Museum District :: A Guide To Houston Neighborhoods

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The Museum District is very popular with Houston families. Thousands of families flock to this area for the culture and education it provides. This area is east of 288 and south of I69. The Museum District is a part of the city of Houston, which hosts tons of information on events and attractions here

The Museum District doesn’t have traditional neighborhoods, like some of the surrounding areas do. still has you covered with great info about this area. This is a great place to start to find out more about these neighborhoods and to find a house.

Why Moms Love it

There are TONS of things to in the Museum District. With everything in walking distance, you are sure to find something to do every weekend with your kids. Plus, how cool would it be to have the gorillas at the zoo or the dinosaurs at the Science Museum as your neighbors?! The Museum District website describes the area “As one of the largest concentrations of cultural destinations in the country, Houston’s Museum District is a great place for families to walk and bike to all 19 institutions. Kids can learn about science, the world, hydropower, animals, and the human body in fun, safe learning environments.” 

Local Family Favorites :: {Playgrounds, sports, activities, parks}

At HMB, we love family-friendly activities. If it’s hot outside {because, it’s HOUSTON}, we recommend these indoor play places and these awesome splash padsWe also love taking care of ourselves. We have compiled a list of mommy-favorite fitness classes around town that can help you with self care.

  • Houston Zoo– For ALL Houston families, we highly recommend a yearly membership. The cost covers approximately 2 visits and most families go year –round. There are numerous family-friendly members-only events throughout the year, as well as discounted carousel rides and early admission on certain days of the month. Also, a Houston Zoo membership gives you free or discounted entry to zoos across the country.
  • Houston Natural Science Museum– The Science Museum is awesome! From the dinosaur exhibit, to the Butterfly exhibit, to the Planetarium and 3D movies in the Wortham Center, the Museum impresses us every time. We love the newly renovated Weiss Energy Hall, the Texas animal exhibits, the gemstones, and more! You also get membership to the Science Museum in Sugar Land and the George Observatory as a part of your yearly membership.  
  • Houston Children’s Museum– The coolest part of the Children’s Museum is not the permanent exhibits. They host dozens of special exhibits and special events year-round. Their goal is to educate our youth through fun and they definitely go above and beyond with the $12 entry fee. Other reasons to go include Kidtropolis, the city run by kids, the toddler area, and the super fun science and engineering areas. The yearly membership is also good at the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center. In addition, you have free or discounted access to other children’s museums around the country.
  • Hermann Park is perfect for your outdoor loving kids! Whether you want to feed the ducks, use paddle boats, or roll down the hill outside Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hermann Park is perfect. Bring a picnic along, and make time to ride the train! While you are there, check out the new Centennial Gardens! Parking can be a bit tricky in this area on the weekends, so plan ahead.
  • The calendar is jam-packed with fun events, festivals, performances, and more! This park has made our list of the BEST Parks in Houston!
  • Houston Public Libraries boast quite a few family friendly activities. Find your closest location here. Your kids will love the library and all of its FREE fun things to do. A few of us may even want to move into it! A lot of neighborhoods even boast Free Little Libraries that can help your kid keep their love of reading alive.  

Childcare and Schools

We know finding great child care and schools is a daunting task.  There are hundreds of great day care options in this area, but finding the right one for your family takes work. For grades K-12, the area is zoned to HISD and parents should research carefully how to navigate the HISD schools.There are a few day cares and schools that come highly recommended, like The Joy School and Saint Nicholas school. There are also many charter schools across Houston, like YES Prep and Harmony Schools.

Perfect Date Night/Staycation

Mommy breaks like date nights, an occasional brunch, and staycations are an important part of self care. 

A few Museum District restaurants are on our list of the 30 Most Family Friendly Houston Patios and our list of Family Friendly Restaurants around Houston. We even know the most kid friendly breweries in this area. Interested in bringing your own alcohol and saving a bit of money? Check out our list of BYOB restaurants around town! To top your evening off, check out one of the Top Ten Ice Cream Shops in Houston!

We feel comfortable “peacing-out” and leaving our kiddos in the trustworthy hands of Best Buds Babysitting, knowing they will be taken care of {especially after we pick up one of the best pizzas in the area for everyone to enjoy}. They are happy. We are happy. Everyone wins!

Learn More

It’s important that you find the best area that fits you! We know what it means to find the right neighborhood and neighbors that fit your family! For more information on the Museum District in Houston, check out the Museum district section on . There are tons of great resources about moving here, photos, and more helpful details on this area. We love Houston and love that we get to raise our families here. Check out why here. is a full service brokerage and an easy to use online real estate resource that helps people find the perfect home as well as the ideal neighborhood. We believe that the neighborhood you live in is just as important as the home you live in. The people, places, schools and amenities that surround your home have an enormous impact on your quality of life. When you’re looking for a place to live, you aren’t just picking out a house. You are also deciding who your children will play with and who you might become friends with. So while many people search for their dream house, we believe you should look for your dream home. And your neighborhood is a huge part of that dream.

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