Turn off the TV and keep cool with these family-friendly destinations in Houston

June 15, 2021

As Texas Temperatures start to rise, so does ERCOT’s (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) concern for having enough power to provide for the state. ERCOT is asking Texans to conserve power by turning up thermostats, decrease usage of big appliances (sorry, Netflix) and to turnoff lights when you don’t need them on. Although these may seem like rather inconveniencing and daunting tasks, it gives you a chance to take a day and explore the city! Check out some of the family-friendly destinations to cool off at while conserving energy this week:

Children’s Museum Houston: Nothing says fun like getting to let your kids be kids at one of Houston’s most interactive and exciting museums! With 18 exhibits on site, your children will have multitudinous opportunities to explore and stay engaged for the whole day. Some of the Children’s Museum Houston’s most popular exhibits include: Kidtropolis, PowerPlay and SECRET Spy Game. In addition to these, there’s a library for families to unwind at and curl up with a good book and even a Café to nourish your body in a healthy way!

Discovery Green: Joining us for our Juneteenth celebration this Saturday?  Head to Discovery Green for Screen on the Green and catch the popular Disney princess film Mulan at 5 and 8 pm presented by Kidtropolis sponsor Bank of America. Bring your blankets and snacks to enjoy a night under the stars with your family.

M-K-T Sunset Market: Couldn’t snag tickets for this week’s Free Family Night? Spend your day the Heights way! Take a stroll and enjoy fun activities such as face painting, live music and more at the office complex off North Shepard in the Heights. This event lasts from 4pm-8pm on June 17, 2021 and is free! It’s a great mix of children and adult fun alike.

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum: Want to dive into history? Visit the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum to expand your knowledge about the history of the Buffalo Soldiers and African Americans in the US Military! This is a hot spot you won’t want to miss.

Take a day and enjoy the many amazing things Houston has to offer while keeping your cool and turning off the TV this summer.