Travel Talk Thursday: Educational Spots in Houston/Galveston #Travel #Texas #educational

by Lori on February 27, 2014

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Looking to travel to the Houston/Galveston area and want to catch a few “educational” fun hotspots on your trip?

Have I got the list for you!

Houston and Galveston both have amazing tourist hotspots but not many know of all the great fun and educational places we have to offer as well!


Here are my top 15 Must See Fun and Educational Spots in the Houston/Galveston area!

1. Moody Gardens– Located in Galveston- Moody Gardens has the “pyramids” of knowledge! Aquarium, Discovery, and Rainforest! This is my kids favorite little vacation spot on The Island!

2. The Museum of Natural Science

3. The Children’s Museum of Houston

4. Lone Star Flight Museum– Located in Galveston

5. Sea Wolf Park in Galveston

6. Texas Seaport Museum and Elissa

7. Galveston Railroad Museum

8. Space Center Houston

9.  Holocaust Museum

10. Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston

11. San Jacinto Monument and Museum of History

12.  Houston Fire Museum

13. Health Museum

14. Museum of Fine Arts

15. Art Car Museum


Honorable Mentioned:

Houston Zoo

Discovery Green

Armand Bayou Nature Center,

Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Garden


As you can see there are A LOT of great places to visit in the Houston/Galveston area that are not only fun but highly educational! There are a few on this list that my family has yet to visit as well! I do believe I have found some great new field trip ideas for our homeschool lessons!

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Glenda February 27, 2014 at 3:54 pm

What a great list! It’s been a long time since we were in Texas, but your list looks like the perfect way to blend homeschooling and fun /education and entertainment. Thanks for sharing!


Mel {MamaBuzz} February 27, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Great list, Lori! I definitely want to take the kids to the Space Center sometime. Going on our list of possible weekend road trips.:)


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