Things to do on Memorial Day > Houston

10 Exciting Things to do in Houston on Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend in Houston

Home of exciting Children’s Museum of Houston, Express Children’s Theater and Main Street Theater, Houston Zoo and many other activities to do in Houston on Memorial Day. We've compiled some of the best activities to do in Houston on this Memorial Day holiday.

Memorial Day Weekend in Houston

Memorial Day on Children’s Museum of Houston

This museum has quite the noble beginning—the founding members of the museum were parents who sought to improve childhood development in the community, back in 1980.

Check out the range of interactive exhibits. The Market is a play-area-cum-learning-center; there’s also another outdoor area with water pipes and toy boats for the tots to enjoy during Memorial Day weekend in Houston.

Express Children’s Theater and Main Street Theater

Both Express and Main Street Theater are among Houston’s best and most well-established theater institutions, known for their engaging and stimulating performances.

Catch a performance! Express Theater and Main Street perform at many public venues in the city, and also run a range of residencies and workshops for kids of all ages. Many are even free of cost.

Houston Zoo on Memorial Day

This 55-acre zoo is home to over 6,000 animals representing 900 species; unsurprising then, that it’s the country’s second-most visited zoos!

The super-large elephant exhibit, the primate section and a section modeled after Texas’ wetlands are all must views. The lion exhibit is also pretty unique. There are also plenty of great places to grab a bite during Memorial day visit.

Space Center Houston

Home to over 400 artifacts, both permanent and traveling, this popular tourist spot documents, in detail, America’s journey in the Space Race.

Check out the range of kid-friendly exhibits and extensive movie collection. Visitors during Memorial Day also get a behind-the-scenes tour of the NASA Johnson Space Center, home to a host of historic moments in America’s space journey!

Houston Symphony

A Grammy-Award-winning orchestra, the world-renowned Houston Symphony performs at The Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, located in downtown Houston, the symphony’s seat since 1966.

The symphony is one of the city’s most popular attractions for families, sweeping audiences away with their rich repertory of classical music. Dress up and catch a concert!

Memorial Day on Houston Grand Opera

Founded in 1955 by the legendary Walter Herbert, the Houston Grand Opera is one of the country’s most highly-acclaimed opera companies.

A great option if you’re looking for things to do at night in Houston, TX area during Memorial Day; apart from an opera, guests can enjoy pre-performance lectures or enjoy discussions with the cast.

Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS)

The HMNS is one of the most fun places to visit in Houston during Memorial Day, having opened shop as far back as 1909, and is still extremely popular.

Explore the extensive collection of skeletons, mineral specimens, space station models, and the fun planetarium. Tots will love the fascinating grasshopper clock at the museum’s entrance—the legs and seconds synchronize!

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

If you’re wondering what to do in Houston with kids, the 155-acre center that protects the native flora and fauna and educates visitors is an excellent choice!

Walk the 5 miles of trails, enjoy the interactive exhibits at the Discovery Room, shop at the Nature Shop, and explore The Wildlife Garden and the Carol Tatkon Sensory Garden on Memorial Day!

Miller Outdoor Theater

A must feature on your list of “things to do with family today in Houston During Memorial Day”, this theater offers an outstanding range of culturally and artistically-rich concerts, plays, and shows for all ages.

Catch a free performance during the theater’s free productions season, or take along a blanket and food for a picnic! You can also purchase seating.

Discovery Green Park

An 11.78-acre public park that’s frequented by locals and visitors alike, Discovery Green has a little something for everybody!

Enjoy free yoga classes, concerts, movie nights, storytime for toddlers, and open-air reading rooms. You can also rent games for use in the playground, or just laze about on the green—there’s free Wi-Fi too!

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