.

22306 Aldine Westfield, Humble hcp4.net/community/parks/mercer

Artist Boat

Experience nature in a new, creative way – on a guided kayak adventure.

2627 Avenue O, Galveston www.artistboat.org

Kemah Boardwalk

The boardwalk has several rides and restaurants to choose from. With concerts playing every Thursday night during the summer, a Ferris Wheel, a train and water fountain it’s a fun way for the family to spend a day.

215 Kipp Ave, Kemah www.kemahboardwalk.com

Galveston Island Pleasure Pier

This pier offers fun roller coasters and other rides for all ages. Located right off the seawall in Galveston, they have plenty to enjoy for the whole family.

2501 Seawall Blvd Galveston www.pleasurepier.com

Angleton Recreation Center

Natatorium includes a zero depth entry, an interactive play structure with water blasters, mini slides, water curtain, lazy river & giant tipping bucket of water. Enjoy a 26-foot slide into a 4-foot pool.

1601 N Valderas St, Angleton www.angleton.tx.us/157/Angleton-Recreation-Center

Houston for Contemporary Crafts

Adults & children of all ages can enjoy HANDS-ON HOUSTON, a free, first-Saturday craft-making activity led by local guilds & artists.

4848 S Main St, Houston www.crafthouston.org

Indoor Rock Climbing at Texas Rock Gym

This gym has over 14,000 square feet of climbing walls, which includes 50 top-rope stations, 12 lead climbing anchors, and a huge bouldering cave. For ages 10+.

1526 Campbell Rd, Houston www.texasrockgym.com

Bayou Wildlife Zoo

This park includes a tram ride with experienced wildlife guides that will lead through 80 acres of natural wildlife. See and feed birds from all over the world, ride ponies and enjoy a petting zoo.

5050 FM 517, Alvin www.bayouwildlifezoo.com

Hana and Arthur Ginzbarg Nature Discovery Center

Hands-on Discovery rooms are in the Historic Henshaw House.

7112 Newcastle St, Bellaire www.naturediscoverycenter.org

Boat tours on Buffalo Bayou

On the second Saturday of each month, weather permitting, from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. enjoy a 30 minute bayou tour with the family.

Shepherd Drive to Sabine Street, between Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive www.buffalobayou.org/boat-tours

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Research Center in Galveston

Must call for tour appointments. It’s located on the Historic Fort Crockett on Galveston Island.

4700 Avenue U, Galveston www.galvestonlab.sefsc.noaa.gov/seaturtles

Miller Outdoor Theater

Tons of free family events offered all summer.

6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston www.milleroutdoortheater.com

Ice at The Galleria

Cool off inside this summer and have fun ice skating! Public skating available daily starting at $10+.

5015 Westheimer, Houston www.iceatthegalleria.com

Showboat Drive-in

Offers double features Wednesday through Sunday, and there is a playground in front of the screen for children to play.

22422 Farm to Market 2920 Hockley www.showboathouston.com

Noah’s Ark Pool & Waterpark at Quillian Recreation Center

Includes two swimming pools, a basketball court, a picnic area, ball fields, a gymnasium, an indoor climbing wall, and so much more.

10570 Westpark Dr, Houston www.quilliancenter.org/index.php/events/swimming-pools

Sea Center Texas

This is a state-of-the-art fish hatchery and aquarium located on 75 acres in Lake Jackson.

302 Medical Dr, Lake Jackson tpwd.texas.gov/fishing/sea-center-texas

George Observatory at Brazos Bend State Park

Home to the three domed telescopes and one of the largest telescopes in the nation is open to the public for viewing.

21901 FM 762 Rd, Damon www.hmns.org/george-observatory

Splashway Waterpark & Campground

Stay & Play or go for the day! Enjoy the lazy river, speed racers, wave pools and you can stay the night and camp, fish and more!

5211 Main Street, Sheridan www.splashwaywaterpark.com

Lake Somerville

Lake Somerville offers 11,460 acres of lake for fishing, boating, water skiing, sail boating, wind-surfing, jet-skiing and swimming.

10 miles NW of Brenham tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-somerville


Experience the adrenaline rush of flying in Houston or in The Woodlands. www.iflyworld.com


This state-of-the-art, 17,000 sq. foot facility includes Brand New Turf and Lighting. Come enjoy this batting cage 7 days a week.

4310 Brittmoore Rd, Houston www.dbatwesthouston.com

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

This state-of-the-art facility includes an Arcade, Laser tag, Hologate, Mini Golf and Indoor Karting. Come enjoy 7 days a week.

1230 Grand West Blvd. , Katy www.andrettikarting.com

Rooftop Cinema Club

Awesome Views, Iconic Movies, Fun for all Ages.

1700 Post Oak Blvd, Houston www.rooftopcinemaclub.com

Levy Park

Family programming all month. Visit their website for specifics.

3801 Eastside St., Houston www.levyparkhouston.org

Houston Botanical Garden

Enriching life through discovery, education, and the conservation of plants and the natural environment

One Botanic Lane, Houston www.hbg.org



2026 Lockheed Rd, Galveston, TX 77554

Website: www.schlitterbahn.com

Texas Typhoon

555 Katy Fort Bend Rd, Katy, TX 77494

Website: www.typhoontexas.com/houston/

Moody Gardens Palm Beach

8928, 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554

Website: moodygardens.com/attractions/palmbeach/

Big Rivers Water Park

23065 TX-242, New Caney, TX 77357

Website: www.bigriverswaterpark.com

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

21300 Interstate 45 N, Spring, TX 77373

Website: www.sixflags.com/splashtown

Pirate‘s Bay

5300 E Rd, Baytown, TX 77521

Website: www.baytown.org/877/Pirates-Bay-Waterpark

Lagoonfest Texas

12600 Crystal View Blvd, Texas City, TX 77568

Website: lagoonfesttexas.com

Calypso Cove

2428 W Main St, Baytown, TX 77520

Website: www.baytown.org/706/Calypso-Cove

Club Westside

PrivateClub – must be a member

1200 Wilcrest Dr Houston, Texas (TX) 77042, USA

Website: www.clubwestside.com

Strawberry Waterpark

1104 Parkside Dr, Pasadena, Texas (TX) 77504, USA

Website: www.pasadenatx.gov/150/Parks-Recreation

Discovery Green Splash Pad: BONUS IT’S FREE

1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010

Website: www.discoverygreen.com


Be adventurous this summer! Act like a tourist in your own town! Visit places you would normally only think to bring out of town guests! Remember why Houston is one of the greatest cities in U.S.!

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