Space Center Houston is free for 4 the and under crowd! Photo courtesy of the museum
Space Center Houston is free for 4 the and under crowd! Photo courtesy of the museum

How to Get Free Admission To Houston's Biggest Attractions for Kids

Houston has a long list of major attractions to visit with kids, but spending all that cash on admission tickets can add up fast. Luckily, many of the best places to visit offer FREE admission for kids under a certain age. This comes in super handy for families with kids of multiple ages. Whether you want to see animals up close at the zoo, head to a museum, or see a Houston-area landmark like the San Jacinto Monument or Space Center Houston, you can save some money by taking your kids to one of these amazing places.

And even if your kids are past the age when their admission is free, there are plenty of times when local museums offer FREE admission on select days.

The cut-off ages imply that once children reach that age, they no longer qualify for free entry.


Baby brother or sister can enjoy the Children's Museum of Houston for FREE. Photo courtesy the museum

Free Admission for Kids Under 1

Children's Museum of Houston - Museum District
The Woodlands Children's Museum - The Woodlands
Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center - Sugar Land
Noah's Ark Pool - Westchase

Free Admission for Kids Under 18 Months

Old MacDonald's Farm - Humble

Free Admission for Kids Under 2

Bayou Wildlife Park - Dickinson
Galveston Children's Museum - Galveston
Rosenberg Railroad Museum - Rosenberg
Blessington Farms - Simonton


Babies and toddlers can enjoy the zoo for FREE! Photo courtesy the Houston Zoo

Free Admission for Kids Under 3

Oil Ranch - Hockley
Houston Zoo - Inner Loop
Galveston Railroad Museum - Galveston
Minute Maid Park Tour - Downtown
Crocodile Encounter - Angleton
Dewberry Farms - Brookshire
The Health Museum - Museum District
Hurricane Harbor - Spring
Schiltterbahn - Galveston
Pleasure Pier - Galveston
Pirate's Bay Water Park - Baytown
1940 Air Terminal Museum - Hobby Airport

Free Admission for Kids Under 4

Moody Gardens - Galveston
Armand Bayou Nature Center - Pasadena
Space Center Houston - Clear Lake
Lone Star Flight Museum - Clear Lake
George Ranch Historical Park - Richmond 

Free Admission for Kids Under 5 

Texas Renaissance Festival - Todd Mission
 


The Galveston Railroad Museum offers FREE admission for visitors under age 3. Photo by Ashley Jones.

Free Admission for Kids Under 6

National Museum of Funeral History - Spring
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum - Inner Loop

Free Admission for Kids Under 8

Butler Longhorn Museum - League City

Free Admission for Kids Under 13

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston - Inner Loop
Czech Center Museum Houston - Inner Loop

Free For Kids of All Ages

Contemporary Arts Museum - Montrose
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center - Memorial
Nature Discovery Center - Bellaire
Mounted Patrol Stables - North Houston
Houston Center for Photography - Montrose
Port of Houston Ship Channel Boat Tour - South Houston
Art Car Museum - Heights
Pearl FIncher Museum of Fine Arts - Spring
Asia Society Texas Center - Inner Loop
Houston Museum of African American Culture - Inner Loop
Houston Center For Contemporary Craft - Inner Loop
The Jung Center - Montrose
The Menil Collection - Midtown
Houston Police Department Museum - Inner Loop
The Holocaust Museum Houston - Museum District

 

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