Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend - Hip Hop Celebration at Children's Museum Houston

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend – Hip Hop Celebration at 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 12-14) include Hip-Hop Hooray!, Read with Pawsitive Pups, Manga Mania, The Secret Life of Squirrels, & more!

Top Pick – Experience the rich history of Galveston Island through the immersive 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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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Friday, August 12, 2022

Manga Mania

Head to Tuttle Neighborhood Library and meet other fans and discuss your passion for Japanese comics, better known as Manga. The topic of discussion on Monday will be Demon Slayer.
When: Friday, August 12, 2022, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Located At: Tuttle Neighborhood Library, 702 Kress St, Houston, TX 77020
How Much: Free; Registration required

Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Saturday, August 13, 2022

Hip-Hop Hooray!

hip-hop hooray!

Image Credit: Children’s Museum Houston

For this entertaining celebration of everything hip hop, the Children’s Museum features a DJ, local rappers, singers, and dancers. For the enjoyment of all guests and hip-hop fans, there will be a DJ Dance Party and several talent showcases!
When: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Children’s Museum Houston, 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
Cost: $15

Read with Pawsitive Pups

Houston Public Library

Image Credit: Houston Public Library

Ben, the beloved beagle of the Houston Public Library, enjoys hearing children read aloud to him. Visit the HPL on Saturday to let your children experience reading a book to a therapy dog. You can bring your child’s own books or let him or her check out some from the Houston Public Library.

Our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week with family!
When: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Located At: 500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: Free; Registration required

When Nature Attacks

Violent snakes? Plants with poison? animal spitters, vomiters, or sprayers? Nature is capable of defending itself against potential threats. Visit the Houston Arboretum to learn what happens when nature strikes back! Then, also learn how to make a coral snake keychain, recognize toxic plants and snakes, and practice your aim when spraying potential predators.
When: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77024-7708
Cost: $30

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Water Play at Kinder Lake: Kayaks

Enjoy the warmer weather with a trip around Kinder Lake at Discovery Green. You and your family can watch the fish swim beneath the water for 15 minutes at a time. R/C boats are also available for rental.
When: Saturday – Sunday, August 13-14, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: $5 for kayak rentals

Art Crowd | After-Hours Access to “Leandro Erlich: Seeing is not Believing”

Art Crowd | After-Hours Access to “Leandro Erlich: Seeing Is Not Believing”

Image Credit: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Members of Art Crowd and ticketed guests have exclusive, after-hours access to Leandro Erlich: Seeing Is Not Believing when the Museum is closed to the public. Immerse yourself in the optical illusions of this uncanny summer exhibition, and enjoy music, drinks, light bites, and art making.
When: Friday, August 12, 2022, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, United States
How Much: Free

The Secret Life of Squirrels

The Secret Life of Squirrels

Image Credit: Houston Arboretum

People sometimes take squirrels for granted because they are so common, yet they actually have fascinating lives. For instance, did you know that flying squirrels are ruthless predators, tree squirrels have built-in sunglasses, and Eastern Gray Squirrels are one of the few animal species known to lie to deceive others? These pervasive and versatile animals are more than simply backyard pests; they are vital components of our ecology. Let your little ones enjoy learning about all these and more at the Arboretum.
When: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77024-7708
Cost: $35

Xpress Yourself Through Art

This program at the Houston Public Library encourages young people to use their imagination. Join the event together with your kids and participate in creating art with your little ones so they also become inspired to create their own. All supplies will be provided.
When: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Located At: 500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: Free; Registration required

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Top 10 things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of August 12, 2022 include Hip Hop celebration at CMH, experiencing Galveston history with Ship to Shore exhibit, 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 14, 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!

Summer Block Parties

Summer Block Party

Image Credit: Levy Park Houston

Bring the whole family to our Texas Children’s Hospital Summer Block Party Series! Live music, bubble stations, games, and children’s activities are all part of this free event. This Sunday, music by DJ Mohawk Steve & Legacy Man will be playing for everyone at the park! 
When: Sunday, August 14, 2022, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Levy Park, 3801 Eastside, Houston, TX
How Much: Free

Passport to the Universe

Discover the marvels of the cosmos! This special show will have Tom Hanks as the narrator, as the clips pilot a journey through the cosmos and far into galactic space. You and your kids can get a fresh perspective on size and distance of the universe. The NEW Passport to the Universe is rendered in stunning 8K resolution at 60FPS.
When: Sunday, August 14, 2022, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Where: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
How Much: Adult – $9 | Child – $8

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The adventure doesn’t end at meal time. Basking in the glow of the 150,000-gallon aquarium and its denizens—including reticulated rays, sawfish, and shovel-nosed guitarfish—families can nosh on New Orleans–style tilapia and shrimp platters or tried-and-true kids’ favorites such as popcorn shrimp and sand dollar pizza.

Where: Downtown Aquarium in Houston, 410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002

How Much: $97.98 $73 (25% Off)

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