There is so much to do with kids in Houston and the surrounding areas. Who doesn’t enjoy doing things for free!?! We love to get out and explore the city, but the costs sure add up quickly. Here is a list of places that you can enjoy for FREE. Enjoy!

Kid Fun Houston
Free Places To Go
1 1st Baptist Church – free play area
2 1st Methodist Downtown – free play area
3 Arboretum & Nature Center
4 Art Car Museum
5 Asia Society Texas Center
6 Barnes & Noble (check your nearest store for their story time schedule)
7 Bat Colony @ Waugh Bridge
8 Bear Creek Park – visit the animals
9 Bellaire Nature Center (Story Time on Wednesday at 4pm)
10 Bellaire Police Station – take a tour
11 Blue Willow Bookshop (Story Time on Thursday at 10am)
12 Bowl for free (during the summer – sign up online)
13 Breakfast Klub – free entertainment on the first Saturday of the month
14 Buffalo Bayou – go on a hike
15 Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (free Thursday 1-5pm)
16 Chick-fil-A – go to a free story time or event
17 Children’s Museum of Houston (free Thursday 5-8pm)
18 City Center – free concerts and events
19 Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
20 Czech Center Museum Houston (free last Monday of the month 12-4pm)
21 Discovery Green – check their event schedule
22 DiverseWorks
23 Downtown tunnels – have a snack or walk around
24 Farmer’s Market
25 Frolic’s Castle – play area at the Memorial City Mall
26 Fundamentally Toys (Story Time on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.)
27 Galveston beach – build a sand castle
28 Gymboree – free trial class
29 H.E.B. Healthy Buddy Tour
30 Hermann Park – feed the ducks, go to the park or splashpad
31 Holocaust Museum Houston (free Thursday 2-5pm)
32 Home Depot – Saturday workshops
33 Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
34 Houston Center for Photography
35 Houston Fire Station – take a tour
36 Houston Museum of Natural Science (Permanent Exhibit Halls free Thursday 3-6pm)
37 Houston Waterworks Education Center – book a tour
38 Houston Zoo (free on the first Tuesday of each month, September -May, 12pm-closing)
39 HPD Mounted Tour
40 Japanese Gardens
41 Java Pura Coffee Roasters – book a tour
42 JP Morgan Chase Tower – observation deck
43 Jung Center Gallery
44 Kemah Boardwalk – watch the boats and play in the fountains
45 Kid Fun Houston – check the event calendar 🙂
46 KSBJ Radio Station – take a tour
47 Lawndale Art Center
48 Library – Check your local library for story time and free events
49 Little Galleria – play area at the Galleria
50 Little Gym – free trial kid’s class
51 Local Businesses – ask for a tour (vet, post office, bank, dry cleaner, etc. )
52 Lowe’s – Saturday workshops
53 Miller Outdoor Theater
54 Mini Murals – take a driving tour
55 Mrs. Baird’s Bakery Tour (ages 6 and up)
56 Museum of Fine Arts (free Thursday, 10am-9pm)
57 Parks
58 Pet Smart – Fur, Feathers, & Fins Tour
59 Police Museum
60 Pottery Barn (check your nearest store for their story time schedule)
61 President’s Heads – take a picture
62 Restaurants – Take advantage of the “kids eat free” nights
63 Rice University Art Gallery
64 Rothko Chapel
65 Sam Houston Boat Tour – book a tour online
66 Splashpads
67 Sugarcreek Playscape – free play area
68 Sugarland Airport – watch the planes land and take off
69 Sugarland Town Square – check for free events
70 The Fish Gallery (free story times during the summer)
71 The Jung Center
72 The Menil Collection
73 Tomfoolery Toys and Books (Story Time on Thursday at 10am)
74 Trader Joes – book a tour
75 Wabash Feed Store – see the animals
76 Waterwall
77 We love Houston sign – take a picture
78 Whole Foods – book a tour
79 Willowbend Crossfit – free trial kid’s class
80 Zube Park – Ride the trains