Top 7 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – August 17-23, 2015

Hermann Park Stick House
Each week, I provide a list of things to do in Houston with kids.  The full event lists are for Thursday through Wednesday and can always be found HERE.  (Scroll through to find the dates you are looking for!)

So you can look forward to the events Houston has going on this week (posted prior to the full list going live), here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, August 17-23, 2015!

1.  On Tuesday, take the kids, ages 7-15, to the free WITS Workshop at IKEA.  Children are guided by professional authors to write their own piece… plus kids eat free at IKEA on Tuesdays.

2.  On Tuesday, enjoy the Aquarium for half the price.  Print the coupon for buy one get one free admission to the exhibits, stingray tank and all the rides… including the train through the shark tank!

3.  On Thursday, enjoy the museums for free!  This includes Shadow Monsters at the Museum of Fine Arts!

4.  On Friday, enjoy the last Cool Night at the Houston Zoo. Wear your favorite superhero costume, “swim” through the Turtle Excluder Device, learn how to save sea turtles, run in the Race to Recycle, learn how to save black bears, and learn how to save orangutans. You can also enjoy Big Hero 6 under the stars.

5.  On Saturday, return to the zoo for a Snow Day! Enjoy real snow from 9:00am to noon… or until it melts!

6.  On Saturday, join BigKidSmallCity at Brazos Bookstore for a storytime, activity and treat. It’s free but you do need to reserve a spot! Go HERE to sign up.

7.  On Saturday, go to Mandell Park for some Water Magic.  After the storytime, kids will be given water balloons to reveal hidden messages on the sidewalks!



Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): August 13-19, 2015

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of August 13, 2015, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, August 13-19, 2015

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for August 13-19!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.  To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:



Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  August 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2015

Houston Zoo Splash Pad Dragon and Bucket
Make plans for another great week and weekend in Houston, with kids!

If you have not seen Shadow Monsters yet, make plans to do so before school starts.  It’s fun and interactive art at the Museum of Fine Arts, plus it’s free for everyone on Thursdays.

On Friday at the Zoo, the Cool Nights theme is Under the Sea.  Learn about the marine animals and enjoy the Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park, which will stay open late!  Afterwards, walk over to Miller Outdoor Theatre for a musical performance by Daniel Ho & Taiwu Children’s Ancients Ballads Troupe.

On Saturday, enjoy the free Houston Area Live Steamers Train Rides at Zube Park or Minecraft Mayhem, free with admission, at the Children’s Museum.  In the evening, visit Flea by Night to shop at local stores, listen to music, eat dinner and people watch at Discovery Green.

On Tuesday, take the kids, ages 7-15, to the free WITS Workshop at IKEA.  Children are guided by professional authors to write their own piece… plus kids eat free at IKEA on Tuesdays.

Look below for the full list of things to do.  For Summer Break 2015 Resources, go HERE.

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!  

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Top 8 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – August 10-16, 2015

Splashing in Kid Pool
Each week, I provide a list of things to do in Houston with kids.  The full event lists are for Thursday through Wednesday and can always be found HERE.  (Scroll through to find the dates you are looking for!)

So you can look forward to the events Houston has going on this week (posted prior to the full list going live), here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, August 10-16, 2015!

1.  On Tuesday, visit the Aquarium for half the price.  Print the coupon for buy one get one free admission to the exhibits, stingray tank, shark train and all the rides!

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

3.  If you have not seen Shadow Monsters yet, make plans to do so before school starts.  It’s fun and interactive art at the Museum of Fine Arts, plus it’s free for everyone on Thursdays.

4.  On Friday at the Zoo, the Cool Nights theme is Under the Sea.  Learn about the marine animals and enjoy the Kathrine McGovern Water Play Park, which will stay open late!

5.  Also on Friday, and just a short walk from the Zoo, is the Miller Outdoor Theatre musical performance by Daniel Ho & Taiwu Children’s Ancients Ballads Troupe.

6.  On Saturday, enjoy the free Houston Area Live Steamers Train Rides at Zube Park.  All ages are welcome!  See our past review HERE.

7.  On Saturday, attend Minecraft Mayhem at the Children’s Museum.

8.  On Saturday evening, visit Flea by Night to shop at local stores, listen to music, eat dinner and people watch at Discovery Green.



Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): August 6-12, 2015

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of August 6, 2015, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, August 6-12, 2015

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for August 6-12!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.  To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:



Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  August 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 2015

Hermann Park Train in Trees Close
We have one more month of Summer Break in Houston, and there is a lot of fun to be had with the family!

On Thursday, join BigKidSmallCity at George Hermann’s 172nd birthday celebration.  Children 12 and under can ride the Hermann Park Railroad for $1.72. The Houston Fire Department will present a fire safety puppet show. Other activities include arts and crafts, coloring, and complimentary face painting.  Be sure to stop by the BigKidSmallCity and introduce yourself!

On Thursday, take advantage of free museum admission at many of the Museum District Museums.  This includes the Museum of Fine Arts Houston which has Shadow Monsters, a great interactive exhibit, and a showing of Monsters, Inc.

On Friday, cool off at Cool Nights at the Houston Zoo.  This week the theme is princesses and pirates!

On Saturday, take the kids to the popular Kids Variety Show at MKT BAR at Phoenicia.  This event includes an adventure through the AndyRooniverse and a show with magician David Rangel.  Reservations are required and spots usually fill up fast… so sign up quick!

Look below for the full list of things to do.  For Summer Break 2015 Resources, go HERE.

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!  

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Top 7 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – August 3-9, 2015

Hermann Park Train
Each week, I provide a list of things to do in Houston with kids.  The full event lists are for Thursday through Wednesday and can always be found HERE.  (Scroll through to find the dates you are looking for!)

So you can look forward to the events Houston has going on this week, here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, August 3-9, 2015!

1.  On Tuesday, visit the Aquarium for half the price.  Bring the coupon for buy one get one free admission to the shark train, rides, aquarium and stingray tank.

2.  On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, attend the Sneak-a-Peek Preschool Science Class: Busy Bees at the Nature Discovery Center.

3.  On Wednesday, attend Nature Storytime at the Nature Discovery Center.  Head back at night for the Family Nature Night: Slithery Snakes!

4.  On Thursday, join BigKidSmallCity at George Hermann’s 172nd birthday celebration.  Children 12 and under can ride the Hermann Park Railroad for $1.72. The Houston Fire Department will present a fire safety puppet show. Other activities include arts and crafts, coloring, and complimentary face painting.  Be sure to stop by the BigKidSmallCity and introduce yourself!

5.  On Thursday, take advantage of free museum admission at many of the Museum District Museums.  This includes the Museum of Fine Arts Houston which has Shadow Monsters, a great interactive exhibit, and a showing of Monsters, Inc.

6.  On Friday, cool off at Cool Nights at the Houston Zoo.  This week the theme is princesses and pirates!

7.  On Saturday, take the kids to the popular Kids Variety Show at MKT BAR at Phoenicia.  This event includes an adventure through the AndyRooniverse and a show with magician David Rangel.  Reservations are required and spots usually fill up fast… so sign up quick!



Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): July 30 – August 5, 2015

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of July 30, 2015, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: