Our picks for things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of March 17 include Parachute Play Time, Wild About Wildlife, Spring Vibe Market, & more!
Are you looking for things to do with your kids this weekend in Houston? H-town is a great city to raise kids. In fact, Houston is 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 an excellent 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 genuinely worthwhile? We’ve put together a list of the best weekend activities and events to entertain the whole family. There are cheap events for kids and free things to do with kids this weekend!
Remember to explore Things to do in Houston this Weekend of March 17, Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of March 17, and Things to do in Houston this Week of March 13!
Also, remember to also check out our other Houston posts: Miller Outdoor Theatre 100th Year Celebration, Best Summer Camps in Houston, Free Things To Do in Houston, and Best Local Farmers Markets in Houston.
Deal Alert – Air-conditioned Underground Tunnel Tour of Downtown Houston
Did you know that Houston has the most extensive downtown tunnel system in the US? Join us on our Underground Tunnel tour (air-conditioned) without outdoor views for an in-depth look at the incredible metropolis below ground-floor in Texas’ largest business district including the most award-winning downtown skyscrapers which host many of Texas’ most noteworthy Fortune 500 corporate headquarters & historical venues.
As part of this day tour, we will visit multiple historical and artistic sections of Downtown Houston’s tunnels as well as the corporate buildings that lie on top of them. Make sure to bring your smile and camera as we will provide you with unique photo-op opportunities and inside secrets that most native Houstonians don’t even know about!
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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of March 17, 2023 – Friday
Nowruz: Persian New Year Celebration
Celebrate the rich Persian culture at the Asia Society Texas Center this weekend! The event will feature performances, cultural learning opportunities, food, arts and crafts, stories, and so much more.
When: Friday, March 17, 2023, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004
How Much: Free
Parachute Play Time
It’s playtime at CityCentre! Join the British International School of Houston for a day of games, fun craft activities, and a big exciting parachute at CityCentre. Don’t miss out on all this fun!
When: Friday, March 17, 2023, 9 am – 11 am
Where: CityCentre, 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024
How Much: $6
The Rink: Rolling at Discovery Green
Grab your skates and enjoy some fun skating with pals or family at Discovery Green before its final weekends. Hit the rink and enjoy DJ tunes and light shows as you glide and slide under the beautiful skies and skyscrapers.
When: Friday, March 17, 2023, 11 am – 11 pm
Where: The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W Panther Creek Dr #280, The Woodlands, TX 77381
How Much: $12 (includes skate rental)
Deal Alert – Get the lowest admission price at Space Center Houston.
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 on Saturday with Kids – March 18, 2023
45th Corvette Chevy Expo
If you’re into cars, then you might want to set your Saturday aside for the 45th Corvette Chevy Expo. Here, you’ll see stock, modified, pro-street, and custom cars and trucks. There will also be DJs, live entertainment, vendors, craft shows, swap meets.
When: Saturday – Sunday, March 18 – 19, 2023, 9 am – 6 pm
Where: Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551
How Much: Starts at $13
Aztec New Year Celebration
To celebrate the Aztec New Year, the Garden and Xochipilli Collective will be hosting a celebration of the planting of the corn. This will include dance performances, planting demonstrations, crafts, a market of indigenous craft vendors, storytelling, and more. You’ll also receive corn, bean, and squash seeds to take home for a Three Sisters Garden of your own.
When: Saturday, March 18, 2023, 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: Houston Botanic Garden, 1 Botanic Lane, Houston, TX 77017
How Much: $20
Greater Conroe Arts Festival
Art enthusiasts and art collectors unite this weekend at the Greater Conroe Arts Festival! The family event will feature local and Texan artists who dabble in all genres of the arts. There will be live art demonstrations, live music, a photography contest, and so much more.
When: Saturday, March 18, 2023, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Founders Plaza, 205 Metcalf St, Conroe, TX 77301
How Much: Free
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical
When a bus driver decides to take a break from the route, an unlikely volunteer flaps up to take the driver’s place – a pigeon! And you’ve never seen a pigeon like this one before. Inspired by the Caldecott Honor award-winning book, this play is sure to get everyone flapping on their seats with its silliness, innovative mix of songs, and feathers.
When: Saturday, March 18, 2023, 1:30 pm
Where: MATCH – Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: $14 – $24
Spring Vibe Market
Enjoy arts, music, and great food at the two-day Spring Vibe Market! There will be over 300 local artists, creatives, and makers showcasing their unique wares. And there will also be DJ music, complimentary cocktails, food, and photo ops.
When: Saturday – Sunday, March 18 – 19, 2023, 11 am – 5 pm
Where: POST Houston, 401 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77201
How Much: Free
Family Magic and Comedy Show
Magic, illusions, wonder! Experience all this at the Family Magic & Comedy Show at Houston Improv this weekend. The show will feature high-energy magic, sleight of hand, illusions, danger, juggling, and plenty of audience interaction. Who knows? You might even get to be part of the show!
When: Saturday, March 18, 2023, 2 pm
Where: Houston Improv, 7620 Katy Fwy #45, Houston, TX 77024
How Much: Starts at $25 for 2 people
Lego Movie Screening
Watch the movie “Lego” with the whole family and enjoy an outdoor movie experience this weekend at First Colony Mall. So grab your favorite snacks and drinks and get ready to have fun.
When: Saturday, March 18, 2023, 2 pm
Where: First Colony Mall, 16535 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77479
How Much: Free
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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of March 17, 2023 – Sunday
Bazaar on the Bayou: A White Oak Music Hall Sip & Stroll
Head out with your friends or your family to enjoy the fresh outdoor air and do some shopping at the Bazaar on the Bayou! This popular market in the Northside will have more than 75 local vendors showcasing their wares at the Houston music venue. There will also be DJs spinning tunes throughout the day. And the Raven Tower will also be open for drinks.
When: Sunday, March 19, 2023, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009
How Much: Free
Wild About Wildlife
It’s time for some outdoor fun! In this program, the kids will help clean the trails, learn about local animals, and learn how to create a healthy habitat in their very own backyards. They’ll also make their very own squirrel feeders and toad adobes to take home with them. The event is best for kids aged 5 to 10.
When: Sunday, March 19, 2023, 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024
How Much: $20 for members | $30 for nonmembers
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