Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of August 19 - Summer Science Shakedown at CMH

Things to do in Houston with kids this Weekend of Aug 19 | Image Credit: Children’s Museum Houston

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 (Aug 19-21) include Family Studio at the MFAH, Summer Science Shakedown, Rockin’ Trolls, & more!


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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Friday, August 19, 2022

Make the last weekend before school historic! Experience Galveston history with the Ship to Shore exhibit 

Ship to Shore Exhibit

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend – Explore Galveston History with Galveston Historical Foundation

Based on real, verified accounts of immigrants arriving in Galveston, the Ship to Shore experience develops a number of sequential experiential spaces that alternate interactive learning with immersive encounters. A digital membership card is also used in the experience, which gives each guest a unique and real tale during their stay.
Where: Pier 22 Suite, 8, Galveston, TX 77550, United States/
When: Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last ticket sold at 4 p.m.)
How Much: Adult: $20 | Youth: $16

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Summer Science Shakedown

Summer Science Shakedown

Image Credit: Children’s Museum Houston

Treat this event as your kids’ last hurrah for summer! Visit the Children’s Museum Houston and throw cereal across the room, fling toilet paper 20 feet up in the air, and float a beach ball! There will be plenty of h-air-raising experiments to mark the end of the summer and the launch of our newly renamed How Does It Work! exhibit.
When: Friday, August 19, 2022, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Children’s Museum Houston, 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
Cost: $15


Rockin’ Trolls

Rockin’ Trolls

Image Credit: Children’s Museum Houston

The Houston Children’s Museum is hosting a Troll exhibit and you and your kids are invited to meet and greet these eccentric, colorful, and entertaining friends!
When: Friday, August 19, 2022, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Children’s Museum Houston, 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
Cost: $15


Block Party Playtime!

Things to do with kids in Houston this weekend - Kids with building blocks at Houston Public Library

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend | Image Credit: Houston Public Library

Join this event for a creative and cooperative play session that will help your kid get ready for school. Build and create with your youngster using our LEGO DUPLOs and Kaplan construction blocks!
When: Friday, August 19, 2022, 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Located At:500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Free; Registration required


Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Saturday, August 20, 2022

Screening: Bee Movie

Screening: Bee Movie

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Bring the whole family to help us celebrate National Honeybee Day at Buffalo Bayou Park, where there will be plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy! Then, when night comes, settle in for a showing of Bee Movie, the tale of Barry the Bee, who leaves the hive for the first time and discovers a brand-new world. We recommend using blankets and lawn chairs. There will be a food and beverage stand.
When: Saturday, August 20, 2022, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Located at: 1019 Commerce St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: Free


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Arts in the Park

Arts in the Park

Image Credit: Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center

Give yourself some time for self-expression by visiting Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center and enjoy a morning of nature and art. Everything will be provided; just bring your family and your imagination! Craft materials will be distributed at the Amphitheater in Wildscape Garden, available only until supplies last.
When: Saturday, August 20, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: 14140 Garrett Rd., Houston, TX 77044
How Much: Free


Kids YUMMY! Summer Cooking Classes

Kids YUMMY! Summer Cooking Classes

Image Credit: Downtown Houston

Does your little one like to learn baking? Your kid will be the “Happiest Baker” as they learn and try to create Challah bread and bake a loaf from scratch. To make empanadas, they will use dough and fill them with both sweet and savory contents. Additionally, the little bakers will create and embellish cupcakes from scratch. After the baking sessions, they will head to MKT BAR to have fun while enjoying their treats, and watching cartoons.
When: Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 1001 Austin St, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: $65


Saturday Sketching in the Galleries

Families are welcome to explore and practice sketching techniques in the galleries with kids 12 and older. A teaching artist guides the way, and the artwork on display serves as the ideal inspiration. Meet at the Kinder Building lobby. You can take the given art supplies and materials home to continue honing your skills.

When: Saturday, August 20, 2022, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, 5500 Main St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $10


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Top 10 things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of August 19, 2022 include science fun at CMH, Bee movie outdoor screening and more!

The award-winning Space Center Houston is one of Houston’s most popular family attractions and takes visitors behind-the-scenes of the NASA Johnson Space Center. Filled with interactive exhibitions, multi-media displays, cutting-edge technology, and fascinating space artifacts, there’s something to amaze and entertain all ages. Full-day entrance ticket to the Space Center Houston includes the Nasa Tram, Mission Briefing Center, and Starship Gallery Choice of entrance times throughout the day

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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Sunday, August 21, 2022

Check out the most innovative trampoline equipment at Cosmic Air in Katy! 

Cosmic Air Trampoline Park in Katy

If you are looking for a fun place for the kids to hang out, burn energy, and have a ton of fun, look no further than the Cosmic Air Adventure & Trampoline Park in Katy! The park is famous for having the most innovative equipment available in the Trampoline Park industry. What’s more – Cosmic Air is committed to having each of its guests have the best family entertainment experience possible in Houston, all while staying on a budget!

Our top pick for indoor kid activities in Houston, Tx!!!

Location: 1210 Fry Road Houston TX 77084

Check out what all the hype is about at Cosmic Air Adventure & Trampoline Park – Houston’s number one spot for family fun!


 Family Studio at the MFAH

Family Studio at the MFAH

Image Credit: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

 

Explore artworks in the galleries before going to the studio to create your own masterpiece. Learn more about the methods that artists use to create their works of art by using premium materials and art supplies. This activity is best for families with kids ages 5-12.

Our top pick for Things to do in Houston this weekend with family!

When: Sunday, August 21, 2022, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, United States
How Much: Free


Plaza Palooza

Plaza Palooza

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Spend your Sunday weekend afternoon at the Citycentre for some fun and games, music, and plenty of kids activities in the plaza before, right before Citycentre starts its Sunday Night Live sessions!
When: Sunday, August 21, 2022, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Where:800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: Free


Drum Jam at Levy Park

All drummers and those interested in learning how to play this awesome instrument are invited to this informal, facilitated drum circle — a jam session for people of all ages and levels of skill. Drums, percussion instruments, and other rhythmic sound-making objects are welcome to be brought by participants.
When: Sunday, August 21, 2022, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Levy Park, 3801 Eastside, Houston, TX
How Much: Free


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