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Fun Things to Do in Pasadena for the Entire Family

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Living in or visiting the Pasadena area and looking for some fun? We know it isn’t always the easiest to drive into Houston to find things to do,  and sometimes you’d rather do something a little closer to home.  Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Pasadena and close to Pasadena, these family-friendly spots are sure to keep the boredom at bay!  There is a mix of free and paid things to do, so whether you’re on a budget or you have no budget, there’s something for everyone!

Grab the kiddos and picnic gear and head out to Strawberry Park and Pool!  This is such an awesome park where the pool is the crown jewel.  The Strawberry Park Pool offers a lazy river, an adorable strawberry water obstacle, and of course water slides. For those who are looking to get fit,  you can also find a lap pool! 

Lounge poolside and avoid the summer sun. in the cabanas or under the umbrellas that are available to rent.  If swimming isn’t your thing get active at the volleyball courts and enjoy some treats from the concession stand.   

Monday | 6:00pam–11:00pm
Tuesday | 6:00am–11:00pm
Wednesday | 6:00am–11:00pm
Thursday | 6:00am–11:00pm
Friday |  6:00am–11:00pm
Saturday | 6:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 6:00am–11:00pm

📍 1104 Parkside Dr, Pasadena, TX 77504

Pizza, bowling, and. arcade games are what you’ll find at iT’z! This is one of our favorite things to do in Pasadena on a Friday night.  Wind down from work and school with the family with a little friendly competition and a lot of fun.

Looking to host a birthday party? iT’z has you covered with four themed dining areas and some tasty pizza options.  Keep the kids entertained with bumper cars, bowling, and even rock climbing!

Monday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Friday |  11:00am–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–11:00pm

📍 5950 Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, TX 77505

Get up close and personal with some local wetland creatures at Armand Bayou Nature Center! With five miles of hiking trails, pontoon boat cruises, and kids programs. you’re sure to learn something new about our area’s wildlife. 

Armand Bayou Nature Center offers courses on Hazardous Beasties, a course on hazardous critters and plant life you might find in your own backyard, Scout classes, and even field trips for area schools. 

If you love the Armand Bayou Nature Center like we do you can become a member and visit as often as you would like, and you even receive discounts on cruises and programs.

Monday | closed
Tuesday | closed
Wednesday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Thursday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Friday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Saturday | 9:0am–5:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–5:00pm

📍 8500 Bay Area Blvd, Pasadena, TX 77507

Take a trip to San Jacinto Battleground to learn a little about Texas History. This monument marks the Birthplace of Texas and the location of the battle of San Jacinto in the war for Texas’s Independence. The Battleground has several reoccurring events that are a great way to spend a weekend. 

Take a guided Battleground Bike Tour, every second Saturday, February through September. This is the perfect way to get a little exercise, fresh air, and view the breathtaking monument.

Monday | 9:00am–6:00pm
Tuesday | 9:00am–6:00pm
Wednesday |9:00am–6:00pm
Thursday | 9:00am–6:00pm
Friday |  9:00am–6:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am–6:00pm
Sunday | 9:00am–6:00pm

📍3523 Independence Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571

If you’re into planes and. aviation the Lonestar Flight Museum is for you! You can visit over and over again and see new planes each time as these planes are working aircraft and come and go, which makes this museum even cooler. 

The Lonestar Flight Museum also offers flight simulators and even flights in these amazing aircraft! A flight would make the perfect birthday or holiday gift for the aircraft enthusiast in your life. For even more fun at the Lonestar Flight Museum, keep an eye out for their special events like Fly-Ins and Halloween at the Hangar.

Monday | closed
Tuesday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday |10:00am–5:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Friday |  10:00am–5:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–6:00pm

📍11551 Aerospace Ave, Houston, TX 77034

We hope you loved our list of  Things to Do in Pasadena. Check out our City Guide for a ton of great content covering Pasadena and other areas surrounding Houston. Find the best restaurants, shopping, happy hours and so much more.

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Whitney Ellis

Whitney Ellis

Whitney is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in San Antonio City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the San Antonio area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinSanAntonio on Instagramand Facebook.

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