Houston – Things to do with your Team

Nicknamed the Space City, Houston is the home of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and it’s a major port, which means you can see ginormous ships of all kinds at the Port of Houston. If you’re looking for some one-of-a-kind adventures or activities that encourage team building, Houston has plenty of options, and this list will get you started. You can also peruse our list of hotels in Houston to make sure you get the best price available.


Things to Do

Johnson Space Center

Houston - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsNASA’s Johnson Space Center is home to Mission Control, and the reason why Houston is referred to as Space City. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to explore this incredible facility that’s captured imaginations across the world. Enjoy a virtual Martian sunset and see what rock cliffs on the Red Planet feel like at Mission Mars, a new interactive exhibit where you can learn what it’ll take for humans to travel to Mars and how they might live there. Climb aboard and explore the shuttle replica Independence and the enormous NASA 905 shuttle carrier aircraft, and visit the historic Mission Control where the Gemini and Apollo moon missions were monitored. See how astronauts live on the International Space Station, and take a tram tour through Rocket Park, where you’ll get a close-up view of an actual Saturn V rocket, among others. 2101 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058


Battleship Texas

Welcome aboard the Battleship Texas, permanently docked along the Houston Ship Channel. This behemoth vessel played an important role in some of the most significant naval battles of the 20th Century, and you can take a guided or self-guided tour of the ship. Wander the decks, climb 60 feet up to the Flag Bridge, and descend 20 feet below to the engine room. See where the sailors slept, get a close-up look at the ship’s guns, and visit the on-board medical facility. At the nearby San Jacinto Monument, take an elevator 489 feet above the ground for a bird’s eye view of the Battleship Texas and the city of Houston, and visit the free museum, where you can learn more about the ship and the battles it fought. 3523 Independence Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571


John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science

Known simply as the Health Museum around these parts, this attraction offers a fascinating look at health and the human body. Here, you’ll see real-life organ dissections and enjoy 30 hands-on, interactive kiosks that give you the low-down on the human body and its functions. Marvel at the 22-foot long, floor-to-ceiling backbone and ribs, and walk through a gigantic brain, a 12-foot tall beating heart, and a ginormous eyeball to see how these organs work from the inside. Play memory games, check your heart rate while running on the Giant Human Heart Wheel, and test your hanging endurance at the Jump, Stretch, and Hang Activity. Watch a fascinating feature in the McGovern 4D Theatre to see how your body battles germs and how your digestive system turns food into energy. 1515 Hermann Dr, Houston, TX 77004


Escape the Room

Escape the Room is a brain teasing, perplexing, experience that makes for guaranteed fun. There are two locations that you can go to in Houston. One is in midtown, the other is found in the Woodlands Mall. These thrilling adventure games are designed for groups and encourages teamwork and collaboration. You have 60 minutes to escape. Don’t waste time! 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr #4006, The Woodlands, TX 77380


The Beaches on Galveston Island

If you have time, drive an hour south down to Galveston Island, widely known for its 32 miles of beautiful Gulf beaches. Galveston’s temperate weather generally allows visitors to enjoy the beautiful outdoors year-round. There’s also some interesting history behind the area. Europeans landed there in 1528 and since their arrival, the area has become on of the largest ports in the United States. Galveston Island has evolved into a family and group friendly area that many flock to while their in Texas. 2328 Broadway St, Galveston, TX


Art Car Museum

For some people, automobiles are as much a blank canvas for a one-of-a-kind artistic masterpiece as they are a means of getting from point A to point B. Dubbed the “Garage Mahal” by locals, the Art Car Museum, in downtown Houston, features a small-but-mighty collection of cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and even roller skates that have been bedecked with shells, marbles, figurines, corks, trophies, lights, toys, and every other kind of shiny, colorful object you can imagine. You’ll see wacky vehicles like Rex Rabbit, a giant rabbit-shaped car holding a basket of eggs, and Roachster, a gigantic roach-shaped car. Whether you love cars, art, or both, you’ll enjoy this fun, free museum. 140 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007


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Buffalo Bayou Park

Buffalo Bayou Park is a 124-acre public space that sits in the shadow of the Houston Skyline and offers a number of fun activities for your team. Visit the gigantic underground cistern that once held millions of gallons of drinking water and features more than 200 concrete pillars that hold up the roof. This amazing, kind-of-creepy place has a 17-second echo. On the Preston Street Bridge, push the Big Red Button to activate an impressive, bubbling release of oxygen into the waters of the bayou below, a clever way city officials hope to keep it from growing stagnant. Visit the Waugh Bridge at dusk to witness the amazing spectacle of around 250,000 bats emerging from underneath as they embark on the hunt for dinner. If you want to explore the heart of the park, rent a bike or a boat, and ride the trails or paddle around the bayou for some unique sightseeing fun. 1800 Allen Pkwy & Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77019


Flip N Fun Center

Get your bounce on and release some pent-up energy at Flip N Fun Center, Houston’s favorite indoor activity complex. Practice your mid-air flips on the trampoline floor, and visit the Slam Dunk Zone to play a competitive game of trampoline basketball. The enclosed trampoline dodgeball court invites you to jump, leap, and soar out of the way as you compete against your teammates to be the last one standing. When you’re all bounced out, visit the bumper cars for an epic bumper battle, or head over to Area 51 Laser Tag for a challenging cat-and-mouse game in a wild, black-lit arena filled with fog and flashing lights. 5379 W Richey Rd, Houston, TX 77066


Wet ‘n’ Wild Splash Town

If you’re looking to cool off and enjoy some serious thrill rides, Wet ‘n’ Wild Splash Town located 25 miles north of Houston in Spring, TX has your number. Experience the Brain Drain. This seven-story, 360-degree twisting slide will send your heart into your ankles. Get caught in The Tornado, where you’ll plunge on a raft from 75 feet in the air down a 132-foot long tunnel and into a giant funnel. Race your teammates down Wala Wala Falls, a dual high-speed 30-foot slide designed for healthy competition among friends. Other thrill rides abound, and with names like Big Spin, RipQurl, and Texas Freefall, how can they go wrong? When you’re ready to calm your nerves, take a lazy tube ride down Paradise River, or try some of the gentler attractions, like the whitewater rafting ride Big Kahuna and the twisting, turning tube ride Thunder Run. 21300 Interstate 45 N, Spring, TX 77373


iFLY Indoor Skydiving

There aren’t many places in the country where you can enjoy an amazing skydiving experience without actually having to jump out of a plane. iFLY Indoor Skydiving offers a simulation of freefall conditions using a vertical wind tunnel that lets you fly around in midair. Spin around, take a dive, soar straight up, or float around in circles to fully enjoy the incredible sensation of flying. A two-flight package includes a training session and all the gear you need for a safe, exhilarating flight. 9540 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77055


Kemah Boardwalk

Houston - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsThe Kemah Boardwalk is a 60-acre theme park located just 20 miles from downtown Houston. Nestled against Galveston Bay, it offers a lively, carnival-like seaside experience, featuring cool shops, a variety of restaurants, and best of all, a collection of fun thrill rides, including The Drop Zone, a 140-foot free-fall ride, and the Boardwalk Bullet, a 96-foot tall wooden rollercoaster that reaches speeds of over 50 miles per hour. Ride to the top of the 200-foot Boardwalk Tower for a breathtaking view of the Bay, and swing far above the ground on The Aviator. In addition to these and a myriad other rides, you can take a 25-minute speedboat ride on Galveston Bay to experience the thrill of high speeds on the open water. 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565


A trip to Houston with your team will be a fun bonding experience, and there’s no shortage of fun things to do in this thriving city, including a number of world-class museums, adventure parks, water playgrounds, and historical sightseeing opportunities. Be sure to plan your activities ahead of time so that you can fit in plenty of Texas-sized adventures.