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Houston Kids Attractions

Houston is a very kid-friendly city, making this a perfect destination for a family holiday or fun-filled long weekend. Very few children aren''t excited by the idea of space travel, so launch your visit with a trip to Space Centre Houston, the visitor base for NASA''s Johnson Space Center. There is plenty to see and experience here, including space flight simulators. The Orange Show is one of the quirkiest, most popular and engaging attractions in Texas. Created over 24 years by Jeff McKissack, a retired mailman, this is an architectural wonder of walkways, arenas and sculptures using found objects and decorated with mosaics. It''s hard to explain, but children invariably have a strong connection with this unique artwork. The Houston Zoo is a 50 acre facility on the grounds of Herman Park. It has a children''s zoo that aims to teach and delight in equal measure. Old MacDonald Farm on the edge of town is a petting scale on a truly Texan scale with 12 different petting environments for the children to get up close and personal with the animals. The excellent Children''s Museum of Houston is a hugely interactive and fun experience for children of all ages - and adults too! Exhibits like Kid-TV give youngsters a hands-on feel for what it''s like to put on a TV show. Finally, head to Six Flags AstroWorld for a day of roller-coaster rides, carnivals and shows that will get young and old screaming for more.

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