Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  August 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2014

Downtown from Minute Maid Park
Let’s get ready for back-to-school with a week jam packed with Houston fun! First, take the kids on a Journey Through China at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Thursday morning.  Then on Friday evening, party at the Houston Zoo’s End of Summer Luau and don’t miss the Snow Day on Saturday!  Also on Saturday, meet some Frogs & Salamanders at the Nature Discovery Center.

Sunday is a day we look forward to all year, with the Theater District Open House.   It is a free family day full of learning about Houston’s 9 major performing arts organizations.  There are live performances, activities, backstage tours, an instrument petting zoo, costumed performers and trolley rides between venues.

For the sports fan, the University of Houston is hosting a free community day. Stop by on Sunday afternoon to tour the new TDECU Stadium, meet the football players, play at the kid zone and eat $1 hot dogs and popcorn.

Finally, on Wednesday evening, head out for a special moms night out with Bayou City Mamas.  Learn about “Hot Spots for Tots”, eat dinner and get your swag bag.  BigKidSmallCity will be on the panel talking about things to do in Houston with kids… but I really want to hear YOUR ideas.  I learn new things from Houston Moms each day.   Get tickets HERE and use code “CITY” for $5 off!

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!

Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!

Thursday, August 21, 2014:
Free Museum Entry
Childrens 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
Journey Through China IV – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Blanket Bingo – 6:00-9:00pm – Market Square Park
Summer Night Salsa – 6:30pm – Discovery Green
Movies at Miller: Space Tales – Gravity – 8:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, August 22, 2014:
Cool Nights: End of Summer Luau
– 5:00-8:00pm – Houston Zoo
Cheer for a Cause – 6:00-8:00pm – Saint Arnold Brewing Company (For Parents!)
Dailey & Vincent with Volume Five– 8:00pm- Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, August 23, 2014:
Phenology Hike – 9:00am – Houston Arboretum
Summer Fun Squad – 9:00-11:00am – Ervan Chew Park
Snow Day – 9:00-12:00pm – Houston Zoo
Meet the Animals – Frogs & Salamanders – 10:00am – Nature Discovery Center
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Showcase Gymnastics Open House – 1:00-5:00pm – Katy
Summer Studios Opening + Community Market – 3:00-7:00pm – Project Row House
Classic Albums Live – AC/DC’s Back in Black – 8:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Sunday, August 24, 2014:
Theater District Open House
– 12:00-4:00pm – Theater District Downtown
Family Zone – 1:00-4:00pm Museum of Fine Arts
TDECU Stadium Community Day – 3:00-5:00pm – University of Houston

Monday, August 25, 2014:
Go HERE for free things to do any day of the week!

Tuesday,  August 26, 2014:
Two for Tuesday – Downtown Aquarium
Swing Jive & Pop! Into Dance – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Oak Tree Mother’s Day Out Meet & Greet – 5:00-7:00pm- Texas City

Wednesday, August 27, 2014:
Nature Story Time
– 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Mama’s Night Out! – 6:30-8:30 – Happy Playland (Use code CITY for $5 discount!)


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