Don’t miss these 7 options for free fun in Houston January 29 – February 2 before planning your free and cheap weekend!

Tuesday (1/30) — Enjoy Rockets vs. Orlando Magic Game Night at The Square Tuesday, 7 pm. Cheer on the Rockets each week on the jumbo outdoor screen. Located at The Square at Memorial City, 303 Memorial City Mall between Cheesecake Factory and Maggiano’s.

Wednesday (1/31) — Wednesday morning will feature a rare event: a super moon, blue moon and lunar eclipse! In Houston, the Super Blue Blood Moon will be visible between 6:52 am – 7:13 am. This combination of three events hasn’t happened since 1982 and won’t occur again until 2039.

Wednesday (1/31) — Houston’s downtown Central Library presents Midday Movie and a Meal Wednesdays, noon to 4 pm. This week’s movie is First Sunday with Ice Cube, Katt Williams and Tracy Morgan. Lunch is provided. Outside food and drinks are welcome, too. Located at 500 McKinney.

Wednesday (1/31) — Nature Story Time is held each Wednesday, 4 pm, as free story time for preschoolers with a variety of fun: live animals, puppets, short nature walks, crafts or songs and nature stories. Located at Nature Discovery Center, 7112 Newcastle.

Thursday (2/1) — Enjoy six museums for free each Thursday in Houston’s Museum District.

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

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

Thursday (2/1) — Enjoy the Houston Center for Photography workshop held the first and third Thursday each month, 9 am – 10:30 am, at Levy Park. This is located at 3801 Eastside.

Thursday (2/1) — Don’t miss First Thursdays: Short Films held the first Thursday of each month at Brasil Houston, 8 pm – 10 pm. This is a great opportunity to see unique films in the short film screening and network with other film and creative folks. This is sponsored by the Houston Film Commission. It’s held on the back patio, rain or shine. Located at 2604 Dunlavy.