things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of November 4 | Centennial Saturdays

things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of November 4 | Centennial Saturdays | Image credit: Houston Zoo

Our picks for things to do in Houston with kids this weekend (November 4-6) include Centennial Saturdays, Tot Spot: Component Exploration Pop-Up, Mommy Mingle Fridays, AFA’s Bayou City Duck Race, & 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 November 4, Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of November 4, and  Things to do in Houston this Week of October 31!

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Top pick: Tot Spot: Component Exploration Pop-Up at Children’s Museum Houston

Things to do in Houston this Weekend of November 4 - Pop up at Children's Museum of Houston

There are plenty of exciting and engaging activities for the family and for your toddlers at Tot*Spot at the Children’s Museum Houston! For this weekend’s event, there will be a Component Exploration Pop-Up, featuring a Scarf Blower! Through this event, your child will engage in activities that can help develop the sensory and problem-solving skills of your little ones.

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 10 am to 12 pm
Where: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15


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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of November 4, 2022 – Friday

Mommy Mingle Fridays

Mommy Mingle Fridays

Image Credit: Children’s Museum Houston

Moms in the greater Houston area, listen up! The wildly popular “Mommy Mingle Fridays” have returned to the Children’s Museum Houston now that the kids are back in school! While supplies last, the museum offers complimentary coffee and breakfast pastries so you can socialize with other mothers.

Tot*Spot, the exclusive exhibit for kids 35 months and under, is the perfect place to take your young ones for some amazing playtime. The event also welcomes parents, nannies, and other caregivers, even those who live outside Houston are welcomed!

When: Friday, November 4, 2022, 10 am to 12 pm
Where: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15


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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Saturday, November 5, 2022

Student Performance: Kipp Houston

Kipp Houston

Image Credit: Hermann Park Conservancy

Cheer and applaud the students from Kipp Houston they showcases their talents at Hermann Park as part of the 12th Annual Student Performance Series at Lake Park. Nothing is more encouraging for these kids than seeing plenty of people appreciate their talents.

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 10 a.m.
Where: 1700 Hermann Dr Houston, TX 77004
How Much: Free


AFA’s Bayou City Duck Race

AFA's Bayou City Duck Race

Image Credit: Duck Race

On Saturday, Allen’s Landing in Downtown Houston will once again hold witness to the AFA’s Fourth Annual Bayou City Duck Race (benefiting the AFA Play It Forward Fund)! 7000 rubber ducks will be dropped on the Bayou and race to the finish line. The first 10 ducks to cross the finish line gets fun prizes!

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 10 am to 11:30 pm
Where: 1005 Commerce St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: $5 per rubber duck


8th Annual Park to Port Bike Ride

Annual Park to Port Bike Ride

Image Credit: Hermann Park Conservancy

Join the 8th annual Park to Port Bike Ride this week and get a bike’s-eye view of the Bayou City! Bicyclists can travel 20 miles one way on the Bayou Greenways trail from Hermann Park’s Bayou Parkland to the Port of Houston. Enjoy a celebration at the halfway mark, but save some strength for a well-earned celebration under the Bill Coats Bridge after the ride!

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 7:30 am
Where: 1700 Hermann Dr Houston, TX 77004
How Much: $40; Registration required.


Art in the Park/Arte en el Parque

Study Spanish while experimenting with various artistic mediums! Thanks to Listo Translating Services and More, students between the ages of 3 and 12 will produce a distinctive work of art while honing their Spanish speaking and listening abilities. Everything is provided for the 20 participants for this session.

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where:Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010
How Much: Free


Centennial Saturdays

Centennial Saturdays

Image credit: Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo is holding Centennial Saturdays as part of its celebration of its 100th birthday. On the first Saturday of every month, you may visit the Zoo and enjoy a variety of fun activities. All year long, members and visitors can enjoy these “little parties” to mark the Zoo’s birthday!

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, United States
Cost: Starts at $23


Día de los Muertos

In honor of El Da de los Muertos, the Children’s Museum Houston will be miraculously transformed into a vibrant, lovely, and abundant Land of the Dead, brimming with magnificent offerings of Mariachi, “sugar skulls,” and marigolds (Day of the Dead).

When: Saturday to Sunday, November 5-6, 2022, 10am to 6 pm
Where:1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15


Photography Workshop

Join the Houston Center for Photography for educational photography workshops! These community-driven workshops focus on photography as a means for creative expression and acquiring basic photography skills. Learn and practice various aspects of photography such as composition and lighting.

No prior experience is required and all levels of proficiency and camera types are welcome.

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 9 a.m.
Where: Event Pavilion, Levy Park, 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, Texas 77098
How Much: Free


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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Sunday, November 6, 2022

Blue Man Group

The smash-hit phenomenon known as BLUE MAN GROUP has been enjoyed by more than 35 million people worldwide, and now it’s your chance, Houstonians! BLUE MAN GROUP makes a brief stop in Houston as part of their newest North American tour. Everything you know and love about BLUE MAN GROUP is there, including their distinctive drumming, vibrant creative moments, and unique humor.

The men are still blue, but everything else is brand-new. Join the Blue Men in a delightful experience that unifies audiences of all ages, featuring throbbing, original music, custom-made instruments, unexpected audience engagement, and humorous silliness.

When: Sunday, November 6, 2022, 1 pm
Where: 615 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: Starts at $39


Deal Alert – Get the lowest admission price at Space Center Houston.

Top 10 things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of November 4, 2022 include Centennial Saturdays,  Tot Spot: Component Exploration Pop-Up, 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.

Get more information and book your day of fun at the Space Center Houston!!!


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