Things to do

Address: 5701 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77007 (Note: They plan to move to a bigger location, so check before you go!) Cost:  Free to visit Wabash Feed & Garden Store is country store, in the middle of the city, with animals and supplies, garden supplies and yard decor.  Located in the

Houston Public Library Hours The Houston Public Library will have new hours starting August 8, 2011.  Sixteen locations will reinstate Saturday hours.  Check out the website for locations and hours.  While you are there, take a look at the free events at your neighborhood location.  They have story times and

Address: 2403 Milam Street, Houston, Texas 77006 Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 to 4:00 Cost: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (over 2) $3, Memberships available Parking:  Free on Milam Street Appropriate Age:  All ages. Kids 2-6 love the play area. Bigger kids like it too… but probably won’t fit in

  Map Hours: 6am to 11pm. The Japanese Garden is open from 9am to 6pm (spring/summer hours). Cost: Free (for the park) Appropriate Age:  All ages Our Review: We love Hermann Park. It’s right in the middle of the museums and medical center and close to downtown. The park is

Hermann Park Railroad Map, Railroad Website Hours: 10am – 5:30pm M-F and 10am – 6pm Sat-Sun Cost:$3 per person, adults and children 1 year and older, All day pass (weekdays only; excludes holidays) – $6 Our Review:  When my 4 year old is not busy being a firefighter, he is

Hermann Park Pedal Boats Map, Pedal Boat Website Hours: 11am – 5pm seven days a week Cost: $9 for each 30-min boat ride, 4 seats per boat Appropriate Age: Infants that can sit upright and older Special Note: From the Hermann Park website… All riders must wear life vests At

McCheek’s Academy Address:  619 West 9th St, Houston, TX 77007 Classes:  Check WEBSITE. Cost:  Varies Appropriate Age:  Ages 3 and up.  (But I have had a 2 year old tag along.) Our Review:  Located in The Heights, McCheek’s Academy offers ceramic classes to kids and adults.  My son has really

Houston Zoo – Herman Park Houston Zoo Website Hours: Daylight Savings Time – 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Last admission at 6 p.m. Central Standard Time – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Last admission at 5 p.m. Cost: Free admission the first Tuesday of every month from 2 p.m. until