Train rides, block party, learning about snakes & more - Top 10 things to do with kids in Houston this month

Top pick for things to do with kids in Houston this month: When Nature Attacks – Courtesy Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

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. 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 month that will be entertaining for the whole family. 

Things to do with kids this month (August) in Houston (TX)

1. George Hermann’s 178th Birthday at Hermann Park

Hermann Park Conservancy Train Rides

Hermann Park Conservancy Train Rides – Image Courtesy – Hermann Park

George Hermann, the namesake of Hermann Park, would be celebrating his 178th birthday this coming Friday. In celebration, the park is throwing a party, and everyone is invited. Kids 12 and under will be able to ride the Hermann Park Railroad for $1.78 between 10 a.m. and noon–a major discount from the usual ticket price of $3.75. Park visitors will also be able to take advantage of discounts at Gelu Italian Ice and Ginger Kale, where prices will drop to $1.78 on select items. And to top it all off, there will be complimentary birthday cake, face painting, and free arts and crafts supplies.
When: Friday, August 6th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 6001 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030
How Much: Free

2. Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse

things to do with kids this month

Every summer and winter break, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema tries to make the time off from school a little more special by offering discounted showings to kids and their families. All films are kid-appropriate, and include offerings like Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, Babe, and An American Tail. Most showings are for kids aged 3 and up, but there are some exceptions. Check out our full list of free and cheap movies playing in Houston this summer.
When: Times vary–see schedule here
Where: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 2707 Commercial Center Blvd Suite K-100, Katy, TX 77494
How Much: $3

3. Summer Block Party at Levy Park Houston

Things to Do with kids this month

courtesy Levy Park Houston

Take your kids out to celebrate summer (or the end of it) at this family-friendly Summer Block Party. The event will feature live music by DJ Mohawk Steve, bubble stations, games, and activities just for kids.
When: Sunday, August 8th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Levy Park Houston, 3801 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098
How Much: Free

4. Movies in the Park in Centennial Park: Jurassic Park

Centennial Park is hosting free, family-friendly movies in the park for anybody who wants to come every Friday from July 16th through August 13th. Movies will start at dusk. Feel free to bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs.
When: Fridays until August 13th at dusk
Where: Centennial Park, 2200 S Friendswood Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546
How Much: Free

5. Silambam Houston Presents: Sharing Stories at Miller Outdoor Theatre

things to do with kids this month

courtesy Miller Outdoor Theatre

Visit Miller Outdoor Theatre for a family-friendly event that represents one of the best things about living in Houston: the diversity in the way that different cultures and art forms interact with each other. Sharing Stories is a mix of flamenco, classical Indian dance, and theater arts. Together, these elements will weave a compelling narrative set to a lively soundtrack. To watch the show at Miller Outdoor Theatre, you can get up to four tickets for the covered seating area online, but they go fast. If you’re okay with sitting on the hill picnic-style, you don’t have to worry about tickets, or you could even choose to watch the show virtually at the Miller Outdoor Theatre website.
When: Friday, August 13th, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
How Much: Free



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Things to do with kids this month (August) in Houston (TX) – Continued


6. BASF Kids’ Labs at Children’s Museum Houston

9.  Screen on the Green- Abominable

things to do with kids this month

Image courtesy: Discovery Green

Discovery Green will be hosting a free, socially-distanced screening of the family-friendly film Abominable (2019). The animated film is about a young girl and her friends going on a journey to help a young Yeti reunite with his family. Guests are invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs.
When: Saturday, August 21st, at 8 p.m.
Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: Free

10. The Dr. Seuss Experience at the George R. Brown Convention Center

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courtesy The Dr. Seuss Experience

For an interactive and immersive adventure into the world of Dr. Seuss, visit the Dr. Seuss Experience. Kids will jump at the chance to swing through the trees from The Lorax, explore a maze of balloons, and meet characters from the stories they love.
When: Now through August 15th, daily schedule varies
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: $26-33

What are some other things to do with kids this month in Houston? Leave a comment and let us know.


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