5 things to do in Houston when the weather is lousy

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HOUSTON – Whether you’re trying to stay dry or get out of the heat, you can do so without sacrificing your amusement.

Houston is home to a variety of indoor attractions, perfect to visit on a bad weather day.

Here are 5 fun places to go when the weather puts a damper on your day:


The Houston Museum District includes 19 museums, ranging from fine arts and history to health and science.

Here’s a complete list of indoor museums to visit:

Asia Society of TexasBuffalo Soldiers National MuseumChildren’s Museum HoustonContemporary Arts Museum HoustonCzech Center Museum HoustonDiverseWorksHolocaust Museum HoustonHouston Center for Contemporary CraftHouston Center for PhotographyHouston Museum of African American CultureHouston Museum of Natural ScienceLawndale Art & Performance CenterMoody Center for the ArtsRothko ChapelThe Health MuseumThe Jung CenterThe Menil CollectionThe Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


With multiple locations across Houston, arcades like Main Event are easily accessible and can make for a day full of fun with games, bowling, laser tag, and more.

Other Houston-area arcades to visit include Dave & Buster’s, IT’Z, and more.


Indoor go-karting tracks have become a recent rave in Houston.

Andretti, K1 Speed, and Track 21 are a few to visit.

Indoor adventures

Indoor skydiving at iFLY or rock climbing at Texas Rock Gym or Momentum are thrilling attractions that bring the outdoors in, perfect for avoiding bad weather.

If you or someone in your family isn’t much of an adrenaline junkie, an alternative could be visiting a nearby trampoline park such as Altitude, Sky Zone, or Urban Air.

Looking for an adventure that requires less physical activity? Visiting interactive photo exhibits such as Color Factory or Seismique could be a fun way to spend your day.


For a more laid-back adventure, consider a trip to the movies

While new releases are few and far between right now, theaters such as AMC and Cinemark are offering private screenings that make for a fun activity with friends and family.

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