The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families, the USO's longest running, free traveling show tours annually. The Sesame Street military family initiative includes a fun-filled character performance with special giveaways and outreach materials for those who attend. The USO also welcomes families to enjoy its family lounge and children’s play areas, reading library, collection of kid-friendly movies and special events that are planned by our caring staff.

USO Houston offers the following services to brighten the days of military families:

USO Centers. Elite, military-only lounges in Bush Intercontinental and Hobby Airports and the Ellington Field JRB Welcome Center that cater to troops and military family members, providing a ‘touch of home’ atmosphere where we convey the public’s appreciation for our military. Amenities include free wireless Internet and computer access, video gaming rooms, kitchens, TVs, lounge chairs, reading rooms, and designated play areas for children. USO volunteers are on-hand to assist with travel arrangements and information on local services and programs offered by the surrounding military support community.

Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families.* This is a free traveling USO tour created exclusively for military families. It is based on Sesame Workshop’s award-winning “Talk, Listen, Connect” initiative. Military families in attendance experience a 25-minute character performance and receive giveaways and outreach materials. The tour addresses the concerns of today’s military families as they deal with the hardships of moving, deployments and separation from loved ones. Children sing and dance with the characters as they learn positive ways to express their emotions. In 2011, Sesame Street introduced a new character just for the tours -- Katie, a military child who is moving to a new place.


* Inquire with USO Houston staff for further information.