Five Fun and Funky Spots to Wow Preschoolers in Houston

Julie Pippert - Houston
July 19, 2011

All moms know about the zoo, the Children's Museum, the location of every jumping place (and free jump time), and the rest of the great-but-standard fare to entertain and wow Houston preschoolers.

But what about going off the beaten path every now and again? Here are five fun and funky spots that will wow your preschooler:

The Art Car Museum: This museum highlights the art cars of Houston, custom-decorated cars with zany themes prominently displayed in the annual Art Car Parade. This is a must-see for your little car enthusiasts!

Lawndale Art Center: Known for its offbeat art happenings, such as the Hair Ball and the 20th Century Modern Market, Lawndale Art Center displays contemporary works by more than 500 artists each year.

Museum of Health & Medical Science: The Museum of Health & Medical Science’s Amazing Body Pavilion gives visitors an exciting tour through the human body. The exhibit contains huge sculptures of human organs, including a 10-foot brain and a 22-foot rib cage (pictured above) with more than 80 interactive exhibits.

The Mad Potter in River Oaks: The Mad Potters are "paint-your-own-pottery" studios where children and adults alike can try their hand at becoming the next modern day Picasso. Individuals and groups come in and choose a piece of pottery from over 400 shapes and sizes. They then design and paint their pieces with The Mad Potter’s instruction, brushes, tools and paint... all you need to bring is your creativity and desire to have a great time.

Armand Bayou Pontoon Boat Cruise: Start your weekend by enjoying a leisurely Saturday morning breakfast drifting down the bayou on a "Bayou Ranger" pontoon boat. This trip through the heart of the Nature Center presents an uncommon opportunity to watch and learn about bayou wildlife, while enjoying rolls, juice and coffee while underway. The "Bayou Ranger" will pick you and eleven friends up at the Bay Area Park boat launch.


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