- The list below includes 183 free or cheap things to do in or near Houston, Texas, including 74 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Parks, History Museums and Specialty Museums.
- From Hermann Park to Memorial Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Houston and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Humble, Sugar Land, Pasadena and Friendswood.
Splash Painting and Wine 1208 West Gray Street, Houston, TX MoreLess Info
Studio offers paintings parties designed and led by professional and qualified artists; materials provided
Hermann Park is a park in downtown Houston. The park includes the Buddy Carruth Playground For All Children, Hermann Park Golf Course, Houston Zoo, Japanese Garden, Judson Robinson, Jr. Community Center, McGovern Lake, Miller Outdoor Theatre and the Museum of Natural Science.
The Water Wall is a multi-story sculpture based fountain that is held within the Gerald D. Hines Water Wall Park. Standing close to the large scale waterfall near the Galleria offers a cool and refreshing spray during hot summer days.
8 SPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: Up to 50% Off Children's Museum Admissions and Spy Experience
1500 Binz Street, Houston, TX 77004 MoreLess Info
The fifth most visited children's museum in the United States is the Children's Museum of Houston. Areas in the Museum include Building Zone, CyberChase, EcoStation, FloWorks, Matter Works, and Newton Know-How.
9 SPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: Up to 54% Off Admission to Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004 MoreLess Info
Dedicated to educating visitors about prejudice and tolerance, the Holocaust Museum Houston houses a WWII railcar used to transport victims to the concentration camps, a Danish rescue boat, and a collection of archival films. The Destroyed Community Memorial remembers the thousands of Jewish communities lost du…
10 SPECIAL GROUPON DEAL: Up to 42% Off a Visit to the Houston Museum of Natural Science
One Hermann Circle Drive, Houston, TX 77030 MoreLess Info
The third most visited non-Smithsonian museum in the United States is the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Visitors can see a Foucault pendulum, over 750 minerals, taxidermy animals of Texas, many specimens of mollusks, 60 major paleontology mounts, and space exhibits.