Most zoos and aquariums offer limited opportunities to get up close and personal with the animal inhabitants, but at the Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve, 15 miles north of Downtown, human-animal interaction is the name of the game. The park is home to over 40 species of marine life, mammals, and birds, most of which visitors can touch, pet, or hand feed. There are other family-friendly activities too. From a bounce house to arcade games, virtual reality to zip lining.
I’m a Texas family travel expert and a mom of tweens. Our family has visited the Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve three times. This guide will give you a complete overview of what to expect from your visit, including strategies on how to get from most from your experience and how to budget for a family-friendly day out.