Don’t miss these six options for free fun in Houston January 8-12 before planning your free and cheap weekend!

Tuesday (1/9) — Enjoy a free weekly Tai Chi class each Tuesday and Saturday (8:30 am) at Central Green Park. Take this time to relax and focus on your health and wellness. Located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Wednesday (1/10) — Free story time for preschoolers at Nature Story Time each Wednesday at 4 pm with a variety of fun: live animals, puppets, short nature walks, crafts or songs and nature stories. Located at Nature Discovery Center, 7112 Newcastle.

Wednesday (1/10) — It’s a big week with the Houston Astros as they tour the city and state for Houston Astros Caravan Jams.  Join the World Series Champions as they visit Pearland Wednesday! The event will feature music, inflatables, food, face painters, balloon artists, and more. Plus two Astros players will make a 30 minute appearance to answer questions from the crowd and play games with fans. Brady Rodgers and Forrest Whitley will be in Pearland. Friday Caravan Jams will be in Sugar Land and Katy. Find the whole schedule online.

Wednesday (1/10) — Head to Old Town Katy for Ladies Night Out at Multiplicity, a boutique to “shop, create and escape.” The free Ladies Night each month includes light bites, a surprise craft option, and libations. Hours are 6 pm – 9 pm. Craft is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Located at 1306 Ave A in Katy.

Thursday (1/11) — Enjoy six museums for free each Thursday in Houston’s Museum District.

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science — 2 pm – 5 pm
  • Children’s Museum of Houston — 5 pm – 8 pm
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston — 10 am – 9 pm
  • The Health Museum — 2 pm – 7 pm
  • Houston Museum of African American Culture — 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Buffalo Soldiers National Museum — 1 pm – 5 pm

{Don’t forget Houston’s 10 museums that are free every day.}

Thursday (1/11) — Catch a free outdoor movie at Discovery Green, Rent, as part of Bank of America Screen on the Green. Movie kicks off at 7 pm Thursday, 1500 McKinney. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs!