Looking for fun events and activities for kids in Houston this weekend? H-town is a fantastic place to raise a family. In fact, we’re frequently rated as one of the country’s most family-friendly cities.
Apart from a number of excellent schools, there are always a variety of events in which children and their families can participate. However, with so many activities for kids in Houston, how can you know which ones are genuinely worthwhile?
We’ve compiled a list of the top activities and events that will keep the whole family entertained. There are cheap events for kids and there are also free things to do with kids this weekend!
Our picks for things to do with kids this weekend in Houston (May 6-8) include Kid’s Art Market, Family Craft at Houston Public Library, Hands-On Houston: Polymer-Clay Gemstone Rings, Tree ID Walk, & more!
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Best Events in Houston for Kids this Weekend – Friday
Learn, explore, and sing all about the flowers and critters found in the Houston area! Storytime may include short walks across the street to the reflection pool at Hermann Square or to Sam Houston Park.
When: Friday, May 6, 2022, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Located At: Hillendahl Neighborhood Library, 500 McKinney St. Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Free
Experience the ocean from the rocky coast to the deepest sea and observe some of the most amazing marine creatures in the world, right here in Houston. When you visit the Zoo to see TXU Energy presents Undersea Discovery, you help save animals in the wild. A portion of every Zoo ticket helps support wildlife-saving efforts around the world.
When: Friday-Sunday, May 6-8, 2022, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
How Much: General Admission starts at around $21, with an add on of $9.95 to access this exhibit
The City Pass is the best way to enjoy museums and other popular attractions around Houston. It offers prepaid admission to five must-see attractions including Space Center Houston, Downtown Aquarium, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo OR Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Kemah Boardwalk OR Children’s Museum of Houston.
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Best Events in Houston For Kids this Weekend – Saturday
This is a free drop-in event where the teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions — for this Sunday, it will be about gemstone rings. Families and children of all ages are welcome to come and participate in a 15 – 20-minute activity. Materials are provided.
When: Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Free
Learn about the different species of trees that you can find in Russ Pitman Park! Mr. Jim McKee, a Master Naturalist, will walk with visitors while sharing plenty of fun facts about the trees, and will also be sharing tips on how to identify them.
When: Saturday, May 7, 2022, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Where: Nature Discovery Center, 7112 Newcastle, Bellaire, TX 77401
How Much: Free
This event is sponsored by Mostyn Law and 93.7 The Beat where a showcase of creativity, kid artists, face painting, book reads, #TikTok Dance Challenges, food, drink, photo booths, and much more will be happening. Don’t miss out and make sure to bring your kids along so they can be inspired by the artworks and products of other kids participating in the art market.
When: Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Finn Hall, 712 Main, Houston TX
How Much: Free
Watch a free movie while in the comforts of the great outdoors at Discovery Green. Bank of America Screen on the Green will be showing the award-winning Disney film Encanto. Bring the family along, and don’t forget to pack your picnic essentials, lawn chairs, and blankets so you can get cozy while enjoying the movie.
When: Saturday, May 7, 2022, 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010
How Much: Free
Best Events in Houston for Kids this Weekend – Sunday
What better way to make Mother’s day special than to treat mom to a hefty, delicious, and fun brunch at Downtown Aquarium. With over 40 dishes to choose from, your mom would be so grateful for the treat! You can also continue your bonding moments as you explore the aquarium.
When: Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Located at: Downtown Aquarium, 410 Bagby, Houston
How Much: Adults: $49 | Seniors: $39 | Kids: $20 | Kids under 2: Free
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Help your kids find the answers to the questions: what is a black hole? Where do they come from? Where do they go? Witness the bending of light, skewing of perception, and the dizzying descent into a black hole.
When: Sunday, May 8, 2022, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston Texas
How Much: $8 for children; $9 for adults
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