Fun things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of May 20, 2022 include Zoologist for a Day, Family Movie on the Plaza, & more!

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Looking for things to do with your kids this weekend in Houston? H-town is a great city to raise kids. In fact, we are consistently regarded as one of the most family-friendly in the country.

Apart from a number of great schools, there are always so many different events that kids and families can participate in. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a great destination during the weekends. There is also the Children’s Museum of Houston which always has a lot of great events. These are just two among many such event venues.

But, with so many things to do with kids in Houston, how can you know which ones are truly worthwhile?  We’ve put together a list of the best activities and events this weekend that will be entertaining for the whole family. There are cheap events for kids and there are also free things to do with kids this weekend.

Our picks for things to do in Houston with kids this weekend (May 20-22) include Zoologist for a Day, Family Movie on the Plaza, Intempo Disney Tribute, Family Storytime, & more!

Summer Camp Top Pick – Alley Theatre Play Makers Camps 

Alley Theater Play Makers Summer Camp in Houston

There’s something unique about every Alley Theatre Play Makers summer camp session and your kids will find something to love in each one. Grounding our sessions in literacy and social-emotional learning, each camp explores big ideas and questions connected to award-winning children’s books. Sign them up for multiple sessions with peace of mind that they will expand their learning in every session. Your kids won’t want to miss this! Register today!   

Camps: 1- and 2-week sessions 

Grades: Rising K-8th 

Location: Ketelsen Elementary School, 600 Quitman St., Houston, TX 77009 

Camp Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with extended care available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Price: $325 for 1-week camps, $615 for 2-week camps, extended care is an additional cost 

One-Week Sessions: Session A is June 13-17, Session B is June 20-24, Session C is June 27 – July 1 
Two-Week Sessions: Session D is July 11-22, Session E is July 25 – August 5 


Get all the details about top summer camps in our comprehensive guide on The Best Summer Camps For 2022 in Houston

Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Friday, May 20, 2022

Family Movie on the Plaza

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Sit back, relax, and enjoy a movie that the whole family will appreciate! Raya and the Last Dragon will be showing at the Houston Public Library this Friday. This is an outdoor event with a PG-13 rating. Bring your own blankets or chairs for a more comfortable movie-watching experience.
When: Friday, May 20, 2022, 12 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
Located At: Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza, Houston Public Library, 500 McKinney St. Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Free


Parachute Play Time

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The British International School of Houston is bringing back Parachute Play Time at Citycentre! Fun activities and games await your little ones, and of course, the chance to play with the big parachute.
When: Friday, May 20, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Located At: CITYCENTRE, 800 Town and Country Blvd., Houston, TX 77024
How Much: $5 per child


Views from Levy Park

It’s the last weekend of the Views from Levy Park exhibit, brought to Houstonians by The Houston Center for Photography, in collaboration with the Levy Park Conservancy. This event honors a year-long community education photography initiative by displaying the work of photographers of all levels who took part in it. See the beauty of Levy Park and neighboring Houston areas through the lens of these photos.
When: Friday – Sunday, May 20-22, 2022 
Located At: Levy Park, 3801 Eastside, Houston, TX
How Much: Free


TXU Energy presents Undersea Discovery

Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend | Undersea Adventures at the Houston Zoo

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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 20-22, 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


AD Players at The George Theater: Apollo 8

Along with the true stories of the brave Americans who planned and flew the mission, APOLLO 8 by AD Players at the George Theater also tells the fictional stories of people who were moved and inspired by our first journey to the Moon, all of which culminate in a triumphant and divine vision of who we are and who we were meant to be. This is a great option for Things to do in Houston on Saturday night! 
When: Friday – Sunday; May 20, 2022: 8 p.m. | May 21, 2022: 2:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. | May 22, 2022: 2:30 p.m.
Where: 5420 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056
How Much: Starts at $36, depending on seat purchase

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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Saturday, May 21, 2022

Intempo Disney Tribute

 EVENTS Intempo Disney Tribute

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As we take you on a fairytale adventure through your favorite enchanting movies and stories, dance with Ariel and Anna, play with Simba and the Mad Hatter, and find love with Jasmin and Belle! Magic spread during your day at the Children’s Museum this Saturday, so don’t miss out and be sure to dance and sing along!
When: Saturday, May 21, 2022 | Showtimes: 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Located At: GreenStreet, 1201 Fannin, Houston, TX
How Much: $15


Zoologist for a Day

Zoologist for a day event at downtown aquarium houston

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At the Downtown Aquarium, we have more than just fish! Drop off your youngster for the day to check if they have what it takes to be a Zoologist! Young animal lovers will spend the day learning about how we care for our non-marine animals, such as Bengal tigers, two-toed sloths, parrots, reptiles, and more! Participants will get to peek behind the scenes, meet our knowledgeable animal care team, interact with live animals, build animal enrichment, and much more! The ticket price also includes the chance to join games and scavenger hunt, lunch, and a t-shirt.
When: Saturday, May 21, 2022, 9 a.m.
Where: Downtown Aquarium, 410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: $55


Family Storytime

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Join us for an indoor storytime with books and activities for the whole family! Encourage your family to read by participating in this literacy activity. Perfect for kids age 5 and up.
When: Saturday, May 21, 2022, 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Located At: Shepard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library, Houston Public Library, 500 McKinney St. Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Free; Registration required


Young Audiences of Houston

Young Audiences of Houston provides family-friendly live art experiences that are appropriate for all ages. This Saturday, the activity focuses on Flamenco Movement with Ana Marie Barcelo. It combines singing, dancing, and guitar playing, which are referred to as cante, baile, and toque, respectively. Learn scripted routines with expert Flamenco dancers and learn more about the beauty, strength, and variety that exists within Flamenco dance and culture.
When: Saturday, May 21, 2022, 1 p.m.
Where: Event Pavilion, 3801 Eastside St., Houston, TX 77098
How Much: Free 


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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Sunday, May 22, 2022

Water in Harmony

Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend | Water in Harmony at Houston Arboretum

In conjunction with Ocean Music Action, the Houston Arboretum is happy to present ‘Water in Harmony,’ a program of music and fun activities to inspire thoughtful stewardship of our oceans and rivers. Join Principal Harpist Megan Conley of the Houston Symphony and friends as they use music to encourage youngsters to learn about the natural world. We’ll go pond dipping for aquatic critters after the concert, examine plants that thrive in wetland ecosystems, and participate in water conservation activities. This is among our top picks for things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of May 20, 2022.
When: Sunday, May 22, 2022, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Located At: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77024-7708
How Much: $8 per person


Zumba at Levy Park by Tiny Fitness

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Kids can do Zumba, too! Whether they want to try Zumba for the first time or have always found it an interesting form of self-care and exercise, kids and kids-at-heart are all welcome to enjoy a 1-hour free Zumba session at Levy Park. Groove to different rhythms – salsa, hip hop, samba, and so much more!
When: Sunday, May 22, 2022, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 
Where: Levy Park, 3801 Eastside, Houston, TX
How Much: Free

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