Top 11 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – August 21-27 2017

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!

So you can look forward to the events, here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday, August 21-27, 2017!  (Find the full list of events HERE!)

1. & 2.  On Monday, see the Solar Eclipse!  All you need to know is over on Houstonia Magazine.  Head to the Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land for the The Great American Eclipse or the Lunar + Planetary Institute: Solar Eclipse Viewing at Levy Park.

3. On Tuesday, print the coupon for the Two for Tuesday (Buy One Get One Free) at the Downtown Aquarium.  This gets you into the aquarium and on all the rides… including the stark tank train.

4.  Tuesday through Thursday, cheer for the Astros at Minute Maid Park.

5.  On Thursday, head to the Museum District for free admission.

6.  On Saturday, take your writers to the Young Writers Workshop at Discovery Green.

7.  On Saturday, enjoy the Tiny Kids Concert: Tom’s Fun Band at the Rec Room.

8.  On Sunday, attend the annual Theater District Open House.  Experience live performances, meet performers and go backstage… for free!

9.  On Sunday, cheer for the Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium.

10.  All week, view the new art installation, The Color Condition, at Avenida Houston and Discovery Green!

11.  All week, head to our sponsor, Splashway Waterpark, for a family friendly waterpark experience!  Save 50% by bringing school supplies!


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! August 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2017

It’s back to school time!

This means it’s time for the annual Theater District Open House.  Experience live performances, meet performers and go backstage… for free!

For the full list of things to do, look below. Also, go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!

Things to Do Any Day:
Stay Cool this Summer… FREE Houston Splashpads, Pools & Air Conditioned Venues!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, August 24, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Astros vs Nationals – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Friday, August 25, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am-11:00am – Hermann Park

Saturday, August 26, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Tiny Kids Concert: Tom’s Fun Band – 10:30am – Rec Room
Dynamo vs Kansas City – 8:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium

Sunday, August 27, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Theater District Open House – 12:00pm-5:00pm – Theater District Open House
Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Dash vs Courage – 7:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium

Monday, August 28, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Skeeters vs Bees – 7:05pm – Constellation Field

Tuesday, August 29, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Two for Tuesday (Buy One Get One Free) – Downtown Aquarium
Skeeters vs Bees – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Rangers – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Wednesday, August 30, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Skeeters vs Bees – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Rangers – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Looking for more to do in your part of town? Check out…
365 Things to Do in Houston for grown-up things to do.
Fun2Go Misters for things to do near Humble.
Mac Kid SW Houston for things to do in SW Houston, Missouri City, Sugar Land.
Gish Picks… Curated Culture for Kids and Adults


Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published August 12-18, 2017!

There are a lot of things to do in Houston, with kids, each week… and it can be hard to keep track of it all!

To help you find all the weekend events, Houston parks, kid friendly restaurants and things to do… here are all the updates from this week, August 12-18, 2017!

Weekend Events:

And you can always find the “Weekend Events” category HERE.

Things to Do Around Houston:

Family Friendly Restaurant:

Houston Resources:


Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center in Texas City

Address: 1700 5th Ave N, Texas City, TX 77590

Not far from the Texas City Museum are giant waterslides and a beach entry pool at the Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center!

This pool is a lot like a the great pools found in The Woodlands, with 2 big slides (for kids 48″ and over), a small river, a beach entry pool and a water play structure for little kids.

Residents and non-residents can use the pool for a fee.

We went on a weekday afternoon and found lots of shaded seating and plenty of room to play.  (Check before you go, because at the end of the summer, hours change to weekends only.)

I had never been here, so I wasn’t sure what to expect… but the equipment was very new and nice, the locker rooms were clean, the patrons were nice and all the kids looked to be supervised.  One lifeguard was a little moody at the end of the big slides… but it did not seem to be an issue with the whole group.

The pool closed for about 20 minutes due to lightning, but we got back in afterwards.

No outside food is allowed but there is a reasonably priced concession stand.  Also, there are lockers for a quarter… but I couldn’t get mine to work.  Still, it worked out fine and I could watch my bag from the table and poolside.

Our visit to the Nessler Aquatic Center was like a mini waterpark… but for only $18 total for the family.  It’s obviously not Schlitterbahn, but we weren’t looking for a big waterpark experience!

If you are near Texas City, check it out!

Find more Houston area parks:


Where to Eat in Galveston: Shrimp ‘N Stuff

Address: 3901 Avenue O, Galveston, TX 77550

Friends have been telling me for years to go to Shrimp ‘N Stuff. I had made it to the downtown Galveston location… but never to the best location… until last week!

When we went to the Avenue O location, the line was out the door. Families were lined up to order at the counter and moved in quickly.

Once we ordered our kids meals, poboys and salad, we found a seat in the 3 room restaurant.  There are 2 indoor rooms and an outdoor covered courtyard.

I don’t have as many pictures as usual because this place was packed! We found a table pretty easy, but a lot of people were eating dinner at Shrimp ‘N Stuff! The downtown location is a little bit fancy, but this one is more of a casual hole in the wall with counter service (and more our style).

The food came quickly and we were soon enjoying the shrimp and chicken.

 

When we were back in Galveston a few days later, guess where the kids wanted to go?  Yep, back to Shrimp ‘N Stuff!

 

Find more Houston area restaurants: 

Shrimp & Stuff Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
 


Kids Rule at Discovery Green! Toddler Tuesdays, Now through October 31, 2017, 10:30am

Toddler Tuesdays will soon be at Discovery Green…  September 5-October 31, 2017.  Every Tuesday at 10:30am, parents and kids enjoy a free story time and activities with their favorite characters.

If your little kids want to rule the park, this is what you need to know:

1.  Every Tuesday from September 5 through October 31, 2017, be at Discovery Green at 10:30am. The themes, character visits and activities change each week!

2.  Want to be a VIP?  Each week, two families will win VIP Meet-and-Greet Access (for the entire Fall 2017 Season!), Discovery Green shirt and special gifts!  You must enter to win the VIP prize for each Toddler Tuesday.  Just click HERE!

3.  Want to update your home library?  Each week at Discovery Green, we have a book swap.  Bring a lightly used book and swap it for a new one!

4.  Need a lunch spot for after Toddler Tuesday?  Check out these kid friendly restaurants within walking distance of the downtown park, HERE.


Where in Houston? W. Cavalcade St. & Northwood St., at Unos P’nches Tacos

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It’s at W. Cavalcade St. and Northwood St., on the wall where Unos P’nches Tacos is located.


Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, August 17-23, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for August 17-23!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.

To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:


Where in Houston?

Where in Houston was this picture taken?


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! August 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2017

Get ready for the Eclipse!  All you need to know is over on Houstonia Magazine… and you can get ready at the Solar Eclipse Workshop at Children’s Museum or attend the viewing parties at Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land or Levy Park.

This week you can also view the new art installation, The Color Condition, at Avenida Houston and Discovery Green or Back to School Block Party at Tidwell Park.  Or go cheer for the Skeeters or Astros!

For the full list of things to do, look below. Also, go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!

Things to Do Any Day:
Stay Cool this Summer… FREE Houston Splashpads, Pools & Air Conditioned Venues!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, August 17, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Astros vs D-Backs – 1:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Skeeters vs Revolution – 7:05pm – Constellation Field

Friday, August 18, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am-11:00am – Hermann Park
Our Youngest Artists – 10:30am & 11:30am – Museum of Fine Arts
Skeeters vs Revolution – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Athletics – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Saturday, August 19, 2017:
[Click HERE… for things to do Saturday through Wednesday!]


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