Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of September 30 | Zoo Boo 2022

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of September 30 | Zoo Boo 2022 | Image Credit: Houston Zoo

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, 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 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!

Our picks for things to do in Houston with kids this weekend (September 30 – October 2) include Zoo Boo 2022 at Houston Zoo, Houston Cougars vs. Tulane, Haunted Harbor Tours on SEAGULL II in Galveston, BioArt Bayou-torium, & more!

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Top Pick for Things to do in Houston this Weekend of September 30  – Houston Cougars vs. Tulane!!!

Things to do in Houston this weekend - UH vs Tulane 2022 Football

Weekends are for college football, and this weekend is no exception! Come to TDECU stadium this Friday, September 30, to cheer on your UH Cougars as they face off with Tulane in our Conference Opener! There will be a special Half time performance with the UH Mariachi Pumas and the Spirit of Houston.

Special Features for this game include – Tailgating at 2 pm, Cougar Walk at 3:45 pm, Entertainment by Cheerleaders, Cougar Dolls and Shasta and Sasha DJ Yobi Yobz in the student section!!! Don’t miss all the fun and pageantry of college football!

Come Early, Be Loud and Wear Black!

Where: 3875 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
When: Friday, September 30, 2022, 6 p.m.
How Much:  $10

Season tickets: Houston Cougars | Online Ticket Office
Single gamesHouston Cougars | Online Ticket Office
Hotline: 713-Go-Coogs (462-6647); Call during regular business hours.


Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of September 30, 2022 – Friday

Levy Park Family Movie Night: Raya and the Last Dragon

Family Movie Night at Levy Park Houston

Image Credit: Levy Park Facebook Page

Bring the family, especially the kids, and enjoy a wonderful family movie night at Levy Park with the free screening of Raya and the Last Dragon. Don’t forget to bring your movie-watching essentials. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase from Side Dough and Woodshed Smokehouse.
When: Friday, September 30, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Event Pavilion, 3801 Eastside St., Houston, TX 77098
How Much: Free


Circle Time

Visit Evelyn’s Park Conservancy for a reading circle and storytime session beneath the covered Trevilion overlooking Bellaire Blvd. You’ll get to enjoy stories being read aloud to visitors in the park while flipping through pages of picture books. A perfect way to let your kids have fun while learning.
When: Friday, September 30, 2022, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: 4400 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401, United States
Cost: Free


Get Gassed Up at Children’s Museum Houston

Get Gassed Up

Image Credit: Children’s Museum Houston

Don’t miss the weekend activities at the Children’s Museum Houston WonderWeek, where you can let your children learn about gas and its wonderful properties and use! Gas is everywhere, and it is a vital component of people’s daily life, whether it be in the form of heated air ascending, clouds developing in the sky, or using natural gas. Visit the Children’s Museum Houston’s gaseous exhibits to learn more about photosynthesis, hot air balloons, and water vapor!

When: Friday to Saturday, September 30 – October 1, 2022, 10 am to 6 pm
Where:1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15


Deal Alert – Birthday Fun For Kids Should NOT be Expensive! 

IRise Trampoline and Fun Park in Houston

IRise is a massive indoor trampoline park with an open-jump court, Kid’s Adventure Park Activities, Trampoline Handball, Dodgeball, Trampoline Slam Dunk, and  Trampoline Ninja Park

All parties include:

    • Party Host to assist you
    • Party plates, napkins, cups and utensils
    • Two one-hour jump passes for a future visit
    • Dedicated party host

Check out this great deal  – Weekend/Weekday Party for Up to 15 People at IRise Trampoline and Fun Park (Up to 36% Off)


Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Saturday, October 1, 2022

Haunted Harbor Tours on SEAGULL II in Galveston

Haunted Harbor Tour with Galveston Historical Foundation

The waters of Galveston Bay have a long history that dates back to the island’s formation. Visitors will learn about the eerie past of Galveston’s harborside during this unique 90-minute tour onboard the SEAGULL II of the Galveston Historical Foundation.

This is one of the most iconic haunted tours in Galveston that you don’t want to miss!

When: October 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2022, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: 2200 Harborside Drive, Galveston, 77550
How Much: $25 | Children ages 5 and under – FREE


Zoo Boo 2022 at Houston Zoo

Zoo Boo 2022

Image Credit: Houston Zoo

Inviting all Houstonians and your little, adorable Kids to celebrate fall at the month long Zoo Boo at Houston Zoo! Visitors are encouraged to dress up, and there are many popular events to enjoy, such as the Giant Pumpkin, presented by LyondellBasell, and the Carved Pumpkins, sponsored by Frost Bank. Do not miss the Texas Children’s Hospital-sponsored spooktacular Scary-Go-Round, the pumpkin lantern tunnel between the lion and tiger exhibits, photo opportunities around the Zoo, and much more!
When: Starts this Saturday, October 1, 2022, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Runs the entire month of October 2022
Where: 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, United States
Cost: Starts at $23


BioArt Bayou-torium: Return to Nature / Artebio Bayou-torio: Vuelve a La Naturaleza

BioArt Bayou-torium

Image Credit: Buffalo Bayou

An interactive, movable project called the BioArt Bayou-torium is located in a repurposed shipping container. The Buffalo Bayou ecosystem served as the inspiration for East End artist Henry G. Sanchez’s creation of the Bayou-torium, which fosters environmental stewardship via art and life science activities for all ages.

When: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 9 am to 3 pm
Where: 2300 S Sgt Macario Garcia Dr, Houston, TX 77011, United States
How Much: Free


Recycling Saturdays Featuring Happy Earth Compost

Teaching your kids to recycle just got easier with Discovery Green’s Recycling Saturdays event. Bring your recyclables to the park and help keep the city clean. Earth composts will also be provided so you can take them home and help you practice composting food waste.
When: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010
How Much: Free


Photography Workshop

Photography Workshop

Image Credit: Levy Park Houston

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. For this weekend’s session, bring your own camera as the class helps you understanding the different settings of a camera. This is going to be a great step to learning to use your camera manually, and not become dependent on auto mode!
When: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 9 a.m.
Where: Event Pavilion, Levy Park, 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, Texas 77098
How Much: Free


Deal Alert – Private Splatter Paint Experience for 2 People in Kingwood

Image 6: Up to 45% Off Splatter Painting at Pinspiration - Kingwood

DIY art studio invites guests to get crafty and let loose, having fun with splatter paint

About This Deal

  • What’s included:
    • Splatter Suit (Shoe Caps, Shower Caps, and Goggles).
    • One 9×12 stretched canvas per person
  • Glow Upgrade: $20 for groups of 2, $25 for groups of 3-4, $35 for groups of 5-6 – Paint under the glow of black lights with neon paint!
  • Canvas Upgrade: Large Stretched 18×24 canvas available for a total price of $25
  • Valid only at the Kingwood location.

Get more information and book your Private Splatter Paint Experience TODAY!!!


Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Sunday, October 2, 2022

Sweeping the Savanna

Sweeping the Savanna

Image Credit: Houston Arboretum

There is a flurry of activity in the savanna ecosystem! This restored habitat provides food and shelter for butterflies, bees, and beetles. Along the trails of the Arboretum, come learn about the variety of grassland insects and hone your sweep netting skills. Please wear closed-toe shoes and come prepared for the outdoors. Parents must attend the program with their children.
When: Sunday, October 2, 2022, 1 pm – 3 pm
Where:4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: $40 per family of 4; plus $5 per additional family member


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

Top 10 things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of September 30, 2022 include Zoo Boo 2022, Houston Cougars vs. Tulane, 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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