Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! September 28, 29, 30, October 1, 2, 3, 4, 2017

The Fall Festivities are starting with Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities at Blessington Farms and Texas Renaissance Festival.  Find all the farms, festivals and pumpkin patches HERE!

You can go see Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Main Street Theater at MATCH.  You can also go see watch Sing at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Next week go to Toddler Tuesday: Farmyard Beat at Discovery Green. The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity.  Bring a gently used book and swap for a new one!

For the full list of things to do, look below (and click each link check for changes since Harvey).

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:
Harvey Resources
Plan your FALL!  Here are all the events through October 31!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, September 28, 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.
Thursday Night Concerts – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Friday, September 29, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 9:30am-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Movies at Miller: Sing – 7:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, September 30, 2017:
[Click HERE for things to do Saturday through Wednesday]


Christmas Activities, Festivals, Shows, Lights & Family Fun… Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, During the Holidays 2017!

Happy Holidays, Houston!

So you can plan ahead, here are the holiday festivals and shows scheduled all season long… November 1, 2017  through January 2, 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. (And for Fall Festivals, go HERE!)

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Quick Links:

Full list of things to do in Houston, with kids, November 1 – January 2
Send a free personalized Santa video or Santa call to your kids

 

Holiday Lights:

Go HERE for the best neighborhoods and destinations! (We’ll update for 2017 when we get it together)

Zoo Lights – Dates TBD for 2017 – Houston Zoo

Magical Winter Lights – November 10, 2017 – January 2, 2018 – Gulf Greyhound Park

Festival of Lights – November 11, 2017  – January 7, 2018 – Moody Gardens

Lights in the Heights – Dates TBD for 2017 – Woodland Heights
Tour the beautiful, lit up, neighborhood!

Dickinson Festival of Lights – Details for 2017 TBD – Dickenson

 

Shows/Concerts:

As we find discounts, we’ll post them.  Also, not all shows are for little kids… Click the links and decide for yourself!

A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – November 17 – December 23, 2017 – Alley Theatre

A Charlie Brown Christmas – November 21-December 21, 2017 – Main Street Theater at MATCH

Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular – November 24–25, 2017 – The Grand Galveston

A Scheherazade Thanksgiving – November 24-26, 2017 – Jones Hall

The Nutcracker – November 25-December 27, 2017 – ?? {Wortham Theater was damaged by Harvey and will not reopen until next year.  I will add detail on this show as I get them.}

Houston Grand Opera: The House without a Christmas Tree – November 30-December 17, 2017 – ?? {Wortham Theater was damaged by Harvey and will not reopen until next year.  I will add detail on this show as I get them.}

Very Merry Pops – December 1-3, 2017 – Jones Hall

A Christmas Carol – December 1–2, 2017 – The Grand Galveston

Houston Symphony: A Grinch Christmas – December 2, 2017 – Jones Hall

The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas – December 15, 2017 – The Grand Galveston

Handel’s Messiah – December 15-17, 2017 – Jones Hall

SHEN YUN – December 22-27, 2017 – Jones Hall

Christmas Under the Big Top – 2017 Dates TBD – Second Baptist Woodway Campus

 

Festivals/Family Fun:

Texas Renaissance Festival – Weekends, through November 26, 2017 – Todd Mission, Texas 
Ticket deals can usually be found on coupon websites.  Kids are free on Sundays.
The world’s largest Renaissance Festival has themes that change each weekend.

Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market – November 9-12, 2017 – NRG Center – N Stadium Dr, Houston, TX 77054
This is not really a kid event… but it’s a fun shopping/people watching event for moms or dads.  Kids can come, but no strollers are allowed!

Trains Over Texas – Starting November 10, 2017 – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Create holiday memories by travelling across Texas by model railroad in this scratch built “O” scale model.

Santa’s Wonderland – November 10, 2017-January 7, 2018 – 18898 Hwy 6 South, College Station, 77845 
Biggest Christmas attraction in the state of Texas!  Several ticket options are available.

Home for the Holidays – November 11-December 23 , 2017– Old Town Spring – 403 Main St, Spring, TX 77373
The local shops come alive and visitors encountered strolling performers and festive exhibits!

Polar Express Train Ride – November 11-December 27, 2017 – 789 Park Road 70, Palestine, Texas 75801
Ride on the Polar Express!  Find the best pricing in November and early December… and book all tickets before they sell out!

Festival of Lights – November 11, 2017  – January 7, 2018 – Moody Gardens – 1 Hope Boulevard Galveston, Texas 77554
Find more than 1 million lights,  live entertainment, ice skating, pictures with Santa and the Arctic Slide.

Ice Land Ice Sculptures – November 11, 2017 – January 7, 2018 – Moody Gardens – 1 Hope Boulevard Galveston, Texas 77554
A new rain forest theme… all carved out of more than 2 million pounds of ice!

Lighting of the Doves – November 18, 2017 – Town Green Park at The Woodlands Waterway 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 
This festival has snow, sledding, shopping, entertainment, fireworks… and Santa arriving on the water!  See the Doves light up along The Woodlands Waterway!

Via Colori Festival November 18 & 19, 2017 – Streets Surrounding City Hall – 900 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002
200 artists paint the streets surrounding City Hall!  Watch the artists work, enjoy music, activities and food!  Via Colori is a fundraiser for The Center for Hearing and Speech.

Turkey Trot – November 23, 2017 – Galleria 4925 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77056
The largest Thanksgiving Race in Houston and it takes place in the Galleria area. The event benefits children and seniors Neighborhood Centers serves every year. There’s opportunity to participate as a walker, runner and also volunteer.

HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade – November 23, 2017 – Downtown Houston – Starts at Smith at Lamar
Thanksgiving Day Parade in Downtown Houston.  Arrive early for parking!

Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting – Post Oak Boulevard – Uptown Park
From the website: “Due to the construction of Post Oak Boulevard, the Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting event, annually held on Thanksgiving evening, is being postponed until 2019.”

Mayor’s Holiday Celebration – December 1, 2017 – City Hall – 901 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas 77002
Tree lighting, music, Santa and family fun in Downtown Houston!

Dickens on the Strand – December 1-3, 2017 – Galveston – Strand National Historic Landmark District
Victorian holiday festival!  Six stages, strolling carolers, musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and  even more entertainers. Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired gifts.

Christmas Train – December 1-23, 2017 – 1407 Victory Lane, Alvin, Texas 775711
Old-fashioned train ride through our winter wonderland of lights and religious scenery. Over 300,000 lights sparkle along the 3/4 mile track.

An Old Fashioned Christmas – December 2, 2017 – Jesse H. Jones Nature Center – 20634 Kenswick Dr, Humble, TX 77338
Experience traditions of earlier times as the homestead comes to life with 19th century holiday customs. Enjoy music, a holiday craft, tree lighting, wassail and cookies, and an early visit from Saint Nicholas. Reservations required.

Candlelight Tour December 5-16, 2017 – Sam Houston Park – 1000 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
This Houston holiday tradition will take you and your loved ones back in time, to an open-hearted world filled with families gathering in cozy homes to count their blessings over a warm hearth.

Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival – December 8-10, 2017 – Tomball Train Depot – 201 S Elm St, Tomball, TX, 77375
Great family festival just outside Houston.

Trees & Stars Winter Celebration – December 9, 2017 – Houston Arboretum – 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024
Enjoy festive food, Saint Arnold beer, Katz Coffee, and a hot chocolate bar inside. Outside, hike through the winter woods and look through telescopes to see the moon and stars.
Wear walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.  Ages 5 and older.  Registration required.

Holiday Party at Kinder Station – December 9, 2017 – Hermann Park Train Station – 1700 Hermann Drive, Houston, Texas
Come and enjoy free crafts and face painting.  Park members also enjoy free train rides.

Gingerbread Build Off – December 9, 2017 – Hermann Square by City Hall – 900 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002
Architecture Center Houston will host the Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall’s Hermann Square. Competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials.

Homestead Holiday – December 9, 2017 – Jesse H. Jones Nature Center – 20634 Kenswick Dr, Humble, TX 77338
Enjoy homemade cookies and wassail as the homestead comes to life with old-fashioned Christmas traditions, including jolly old Saint Nicholas

Rockin’ New Year’s Noon Bash – December 31, 2017 – Children’s Museum of Houston – 1500 Binz, Houston, Texas 77004
The end-of-year bash rings in the New Year at the stroke of noon with a parade and shimmering ball drop.  9:00am-3:00pm

Sharkey’s New Year’s Eve Celebration – December 31, 2017 – Downtown Aquarium – 410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
Balloon Drop, Buffet and all day adventure pass.  11:00-2:00pm & 3:30-6:30pm

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration – December 31, 2017 – Kemah Boardwalk – 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565
Live music and fireworks at 10:00pm.

 

Details TBD:

Stories at the Trains – Dates for 2017 TBD – Second Baptist Woodway – 6400 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77057
Right by the giant model train display, nursery and preschool aged kids can enjoy storytime!

Zoo Lights – Dates TBD for 2017 – Houston Zoo – 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030
Tour the Zoo after dark!  The Zoo closes at 5:00pm and reopens at 6:00pm for this event.  Check their website for “value” nights and “prime” nights.  “Value” nights are less busy and cheaper!

 ICE at Discovery Green – Dates TBD for 2017 – Discovery Green 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010  
All ages are invited to skate at Discovery Green.  There is a small toddler rink for the littlest ones to practice.

Dickinson Festival of Lights – Details for 2017 TBD – Dickenson – Paul Hopkins Park
See the lights and Santa!  Free Parking and shuttle service is provided on busy nights at Dickinson Plaza Shopping Center.

Things to do in Houston with Kids for the Holidays 2016 Christmas Festivals Shows and More

Things to do in Houston, with kids, for Winter! Houston Events for November 1, 2017 – January 2, 2018

Look forward to the best winter ever!

So you can plan ahead for November and December, here are all the family events scheduled for November 1, 2017  through January 2, 2018. (For the full list of fall events, go HERE!)

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 are looking for Holiday Festivals, Train Rides, Lights and Shows, go HERE!  (And for Fall Festivals, go HERE!)

Quick Links:

Look here for Holiday Festivals and Shows!
Top 10 Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston
Houston Parks
Texas Roadtrips

Full Events List:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Mommy Mingle – 10:00am-12:00pm – Children’s Museum of Houston
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Party on the Plaza – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Discovery Green

Thursday, November 2, 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.
Mondays with Mommy: A Trip to the Farm – 10:00am – LaCenterra

Friday, November 3, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Saturday, November 4, 2017:
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Touch-A-Truck 2017 & Model Train Festival – 10:00am-5:00pm – 6th Street Texas City
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Akeelah and the Bee – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Hands On Houston Family Festival: Focus on Fiber – 11:00am-3:00pm – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
STEM Saturdays – 12:30pm – Discovery Green
Naturally Wild Families: Cane Pole Fishing – 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm – Houston Arboretum
Movies at Miller: Sing Along with the Muppet Movie – 7:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Screen on the Green: Zootopia – 7:30pm – Discovery Green

Sunday, November 5, 2017:
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Texans vs Colts – 12:00pm – NRG
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Rockets vs Jazz – 6:00pm – Toyota Center

Monday, November 6, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green

Tuesday, November 7, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
MFAH Playdate – 10:45am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Family Storybook Circle – 11:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Wednesday, November 8, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Party on the Plaza – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Discovery Green

Thursday, November 9, 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.
Rockets vs Cavaliers – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Friday, November 10, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Cirque Mechanics “Pedal Punk” – 7:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, November 11, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Walk on the Wild Side – 10:00am – Nature Discovery Center
Free Train Rides for Veterans – 10:00am-5:00pm – Hermann Park Kinder Station
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Akeelah and the Bee – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Rockets vs Grizzlies – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Sunday, November 12, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
My First Music Lesson – 2:00pm – Discovery Green
Canned Acoustica – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Monday, November 13, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green

Tuesday, November 14, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Rockets vs Raptors – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Wednesday, November 15, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Party on the Plaza – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Discovery Green

Thursday, November 16, 2017:
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.
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science

Friday, November 17, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Saturday, November 18, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
Via Color Street Painting Festival – 10:00am-6:00pm – Streets Surrounding City Hall
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Lighting of the Doves – 3:00pm-9:00pm – Town Green Park at The Woodlands Waterway
Flea by Night – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Sunday, November 19, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
Via Color Street Painting Festival – 10:00am-5:00pm – Streets Surrounding City Hall
Texans vs Cardinals – 12:00pm – NRG
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Bayou Bend Family Day: Our National Thanksgiving – 1:00pm-5:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Monday, November 20, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science

Tuesday, November 21, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Wednesday, November 22, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Rockets vs Nuggets – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Thursday, November 23, 2017:
Turkey Trot – 7:00am – Galleria
HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade – 9:00am – Downtown Houston
Thanksgiving Day Brunch – 10:30am-2:00pm – Omni Houston Hotel

Friday, November 24, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
A Scheherazade Thanksgiving – 8:00pm – Jones Hall
Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular – 8:00pm – The Grand Galveston

Saturday, November 25, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas

Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular3:00pm & 8:00pm – The Grand Galveston
Rockets vs Knicks – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
A Scheherazade Thanksgiving – 8:00pm – Jones Hall

Sunday, November 26, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
A Scheherazade Thanksgiving – 2:30pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Monday, November 27, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Rockets vs Nets – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Tuesday, November 28, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science

Wednesday, November 29, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Rockets vs Pacers – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Thursday, November 30, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
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.
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Friday, December 1, 2017:
Dickens on the Strand – Galveston
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Mayor’s Holiday Celebration – 6:00pm – City Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Very Merry Pops – 8:00pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – 8:00pm – The Grand Galveston

Saturday, December 2, 2017:
Dickens on the Strand – Galveston
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Symphony: A Grinch Christmas – 10:00am & 11:30am – Jones Hall
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Very Merry Pops – 11:30am & 8:00pm – Jones Hall
Naturally Wild Families: Homemade Holidays – 1:00pm-3:00pm – Houston Arboretum
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
A Christmas Carol – 3:00pm – The Grand Galveston
An Old Fashioned Christmas – 4:00pm-7:00pm – Jesse H. Jones Nature Center (RSVP Required)
Very Merry Pops – 8:00pm – Jones Hall

Sunday, December 3, 2017:
Dickens on the Strand – Galveston
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Very Merry Pops – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Monday, December 4, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science

Tuesday, December 5, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
MFAH Playdate – 10:45am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Family Storybook Circle – 11:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park

Wednesday, December 6, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park

Thursday, December 7, 2017:
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.
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Friday, December 8, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Tomball Train Depot
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Saturday, December 9, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Gingerbread Build Off – 9:00pm-4:00pm – Hermann Square by City Hall
Kinder Station Holiday Party – 10:00am-2:00pm – Hermann Park
Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival – 10:00am-10:00pm – Tomball Train Depot
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Homestead Holiday – 1:00pm-3:00pm – Jesse H. Jones Nature Center
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
Trees & Stars Winter Celebration – 6:30pm–9:30 pm – Houston Arboretum

Sunday, December 10, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival – 10:00am-6:00pm – Tomball Train Depot
Texans vs 49ers – 12:00pm – NRG
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Monday, December 11, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Rockets vs Pelicans – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Tuesday, December 12, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park

Wednesday, December 13, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
Scrooged – 7:00pm – Market Square Park
Rockets vs Hornets – 8:30pm – Toyota Center

Thursday, December 14, 2017:
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.
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science

Friday, December 15, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Handel’s Messiah – 8:00pm – Jones Hall
The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas – 8:00pm – The Grand Galveston
Rockets vs Spurs – 8:30pm – Toyota Center

Saturday, December 16, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Candlelight Tour – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Sam Houston Park
Rockets vs Bucks – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
Handel’s Messiah – 8:00pm – Jones Hall

Sunday, December 17, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Handel’s Messiah – 2:30pm & 8:30pm – Jones Hall

Monday, December 18, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Rockets vs Jazz – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Tuesday, December 19, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Wednesday, December 20, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Rockets vs Lakers – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Thursday, December 21, 2017:
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.
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Friday, December 22, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Rockets vs Clippers – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
SHEN YUN – 7:30pm – Jones Hall

Saturday, December 23, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
SHEN YUN – 2:00pm & 7:00pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Sunday, December 24, 2017:
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm – Alley Theatre

Monday, December 25, 2017:
Christmas Day Brunch – 10:30am-2:00pm – Omni Houston Hotel
Texans vs Steelers – 12:00pm – NRG

Tuesday, December 26, 2017:
SHEN YUN – 2:00pm & 7:00pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Wednesday, December 27, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
SHEN YUN – 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center

Thursday, December 28, 2017:
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.
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Friday, December 29, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Saturday, December 30, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre

Sunday, December 31, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Rockin’ New Year’s Noon Bash – 9:00am-3:00pm – Children’s Museum of Houston
Sharkey’s New Year’s Eve Celebration – Downtown Aquarium
Rockets vs Lakers – 6:00pm – Toyota Center

Monday, January 1, 2017:

Tuesday, January 2, 2017:


Top 9 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – September 25-October 1, 2017

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  These top things to do for Monday through Sunday, September 25-October 1, 2017 are brought to you by our sponsor, Mosaic Dermatology Houston!

You can also find the full list of events HERE!

1. On Monday, head to PLAY 60 at Levy Park. There will be fun-filled activities to keep children active and promote 60 minutes of exercise a day . Participants will also be able to interact with a Houston Texans football player, Houston Texans mascot TORO, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Texans Ambassadors.  The event is free and open to the public.

2. On Tuesday, go to Toddler Tuesday: LMNOPeas at Discovery Green.  The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity.  Bring a gently used book and swap for a new one!

3.  On Wednesday, enjoy the Nature Storytime at Nature Discovery Center.

4.  On Thursday, enjoy Free Museum Entry in the museum district!  With school back in session, the crowds might just be better!

5.  On Friday, enjoy Movies at Miller: Sing at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

6.  On Friday through Sunday, enjoy Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities at Blessington Farms.

7.  On Saturday, take advantage of the last Super Saturday at the Downtown Aquarium.  Bring the coupon for buy one get one free admission.

8.  On Saturday, take the little ones to Garbage Island 4.0 at the Rec Room.

9.  On Sunday, go see Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type at Main Street Theater at MATCH.


More than amazing baby pictures at ABBA Color Photography

When I go to ABBA Color Photography, I get to capture a moment in time… with absolutely no stress.

I just hand over my baby, give as much or as little guidance as I want, and the photos get done (and done well).  Maricela comforts fussy babies, poses them, gets them to smile and is quick with the camera and captures great photos.  And when my baby gets hungry or needs a new diaper, she just takes a break and lets me take my time.

And a year after our first session, I found out just what ABBA Color Photography can do with big kids.  She invited my older kids out and just look!

For babies, she has lots of outfits and costumes.  For girls, she has several options as well.  My daughter thought she was a princess in this gown found in the studio.

Maricela had my 8 year old twirl and pose and took the most magical pictures.  And just look at how she got the 10 year old boy to give us a natural smile…

The rest of my photos are on the way… and I’ll post them when they are ready.  You can be sure that my 6 year old boy has a mischievous photo in the editing room now.

If you are looking for amazing baby or kid photos, I recommend ABBA Color Photography.  Do it now so you are ready for holiday cards!


Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published September 16-22, 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 Houston resources, weekend events, Houston parks, kid friendly restaurants and things to do… here are all the updates from the last two weeks, September 16-22, 2017!

Weekend Events:

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

Things to Do Around Houston:

Houston Restaurants:

Houston Resources:


HISD Magnet & Vanguard Programs for 2018-2019 School Year: Overview of the Programs, What You Need to Know & How and When to Apply!

It’s time to apply for NEXT school year!

I’ve applied for HoustonISD Magnet Schools (and Vanguard Magnet Schools), 3 times in the last 7 years.  The first time around, I found it very confusing and overwhelming… but over the years, I’ve (mostly) figured it out (and decided to worry a lot less!).

In case you are also overwhelmed and confused by the HoustonISD application process, here is a summary of the process, key dates and changes for this year.

For the official information on applying to HoustonISD Magnet Schools, go HERE.  (And be sure to look at this FAQ page.  it is very very informative!)

Key dates for the 2018-2019 School Year:

  • School Choice Fairs (Optional, but very informative)
    • September 30, 2017: 9:00am-12:00pm at Milby High School
    • October 14, 2017: 9:00am-12:00pm at Westbury High School
    • November 4, 2017: 9:00am-12:00pm at Sterling High School
    • December 2, 2017: 9:00am-12:00pm. at Key Middle School
  • School Choice Thursdays (Optional, but very informative)
    • Thursdays from October 5 through December 7.
    • October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30 and December 7, 2017
    • All Magnet Campuses will offer tours to interested parents.
    • These tours are intended to help parents learn more about Magnet programs to make more informed decisions.
  • September 22, 2017 – Applications are open
  • December 8, 2017 – Deadline for Phase I (first round) Magnet applications.
  • December 9, 2017 –  Start of Phase II application window. (Note that the most popular Magnet Schools will fill in Phase 1.  If you are trying to get into one of these schools, you really need to apply for Phase 1 by December 8.  For an idea of the most popular schools, look at this HISD list.)
  • For Kindergarten Vanguard Magnet Programs (Askew, Carrillo, De Zavala, Herod, Oak Forest, River Oaks, Roosevelt, T.H. Rogers, Travis, Windsor Village), you will need to select a test date when you submit your application:
    • (Dates to be added)
  • March 22, 2018 – Notification Date
    • By 4 PM on March 23, 2017. The official Phase I notification of a students’ lottery outcome will be viewable within the online application dashboard.
  • April 5, 2018 – Deadline for accepting your seat.
    • Documentation (recent proof of residency and a signed Magnet entrance agreement) must be turned in.
    • Students will remain on the waitlist of all programs which parents ranked higher than the highest program to which a seat is offered.

 

RECENT Changes in the Magnet Application Process & Answers to FAQs:

In case you have not applied in a few years, some things have changed.  We had to start ranking our school choices (and not just apply to 10 schools and pick a favorite after we were accepted).  Also the number of total applications is 5 instead of 10.

  • You can apply online or with paper… but with just one method.  You use the same application for all 5 school choices.
  • It only takes 10 minutes to complete… but deciding on which schools to apply to can take longer.  There are a lot of open houses and school tours that help you decide.
  • Your favorite school is likely the favorite school of hundreds of other families.  To see the popularity of the HISD programs, go HERE.  (This is a very cool resource from last year… and lets you know what to expect.)
  • Parents can ONLY apply to 5 magnet programs.  This is for magnet programs and Vanguard magnet programs.  The G/T test dates are in January and February, so I would not make these all Vanguard schools because if the child does not qualify, they will not be entered into any lotteries.
  • Parents need to rank applications in priority order.  Parents will be able to adjust the order of their choices through the December deadline.
  • In March, when HISD contacts parents of the outcome of the applications, all applications ranked below the top choice will be dropped automatically. Any programs you are wait listed that rank above the highest accepted choice, remain active.
  • Applications for students who live outside the HISD boundaries may be submitted any time after September 22, 2017 but they will not be considered until June 1, 2018.  (See the FAQ for details.)
  • Students must be in attendance on day one of school. Magnet seats are not saved if there are zoned students to fill the spaces.

So, for entering school in August 2018, you will apply to schools from September 22, 2017-December 8, 2017.  It will look something like this:

  • You apply to up to 5 schools for the 2018-2019 school year by December 8.  These include both Vanguard and Magnet Programs.
  • You will rank you favorite schools… for example: #1 River Oaks Vanguard, #2 Wharton Dual Language, #3 Poe Fine Arts, #4 Wilson Montessori…
  • In January/February, IF you applied to Vanguard schools, your child will take the G/T test.
  • In March, you will learn which schools have accepted our application (through the lottery).
  • If you got a spot at #2 Wharton, you would stay on the waitlist for #1 River Oaks, but be dropped from the waitlists from #3 Poe and #4 Wilson…
  • In April, you must accept your spot at Wharton or you will lose it.  If a spot opened up at River Oaks, you could still accept it.

 

What you need to know about HoustonISD:

ZONED SCHOOL

The school that you are zoned to is your neighborhood school and the one that your child will be automatically accepted into (as long as it is not too full). If you don’t already know which school you are zoned to, go to THIS website, type in your address, and choose the grade level your child will be in for the school year.

If you are happy with your neighborhood school and want your child to go there, you don’t need to worry about the magnet application process*.  (One note is that a few HoustonISD neighborhood schools are over full.  Call your zoned school to see if there is any issue at all with attending your local neighborhood school.)  Contact the school to find out what you need to do to enroll your child and when to do it.

(*One more note on zoned schools and Vanguard Programs:  If you are going to your zoned school and it’s not a Vanguard Magnet School (like Roberts, Poe, etc), your kids will be tested at school for the Vanguard Neighborhood Program. If you are going to your zoned school and it’s a Vanguard Magnet (like ROE, Travis, etc), the official word from HISD is: “In October, when the online application system opens, go ahead and apply to ROE, even if you are zoned. You will be provided details about testing.” You can also contact your zoned school to get all the details.)

 

MAGNET FOCUS

If you would like the opportunity for your child to attend a school you are not zoned to, you will have apply for a magnet transfer. THIS  is the part of HISD’s website about the magnet programs.

Each magnet school has a specialized theme that is incorporated into their classes and curriculum. For example, a fine arts magnet school may offer more exposure to music, dance, art and drama than other schools would.

 

APPLICATIONS

You can submit up to 5 magnet school applications, of which 5 can be for Vanguard schools.  Know that magnet schools can be very hard to get in to, so apply to several!  Also, children must quality for Vanguard programs.  In case they do not do well on the test, make sure you have selected some non-Vanguard magnet programs when you apply.

Apply online or print an application HERE.

 

VANGUARD

The Vanguard Magnet schools are different than the other Magnet programs. Vanguard is HISD’s term for G/T or gifted and talented. Students must pass a test in order to be accepted as a transfer student at these schools.

You can apply to up to 5 Vanguard schools and must rank your top choices.  When you apply, you will select a test date for your child:

  • Dates to be added.

We did the Vanguard test several years ago and this is what we found… tell me if you have a more recent experience!  On test day, parents and children signed in then were directed to a large waiting area. Then students were called out on their own or in small groups while parents waited for them.

Your child probably won’t be called out immediately, so you may want to bring snacks and something quiet for them to do.

Once the students left the waiting area they met individually in a room with the person administering the test. When they finished they were brought back to the room then the parents and students could leave.

If a student passes the test, then he or she is entered into the lottery at the Vanguard schools already chosen on the application. If the student does not pass the test, he or she will not be considered for transfer to a Vanguard school. Children who pass the test but aren’t accepted into one of the Vanguard schools can still be in the Vanguard program at the school they end up attending (if that school has a program).

I always get asked for resources to help prepare kids and parents for testing.  Here is what has been recommended by other parents over the years… but review each to see what is best for you:

Lollipop Logic
Wiz Kidz
Kindergarten Test Prep Bundle for ITBS

{One more note on zoned schools and Vanguard Programs:  If you are going to your zoned school and it’s not a Vanguard Magnet School (like Roberts, Poe, etc), your kids will be tested at school for the Vanguard Neighborhood Program. If you are going to your zoned school and it’s a Vanguard Magnet (like ROE, Travis, etc), the official word from HISD is: “In October, when the online application system opens, go ahead and apply to ROE, even if you are zoned. You will be provided details about testing.” You can also contact your zoned school to get all the details.}

 

LOTTERY

Once the deadline for turning in applications has passed, the schools hold a lottery where they draw the names of the students they’ll accept. Any students who applied but were not chosen are placed on a waiting list in the order their names were drawn.

Many of the schools that you’ll be applying to will probably have long wait lists and you are not guaranteed to be accepted as a transfer student into any of the schools that you’ve applied to. I was waitlisted at around number 320 for one of them, in the 200s for another and actually got in to 1.

So, if you really don’t want your child to attend your zoned school you should to turn in applications to more schools to increase your chance of acceptance.

Status notifications (whether you’ve been accepted or your number on the waitlist) are online and sent through the mail in late March.

If you are on a waitlist you can monitor the changes online through the parent dashboard.

If you are accepted you have until early April to inform the school of your “intent to attend.”

Your place on any higher ranked waitlists will remain the same though, so if you receive a spot at your second choice school, but are waitlisted at your first, accepting the second choice will not affect your chances of getting into your first choice.

 

SIBLINGS

Those of you who have, or who plan to have, additional children may be wondering if you’ll have to go through this whole process again. The answer is yes, but special consideration is currently given to siblings in the lottery.

As of now, up to the 25% of the incoming Kinder (or PreK, if it is a magnet PreK) class is guaranteed to siblings of currently enrolled students. If the number of siblings applying is more than 25% of the entering class, all sibling names are placed in a lottery and those spaces are awarded according to the order the names are drawn.

Any remaining siblings are placed in the general lottery, and if their names still aren’t drawn, they are placed at the beginning of the wait list. So, chances are that if your older child gets a spot at the school you want, your younger one(s) should too… but no guarantee… especially at very popular schools!

For Vanguard schools the younger child(ren) will have to pass the Vanguard test, but as long as they do the above will hold true for them as well.

If two siblings apply for an entry grade‐level program (and do not have another sibling in the program already) they are treated the same as any other applicant. However, if one is offered a place, the other is moved up the wait list, and placed among the other siblings. (Each sibling must have a separate application on file.)

For twins (and all multiples), you can have them treated like all other siblings or opt to have all the children receive one lottery spot.  All will be offered a seat or all placed on
the wait list. If they are on a wait list, they will not be offered seats until there is room for all of them. (Each sibling must have a separate application on file.)

 

MAGNET SCHOOL PRE-K

For elementary magnet programs, the “entry” grade is usually Kindergarten.  For Magnet dual language, Magnet language immersion, and Montessori Magnet programs, the “entry” grade is Pre‐K.

In the application, you can see which schools have PreK magnet programs.

Note that some schools have PreK programs that are NOT magnet programs.  Contact the school for details on applying.


Wild! Nature Play Area at the Houston Zoo

Address: 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030

I cannot tell you how happy we are about the new Wild! Nature Play Area at the Houston Zoo.

This play area is free with zoo admission or zoo membership and it’s full of messy fun. Instead of playground equipment, kids play with sticks, sand, mud and water… and climb on logs and walk through gardens.

We went after school and my kids could not get enough.  We were going to stay for just a few minutes… but even after the rain started pouring down, they just did not want to leave.

First they went to the water (where kids can splash in the little pond) and then to dig in the mud box (which really is a box of mud for mud pies).  Then they saw the sticks by the sand pit and began to build a shelter (which they called a rain shelter, even though the gazebo was an actual rain shelter!).

They went around and around and around and had a great time.

 

At this nature play area, kids can interact with everything.  They will certainly get wet and muddy!

Also according to the Houston Zoo’s website, each visit may be slightly different. “The mud pit could become a pile of leaves, water may dry up or there might be more pinecones than you would see in a forest.”

Check out the pictures below and check out the Wild! Nature Play Area next time you are at the Zoo!  It’s very close to the entrance behind the Meerkats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bodegas Taco Shop in the Museum District

Address: 1200 Binz St #160, Houston, TX 77004 (with storefront on Caroline Street)

This is the place my kids ask to go for in the Museum District. In fact, I think that most the time they want to go to the museums or on bike rides through Hermann Park, they are actually hoping I’ll agree to lunch at Bodegas Taco Shop!

This taco shop is located right behind the Museum of Natural Science, and before the Museum of Fine Arts. The address is “Binz”… but the storefront is actually on Caroline.

It’s a casual shop where you order, tell the staff how to construct your taco and pay the cashier. You fill your drink and take your seat.

I have absolutely no pictures of the inside… because on our last visit (and most visits), it was full!  It’s a popular spot with families, people working in the area and adults enjoying the museum district.

The restaurant is casual and good for families… but we usually opt for the patio because of our bikes and strollers and kids and circus we bring with us!

There are kids meals for about $5 and adult combos around $10 (and single tacos for less).

Next time you are in the museum district and looking for lunch, check out Bodegas… Or if you are looking for more restaurants in the area, go HERE!

 

Bodegas Taco Shop Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
 


Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, September 21-27, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for September 21-27 (with a whole lot of help)!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.

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


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