Of course mom will appreciate the chocolates and jewelry she receives this year for Mother's Day, but we all know that what she really wants is time spent with her children — no matter how old they may be. If you live in or will be visiting the Houston area, here is a list of fun activities and events you can share with mom this Mother's Day. Bonus: Some of them are FREE!
ComedySportz Celebrates Mother's Day
For the mom that appreciates a good laugh, spend this Mother's Day at ComedySportz, an interactive improv comedy show.
At ComedySportz, two teams compete against each other to earn the most laughs from the audience. All scenes are guaranteed to be fast-paced, family-friendly and based largely on audience member suggestions. Regular admission is around $20, but on Friday and Saturday of Mother's Day weekend, mothers who come with their children in tow will see the show for FREE. Reservations are highly recommended for this event.
2201 Preston Street
Houston, Texas 77003
Mother's Day at Downtown Aquarium
While no one needs an excuse to spend the day at the Downtown Aquarium, Mother's Day is a great opportunity to enjoy the everyday entertainment this place has to offer, as well as a decadent buffet brunch. On Mother's Day, sit down with the special mother in your life for a Sunday brunch featuring over 40 selections. There is even a kid-sized buffet spread for the little ones. And to show mothers even more love on this special day, the Aquarium is offering a 50 percent off discount an All-Day Adventure Pass.
(Regular price is $19.99.)
Tip: This is a popular event, so be sure to phone ahead to make reservations by calling 713-315-5112.
410 Bagby Street.
Houston, Texas 77002
Starfleet Mother's Day Cruise
Spoil the entire family this Mother's Day on board the elegant Star Fleet yachts.
The two-hour cruise on Galveston Bay and Clear Lake includes a champagne brunch, lunch or dinner, live music, unlimited champagne, beer and wine, a cash bar, dancing and more. It's a bit of a splurge — prices are around $100 for adults and $50 for children aged 3 to 12 — but mom is worth it.
280 Grove Road
Kemah, Texas 77565
Miller Outdoor Theatre
Miller Outdoor Theater offers a range of great shows and concerts throughout the year, and Mother's Day weekend is no exception. If your mother is a lover of the arts, she is sure to enjoy a show housed in Miller's iconic outdoor stage. Admission is free; however, a ticket is required for covered seating. Tickets can be obtained the day of the performance between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. This is one of the many great free things to do in Houston.
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77004