Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  July 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2015

Houston Zoo Splashpad from African Forest
Make this week and weekend great!

On Friday, cool off at the Houston Zoo’s Coolest Backyard Bash.  There will be games, music and a scavenger hunt.  Go back the next day for Snow!

On Saturday, join BigKidSmallCity for a Storytime at Brazos Bookstore!   We’ll be reading Little Blue Truck and Press Here, followed by activities and treats from Dixie’s Deserts!  This event is free and you just need a spot.  As a bonus, everyone who registers will be entered to win Houston Zoo tickets and other giveaways!

On Saturday, take the kids to a Bollywood Dance Party! Bollywood Baby transforms Houston’s hippest nightclub into an afternoon dance party for families. Get ready to groove to Bollywood, bhangra, hip-hop, and Top 40 jamz! Be sure to reserve a spot HERE!

Also on Saturday, attend Fancy Nancy: The Musical at Main Street Theater or the ABC Bodyart program and then Flea by Night at Discovery Green.

On Tuesday, visit the Aquarium for half the price (with coupon) and attend the Family Storytime Circle at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Tuesday through Friday, attend the Children’s Hilltop Festival at 11:00 at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

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 10 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – July 13-19, 2015

Museum of Fine Arts of Houston Shadow Monsters
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, July 13-19, 2015!

1.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, make Shrinky Dinks and do Gastronomy Experiments at the Pop Shops!

2.  On Tuesday, attend Family Storytime Circle at Museum of Fine Arts.

3.  On Tuesday, visit the Aquarium for half the price (with coupon).

4.  On Wednesday, attend Storytime Tours at Rienzi.

5.  On Thursday, visit many museums for free… including Shadow Monsters at the Museum of Fine Arts!

6.  On Friday, cool off at the Houston Zoo’s Coolest Backyard Bash.  There will be games, music and a scavenger hunt.

7.  On Saturday, join BigKidSmallCity for a Storytime at Brazos Bookstore!   We’ll be reading Little Blue Truck and Press Here, followed by activities and treats from Dixie’s Deserts!  This event is free and you just need a spot.  As a bonus, everyone who registers will be entered to win Houston Zoo tickets and other giveaways!

8.  On Saturday, take the kids to a Bollywood Dance Party! Bollywood Baby transforms Houston’s hippest nightclub into an afternoon dance party for families. Get ready to groove to Bollywood, bhangra, hip-hop, and Top 40 jamz! Be sure to reserve a spot HERE!

9.  On Saturday, attend Fancy Nancy: The Musical at Main Street Theater.

10.  On Saturday, attend the ABC Bodyart program and then Flea by Night at Discovery Green.



Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): July 9-15, 2015

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of July 9, 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, July 9-15, 2015

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for July 9-15!  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!  July 9, 10 , 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2015

Downtown Houston Skyline BigKidSmallCity
Plan on another great week and weekend in Houston, with kids!

Take advantage of free museum day on Thursday, which includes Shadow Monsters and Summer Art Explorer at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

On Friday,  Cool Nights at the Houston Zoo is a Teddy Bear Bash!  Bring your bear to the Teddy Bear Clinic for a check-up, to a parade around the reflection pool and to the Bear Keeper Talks.

Saturday is Bastille Day at Mandell Park.   Celebrate the French National Day with crepes and activities.  Also on Saturday, attend the (air conditioned) Storytime at Brazos Bookstore and (air conditioned) Fancy Nancy: The Musical at Main Street Theater.

Next week, make Shrinky Dinks and do Gastronomy Experiments at the Pop Shops!  You can also attend the
Family Storytime Circle at Museum of Fine Arts and Storytime Tours at Rienzi.

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 9 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – July 6-12, 2015

James with Chimps at Houston Zoo
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, July 6-12, 2015!

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

2.  On Tuesday, attend the Tanabata 七夕 Japanese Star Festival at the Children’s Museum.

3.  On Wednesday, attend the Mommy Mingle at the Children’s Museum’s Tot Spot.  Kids under 3 years old can play while moms, dads and caretakers enjoy breakfast and coffee.

4.  On Wednesday, learn about birds at the Nature Discovery Center’s Family Nature Night: Owls & Other Urban Birds.

5.  On Thursday, take advantage of free museum day on Thursday, which includes Shadow Monsters and Summer Art Explorer at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

6.  On Friday,  Cool Nights at the Houston Zoo is a Teddy Bear Bash!  Bring your bear to the Teddy Bear Clinic for a check-up, to a parade around the reflection pool and to the Bear Keeper Talks.

7.  Saturday is Bastille Day at Mandell Park.   Celebrate the French National Day with crepes and activities.

8.  Also on Saturday, attend the (air conditioned) Storytime at Brazos Bookstore.

9.  Or, on Saturday, attend the (air conditioned) Fancy Nancy: The Musical at Main Street Theater.



Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): July 2-8, 2015

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of July 2, 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, July 2-8, 2015

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for July 2-8!  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 4th of July weekend, with kids!  July 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2015

Fire Station 8 View of Skyline
Happy Independence Day Weekend!

On Friday, you can take a Journey Through China V at Miller Outdoor Theatre, listen to the Houston Symphony’s Star Spangled Salute at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion or watch the The Wizard of Oz at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

On Saturday, celebrate the nation’s birthday!  Let the kids march in Bellaire’s July 4th Parade, let them sign the giant Declaration of Independence at the Bayou Bend Family Day, let them celebrate Kidpendence Day at the Children’s Museum, or take them to watch one of the city’s many fireworks shows!  You can see the full list of 4th of July activities HERE!

On Tuesday, visit the Aquarium for half the price or attend the Tanabata 七夕 Japanese Star Festival at the Children’s Museum.

On Wednesday, take the family to the Nature Night: Owls & Other Urban Birds at the Nature Discovery Center.

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 10 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – June 29-July 5, 2015

Brooke and James Driving the Fire Truck
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, June 29-July 5, 2015!

1.  On Monday and Friday, take the Journey Through China V at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

2.  On Tuesday, visit the Aquarium for half the price!  Print out the coupon for buy one get one free admission.

3.  On Wednesday, help with Gastronomy Experiments at the Meyer Neighborhood Library!

4.  On Wednesday, take the Storytime Tours at Rienzi.

5.  On Friday, listen to the Houston Symphony’s Star Spangled Salute at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

6.  Also on Friday, watch the The Wizard of Oz at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

7.  On Saturday, let the kids march in Bellaire’s July 4th Parade.

8.  On Saturday, sign the giant Declaration of Independence at the Bayou Bend Family Day.

9.  Also on Saturday, celebrate Kidpendence Day at the Children’s Museum.

10.  Take the family to watch one of the city’s many fireworks shows!  You can see the full list of 4th of July activities HERE!