Houston is a huge city full of great kid-friendly attractions. If you’re in Houston this summer, now is the time to start planning day trips with your kids to enjoy the diversity of the city.

From Dr. Dale Brant and the staff at Medical Center Dental Group, here is our list of the 10 best places to take your kids this summer break!

1. Waterfall Park

Beat the heat by hanging out at the incredible Waterfall Park! This area has been enhanced with seating areas and other convenient features that allow you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the waterfalls without hiking too far. The mist coming off of the falls is perfect to cool you off in the mid-day heat.

2. Houston Party Playland

If it’s time to enjoy some air conditioning, but your kids still have too much energy, stop by Houston Party Playland. This indoor play facility has plenty of space for parents to chill out while kids run wild.

3. Crocodile Encounter

Take a walk on the wild side and check out the nation’s largest collection of Nile crocodiles. Learn why crocodiles are some of the most incredible animals on the planet today.

4. 7-Acre Wood

This interactive farm has everything from a petting zoo to a zip-line. Your kids will love exploring everything that makes a farm run.

5. Movies in the Park

Throughout Houston, a number of parks host movie nights. You and your kids can enjoy a nice picnic while a variety of family-friendly films play on the big screen outdoors. This is another free attraction that you’ll love!

6. Free Museum Day

Houston is home to all kinds of exciting museums. You can explore the Children’s Museum as well as the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and several other museums absolutely free every Thursday. This is a tradition that has gained a ton of traction, giving guests a chance to see some of Houston’s history with their whole family at no cost.

7. Kemah Boardwalk

The boardwalk is full of delicious fair foods as well as fun rides for the kids. On Friday nights you can watch a huge fireworks show over the bay, and there is live music during the week.

8. Houston Zoo

One of the most popular zoos in Texas, Houston Zoo is always full of people and activities. The zoo has put together a host of educational programs for kids of all different age groups. You can visit their website to see which events they have coming up.

9. Moody Gardens

Discover Moody Gardens! With so much to see, you may need more than one day. Enjoy Palm Beach’s lazy river, wave pool, and white sandy beach. Dive into the ocean at the newly renovated Aquarium Pyramid.

Meet monkeys and butterflies at the Rainforest Pyramid. Experiment and learn at the Discovery Museum. Experience the MG 3D Theater and 4D Theater or take a ride on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat cruise. Even adults can enjoy some island time at the beautiful Moody Gardens Hotel or the Moody Gardens Golf Course.

10. Medical Center Dental Group

Don’t forget to take care of your kids’ dentistry needs with our Invisalign, Clear Correct and Six Month Smiles programs in Houston. Summer is a great time to visit our office without having to schedule around your family’s school activities.