Things to do in Houston today and this weekend, with kids! September 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2013

Houston MuralHere we go again with a week of Houston events!  Look below for family friendly events from Thursday, September 5th to Wednesday, September 11!

After visiting the free museums on Thursday, head to Mid Main (Main Street at the Ensemble METRORail Station) and Eat, Shop and Rock for a good cause.  Proceeds from the shops and restaurants on this block will go to The Ensemble Theatre!

On Friday and Saturday mornings, grab your shovel and head to the Garden Center at Hermann Park.  The Garden Center is being renovated so plants are being sold for $2.  You just need to dig them up and transport them home!

On Saturday, make a free craft at Hands-On Houston.  Stop by the family festival for handweaving, papermaking and wet felting.


On Saturday there is also buy one get one free admission to the Downtown Aquarium.  Just print the coupon and head over any time.

On Sunday, experience the Splendors of East Asia at the Asia Society Fall Open House.  Activities include Korean Taegeuk Fans, Japanese Koinobori Kites, Korean Hangul Writing and Korean Jegi Creation.

Look for the long list of Houston events below and this list of free things to do in Houston any day of the week!

Thursday, September 5, 2013:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston – FREE Thursday 5:00-8:00pm
The Health Museum – FREE Thursday 2:00-5:00pm
The John C. Freeman Weather Museum – FREE Thursday 12:00-4:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science – FREE Thursdays 3:00-6:00pm (Includes the new Egypt Hall)
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – FREE Thursdays 10:00-9:00pm (Includes First Thursday Sketching)
First Thursday Sketching – 4:00-7:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Eat Shop Rock, Benefiting The Ensemble Theatre – 5:00-10:00pm – Mid Main

Friday, September 6, 2013:
Garden Center Plant Sale
– 8:00-12:00pm – Hermann Park Garden Center (Bring your shovel)
HEB Movie Night:  The Blind Side – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Dominic Walsh Dance Theater:  An Evening in Italy – 8:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, September 7, 2013:
Super Saturday, Buy One Get One Free Admission
– Downtown Aquarium (Print Coupon)
Garden Center Plant Sale – 8:00-12:00pm – Hermann Park Garden Center (Bring your shovel)
Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market – 8:00-12:00pm – Eastside (1 block north of Richmond)
Make a Football Ring Toss Game – 9:00-12:00pm – Home Depot
Kid’s 1st Saturday: Moonwalks, Face Painting – 10:00-2:00pm – The Breakfast Klub
Lion Fun Days – 10:00-3:00pm – Houston Zoo
Model Boat Rentals – 10:00-5:00pm – Discovery Green
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Hands-On Houston: Fiber Arts – 11:00-3:00pm – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Kayak Boat Rides on Kinder Lake – 11:00-5:00pm – Discovery Green
Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow: Goldfinger – 7:30pm – Market Square Park
Dr. John in Concert – 8:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Sunday, September 8, 2013:
Model Boat Rentals
– 10:00-5:00pm – Discovery Green
Lion Fun Days – 10:00-3:00pm – Houston Zoo
Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market – 12:00-4:00pm – Eastside (1 block north of Richmond)
Asia Society Fall Open House: Splendors of East Asia – 1:00-4:00pm – Asia Society
MFAH Family Day – 1:00-4:00pm – MFAH

Monday, September 9, 2013:
Look for our Top 10 things to do in Houston HERE!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013:
Toddler Tuesdays: Curious George 
– 10:30am – Discovery Green

Wednesday, September 11, 2013:
Look for our Things to Do in One Perfect Afternoon

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