The Children’s Museum of Houston remains one of the best ways to entertain and educate kids on the cheap. To start, the Children’s Museum hosts a free Free Family Night each Thursday beginning at 5:00 p.m., offering the whole family a chance to experience some of Houston’s best family-friendly entertainment without breaking the budget. It gets even better, though: the Children’s Museum of Houston is giving away free bicycle helmets to area children this month.

The bike helmet giveaway is part of the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA) “Hard Hats for Little Heads” program. Since 1994, the program has given out over 300,000 free bike helmets to kids throughout Texas in order to promote bicycle safety and exercise. This year, Hard Hats for Little Heads is teaming up with the Children’s Museum of Houston to give away 100 free bike helmets on Free Family Night on Thursday, July 19th.

To get a free bike helmet, all kids (and their grown-ups) have to do is be one of the first 100 children to attend the Free Family Night on July, 19. Volunteers with the Texas Medical Association, Baylor College of Medicine, and McGovern Medical School will be on hand to hand out helmets, ensure they fit properly, and educate kids about the importance of bike helmets and bike safety.

Once kids get fitted for their new helmets, they can enjoy the rest of what the Children’s Museum of Houston has to offer absolutely free. This summer the museum is hosting a series of special “Super Powered Summer” exhibits which pair interactive and educational activities with superhero themes and characters. As always, though, the real superheroes are the selfless volunteers and medical professionals with Hard Hats for Little Heads who are making July 19th an extra-special Free Family Night. Don’t miss out on a free bike helmet and a free night at the museum! Regular admission tickets can always be purchased online if you want to skip the lines.