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36 Of The Best Team Building Ideas In Houston for 2024

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including awesome lists of Houston team building ideas. We’ve put together a list of THIRTY SIX of our favorite team building ideas in and around Houston. Whether you’re blasting off into a world of discovery at the Space Center, feeling the beat of the city at the Museum of Fine Arts, or enjoying the queso at the finest Tex-Mex establishment in town, your team is going to have an amazing time bonding and building memories in Houston.

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All of the Houston-based activities on our list can be classified as team building exercises, fun team activities, or team bonding. The uniting factor is your group will be together and enjoying themselves as a team. This list of top ideas for Houston and the surrounding areas contains both indoor team building activities and outdoor team building ideas. Remember that no matter the team activity you choose, the true value is spending time together. Connection in the current landscape of remote work and hybrid workplaces is more important than ever.

1. Guac Rock: A Guacamole Making Competition

This culinary team building event doesn’t require a master chef. If you can mash an avocado, we KNOW you can be a contender. When possible we’ll bring in an executive chef to help choose the winner. Guac Rock is the perfect addition to your next offsite or retreat if you are looking for a fun cooking challenge.

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: 25 or more people
Address: Anywhere!
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2. Bar Fight: A Mixology Competition

Beat the competition in this team oriented battle of trivia, drinking games, and the quest for the perfect drink. Is your team ready to battle it out pub style? This event comes in three phases where your team must out-think and outmaneuver the competition. The ultimate goal is to design a themed drink and a presentation to win over the judges.

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: 25 or more people
Address: Anywhere!
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3. Golf & Give: A Corporate CSR Event

How’s your back shot or your birdie, or are you heading straight for the “19th hole”? Your team must build a Tiger Woods worthy miniature golf hole. It must be playable and creative if you want to win. During the build phase, you’ll have opportunities to earn special building supplies through team challenges. Each team will need visionaries, managers, and builders if they hope to win. In the charitable version of this event, your building supplies are made up of non-perishable food items. The food items will be donated to a local food bank for those in need.

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: Any
Address: Any
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4. K1 Speed Houston Teambuilding Activities

Take advantage of a unique set of teambuilding activities at this indoor go kart track! With excitement both on and off the track, participants work together to score maximum points for their team and claim the top step on the podium. And without thinking about it, they’ll also gain some valuable team building benefits while having fun.

Pricing: Contact for group pricing
Group Size: $30
Address: 14900 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77040
Neighborhood: Houston
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5. Geronimo Adventure Park Team Building

The team that plays together, stays together. Enjoy zip lining, axe throwing, fire pits, and/or rock wall climbing at this amazing outdoor venue. You can add on a dedicated host to your group for an extra-special experience, and they even have facilitated team building options customized specifically to your group needs.

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: 6-40 people
Address: 6749 Farm to Market 2920, Spring, TX 77379
Neighborhood: Spring
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6. Tantrums

Houston’s first, premier rage room, where you and your teammates can smash up a room full of dishes, TVs, computers, and more. A great way to relieve stress and bring the team together!

Pricing: $56 per person
Group Size: 10+ people
Address: 1730 Elmview Dr. A, Houston, TX. 77080
Neighborhood: Houston
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7. Pedal Saloon

Enjoy the sights and sounds as you bond with your team pedaling around the city. Choose from a range of stops at top-notch restaurants, bars, and other fun spots, or simply enjoy the ride—it’s all up to you! If your team is up for the adventure, they offer custom scavenger hunts and Pedal Saloon bingo games you can play while on the pedal saloon.

Pricing: $49 per person
Group Size: 15+ people
Address: 430 Bremond St, Houston TX 77006
Neighborhood: Houston
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8. Battlefield Houston

Experience the largest indoor tactical battlefield in the US and improve your team’s communication and camaraderie through the tactical style of laser tag with challenging and thrilling mission scenarios. Additionally, experienced staff are available to help you plan custom events and host meetings in the venue space.

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: 15+ people
Address: 11755 W. Little York, Ste 202, Houston, TX 77041
Neighborhood: Houston
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9. Giant Texas Distillers

Take a tour of the largest distillery west of the Mississippi, where you will experience an immersive adventure connecting culture and science to craft distillation. See their grain-to-glass process and taste their unique Texas spirits straight from the barrel, and then enjoy some food and craft cocktails in their tasting room. The space is also available for private event rentals.

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: Up to 200 people
Address: 5610 Clinton, Houston, TX 77020
Neighborhood: Houston
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10. Station Theater Team Building Activities

Through improv and creative communication, Station Theater can help you become a stronger, more connected team. Applied improv training will teach your team how to use the concept of “Yes, and…” to gain confidence, develop more vital listening skills, increase their ability to think on their feet, and learn to support each other relentlessly. AND it’s fun!

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: Contact for details
Address: 2219 Crockett Street #C2, Houston, TX 77007
Neighborhood: Houston
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11. Houston Museum of Natural Science

Inspire curiosity and innovation by exploring the wide variety of exhibitions on offer at the museum. Highlights include a Hall of Ancient Egypt, dinosaur skeletons, a six story butterfly center, a planetarium, and so much more!

Pricing: Group discounts:

  • General admission: $16
  • Butterfly center: $10
  • Planetarium: $8
  • Giant Screen Theatre: $10

Group Size: 10+ people
Address: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
Neighborhood: Houston
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12. Houston Axe

Prepare for high intensity learning and pulse pounding adrenaline as you and your comrades learn to properly throw an axe and then compete in fun axe throwing themed games! Each member of your team will have to dig deep and call upon their inner woodland beast to prove themselves for this team builder. And they now offering splatter painting!

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: 8+ people
Address: 6734 Larkwood Dr, Suite B, Houston, TX 77074
Neighborhood: Houston
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13. Funplex Amousement Park

For teams looking to let loose and have fun, experience over two hundred games, activities, and attractions at Funplex, including a Ferris wheel, bowling center, roller skating, trampolines, go-karts, arcades, virtual reality games, rides, and a sports bar all under one roof. There really IS something for everyone! Event packages available.

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: Any
Address: 13700 Beechnut St, Houston, TX 77083
Neighborhood: Houston
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14. Space Center Houston

Get inspired by the story of space exploration at NASA. With more than 400 space-related artifacts and numerous interactive exhibitions, you can easily spend a whole day learning about NASA’s history and current work. Be sure to hop on the tram tour too, which takes you around the real site of the Johnson Space Center, including the original Mission Control room and a behind-the-scenes look at the astronaut training facilities. You can even upgrade your experience by meeting an astronaut!

Pricing: $29.95 per person (online price)
Group Size: Any
Address: 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058
Neighborhood: Houston
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15. Houston Zoo

Explore this small city encompassing a world of ecosystems and experiences. With over 6,000 animals, you and your team will be enchanted by the diversity of experiences and sites. Looking to host an event? A wide range of unique spaces (including an aquarium!) are available for booking.

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: Any
Address: 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
Neighborhood: Houston
Website

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16. Armand Bayou Nature Center

Looking to get outdoors and explore nature together? Enjoy the center’s five miles of well-maintained walking trails for your enjoyment including the discovery loop boardwalk and bison viewing platform. Additionally, there are a variety of activities to get you even more immersed: kayak tours, night hikes, pontoon boat cruises, and more!

Pricing: $6 entry, activities additional
Group Size: Any
Address: 8500 Bay Area Blvd. Pasadena, Texas 77507
Neighborhood: Pasadena
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17. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Over 100 years old, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s collection numbers nearly 70,000 works and embraces the art of antiquity to the present. Book a docent-guided tour for groups of 10+ to take a deeper dive into galleries or take advantage of the many concerts, films, performances, and more hosted at the museum. It’s sure to be a fun, creative outing for the whole team.

Pricing: $24 per person
Group Size: Any
Address: 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77005
Neighborhood: Houston
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18. Seismique

Bring the team together to enjoy a mind-bending, interactive experience filled with immersive exhibits and stunning displays designed to entertain and inspire! Allow your imagination to run wild as you and your team gather inspiration from this unique space.

Pricing: $37 per person
Group Size: Any
Address: 2306 Highway 6 S, Houston, TX 77077
Neighborhood: Houston
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19. The Escape Game Houston

Choose your game and skill level and work together to escape! Each game has multiple rooms to explore with realistic, interactive props—and unlimited hints! Can you beat the clock?!

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: Contact for details
Address: 794 Sorella Court, Houston, TX 77024
Neighborhood: Houston
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20. Bowl & Barrel

At Houston’s first upscale bowling alley, experience 15 world-class bowling lanes, a full service modern American tavern, and a one-of-a-kind beer hall. Connect and compete in an elegant atmosphere with the newest Qubica/AMF bowling equipment, latest audio/video equipment, and comfortable seating. The perfect option for a classy event!

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: Up to 90 people
Address: 797 Sorella Ct #118, Houston, TX 77024
Neighborhood: Houston
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21. Painting with a Twist

Spend some time making art together! This is the perfect wind down activity, and you can bring whatever food and drink strike your fancy.

Pricing: $38-48 per person
Group Size: Up to 46 people
Address: 10001 Westheimer Rd, Ste 1110, Houston, TX 77042
Neighborhood: Houston
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22. Pontoon Boat Cruises on Buffalo Bayou

Take a private pontoon boat ride to see Houston from a new angle! You’ll go through the heart of downtown along the historic Buffalo Bayou, past iconic sites and industrial relics.

Pricing: $550
Group Size: Up to 21 people
Address: 1019 Commerce Street, Houston, TX 77002
Neighborhood: Houston
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23. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

If you’re in Houston in February and March, consider attending the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo. Visitors from across the world come to experience Western heritage in the nation’s fourth largest city. This is so much more than rodeo—enjoy a carnival, concerts, exhibits, and more.

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: Any
Address: NRG Center, 3 NRG Park, Houston, Texas 77054
Neighborhood: Houston
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24. Houston Botanic Garden

Reconnect with nature, and each other, in the heart of the city. The Sims Bayou runs through and around the northern edge of the site, creating two distinct spaces—the Island and the South Gardens, connected by a bayou bridge. The Houston Botanic Garden features 132 acres of horticultural displays, natural ecosystems, and walking trails.

Pricing: $15
Group Size: Any
Address: One Botanic Lane, Houston, TX 77017
Neighborhood: Houston
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25. Taste of Houston Food Tours

Choose from food tours, culinary events, and corporate team building that bring together history, architecture, and cuisine in a variety of different neighborhoods throughout Houston. Open your mind and palette, see architectural highlights, and learn about the rich history Houston has to offer. And of course, enjoy delicious food together!

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: Any
Address: Location varies
Neighborhood: Houston
Website

26. inSPIRE Rock Team Building

Using a ropes course and indoor rock climbing, your group will be guided through a variety of adventure-based experiences with reflective processing that focuses on leadership, communication, problem-solving, character, and conflict resolution skills. For teams looking to bond and come together through physical and mental challenges, inSPIRE offers a fun and interactive option.

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: Any
Address: 403 E. Louetta Rd., Spring, TX 77373
Neighborhood: Spring
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27. Flip N’ Fun Trampoline Park

For groups looking to tap into their inner child, look no further than Flip N’ Fun—it’s so much more than a trampoline park. With trampolines, bumper cars, laser tag, and a pizzeria to top it off, there’s something there for everyone and endless fun to be had.

Pricing: $35.99 per person for all access
Group Size: Any
Address: 5379 W Richey Rd, Houston, TX 77066
Neighborhood: Houston
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28. Texas TreeVentures

Located less than an hour outside Houston in the forested area of The Woodlands, Texas TreeVentures is an aerial adventure course home to a series of physical and mental challenges as well as thrill-based elements. The three level course tests your skills in a fun and encouraging environment with nearly 100 elements! A great option for teams looking to push their limits and experience the outdoors. Private team building activities are also an option.

Pricing: $40 per person for groups of 12+
Group Size: Any
Address: 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77389
Neighborhood: The Woodlands
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29. Downtown Aquarium

If you’re looking for a fun space in downtown Houston for entertainment and refreshments, check out the Aquarium. It’s a magnificent six-acre entertainment and dining complex with a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland, home to over 300 species of aquatic life from around the globe. With a full-service restaurant, an upscale bar, a fully equipped ballroom, aquatic and geographic exhibits, shopping, and a variety of amusements, Downtown Aquarium has it all!

Pricing: $24.99 for All-Day Adventure Pass
Group Size: Any
Address: 410 Bagby St @ Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77002
Neighborhood: Houston
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30. iFLY Houston

For the thrill seekers, gear up and experience the sensation of flying in our state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnels. Learn a new skill and bond over a unique experience! Options for customized private events are also available.

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: Up to 200 people
Address: 9540 Katy Fwy., Houston, TX 77055
Neighborhood: Houston
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31. Kemah Boardwalk

For teams looking to get out of the city and enjoy some waterfront fun, Kemah Boardwalk offers fabulous waterfront restaurants, amusements and rides, charming retail stores, festivals, and seaside shows every day.

Pricing: $26.99 for All-Day Ride Pass
Group Size: Any
Address: 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565
Neighborhood: Kemah
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32. Tour de Brewery

Experience the booming craft beer scene while getting some exercise with Houston’s premiere bicycling brewery tour company! Each route will visit three breweries, where beer will be provided, and will also include stops to explore some of the neighborhood’s other unique offerings.

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: 10 people
Address: Location varies
Neighborhood: Houston
Website

33. The Cookery Houston Private Events

Work together in a private cooking class on a unique hands-on experience creating and enjoying a delicious three to four course dinner party that is customized for your group and theme with guidance from an engaging cooking instructor. The act of both cooking AND eating together is a special team bonding experience with learning, fun, and good food!

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: Up to 14 people (flexible)
Address: 901 Rhode Pl #300 Houston, TX 77019
Neighborhood: Houston
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34. Operation City Quest

Scavenger hunt AND team building activity in one?! During your team building scavenger hunt, you’ll gather your group and use an app on your phone to seek out items around the city, and you’ll receive six additional team building challenges in your game. A great way to explore the city and practice those team skills!

Pricing: $9 per person (with 10+ people)
Group Size: Any
Address: Hermann Square Park, 900 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77002
Neighborhood: Houston
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35. Home Run Dugout

Hit it out of the park at Home Run Dugout! A unique and exciting event space with indoor baseball cages that is perfect for team building events, client entertainment, or employee appreciation parties. With twelve simulated Batting Bays™, an outdoor patio, and full menu and kitchen, they can accommodate any group size or event type. Their proprietary ground-up, soft-toss pitching machines mean you can compete in fun, social games tailored to all skill levels.

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: Any
Address: 1220 Grand West Blvd., Katy, TX 77449
Neighborhood: Katy
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36. The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Enjoy a night of music, theatre, and more at the central hub for artists and audiences in Houston, the driving force in its performing arts ecosystem.

Pricing: Pricing varies
Group Size: Any
Address: 800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002
Neighborhood: Houston
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Whether you are looking for fun group team activities in Houston or nearby areas like Galveston, The Woodlands, Freeport, Willis, or College Station, we have got you covered. Don’t feel like planning everything yourself? Need help with permits? Reach out to us today at 877.267.1939 or request a quote. Our team is committed to providing you with a stress-free planning experience.


Houston Team Building FAQ

What outing should I book if I have a really large group? 

We advise professional help (not that kind). Call us. We specialize in large group satisfaction and will make sure your group walks away smiling.

What is the most popular team building activity in Houston? 

It’s impossible to say BUT from the events we produce, we see a LOT of bookings for our Iron Team Challenge: Team Olympic Games, Techno Rally: App-Based Scavenger Hunt, and Ramp It Up: Skateboard for Charity events.

Where should we stay in Houston when we hold our team building retreat?

Consider that distances in Houston don’t always follow the normal laws of physics. If your map says you’re only two miles away, we’ll see you in 45 minutes. Consider carefully what activities you want access to because Houston is a sprawling city (fourth largest in the US in fact!). In short, map the activities you’re considering in relation to where you’re staying. You may find they are further than they appear.

Do we need permits for an event at the park? 

Yes and no. It depends on the group size and activity. Houston allows groups under a certain size to function without a permit. Ask us, we’ll help you figure it out.


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