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Summer Nanny Series: Fun-tastic Kid-Approved Field Trips for a Memorable Summer!

Updated: Jul 10, 2023

Parents and nannies of Houston, get ready for a summer full of excitement and adventure as we continue with our Summer Nanny Series! The STEM Nanny Company is thrilled to present a selection of amazing kid-approved field trip options in Houston and its surrounding areas.


If you are looking to engage your children or nanny kids in outdoor escapades, interactive activities, and educational experiences, look no further! We have curated a list of fantastic destinations that will make your summer unforgettable. Join us as we explore the best that our city has to offer and create lasting memories together!


Go Ape!
Kids  and tree adventure

Location: 18427 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77479

Hours of operation: Monday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Thursday – Sunday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday and Wednesday Closed

Cost: $19.95- $64.95 depending on the selected activities

You’ll need: Comfortable clothing, gloves (though you can purchase from Go Ape), sunscreen and water to stay hydrated! Avoid bulky backpacks!


Go Ape! is an exhilarating outdoor adventure destination offering multiple exciting activities for all ages. Located in a scenic area near the banks of the Brazos River, it provides a thrilling treetop experience like no other.


With 45-foot high tree-to-tree crossings, up to 150 feet long ziplines, and Tarzan swings. With different courses for various age groups, participants can enjoy 3-hour adventures, one-hour introductions to aerial adventures, or 90-minute discovery experiences. Axe Throwing is also available for participants ages 10 and above.


Immerse yourself in nature, challenge your limits, and create lasting memories with the thrilling experiences offered by Go Ape! More information here!



Houston Interactive Aquarium and Animal Preserve
girl feeding stingray

Location: 5440 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E. Humble TX, 77396

Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday, 10:00 AM -8:00 PM

Cost: 3 – 11 years old, Seniors, and Military $24.95, 12+ $29.95

Animal Feedings and some interactions require to purchase credits.

Other attractions available on site for additional price.

You’ll need: Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats for the sunny days ahead! No outside food or beverages are allowed.


Looking for a wild and interactive adventure in Houston? Plan a visit to the Houston Interactive Aquarium and Animal Preserve!


Get ready for an unforgettable experience where children can learn about marine life, pet exotic animals, and even feed them! Houston Interactive Aquarium and Animal Preserve is all about promoting education while providing a safe and comfortable environment for visitors.


Step into a world of nature and excitement as you explore the indoor and outdoor exhibits. From close encounters to outside enclosures, you'll have plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with incredible creatures.


There is also a chance to snorkel with stingrays for an additional price! And for those seeking a break from the animal adventures, Lucky's Hangout offers a state-of-the-art arcade, an epic bounce house room, and a snack shack with tasty treats and beverages. Plan your visit and learn more about this amazing place here!



Crocodile Encounter
feeding at crocodile encounter

Location: 23231 CR 48 Angleton, TX 77515

Hours of operation: Monday- Friday and Sunday : 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Saturdays 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost: Self Guided tour: Adults $16.00, Children $12.00

Big Croc Guided Adventure Tour: Adults $21, Children 3-12 $14.00, Children under 3 are free!

You'll need: Hat and sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and dress for the weather! No outside food is allowed at the center for the safety and protection of the animals.


Embark on a thrilling adventure at the Houston’s Largest Reptile Show, Crocodile Encounter! Get ready to witness over 50 species of reptiles and amphibians in this one-of-a-kind crocodilian facility. Experience an educational live show and the opportunity to touch these incredible creatures.


With general admission, explore the immersive exhibit at your own pace, observing multiple crocodilian species up close. For an even more unforgettable experience, opt for the Big Croc Guided Adventure Tour, featuring feeding sessions, animal interactions, and photo opportunities with a baby alligator. Check the schedule for feeding and show times and get ready to create lasting memories. Book your tour and learn more here!



Space Center Houston
NASA for kids

Location: 1601 E NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058

Hours of operation: Monday- Friday 10:00 AM -6:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Cost: Admission to the Center: 12+: $29.95, Children 4-11: $24.95, 3 and under Free!

Admission + Tour: 12+: $44.95, Children 4-11: $39.95


Discover the ultimate destination for science and space enthusiasts at Space Center Houston! As the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, this educational complex allows you to immerse yourself in the wonders of space with 400+ artifacts and exhibits, including the world's largest collection of moon rocks.


With a focus on STEM education, Space Center Houston inspires wonder and passion among visitors of all ages. Children enjoy a variety of hands-on activities and exhibits where they can learn and experience space like real astronauts!


But the excitement doesn't end there! If you opt for taking a tour to NASA Johnson Space Center you can witness astronaut training facilities, explore NASA Mission Control, and marvel at cutting-edge technology and engineering projects.


With ever-changing exhibits and captivating events, Space Center Houston guarantees an unforgettable experience. Join the ranks of space exploration enthusiasts and embark on a journey that will ignite your curiosity! Get additional information about current exhibits and tours here!



Blue Bell Creameries
Blue Bell visitor center

Location: 1101 South Blue Bell Rd., Brenham, TX 77833 (A little drive from Houston, but worth the drive!)

Hours of operation: Observation Deck: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM; Ice Cream Parlor and Country Store: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturdays 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Visitor Center: Monday – Friday 8:00 -5:00 PM;

Cost: Visitor Center and Observation Deck are Free!


Have you ever wondered how ice cream is made? Experience the ultimate ice cream adventure at the Blue Bell Creamery in Brenham, TX and discover the magic behind the iconic Blue Bell ice cream on a self-guided tour through the Observation Deck, where you'll witness the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into creating each delectable flavor.


Go to the Visitor Center and learn about the creamery's rich history and commitment to quality while immersing yourself in the captivating process of ice cream production.


Indulge your taste buds at the Ice Cream Parlor, where you can savor a wide selection of irresistible ice cream flavors. From timeless classics to limited-edition specialties, there's a treat for every palate. Don't forget to explore the Country Store, offering a range of Blue Bell merchandise, so you can take home a piece of this unforgettable experience. Learn more about this awesome and delicious adventure here!



Summer is far from over, and the Houston Area is buzzing with exciting kid-approved field trips that will make your summer break truly unforgettable. Whether you're seeking adventure, exploration, learning fun or hands-on activities, Houston has it all. Let us be your go-to activity planner and join The STEM Nanny Company's Summer Nanny Series and maximize your summer in Houston. Don’t forget to check our blog each week where you can find more activities and ideas to do with kids or learn a few tips and tricks to enhance your nanny-family experience!


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Comment below to tell us which places you're looking forward to visit!


Looking for more help this summer? Our Summer Nanny Kit delivers hands-on experiments to your doorstep! Use code STEM15 for 15% off your first kit!


Don't forget to share your adventures with us on Instagram and Facebook by using the hashtag #STEMNannySummer. We can't wait to see your Houston summer fun unfold!

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