Things to do in Houston today and this weekend, with kids! September 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 2013

Discovery GreenAnother week, another long list of things to do in Houston!

Have you seen all the fun programs at Nature Discover Center in Bellaire?  Junior Scientists get to have fun on Thursdays and preschoolers explore on Tuesdays.

Discovery Green has a full line up of events, including Australia’s Strange Fruit, performing theatre, dance and circus… all on top of 14 foot flexible polls.  This performance looks strange and fabulous and is definitely not ordinary.  Shows are on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

While at Discovery Green this weekend, you can also attend the young writers workshop, go kayaking or flea by night. If you return next week, toddlers have a foam party at Toddler Tuesdays!

Thomas fans should head to Hermann Park on Saturday for Thomas & Friends Fun Day!  Enjoy free activities and learn about trains.  There will not be any character appearances, so do don’t expect to ride on Thomas!  However, you can ride the Hermann Park train and PBS and Hermann Park Members get 2 free kids train tickets with the purchase of each adult ticket.

If Spider Man and Iron Man are more your thing, head to the Houston Zoo.  These characters will make appearances on Saturday and Sunday!

Or if air conditioning is more you style, head to Brazos Bookstore on Saturday.  They are bringing back their Storytime and crafts!

And finally, be ready to Swing, Jive and Pop! Into Dance on Wednesday at this Miller Outdoor Theatre Children’s Performance!

Look for the long list of things to do today and this weekend below.  And don’t forget about this list of free things to do, any day of the week!

Thursday, September 19, 2013:
Houston Fine Arts Fair – George R. Brown
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston – FREE Thursday 5:00-8:00pm
The Health Museum – FREE Thursday 2:00-5:00pm
The John C. Freeman Weather Museum – FREE Thursday 12:00-4:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science – FREE Thursdays 3:00-6:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – FREE Thursdays 10:00-9:00pm
Junior Scientists: Snails & Mollusks – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Thursday Concerts:  Robert Ellis Band & The Clarkes – 6:30pm – Discovery Green

Friday, September 20, 2013:
Houston Fine Arts Fair
– 10:00-8:00pm – George R. Brown
Australia’s Strange Fruit – 8:00pm – Discovery Green
Bayou City Teaser – 8:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, September 21, 2013:
Super Saturday, Buy One Get One Free Admission
– Downtown Aquarium (Print Coupon)
Houston Fine Arts Fair – George R. Brown
Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market – 8:00-12:00pm – Eastside (1 block north of Richmond)
Thomas & Friends Fun Day 9:00-2:00pm – Hermann Park (1st hour for Members Only)
Spider Man and Iron Man Appearances – 10:00-3:00pm – Houston Zoo
Model Boat Rentals – 10:00-5:00pm – Discovery Green
Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Festival – 10:00-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Storytime: Secret Pizza Party – 11:30am – Brazos Bookstore
Australia’s Strange Fruit – 3:00pm & 6:00pm & 8:00pm – Discovery Green
Flea by Night – 6:00-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Street Art in Cinema: Stick ‘Em Up! and Vigilante Vigilante – 7:00-10:30pm – Orange Show
Queen’s A Night at the Opera – 8:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Sunday, September 22, 2013:
Houston Fine Arts Fair
– George R. Brown
Spider Man and Iron Man Appearances – 10:00-3:00pm – Houston Zoo
Model Boat Rentals – 10:00-5:00pm – Discovery Green
Kayak Boat Rides on Kinder Lake – 11:00-5:00pm – Discovery Green
Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market – 12:00-4:00pm – Eastside (1 block north of Richmond)
MFAH Family Day – 1:00-4:00pm – MFAH
Australia’s Strange Fruit – 3:00pm & 6:00pm – Discovery Green
Def Poetry Jam Reunion – 7:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Monday, September 23, 2013:
Look for free things to do in Houston HERE!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013:
Curious Kids Preschool Science Class
– 10:00-11:15am – Nature Discovery Center
Toddler Tuesdays: Foam Party  – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Documentary: Sign Painters – 7:30pm – Market Square Park

Wednesday, September 25, 2013:
Swing, Jive and Pop! Into Dance
– 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
City Hall Farmers Market – 11:00-1:30pm – City Hall Downtown


  1. Another fun day thanks to your blog! We went to see Stange Fruits at Discovery Green this afternoon and the show was great for the kids and the adults!

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