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Summer Reading Program The Houston Public Library offers an annual Summer Reading Programs for kids, tweens and teens.  The program is a free incentive-based program designed to encourage kids and teens to read during the summer. The program is designed for children up to the age of 18 years old.   Importance of Reading Reading is important every day, even during the summer. Research shows that children who do not read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress.  If your child does not read during the... [Read More]

Houston Zoo Cool Nights The Houston Zoo is offering Cool Nights again this summer.  They will stay open late until 8:30 p.m. so that you can enjoy the animals when it is "cooler".  The Cool Nights will take place on Friday evenings from June 10 to August 5.  There will be music, fun family activities, and animal fun from 5-8pm.  All activities are included in the zoo admission and are free for zoo members.   Discounted Tickets During the summer, the zoo is offering a special rate for all tickets after 4pm.  You can save... [Read More]

Aquarium 1/2 Price Special The Downtown Aquarium offers a special deal during the summer. Their "Two for Tuesdays" are a great way to go and save money. You can go on a Tuesday and get the "buy one get one free" special. During the school year, the Aquarium often offers the 1/2 price special on Saturdays.  They call the special "Super Saturdays". You can check their website to verify when the special is taking place.   Buy One Get One Free The All Day Adventure Pass costs $19.99 for adults and $18.99 for children under 42"... [Read More]

  Waterparks in Houston and Texas Did you know that there are over 9 waterparks in the Houston area and over 70 waterparks in the state of Texas?  You can find a fun waterpark or aquatics center in practically any city around.  Whether you are staying home and looking for something to do or visiting another city in Texas, there is probably a waterpark right near you.  The summer season is the perfect time of year to throw on your swim suits and get to know anything water related.  If you visit a waterpark this summer, please... [Read More]

      Buffalo Bayou Boat Tours The Buffalo Bayou Partnership offers tours along the Buffalo Bayou.  You can tour the bayou on a pontoon boat, canoe or kayak.  You'll enjoy views of the city as you ride through the hear of downtown along the historic bayou. The pontoon boats seats 21 guests, and it's a great way to spend time with your family. The Buffalo Bayou Partnership offers tours along the Buffalo Bayou.  You can tour the bayou on a pontoon boat, canoe or kayak.  You'll enjoy views of the city as you ride through the... [Read More]

  iFLY Indoor Skydiving   What is indoor skydiving? It is the simulation of real life skydiving.  Participants will engage in a simulation of true freefall conditions by flying in a vertical wind tunnel.   Who can fly? They welcome anyone that is age 3 or older.  They encourage healthy individuals to fly.  You are discouraged to fly if you are pregnant, have a cast, or recently had back/neck/shoulder/heart problems.  Participants must able weigh less than 250 pounds. Houston Location: The Houston iFLY... [Read More]

  The Company Onstage: You can watch popular books come to life at The Company Onstage Theater.  You and your children will love being exposed to live performances.  Live theater helps kids see storytelling in a different form.  It is a great way to help your child develop his/her imagination. About: The Company Onstage is a non-profit organization that operates as a community theater with ten productions per year.  They provide quality performances for adults and children. Tickets:   You can purchase tickets... [Read More]

  The Crocodile Encounter The Crocodile Encounter is a fun place to take the family.  You'll get to see live alligators and crocodiles.  The tour guides will walk into the areas to feed them.  It's exciting to watch (behind the fence).  During the tour, you'll learn about the difference between crocodiles and alligators, feed the tortoises, feed the crocs, see land animals, and lots more.   Where is it located? It is located at 23231 CR 48, Angleton, Texas 77515.  According to their website, it is 28 minutes from... [Read More]

       The Chocolate Bar   Did you know that The Chocolate Bar offers parties?  You can have a fun, customized experience by making your own chocolate bar. The location on 2521 University Blvd. in the Rice Village offers a "Make your own chocolate bar" party where your child will make a large bar about the size of a Hershey's bar.  He or she will be able to add a few toppings inside the bar.  The kids also receive a free drink and a scoop of ice cream.  The cost of the event is $12 per person plus tax. Kid... [Read More]

Bel Ray Action Sports Park Have you heard of Bel Ray Action Sports Park (also known as 3 Palms)?  This place is a hidden treasure that not many people know about! Where is it? It's located at I-45 and FM 1488 right on the border of Conroe and the Woodlands. What is it? Bel-Ray Action Sports Park is a 255 acre park. What is there? * 3 Motocross tracks *A Woods track *Trails *A BMX track *1 Peewee Track *1 Pit Bike/Peewee Track *Camping & RV connections *Wake boarding *Fishing *Mountain Biking *ATV Trails Additional... [Read More]

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