Family Travel

Exploring the Cosmos at the Johnson Space Center

March 29, 2024 | By

When in Houston, do as the astronauts do. That means investigate moon rocks, attend mission briefings, and see how you fill out a space suit.

The Discovery Science Place Celebrates 30 Years

March 28, 2024 | By

Think You Dug Up a Priceless Artifact? Find Out During Texas Archeology Month.

October 4, 2023 | By Robyn Ross

For archeologists, “buried treasure” includes pottery fragments, bones, and sharpened stones. During Texas Archeology Month in October, everyone can join them in their quest to find clues about the state’s past.

Pick Gourd-geous Pumpkins at These Texas Patches

September 19, 2023 | By Mary Huber

Inside the Neon World of Meow Wolf Grapevine

July 18, 2023 | By Amal Ahmed

Brazos Bend State Park Provides Family-Friendly Adventure

June 23, 2023 | By Saba Khonsari

8 Overnight Adventures to Do with Kids this Summer

June 12, 2023 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Most Texas schools have been out for a few weeks, which means kids are likely already bored and parents are looking for something—anything—to keep them entertained and off electronic devices.

Weekend Getaways from El Paso: Van Horn and Sanderson

May 30, 2023 | By James Hernández

Weekend Getaways from Dallas: Weatherford and Coleman

May 30, 2023 | By June Naylor

Meet Comfort Tysen, the Texas State Capitol’s Longest-Serving Tour Guide

May 25, 2023 | By Clayton Maxwell

When Comfort Tysen gives a tour, she puts her whole body into the job.
On some days, the longest-serving guide at the Texas State Capitol will ascend the building’s ornate cast-iron staircases hundreds of times, greeting many of the people she passes there by name.

A Hotel Haunted by a Ghost Cat and Other Spooky Tales in New Braunfels

May 24, 2023 | By Bobby Alemán

Just as we were leaving the restaurant on the outskirts of New Braunfels, we saw a black sky turn purple and flash with thunderbolts.

The Houston Zoo’s New Galápagos Islands Exhibit Enchants and Educates

April 12, 2023 | By Layne Van Vranken

In 2018, the Houston Zoo announced an ambitious capital campaign to revitalize the sought-after Texas destination, introduce additional attractions to highlight the world’s animal population, and focus on issues related to conservation and how best to protect the planet.

How Texans Reconnect Children With the State’s Natural Wonders

March 28, 2023 | By Rubén Degollado

Texas offers a wealth of opportunities for kids to put down their screens and dial in to nature

Go (Almost) Under the Sea at the Patton Center of Marine Science Education in Port Aransas

March 24, 2023 | By Melissa Gaskill

Inside a sofa-size aquarium, a black-and-white striped sheepshead and a small school of shiny Gulf menhaden swim above a southern flounder lying like a plate in the sand.

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