5 low-budget kid-friendly summer activities to do in Houston!

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5 low-budget kid-friendly summer activities to do in Houston!

School is officially out for summer! It’s no secret that with all the extra time on their hands it is somewhat of a challenge to keep the kiddos busy. Between new video games and expensive camps, summer can take a hefty toll on your pocketbook. Is there anything you can do in H-Town that is budget friendly? There sure is! Check out these five low-budget activities to do around Houston and kick boredom to the curb!

1. Explore Nature 

Cost: Free!

Take a walk through 155 acres of this gorgeous urban nature sanctuary. It’s fun, free and a great way to get some fresh air all while learning about the different kinds of plants native to our amazing city. So pack yourself some water bottles, and don’t forget your sunscreen. For maps and directions to the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center click here. There is a whole different world of wilderness waiting for you!

2. Children’s Story Time

Cost: Free!

Enjoy a day out at Hermann Park from 10:00am to 11:00am to hear stories and make fun crafts. Located at the Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens, Children’s story time proves to be a good time for both child and parent. For more information or directions to the park click here.

3. Screen on the Green! 

Cost: Free!

Spend an evening catching a movie with your kiddos at Discovery Green. Trolls will be playing July 8, 2017 from 8:30pm to 10:00pm and Finding Dory will play August 12 at 8:30pm to 10:00pm.  For a map, directions or more information click here.

4. The Children’s Museum

Cost: Thursday nights- Free! Regular Hours- $12

Did you know that there is FREE admission at the children’s museum on Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm? Check out awesome exhibits and participate in fun activities. The Children’s Museum is a great place to connect and bond with your child. For more details about Family Night, click here.

5. Night Time Zoo Fun

Cost: Adults- $14 Children- $10

Always want to take the kids to the Zoo but don’t feel like putting up with that summer heat? Every Friday this summer the Houston Zoo will be conducting “Cool Nights” meaning you and the kiddos can check out all your favorite animals from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. There is even a special discount you can save $4 on a regular zoo ticket if you go to the zoo after 4pm. For more information click here.