Things To Do Near Hermann Park With a Group

Children’s Museum of Houston

Every Thursday night families are discovering that one of the fun things to do in Houston is attending the Children’s Museum of Houston. It is where the kids in your group can engage in hands on learning experiences. It will turn on their curiosity and stimulate even the couch potato’s critical thinking skills.

Houston Children Museum has things for even the wee little ones to do. It’s called the Tot-Spot. It’s a fun place to bring children ages birth to 36 months. The exhibit has four distinct areas where they can crawl, cruise or walk through, if you can get them to leave the eye-catching bubble machine.

This is one place that needs a warning sign stating, “this museum has been known to inspire discovery and encourage inventiveness.”

Need more information? For more details contact Group Reservations Coordinator at (713) 535-8185 or

Miller Outdoor Theater

Here is something you can do on Spring Break and cover two place in one trip. Visit Miller Outdoor Theater and Herman Park. They are located near Midtown Houston and next door to the Texas Medical Center.

If you have rambunctious kids or adults in your group let them kick their shoes off in the park. This is a place the family can dress down and enjoy plays, concerts or Fourth of July fireworks.

A Trip to Herman Park can start early in the morning and last until show time at the outdoor theater, without a dull moment. There is lots of outdoor equipment to occupy every kid in your crowd. They can even cool off at the park’s splash pad.

Don’t forget to enjoy a leisure stroll through the Chinese Gardens or a ride on the miniature train that travels through the park. Glass containers are prohibited in all of Houston parks, including Miller Theater.

There’s always plenty of festival seating on the hill that surrounds the amphitheater style pavilion. If you contact the box office your family may be able to get reserved covered seats to one of the many popular events.

Miller audiences have enjoyed such outstanding performances as The King and I, Houston Ballet's Giselle, Theater Under the Stars (TUTS) Brooklyn: The Musical and Houston Ebony Opera Guild's Carmen.

You can bring your own lawn chairs, just remember they should be placed only on the left side (facing the stage) so that patrons on blankets can also see. A few things you should know, no audio or visual reproduction of any kins is allowed at Miller Outdoor Theater. Smoking is prohibited in the seated area under the canopy and in the restrooms.
Miller Theater is located close to Houston's Midtown, at 100 Concert Drive in Hermann Park, just south of the Museum of Natural Science and the Houston Garden Center.

Sam Houston Park

One of the city’s first parks was the 20 acre Sam Houston Park that’s conveniently located in downtown Houston. The park is part of an effort to preserve architectural examples of Houston’s past. They document the history of Houston’s diverse community for the education and enjoyment of present and future visitors to the city.

There are several 19th century structures you can visit. A log cabin is the oldest of the group of restored structures. It was built before the Texas revolution. There’s the oldest surviving brick home in Houston. Two homes showcasing classic architecture, one’s Greek revival and the other is a Victorian style home.
Within walking distance is the Heritage Society’s museum. The park and the museum are free of charge. You can contact the Heritage Society for it’s rates if your group would prefer a guided tour.

The park is located not far from Midtown Houston, near the corner of Bagby and Lamar Streets in Downtown. For more facts on hours and fees, call 713-655-1912 or e-mail

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