Top Houston Family Memberships

Houston summer is upon us! Now is a great time to start planning outings in and around town for you and your family. Luckily, there are some great deals out there for memberships if you plan ahead. With some research, these investments can more than pay off and help fill those summer days and field “what are we going to do today?” questions from your kids. Check out our top recs for Houston family memberships below!

family standing looking at museum dinosaur exhibit

Houston Family Memberships | Water Activities

Typhoon Texas

Address: 555 Katy Fort Bend Rd, Katy, TX 77494
Phone: (832) 426-7071

You can enjoy this water park all summer long with the 2024 Season Pass. With the season pass you get access to both the Houston and Austin water parks.

Pricing: $84.99 (season pass) $28.99 (Souvenir all you can drink bottle); $54.99 (general admission at the gate); $39.99 (gate only for kids under 48 inches)

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Address: 21300 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77373
Phone: (281) 355-3300

Houston’s largest waterpark has options for you to visit all summer long. Choose the pass that fits your family’s needs—you can even use your Diamond pass to visit Six Flags Amusement parks!

Pricing: $90.00 (Platinum Pass}; $175.00 (Diamond Pass); $45.00 (Daily Pass)

Noah’s Ark at the Quillian Center

Address: 10570 Westpark, Houston, TX, 77042
Phone: (713) 781-9195
We love this small but mighty locale! This pool is a West Houston gem that offers affordable concessions and frequent summer special events.

Pricing: $9-$12 (general admission); $200 (Twenty Swim Pass)

Family at Typhoon Texas waterpark with their mascot

Houston Family Memberships | Nature Activities

Houston Arboretum

Address: 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77024
Phone: (713) 681-8433

Habitat hikes, nature discovery rooms and lots of plants and animals that are native to our region— snakes, turtles, lizards and more! All membership levels include unlimited FREE parking at the Arboretum for a full year, discounts on Arboretum events and classes for adults {over 100 to choose from annually}, discounts on special event tickets, and free admission to ArBOOretum, their annual Fall Festival.

Pricing: $65 (couples membership) $150 (Family tree membership)

Houston Zoo

Address: 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 533-6500

Lions and tigers and bears—Oh my! You can find all of these animals and more at the Houston Zoo. Membership has it’s perks since the zoo opens early Saturday mornings for members only.   All membership includes Free Admission for 12 Months (excluding special and separately ticketed events), monthly member mornings where you can enjoy the zoo an hour early, a dedicated member entrance at the Zoo’s main entrance, discounted admission at over 100 other zoos and aquariums nationwide, exclusive discounts for additional admission, special event tickets, and gift shop purchases, plus early registration for the super popular Camp Zoofari.

Pricing: Start at $199 (Family Membership for 2 adults and 3 children+); $149 (Individual + Guest)

Nature Discovery Center

Address: 7112 Newcastle St, Bellaire, TX 77401
Phone: (713) 667-6550

Membership at Nature Discovery Center offers affordable options for spending time in the outdoors and gives lots of discounts to their many camps and classes. All membership levels include a quarterly Program Guide and invitations to members only events such as Twilight Kick-Off party and nature workshops.

Pricing: $35/year (individual membership) and $75/year (wildlife family membership)

Houston Botanic Garden

Address: One Botanic Lane, Houston, TX 77017
Phone: (713) 715-9675 ext 100 for tickets

This fairly new arrival to Houston allows families to access their beautiful display gardens, natural ecosystem areas, and walking tours. In addition, they regularly host special events and camps for kids during the summer. Membership benefits include discounts in their Garden Shop, early registration for special events and classes, plus free general admission.

Pricing: $50 (Individual Membership); $100 (Family Membership)

child with hat in play fort

Houston Family Memberships | Museums

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Address: 5555 Hermann Park Drive Houston Texas 77030 *Museum District
Phone: (713) 639-4629
Address: 13016 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479 *Sugar Land
Phone: (281) 313-2277

HMNS has two locations, in Sugar Land and in the Museum District. Both locations are a great time for kids {and adults} of all ages to explore science in all of its glory! Membership includes 12 months unlimited admission to permanent exhibit halls at HMNS Hermann Park and HMNS Sugar Land, including the Morian Hall of Paleontology, the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals and the Wiess Energy Hall. Additionally, family Level members and above can take advantage of early and discounted registration for their popular Summer Camps at HMNS for children. These lively classes offer hands-on educational fun with stimulating topics like dinosaurs, insects, technology, archaeology and more.

Pricing: $70/year (individual); $95/year (duel); $125 (family). Multiple membership levels are available.

Children’s Museum (Houston and Sugar Land)

Address: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
Phone: (713) 522-1138

Houston Children’s Museums are not your typical museum experience. Kids can touch, create and fully interact with every exhibit in the museum.  It’s like an episode of the Magic School Bus, and you and your kids can have access all year long with their many membership options. All membership levels include unlimited, FREE admission for one full year, Members First Fridays {10 to 11 am reserved exclusively for members}, discount on birthday party packages, 10% discount on your purchase at Fiddle Sticks Toys, invitations to members-only parties and events, membership valid at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, and Members Scoop News.

Pricing: $170 (Membership for a family of four); $190 (Membership for a family of 6}; $250 (Membership for a family of 8); $17 (General Admission for adults and children)

Space Center Houston

Address: 1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston, Texas 77058
Phone: (281) 244-2100

Space City’s finest and brightest can all be found at Space Center Houston. This museum is home to the largest collection of spacesuits and Moon rocks on public display in the world! All memberships includes free parking, early entrance on select dates, exclusive access to exhibit openings.

Pricing: $185 (Family Membership) or $65 (Individual); $24.95/kids and $29.95/adults (Daily Admission)

two children playing at the children's museum of Houston

Houston Family Memberships | Recreation Centers

Club Westside

Address: 1200 Wilcrest Dr, Houston, TX 77042
Phone: (713) 783-1620

Club Westside is a family sports fitness club that includes access to fitness area, pools, sports zones and tennis courts. They even have complimentary childcare so that you can enjoy the sauna or hot tub without the kiddos.

Pricing: Family membership initiation fees begin at $600 and monthly dues start at $300

Momentum Indoor Gym

Address: 401 Silver St, Houston, TX 77007 {various locations across the Houston area}
Phone: (832) 433-7211

Membership includes access to any Momentum facility in the US, discounts on Climbing classes, free Yoga, guest passes and lots of member exclusive events.

Pricing: Members begin at a monthly rate of $84 with a $59 enrollment fee

City of Pearland Recreation Center

Address: 4141 Bailey Road, Pearland, TX 77584
Phone: (281) 412- 8900

Pearland Parks and Recreation Center has benefits and activities for all members of your family. From recreational basketball leagues to summer camps and access to an activity pool you can’t go wrong with joining the rec center!

Pricing: Memberships can be paid monthly or yearly and are based on family size. Prices begin at $35.20 for monthly memberships, and $8 for daily entrance rates.

child climbing on a climbing wall

Houston Family Memberships | Sports

Astros Buddies

Astros Buddies gives you a chance to view the games at a discounted price. With each membership you get two tickets for two games, an Astros backpack, baseball cap and lanyard.

Pricing: Membership is $38 (plus tax)

Rockets Kids

Houston Rockets Kids club gives you two tickets to a Rockets game and lots of Rockets’ swag to wear to the game, plus free all day passes to the Downtown Aquarium, discounts from the Rockets Team Shop and more. You also get an opportunity to shoot a free throw on the court before the game.

Pricing: $50 for All Star Membership

Sugar Land Space Cowboys

The Space Cowboys are an official Astros’ affiliate team based in Sugar Land. For a chance to watch the games with your kiddos you can purchase the Orion Kids Club Membership and receive 1 ticket to each Sunday home game, an official Orion’s Kids t-shirt, and an opportunity to skip the line for Kids Run the Bases every Sunday.

Pricing: $39

Why You Should Consider Purchasing Memberships to Houston Attractions:

  1. If it’s a place you regularly go, you absolutely can save money. Most of the time, visiting just twice in one year will have the membership paid for.
  2. So many discounts! Not only do a lot of these offer onsite discounts at their stores, many also work with partners in the area for additional discounts. Make sure you check the membership benefits to take advantage of all that is available to you!
  3. It’s a fabulous way to support the resources in our city. Houston has so many amazing gems like the ones we listed above and many run with very low operating budgets. This is a way to ensure that Houston continues to have top notch facilities, arts, and education in our city for years to come.
  4. Many will offer either early registration opportunities or discounts on their kid’s camps in the summertime. HUGE benefit especially as camps tend to fill up quickly around here.
  5. Memberships make amazing gifts. We love the idea of gifting an “experience” versus a present so it’s something that can be enjoyed all year long.

Have fun exploring this summer with these amazing Houston family memberships! Who are we missing? Let us know in the comments.


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Elizabeth Baker
Elizabeth was raised in Houston and met her husband Ryan shortly after graduating from Texas A&M with a journalism degree. A few years later, Grayson {Sept 2010}, turned Elizabeth’s world upside down, not only with his sparkling blue eyes and killer smile, but with his profound disabilities and diagnosis of Mitochondrial Disease. After two years of navigating the world of special needs parenting, Elizabeth and Ryan were blessed with Charlotte {Jan 2013} and Nolan {Sept 2015}, perfectly completing their party of five. Elizabeth and her crew live in Katy, and when she can steal a few moments for herself, she can be found out for Mexican food and margaritas with girlfriends, binge-listening to podcasts and audiobooks, or trying once again {unsuccessfully} to organize her closet. In addition to her role as Managing Editor of HMB, Elizabeth writes about faith, politics and special needs parenting for publications like Scary Mommy and HuffPost.You can connect with Elizabeth on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, or


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