Experience the Arts Around Houston With Your Family

Houston SymphonyWhether you’re a season ticket holder for the Houston Grand Opera or searching the city for the most Instagram-worthy experiences, Houston has something for everyone. From family-focused sing-alongs for the youngest family members, to immersive experiences sure to delight teens and everyone in between, I’ve compiled a list of the many ways you can experience the arts around Houston with your family!

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With 12,948 seats for live performances and 1,580 movie seats, Houston’s Theater District is the nation’s second largest theater district in the United States after New York City. Houston is one of only five cities in the United States with permanent professional resident companies in all of the major disciplines: ballet, opera, symphony and theater productions.


{Houston Symphony} – Houston Symphony’s Family Concert Series on select Saturday mornings include interactive concert experiences, arts and crafts activities, and an instrument “petting zoo” where children can explore and try out playing the many different instruments.

Located At: 615 Louisiana St. Suite 102 Houston, TX 77002

{Prelude Family Concerts} – The Prelude Family Concert Series takes place in the event pavilion at Levy Park on select Saturdays at 4:30pm. Geared toward babies, toddlers, preschoolers and the grownups who love them, Prelude Family Concerts nurture creativity, self-expression and development through a variety of musical styles.

Located At: 3801 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098

{Houston Grand Opera} – HGO’s Storybook Opera brings singing storytellers to your school or library for a 30 minute engaging and enjoyable introduction to opera for students Pre-K – 2.

Located At: 510 Preston St., Houston, TX 77002

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{Houston Ballet} – The Family Series matinee package treats dance lovers of all ages to three spectacular story ballets: swashbuckling adventure Peter Pan, holiday favorite The Nutcracker, and ballet’s most famous love story, Swan Lake.

Located At: 501 Texas Avenue at Smith Street Houston, TX 77002


{Stageworks Theatre} – Young Artist Performances are performed by student actors ages 6-15. Unlike other shows, all ages are welcome to attend with the purchase of a ticket. Young Artist Performances are the perfect way for young actors to build confidence, and young theatre-goers to learn proper theatre etiquette.

Located At: 10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070

{Main Street Theater} – Main Street Theater’s Theater for Youth provides theater experiences for all ages through professional, engaging productions based on children’s literature. Take in a show, like James and the Giant Peach based on the Roald Dahl book, or participate in one of their many classes, summer or holiday camps.

Located At: 3400 Main St., Houston, TX 77002

{Miller Outdoor Theatre} – Located in the heart of Hermann Park, Miller Outdoor Theatre provides professional-caliber performances free to the public. Committed to the cultural enrichment of Houston’s diverse communities and visitors of all ages, you can visit their website for a list of specifically curated Children’s Performances.

Located At: 6000 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030

In 1977, Alexandra R. Marshall began a grassroots community movement to create a pedestrian-friendly district with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. By 1997, eleven institutions formed the Houston Museum District Association. Over the following decade, 19 museums and organizations came to make up what we now know as the Houston Museum District.


{Houston Center for Contemporary Craft} – HCCC provides free exhibits and educational programs to teach the public about the process, product and history of craft. Kids age 5-9 can attend Summer Craft Camp, and the whole family can get crafting at the annual Hands-On Houston Family Festival.

Located At: 4848 Main St., Houston, TX 77002

{The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston} – During the summer, families with children age 5-12 can attend workshops taught by teaching artists in the Family Studio at MFAH. They also offer programs for families throughout the rest of the year, such as family activity books, at-home art making instructional videos, and other classes and workshops.

Located At: 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005

{Contemporary Arts Museum Houston} – Before you visit CAMH with your family, check out their Family Reviews to find out what to expect and how to talk to young viewers about current exhibitions. Find family-friendly art activities through their Museum from Home program. Attend fun and unique events and workshops as a family. Drop in experiences and open studio events like Yarn Wrapped Collage and K-Popify a Journal are open to all ages and always free.

Located At: 5216 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006

{Seismique} – Explore over 40,000 square feet of interactive, immersive art exhibits. Open every day except Tuesday on Houston’s West Side, spend hours with your family experiencing mind-bending, and stunning installations by artists and engineers from all over the world. When you’re finished getting your fill of instagram-worthy photos, enjoy a refreshing drink or bite to eat at Cosmique Cafe. Tickets can be purchased in 15 minute increments starting at noon during the week, and 10am on Saturday and Sunday.

Located At: 2306 Hwy 6 S, Houston, TX 77077

{Color Factory Houston} – Inspired by the city of Houston, Color Factory collaborates with artists and the like to create joyful experiences through color. As one of its first flagship locations, Color Factory Houston invites you and your family to explore interactive installations and immersive exhibits. As an effort to give back to the community that it is inspired by, Color Factory Houston donates a portion of its gift shop sales to The Montrose Center and Project Color Corps.

Located At: 3303 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77098


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Sean was born on a cattle ranch in Colorado and grew up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. She moved to the Texas Hill Country with her parents and siblings after receiving her BA in Psychology from Ripon College in 2010. Starting in Kerrville, and eventually making her way to Fredericksburg, Sean spent the year after college dabbling in both social services and the service industry, never quite finding the right fit, but knowing her passion was in service. While living in Fredericksburg, she also met her future husband, Will, and they both eventually ended up in Austin and started dating a year later. While in Austin, Sean found a passion for the practice of yoga. After her initial 200-hour teacher training with Gioconda Parker, she started teaching in 2012, and less than a year later, it became her full time career. Sean has enjoyed teaching and training both domestically and internationally for almost a decade. Meanwhile, Sean and Will got married in May of 2015 and Will’s job moved them to the Clear Lake area of Houston a few months later. Weeks before their 4 year anniversary, they welcomed son Liam {April 2019}. Sean went from full time to part time yoga teacher and, after March 2020, has been teaching yoga exclusively on the online platform, Patreon. Sean and her family are excited to welcome a second baby boy in January 2022! You can follow her on Instagram @seanellenwatson for adorable family photos, yoga content, and things she thinks are funny.


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