There is so much to do in Pasadena, and nearby Houston, that you could spend every weekend exploring and never get bored. With outdoor activities like our beautiful beaches and family-friendly pools to historical museums, entertainment, and shows - Pasadena has it all. Our biggest attraction by far is the Space Center. Families from across the country visit our region to  explore, discover, and be inspired by space exploration and the scientists and astronauts making it possible.

Here are just a few of the things you can do when visiting or moving to Pasadena, Texas

Space Center Houston

Prepare to be thrust into an amazing adventure! At Space Center Houston, you can train like an astronaut, explore the cosmos, explore in a science lab, and take flight in their latest exhibit - Above and Beyond.  This is an ideal adventure for the entire family, especially those who are interested in space exploration.

Summer day camps are also held at the Space Center. These are an excellent way to expand your child’s mind and introduce them to a universe of possibilities.

They even offer Lunch with an Astronaut. This is an incredible opportunity to ask questions and learn more about space exploration.

Buy tickets or learn about the latest exhibits here

Family Entertainment

Grab the family and head to Pasadena for movies, bowling, laser tag, arcade games, and more. Catch a newly released movie at our stadium seating theater - Cinemark Hollywood 20 or a new release featuring Spanish subtitles at our Cinema Latino.  At iT'Z Family, Food, & Fun- Pasadena, a fun family weekend is only minutes away. Those who just want to bowl can bowl a round at Armadilla Lanes I and II, where they also serve burgers and pizza. Plus, several nights a week enjoy Music-N-Bowl with a live DJ and all you can bowl. At Skateworld Pasadena, the kids can enjoy racing around the rink, playing games and singing to the latest songs.  Also, opening soon is Urban Air Pasadena - featuring the ultimate indoor trampoline & adventure park where kids can jump, play and fly around a 30,000 square foot facility.

Dancing and live music

The Republic House in Pasadena is an upscale Texas themed bar, featuring 50+ craft beers on tap, craft cocktails, a premium whiskey selection, and wine. They have a gastro-pub menu that is influenced by flavorful Texas eats. Their indoor, smoke-free environment and outdoor areas are perfect for lounging, drinking a beer, and listening to the occasional band play.

Several bars, clubs and dance halls play either live music or have a DJ nightly. At Chuters Dance Hall and Saloon they play country music and even have a poker night. Da Pub is where locals go to let the good times roll and dance the night away before closing the night at the Second Chance Saloon. This is all located within Pasadena, plus Houston’s clubs and live music venues are only 15-minutes away.


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Explore nature in Pasadena. The pink sunsets at Burke Crenshaw Park are breathtaking and strolling through Armand Bayou Nature Center is the best way to see wildlife in its natural habitat.