Stay Cool this Summer… FREE Houston Splashpads, Pools & Air Conditioned Venues for 2018!

Summer Break is nearly here… and you know just how HOT Houston is going to get!  If you are looking for COOL things to do in Houston, with kids… but also want FREE things to do… here’s the list for you!

Look below for FREE Splashpads, Pools, Beaches and Indoor Air Conditioned Venues… and maps for each!  (And as always, tell us what else to add!)

For all the Houston events happening in summer 2018, go HERE!

 

Splashpads:

Free:

Paid Admission:  Houston ZooNoah’s Ark at Quillian Center

Map:

 

 

Pools:

  • Free:
    • The City of Houston has 37 outdoor swimming pools are open during the summer (June – August). All pools are FREE and open to all ages.  They are open Tuesday through Sunday, 1:00pm – 8:00pm.
    • Citizens with disabilities can also use the heated indoor pool at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 West Gray. The 5-lane, 25-yard heated pool is open year round.
    • The City of Houston also offers FREE Swim Lessons.  All of these classes are free and are filled on a “first come, first served” basis during specified registration periods.
      • H2OSAFE LEARN TO SWIM classes are offered at three levels and are designed to teach youth ages 6 – 13 basic swim skills, swim strokes, and water safety skills to help them become proficient at swimming.
      • SwimWise is a series of FREE learn to swim classes offered for all ages and skill levels.
    • Matheson Park Pool in Tomball is open for free for everyone!
  • Paid Admission:  These Pools are not free, but they are available for you to cool off!
  • Map:

 

 

Beaches:

Free:

  • Seawall Beach: This busy beach is what you see when you drive by the hotels and restaurants.  Street parking is metered but beach access is free.
  • West Beach: Just drive on to the packed sand, back up to the water and have everything you need without hauling bags and chairs and coolers and kids.  And West Beach is free!
  • Jamaica Beach:  Like West Beach, this little section of beach has drive-on-the-beach access. The public beach is the area of sand from the vegetation line to the water’s edge.
  • Surfside Beach: This park is in the small town of Surfside (and not Galveston).  It’s free to access by foot or you can buy a permit to drive on.
  • Sylvan Beach Park: In La Porte, this small beach is closer than driving to Galvston.

Paid Admission:

  • East Beach: Not far from the Seawall is East Beach on the tip of the island. It has a pavilion, playground, restrooms, showers, concessions… and alcohol is permitted and it is known for the festivals and live concerts.
  • Stewart Beach: Located right after I45 turns into Broadway… and where Broadway meets the Seawall, the beach is very easy to find. This beach has a pavilion, concessions, restrooms, showers, playground, volleyball courts and more. No alcohol is allowed on this family beach.
  • Galveston Island State Park: The cool thing about Galveston Island State Park is that there are not many people, showers, changing rooms, a nature center, miles of trails, camp sites, places for kayaking and more.
  • The Hidden Lake: Not the ocean… but a lake in Katy with zip lines, sand beach and huge inflatable on the water!

Map:

 

 

Indoor Air Conditioned Venues:

Free:

Paid Admission:

Map: (This one includes everything in Houston… not just the free stuff.)

 

For all the Houston events happening in summer 2018, go HERE!  Or get weekly emails with things to do HERE!

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Fu Belly… Boardgames, Foosball and Chinese and Vietnamese Food!

Address: 5727 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057

We went to Fu Belly for the bubble tea… but when we got there, we found board games, foosball and lunch!

Fu Belly is located at Chimney Rock and Westheimer and serves Chinese and Vietnamese food… and delivers in the Galleria Area. It is big, sleek and clean… and was a surprisingly fun place to eat lunch.

We expected to run in quickly for bubble tea… but once we found the games and coffee table/foosball table combo, we decided to order some lo mein and stay a while.

We ordered at the counter and the food was delivered to our table. The staff was incredibly friendly and even noticed when the baby needed a drink and brought over some water.

The vegetable lo mein was fresh and veggies were crunchy… and it was so big we shared. The tea was good and they really listened when we asked for “just a little sweet!”.

We played the games and had a good time with the low foosball table before heading out. This was a really nice surprise!

 

 

 

 

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Why you need Adventure Kids Playcare Memorial!

Every parent needs childcare at one time or another.  For work, for evenings out, for emergencies or just when the usual care falls through… you need a reliable place for on demand child care.

That said, not everyone may think of our sponsor, Adventure Kids Playcare in Memorial.

If you live near Memorial, it makes sense to go to Adventure Kids Playcare for guilt free childcare when you need it… daytime, late nights, Saturdays and most holidays.

If you do not live near Memorial, it may not make sense… UNLESS you are going to Memorial.  If you are looking for a date night, girls night out or a little time to run errands… Memorial is the PERFECT place to do this.

Within just a few miles of Adventure Kids Playcare you can…

  1. Find dozens (and dozens) of restaurants.  From fast food to Taste of Texas, you can find it here.
  2. Watch a movie at Cinemark Memorial Cit Mall.
  3. Shop at Memorial City Mall or CityCentre.
  4. Get a Manicure or Pedicure.
  5. Just grab groceries at Costco/Sams Club/HEB.

Plus, if you go to this Memorial location, get 1 HOUR FREE at the Adventure Kids Playcare Memorial location with code BKSC1HR!  You can find it at 10403 Katy Fwy, #220, Houston, TX 77024, (713) 838-1414.

Kids 6 weeks to 12 years old. can play, explore, and learn while in a safe and secure environment.

 


Where in Houston? Rainbow Crosswalks at Westheimer and Taft!

 

Yesterday I asked where in Houston to find these rainbow crosswalks. They are at Westheimer and Taft in Montrose!
 

 


Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, April 26 – May 2, 2018!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for April 26-May 2!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.

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


Things to do in Houston, with kids, for Summer Break! Houston Events for June 1 – September 3, 2018

Have the best summer break ever!

So you can plan ahead for June, July and August, here are all the family events scheduled through September 3, 2018

As events pop up, we’ll add them to the list… and since this is being posted so early, be sure to click the links and check before you head out to each venue.

If you want this list emailed to you each week, sign up for the free newsletter HERE.  Or get updates on FacebookTwitter and Instagram!  And to Stay Cool this Summer… here are FREE Houston Splashpads, Pools & Air Conditioned Venues!

 

Quick Links:

Stay Cool this Summer… FREE Houston Splashpads, Pools & Air Conditioned Venues!
Free Summer Camps & Classes for Houston Kids for 2018
$1 Move Theater Movies, all over Houston, all summer long. (Coming soon)
FREE Houston Area Summer Reading Programs (and earn really good rewards)
Buy One Get One Free Admission (on Tuesdays) to the Downtown Aquarium
AMAZING Printable Summer Bucket List, categorized by day, price, air conditioning, roadtrips, etc.  Christi’s Creations put it together.
Top 10 Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston
Houston Parks or Splashpads or Pools!
Texas Roadtrips

 

Full Events List:

Friday, June 1, 2018:
Skeeters vs Revolution – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Red Sox – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Sizzling Summer Dance – 8:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Want a night out? Take the kids to Adventure Kids Playcare in Memorial.  (Use code BKSC1HR for a free 1st hour at the Memorial location!)

Saturday, June 2, 2018:
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Hands On Houston – 11:00am-3:00pm – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
STEM Saturdays – 12:30pm – Discovery Green
Family Discovery Day at Rienzi – 1:00pm -4:00pm – Rienzi, Museum of Fine Arts
Skeeters vs Revolution – 6:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Red Sox – 6:15pm – Minute Maid Park
Accordion Kings & Queens – 7:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Want a night out? Take the kids to Adventure Kids Playcare in Memorial.  (Use code BKSC1HR for a free 1st hour at the Memorial location!)

Sunday, June 3, 2018:
My First Music Lesson – 3:00pm-4:00pm – Discovery Green
Dash vs Courage – 5:30pm – BBVA Compass Stadium
Skeeters vs Revolution – 6:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Red Sox – 6:35pm – Minute Maid Park
Dance India! A Universal Language – 7:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Monday, June 4, 2018:

Tuesday, June 5, 2018:
Two for Tuesday (Buy One Get One Free Admission) – Downtown Aquarium
Astros vs Mariners – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Wednesday, June 6, 2018:
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Astros vs Mariners – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Thursday, June 7, 2018:
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.
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Summer Art Explorers: Look, Discover, Create! – 11:00am-2:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Friday, June 8, 2018:
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – 11:00am & 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Want a night out? Take the kids to Adventure Kids Playcare in Memorial.  (Use code BKSC1HR for a free 1st hour at the Memorial location!)

Saturday, June 9, 2018:
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Free Play Day – 12:00pm-4:00pm – Houston Fire Museum (Free admission for kids)
STEM Saturdays – 12:30pm – Discovery Green
Naturally Wild Families: DIY Terrariums – 1:00pm-3:00pm – Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Dynamo vs Rapids – 8:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Want a night out? Take the kids to Adventure Kids Playcare in Memorial.  (Use code BKSC1HR for a free 1st hour at the Memorial location!)

Sunday, June 10, 2018:

Monday, June 11, 2018:
Skeeters vs Road Warriors – 7:05pm – Constellation Field

Tuesday, June 12, 2018:
Two for Tuesday (Buy One Get One Free Admission) – Downtown Aquarium
Skeeters vs Road Warriors – 7:05pm – Constellation Field

Wednesday, June 13, 2018:
Skeeters vs Road Warriors – 11:05am – Constellation Field
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center

Thursday, June 14, 2018:
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.
Summer Art Explorers: Look, Discover, Create! – 11:00am-2:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Skeeters vs Road Warriors – 7:05pm – Constellation Field

Friday, June 15, 2018:
Skeeters vs Road Warriors – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
The Lilies of the Field – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, June 16, 2018:
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Pinkalicious The Musical – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
STEM Saturdays – 12:30pm – Discovery Green
Skeeters vs Road Warriors – 6:05pm – Constellation Field
The Lilies of the Field – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Sunday, June 17, 2018:
Skeeters vs Road Warriors – 6:05pm – Constellation Field

Monday, June 18, 2018:
Astros vs Rays – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Tuesday, June 19, 2018:
Two for Tuesday (Buy One Get One Free Admission) – Downtown Aquarium
Astros vs Rays – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park
A Gulf Coast Juneteenth – 7:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Wednesday, June 20, 2018:
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Astros vs Rays – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Thursday, June 21, 2018:
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.
Summer Art Explorers: Look, Discover, Create! – 11:00am-2:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Friday, June 22, 2018:
Astros vs Royals – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Dash vs Throns – 7:30pm – BBVA Compass Stadium
ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights – 8:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, June 23, 2018:
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Pinkalicious The Musical – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
STEM Saturdays – 12:30pm – Discovery Green
Astros vs Royals – 6:15pm – Minute Maid Park
Despicable Me 3 – 8:30pm – Discovery Green
ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights – 8:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Sunday, June 24, 2018:
Astros vs Royals – 1:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Monday, June 25, 2018:
Houston Young Artists Concert – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Skeeters vs Barnstormers – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Bluejays – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Tuesday, June 26, 2018:
Two for Tuesday (Buy One Get One Free Admission) – Downtown Aquarium
Houston Young Artists Concert – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Skeeters vs Barnstormers – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Bluejays – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Wednesday, June 27, 2018:
Astros vs Bluejays – 1:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Skeeters vs Barnstormers – 7:05pm – Constellation Field

Thursday, June 28, 2018:
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.
Summer Art Explorers: Look, Discover, Create! – 11:00am-2:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Skeeters vs Barnstormers – 7:05pm – Constellation Field

Friday, June 29, 2018:
Skeeters vs Barnstormers – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Family Movie Night: Moana – 8:00pm – Levy Park
ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights – 8:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, June 30, 2018:
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Pinkalicious The Musical – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
STEM Saturdays – 12:30pm – Discovery Green
Skeeters vs Barnstormers – 6:05pm – Constellation Field
ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights – 8:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Sunday, July 1, 2018:
Skeeters vs Barnstormers – 6:05pm – Constellation Field

Monday, July 2, 2018:
AFA Summer Music Festival Orchestra – 8:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Tuesday, July 3, 2018:
Two for Tuesday (Buy One Get One Free Admission) – Downtown Aquarium
Dynamo vs Los Angeles – 8:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium
Chubby Checker & The Wildcats – 8:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Wednesday, July 4, 2018:
Freedom Over Texas – 4:00pm-10:00pm – Eleanor Tinsley Park
ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights: Star Spangled Salute – 8:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Thursday, July 5, 2018:
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.
Summer Art Explorers: Look, Discover, Create! – 11:00am-2:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Astros vs White Sox – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Friday, July 6, 2018:
Astros vs White Sox – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Saturday, July 7, 2018:
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Pinkalicious The Musical – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Hands On Houston – 11:00am-3:00pm – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Astros vs White Sox – 3:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Dynamo vs United – 8:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium

Sunday, July 8, 2018:
Astros vs White Sox – 1:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Monday, July 9, 2018:
Astros vs Athletics – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Tuesday, July 10, 2018:
Two for Tuesday (Buy One Get One Free Admission) – Downtown Aquarium
Astros vs Athletics – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park
All Shook Up – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Wednesday, July 11, 2018:
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Astros vs Athletics – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Dash vs Pride – 7:30pm – BBVA Compass Stadium
All Shook Up – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Thursday, July 12, 2018:
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.
Summer Art Explorers: Look, Discover, Create! – 11:00am-2:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Astros vs Athletics – 1:10pm – Minute Maid Park
All Shook Up – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, July 13, 2018:
Astros vs Tigers – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Skeeters vs Road Warriors – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
All Shook Up – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, July 14, 2018:
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Pinkalicious The Musical – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Free Play Day – 12:00pm-4:00pm – Houston Fire Museum (Free admission for kids)
Astros vs Tigers – 3:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Skeeters vs Road Warriors – 6:05pm – Constellation Field
All Shook Up – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Sunday, July 15, 2018:
Pinkalicious The Musical – 12:30pm & 3:30pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Astros vs Tigers – 1:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Skeeters vs Road Warriors – 6:05pm – Constellation Field
All Shook Up – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Monday, July 16, 2018:
Skeeters vs Road Warriors – 7:05pm – Constellation Field

Tuesday, July 17, 2018:
Two for Tuesday (Buy One Get One Free Admission) – Downtown Aquarium
Express Theatre’s Hilltop Festival for Children: Freedom Train – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Skeeters vs Road Warriors – 7:05pm – Constellation Field

Wednesday, July 18, 2018:
Express Theatre’s Hilltop Festival for Children: New Clown in Town – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Skeeters vs Road Warriors – 11:05am – Constellation Field
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center

Thursday, July 19, 2018:
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.
Express Theatre’s Hilltop Festival for Children:  Let’s Make a Play Today – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Summer Art Explorers: Look, Discover, Create! – 11:00am-2:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Skeeters vs Road Warriors – 7:05pm – Constellation Field

Friday, July 20, 2018:
Express Theatre’s Hilltop Festival for Children: The Adventures of Santa Claus – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, July 21, 2018:
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Pinkalicious The Musical – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Dynamo vs Dallas – 8:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium

Sunday, July 22, 2018:
Pinkalicious The Musical – 12:30pm & 3:30pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH

Monday, July 23, 2018:

Tuesday, July 24, 2018:
Two for Tuesday (Buy One Get One Free Admission) – Downtown Aquarium

Wednesday, July 25, 2018:
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Dynamo vs Union – 8:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium

Thursday, July 26, 2018:
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.
Summer Art Explorers: Look, Discover, Create! – 11:00am-2:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Friday, July 27, 2018:
Skeeters vs Revolution – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Rangers – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Houston Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, July 28, 2018:
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Pinkalicious The Musical – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Skeeters vs Revolution – 6:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Rangers – 6:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Houston Shakespeare Festival: Comedy of Erros – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Sunday, July 29, 2018:
Pinkalicious The Musical – 12:30pm & 3:30pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Astros vs Rangers – 1:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Skeeters vs Revolution – 6:05pm – Constellation Field
Houston Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Monday, July 30, 2018:
Skeeters vs Revolution – 7:05pm – Constellation Field

Tuesday, July 31, 2018:
Two for Tuesday (Buy One Get One Free Admission) – Downtown Aquarium
Skeeters vs Revolution – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Houston Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Wednesday, August 1, 2018:
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Skeeters vs Revolution – 7:05pm – Constellation Field

Thursday, August 2, 2018:
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.
Skeeters vs Revolution – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Houston Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, August 3, 2018:
Houston Shakespeare Festival: Comedy of Errors – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, August 4, 2018:
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Hands On Houston – 11:00am-3:00pm – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Dynamo vs Sporting Kansas City – 8:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium
Houston Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Sunday, August 5, 2018:
Dash vs Royals – 7:30pm – BBVA Compass Stadium
Houston Shakespeare Festival: Comedy of Errors – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Monday, August 6, 2018:

Tuesday, August 7, 2018:
Two for Tuesday (Buy One Get One Free Admission) – Downtown Aquarium

Wednesday, August 8, 2018:
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center

Thursday, August 9, 2018:
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 Mariners – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Friday, August 10, 2018:
Skeeters vs Patriots – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Mariners – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Saturday, August 11, 2018:
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Naturally Wild Families: DIY Natural Dyes – 11:00am-1:00pm – Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Free Play Day – 12:00pm-4:00pm – Houston Fire Museum (Free admission for kids)
Skeeters vs Patriots – 6:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Mariners – 6:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Sunday, August 12, 2018:
Astros vs Mariners – 1:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Skeeters vs Patriots – 6:05pm – Constellation Field

Monday, August 13, 2018:
Skeeters vs Patriots – 7:05pm – Constellation Field

Tuesday, August 14, 2018:
Two for Tuesday (Buy One Get One Free Admission) – Downtown Aquarium
Skeeters vs Patriots – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Rockies – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Wednesday, August 15, 2018:
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Skeeters vs Patriots – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Rockies – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Thursday, August 16, 2018:
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.
Skeeters vs Patriots – 7:05pm – Constellation Field

Friday, August 17, 2018:
Dash vs Spirit – 7:30pm – BBVA Compass Stadium

Saturday, August 18, 2018:
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Preseason: Texans vs 49ers – 7:00pm – NRG
Dynamo vs Real Salt Lake – 8:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium

Sunday, August 19, 2018:

Monday, August 20, 2018:

Tuesday, August 21, 2018:
Two for Tuesday (Buy One Get One Free Admission) – Downtown Aquarium

Wednesday, August 22, 2018:
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center

Thursday, August 23, 2018:
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.
Dynamo vs Dallas – 8:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium

Friday, August 24, 2018:

Saturday, August 25, 2018:
AIA Sandcastle Competition – 9:00am-5:00pm – East Beach Galveston
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Skeeters vs Bees – 6:05pm – Constellation Field
Dash vs Sky Blue – 7:30pm – BBVA Compass Stadium

Sunday, August 26, 2018:
Skeeters vs Bees – 6:05pm – Constellation Field

Monday, August 27, 2018:
Astros vs Athletics – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Tuesday, August 28, 2018:
Two for Tuesday (Buy One Get One Free Admission) – Downtown Aquarium
Skeeters vs Bluecrabs – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Athletics – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Wednesday, August 29, 2018:
Astros vs Athletics – 1:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Skeeters vs Bluecrabs – 7:05pm – Constellation Field

Thursday, August 30, 2018:
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.
Preseason: Texans vs Cowboys – 7:00pm – NRG
Skeeters vs Bluecrabs – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Angels – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Friday, August 31, 2018:
Skeeters vs Barnstormers – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Angels – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Family Movie Night: The Jungle Book – 8:00pm – Levy Park

Saturday, September 1, 2018:
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Skeeters vs Barnstormers – 6:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Angels – 6:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Sunday, September 2, 2018:
Astros vs Angels – 1:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Skeeters vs Barnstormers – 6:05pm – Constellation Field

Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018:
Astros vs Twins – 1:10pm – Minute Maid Park


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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! April 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, May 1, 2, 2018

Plan out a great weekend in Houston, with kids!

Enjoy movies on the lawn with Paddington at Levy Park and Coco at Discovery Green.  Or enjoy live theater with East Meets West XVI at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Head out to the baseball games.  The Astros are home at Minute Maid Park and the Skeeters are at Constellation Field.  Both ballparks have playgrounds and family fun!

Next week, take the little kids to Toddler Tuesday at Discovery Green or Mommy & Me at Tanger Outlets Texas City.  Both are free events!

For the full list of things to do, look below.

Things to Do Any Day:
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston
Want a night out? Take the kids to Adventure Kids Playcare in Memorial.  (Use code BKSC1HR for a free 1st hour at the Memorial location!)

Thursday, April 26, 2018:
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.
Freedom Train: A Celebration of Black History – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, April 27, 2018:
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Discovery Discussions Harvey Heroes – 6:30pm – Discovery Green
Skeeters vs Bees – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Athletics – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Movie Night: Paddington – 7:30pm – Levy Park

Saturday, April 28, 2018:
[Click HERE… for things to do Saturday through Sunday]


Top 10 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – April 23-29, 2018

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday, April 23-29, 2018.

You can also find the full list of events HERE!

1.  All week, except Thursday, cheer for the Astros at Minute Maid Park.

2.  On Tuesday, go to Discovery Green for Toddler Tuesday: Hooray for Hat.  Listen to the story and meet Rapunzel and Elena!

3.  On Wednesday, take the kids to Nature Storytime at the Nature Discovery Center.

4.  On Thursday, go to the museum district for Free Museum Entry.

5.  On Friday, go to Movie Night: Paddington on the lawn at Levy Park.

6.  On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, have Fun on the Farm at Blessington Farms!  Pick berries, zip across zip lines, swing into the hay, race down giant hillside slides and see the animals.

7.  On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, cheer for the Skeeters at Constellation Field.

8.  On Saturday, go see Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Main Street Theater at MATCH.

9.  On Saturday, enjoy Coco at Discovery Green.

10.  On Saturday, go to East Meets West XVI at Miller Outdoor Theatre.


Guilt Free Childcare when you need it… at Adventure Kids Playcare Memorial!

“My son loves coming to Adventure Kids Playcare. There is a lot to do and it is clear they do lots of singing and playing with the kids because my son always comes home singing new songs and wanting to teach me the new games he played.” – Houston Mom

For work, for evenings out, for emergencies or just when the usual care falls through… you need a reliable place for on demand child care, like our sponsor, Adventure Kids Playcare in Memorial.

At Adventure Kids Playcare, they offer guilt free childcare when you need it… daytime, late nights, Saturdays and most holidays.  Kids 6 weeks to 12 years old. can play, explore, and learn while in a safe and secure environment.

AND if you want to take your kids, get 1 HOUR FREE at the Adventure Kids Playcare Memoriallocation with code BKSC1HR!  You can find it at 10403 Katy Fwy, #220, Houston, TX 77024, (713) 838-1414.