HMRC Games & Activities

Looking for a fun way to engage with Houston history? Check out these online activities and games from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center! 

Crosswords - test your knowledge of Houston history with crossword puzzles. Variety of difficulties and themes available - Easy (answer key), Criminal Coast (answer key), Houston History Nerd (answer key), and Native Houstonian (answer key). 

Puzzles - we have tons of jigsaw puzzles available, featuring photos, architectural drawings, and our Lotería game! 

Memory Game - the Central Library, the Rodeo, and the Johnson Space Center all make an appearance in this fun online memory game. 

Coloring Pages - the entire Astrodome Memories Coloring Book is available online! Or try these coloring pages of our historic Julia Ideson Building, archival circus posters, Gargoyle periodical covers (January and October 1928), or U.S. map.  

Houston History Lotería - often described as Mexican Bingo, HMRC's take on this traditional game of chance features images from HMRC’s collections. Simply download the game kit, print, and play! 

Virtual tours – you can visit the Julia Ideson Building from home with these virtual tours! Whether you’d to see archival photos of the building or try your hand at the scavenger hunt, the historic Julia Ideson Building is just a click away.  

Images from HMRC's collections. For questions about reproduction or use, please contact HMRC at