Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! November 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2018

Get ready for the holidays in Houston!  This weekend the lights and shows begin!

See the lanterns and Magical Winter Lights at Gulf Greyhound Park and Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo.

Get on the ICE at Discovery Green.  The ice rink opens with Frostival on Friday night.  Enjoy live music, interactive ice sculptures and music!

Go see A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas at Alley Theatre and Mr. Popper’s Penguins at Main Street Theater at MATCH.

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

Things to Do Any Day:

Plan ahead for the holidays!  Here are all the shows, lights and festivals!
Houston Zoo Lights 2018: Beat the Crowds & Save Money at Houston’s Popular Holiday Event!
Trains Over Texas at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
Discount Tickets to Houston Holiday Shows for 2018
FREE Indoor Playplaces around Houston – There are a lot of FREE indoor places to play… with no memberships required!
Find a New Houston Area Park!
Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids
Texas Roadtrips – Pack up the family and head towards Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi or Dallas… and stop at these parent recommended spots!

Thursday, November 15, 2018:

Free Museum Entry – Museum District
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Santa’s Wonderland– 6:00pm-11:00pm – College Station
Rockets vs Warriors – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Friday, November 16, 2018:

Our Youngest Artists – 10:30am & 11:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
ICE – 11:00am-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – 5:00pm-11:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Frostival – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Santa’s Wonderland– 6:00pm-12:00am – College Station
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas– 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
I Am King: The Michael Jackson Experience – 8:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, November 17, 2018:

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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! November 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2018

Plan out your weekend in Houston, with kids!

This weekend you can get Free Admission at Battleship Texas and you can attend the Children’s Festival: Sesame Street Live! C is for Celebration at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Take the kids to Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Main Street Theater at MATCH.  One show is audio described and the other is sensory friendly.

Or get the holidays started with the Lights Celebration at Memorial City Mall.  The winter wonderland will have music, Cirque La Vie and lights!

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

 

Things to Do Any Day:

Fall Festivals and Farms!
Plan ahead for the holidays!  Here are all the shows, lights and festivals!
FREE Indoor Playplaces around Houston – There are a lot of FREE indoor places to play… with no memberships required!
Find a New Houston Area Park!
Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids
Texas Roadtrips – Pack up the family and head towards Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi or Dallas… and stop at these parent recommended spots!

Thursday, November 8, 2018:

Free Museum Entry – Museum District
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market – 10:00am-8:00pm – NRG Center

Friday, November 9, 2018:

Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market – 10:00am-8:00pm – NRG Center
Santa’s Wonderland– 6:00pm-12:00am – College Station
Animaniacs in Concert – 7:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, November 10, 2018:

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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! November 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2018

BigKidSmallCity METRORail at ArtBlocks Downtown
Plan out your weekend, in Houston, with kids!

Go to Discovery Green to celebrate Dia de los Muertos.  And go back to for Art @Discovery Green and to watch Black Panther on the hill.

Stay Downtown and go to the Heartmade Art Market at Main Street Square.  Take the train and browse the booths right at the MetroRail stop!

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

Things to Do Any Day:

Fall Festivals and Farms!
Plan ahead for the holidays!  Here are all the shows, lights and festivals!
FREE Indoor Playplaces around Houston – There are a lot of FREE indoor places to play… with no memberships required!
Find a New Houston Area Park!
Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids
Texas Roadtrips – Pack up the family and head towards Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi or Dallas… and stop at these parent recommended spots!

Thursday, November 1, 2018:

Free Museum Entry – Museum District
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park

Friday, November 2, 2018:

Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am-11:00am – Hermann Park
Little Artists – 10:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Rockets vs Nets – 6:30pm – Toyota Center
Dia de los Muertos – 6:00pm-8:00pm – Discovery Green
Art @Discovery Green – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Saturday, November 3, 2018:

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Looking for more to do in your part of town? Check out…

365 Things to Do in Houston for grown-up things to do.
Fun2Go Misters for things to do near Humble.
Mac Kid SW Houston for things to do in SW Houston, Missouri City, Sugar Land.
Woodlands Mommy for things to do around The Woodlands.
Gish Picks… Curated Culture for Kids and Adults


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! October 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2018

Plan out your weekend, in Houston, with kids!  This list is brought to you be our sponsor, Children’s Memorial Hermann.

Take the kids to Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo and Halloween Mayhem  at the Children’s Museum.  Go to Scream on the Green at Discovery Green or drive down to Seawolf Park for the Haunted Submarine and Safe Trick-or-Treat!

Or go to the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge for the Fall Fishing Day.  All equipment and training is provided at this free event… and attendees do not need a fishing license to fish and crab.

Next Tuesday, go to Halloween Fun! at Toddler Tuesday at Discovery Green.  On Halloween, go to the Halloween Monster Mash Bash at the Children’s Museum.

For the full list of things to do, brought to your by our sponsor Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, look below.

Things to Do Any Day:

Fall Festivals and Farms!
Plan ahead for the holidays!  Here are all the shows, lights and festivals!
FREE Indoor Playplaces around Houston – There are a lot of FREE indoor places to play… with no memberships required!
Find a New Houston Area Park!
Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids
Texas Roadtrips – Pack up the family and head towards Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi or Dallas… and stop at these parent recommended spots!

Thursday, October 25, 2018:

Free Museum Entry – Museum District
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park
Let’s Make A Play Today! – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Halloween Mayhem  – 4:00pm-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
Workshop Houston Presents: Fright Shop – 5:00pm-7:00pm – Workshop Houston

Friday, October 26, 2018:

Zoo Boo– 9:00am-1:00pm – Houston Zoo
Farm Fun & Pumpkin Patch – 9:30am-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am-11:00am – Hermann Park
Halloween Mayhem  – 4:00pm-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
Scream on the Green – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Chef Academy – 6:30pm – IdeaLab
Haunted Submarine and Safe Trick-or-Treat– 6:30pm – Seawolf Park
Rockets vs Clippers – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
Family Movie Night: Coco – 7:00pm – Levy Park
Oktoberfest – 7:00pm-9:00pm – McGrath Park in Meadows Place
Red Baraat – 7:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, October 27, 2018:

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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! October 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2018

Make your plans for another great weekend in Houston, with kids!

Pull out the costumes and go to Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo, Farm Fun & Pumpkin Patch at Blessington Farms, the Pumpkin Patch at Nature Discovery Center or ArBOOretum! at the Houston Arboretum.

Take the family to  Wings Over Houston at Ellington Airport.  (Just remember some affiliate ear protection for the kids.)  Go to the Night Market at the Asia Society.  Here there is after-hours access to exhibitions, live music and a Japanese-style carnival.

Go to the East End Esplanade for the East End Street Fest.  Over a three-block area of the Navigation Esplanade, there will be live music, vendors and artists showcasing dance, music, fitness and martial arts.  There will also be a large kid zone with rock climbing, mechanical bull rides, moonwalks, a petting zoo and more.

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

Things to Do Any Day:

Fall Festivals and Farms!
Plan ahead for the holidays!  Here are all the shows, lights and festivals!
FREE Indoor Playplaces around Houston – There are a lot of FREE indoor places to play… with no memberships required!
Find a New Houston Area Park!
Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids
Texas Roadtrips – Pack up the family and head towards Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi or Dallas… and stop at these parent recommended spots!

Thursday, October 18, 2018:

Free Museum Entry – Museum District
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park
Halloween Mayhem  – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Children’s Museum

Friday, October 19, 2018:

Zoo Boo– 9:00am-1:00pm – Houston Zoo
Farm Fun & Pumpkin Patch – 9:30am-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am-11:00am – Hermann Park
Halloween Mayhem  – 4:00pm-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
Night Market – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Asia Society
Splendid China XIII – 7:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, October 20, 2018:

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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! October 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2018

Plan out your weekend, in Houston, with kids!

Get your costumes ready for Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo, Halloween Mayhem at Children’s Museum and Oktoberfest at First Evangelical Lutheran Church Midtown!  Keep it out for the KBR Kids Day at Guadalupe Plaza Park where there will entertainment, face painters, balloon artists, birds of prey and a Halloween Costume Parade.

Take your young ladies to the Girls in Aviation Day at Lone Star Flight Museum and take your young artists to the Bayou City Art Festival by City Hall.

Next week, go to my most favorite Toddler Tuesday of all.  Discovery Green will have Touch a Truck event.  Get up close to all kinds of cars and trucks!

Or find a farm, festival and pumpkin patch HERE.  For the full list of things to do, look below.

Things to Do Any Day:

Fall Festivals and Farms!
FREE Indoor Playplaces around Houston – There are a lot of FREE indoor places to play… with no memberships required!
Find a New Houston Area Park!
Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids
Texas Roadtrips – Pack up the family and head towards Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi or Dallas… and stop at these parent recommended spots!

Thursday, October 11, 2018:

Free Museum Entry – Museum District
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park

Halloween Mayhem  – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Children’s Museum

Friday, October 12, 2018:

Zoo Boo– 9:00am-1:00pm – Houston Zoo
Farm Fun & Pumpkin Patch – 9:30am-3:300pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am-11:00am – Hermann Park
Halloween Mayhem  – 4:00pm-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
Hocus Pocus Pops – 7:00pm – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Dia de la Hispanidad – 7:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, October 13, 2018:

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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! October 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2018

Make your plans for things to do in Houston, with kids!

Go to Discovery Green for moonGARDEN: “Goodnight, Moon”.  Wear your pajamas,  enjoy milk and cookies, stargaze with the Astrological Society and listen to the story.

Take the family to Hands On Houston: Mixed Media Sculptures at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.  Play with form and color, as you experiment with pattern, texture, and proportion, to design your own small sculpture using a range of materials.

Watch Curious George: The Golden Meatball at Main Street Theater.  If you can’t get tickets for this weekend, plan ahead to see everyone’s favorite curious little monkey and his friend in the yellow hat.

Or find a farm, festival and pumpkin patch HERE!

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

Things to Do Any Day:

Fall Festivals and Farms!
FREE Indoor Playplaces around Houston – There are a lot of FREE indoor places to play… with no memberships required!
Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids
Texas Roadtrips – Pack up the family and head towards Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi or Dallas… and stop at these parent recommended spots!

Thursday, October 4, 2018:

Free Museum Entry – Museum District
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park
Greek Festival– 5:00pm-10:00pm – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
moonGARDEN – 6:00pm-12:00am – Discovery Green
Rockets vs Pacers (Preseason) – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
39th Annual Festival Chicano – 7:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, October 5, 2018:

Farm Fun & Pumpkin Patch – 9:30am-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am-11:00am – Hermann Park
Little Artists – 10:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Greek Festival– 11:00am-3:00pm & 5:00pm-10:00pm – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral (Free admission 11:00am-3:00pm)
moonGARDEN – 6:00pm-12:00am – Discovery Green
39th Annual Festival Chicano – 7:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre
moonGARDEN: “Goodnight, Moon” – 7:00pm-9:00pm – Discovery Green

Saturday, October 6, 2018:

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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! September 27, 28, 29, 30, October 1, 2, 3, 2018

Make your plans for the weekend, in Houston, with kids!

Go see Curious George: The Golden Meatball at Main Street Theater or watch Annie on the lawn at Levy Park. (For Curious George, tickets are going fast, so if you can’t get them this weekend, buy them now for another weekend!)

Play at the farm and pick out a pumpkin at Blessington Farms.  Climb up dirt hills, slide down hillsides, feed the animals, zip across zip lines and more!

Next week, go to the Toddler Tuesday: Moon at Discovery Green… and go back at night to see  the latest art display, moonGARDEN.

For the full list of things to do, look below.  And get ready for FALL with ALL the festivals, farms and pumpkin patches planned for September and October, HERE!

Things to Do Any Day:

Fall Festivals and Farms!
FREE Indoor Playplaces around Houston – There are a lot of FREE indoor places to play… with no memberships required!
Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids
Things to do in Galveston, with kids – Beaches, museums, parks and restaurants to visit in Galveston!
Texas Roadtrips – Pack up the family and head towards Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi or Dallas… and stop at these parent recommended spots!

Thursday, September 27, 2018:

Free Museum Entry – Museum District
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park
No Bully Here Celebration Concert – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, September 28, 2018:

Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am-11:00am – Hermann Park
Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2018 – 10:10am-2:20pm – Burnet Community Center, Burnet, Texas
Family Movie Night: Annie – 7:30pm – Levy Park
Classic Journey Live – 8:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, September 29, 2018:

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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! September 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2018

Swing into hay bales, slide down hills, race around the pedal bike course, feed the animals, go fishing and more.  The Fall Festivities and Pumpkin Patch open this weekend at Blessington Farms!

Take your train lovers to Fall Fun Fest at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum.  See the museum, ride the trackless train, see the model steam engine displays and enjoy the bounce house, games, face painting, music and crafts.

This weekend is also the Smithsonian’s Free Museum Day.  There are several participating Houston museums… just print a free ticket HERE.

Next week, take the little kids to Toddler Tuesday: Cooking with Henry and Ellibelly at Discovery Green.  Listen to the story and stay to play at the park!

For the full list of things to do, look below.  And get ready for FALL with ALL the festivals, farms and pumpkin patches planned for September and October, HERE!

Things to Do Any Day:

Fall Festivals and Farms!
FREE Indoor Playplaces around Houston – There are a lot of FREE indoor places to play… with no memberships required!
Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids
Things to do in Galveston, with kids – Beaches, museums, parks and restaurants to visit in Galveston!
Texas Roadtrips – Pack up the family and head towards Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi or Dallas… and stop at these parent recommended spots!

Thursday, September 20, 2018:

Free Museum Entry – Museum District
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park

Friday, September 21, 2018:

Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am-11:00am – Hermann Park
Astros vs Angels – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra: Season 14 Opening Concert – 8:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Freedom Division Series – Constellation Field

Saturday, September 22, 2018:

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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! September 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2018

Plan out your weekend, in Houston, with kids!

Go for a Night Hike at the Nature Discovery Center.  Families can learn about the wildlife that is out and about in Russ Pitman Park once the sun goes down.

Enjoy the Bayou Bend Family Day, “Hispanic Heritage”.  This day includes activities, demonstrations and performances around Bayou Bend’s gardens and historic mansion.

When the big kids are in school, take the little ones to storytime.  You can go to Nature Story Time at Nature Discovery Center, Family Storytime at Levy Park, Children’s Story Hour at Hermann Park and Toddler Tuesday:  Are You Ready for Some Football? at Discovery Green.

For the full list of things to do, look below.  And get ready for FALL with ALL the festivals, farms and pumpkin patches planned for September and October, HERE!

Things to Do Any Day:

Fall Festivals and Farms!
FREE Indoor Playplaces around Houston – There are a lot of FREE indoor places to play… with no memberships required!
Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids
Things to do in Galveston, with kids – Beaches, museums, parks and restaurants to visit in Galveston!
Texas Roadtrips – Pack up the family and head towards Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi or Dallas… and stop at these parent recommended spots!

Thursday, September 13, 2018:

Free Museum Entry – Museum District
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Family Storytime – 10:00am – Levy Park
Skeeters vs Ducks – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Houston Ballet Presents An Evening of Stars – 8:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, September 14, 2018:

Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am-11:00am – Hermann Park
Skeeters vs Ducks – 6:35pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs D-backs – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Houston Ballet Presents An Evening of Stars – 8:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Park After Dark Night Hike – 8:00pm – Nature Discovery Center

Saturday, September 15, 2018:

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