So, here’s the thing… the rain makes your boots a little wet at Rodeo Houston… but it also helps keep the crowds away. So if you are not determined to visit the carnival rides, you can find A LOT of indoor things to do!
And, if you go on Wednesday (even a rainy Wednesday), kids get in free!
Rodeo & Concert: The rodeo and the concert are inside the covered NRG Stadium. First is the rodeo… followed by the concert. If you get a ticket for the show, you do not need to buy a separate general admission ticket.
AGventure: Inside the NRG Center, you can do A LOT of things. See honeybees, stop by the petting zoo, see chicks hatching, pet rabbits, see the baby animals, collect animal trading cards, plant a sunflower… and more!!
Petting Zoo – There are two petting zoos. One is inside AGventure and one is outside, covered by tent.
Livestock Show: Walk through the back of NRG Center or sit and watch the competitions!
Horse Show: On the opposite side of NRG Park, away from the Kids Carnival, is the Horse Arena. This is sort of a secret spot at the rodeo because most people are on the other side of the park. The NRG Arena has shopping, stalls of horses to walk through and a competition to watch.
Stars Over Texas Stage: This stage has kid friendly shows all day long. It’s covered by a giant tent. If the rain is terrible, you might want to stay inside… but if it’s just wet, find a seat at the interactive shows.
Pig Races – Watch the piglets race around a 150 foot track. It’s covered by a giant tent.
If the rain lets up a little, head outside to our favorite Fun on the Farm. Kids get to plant seeds, feed chickens, collect wool, milk cows and sell their products at market, “buy” a small treat with their earnings and put some “money” in the bank…. and it’s free! It’s not fully covered, but if there is just a light drizzle you can hustle between the barns.
For more tips for visiting the rodeo with kids, go HERE!