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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. 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. 

Our top picks for things to do with kids this weekend in Houston (July 30 – August 1) include – Marvel Mania at the Children’s Museum Houston, Dive-In Movie at Dow Park Pool: A Goofy Movie, Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School, and more! 



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Things to do with kids this weekend in Houston – Events & Activities

1. Marvel Mania at the Children’s Museum Houston

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Get out of the heat and into the air-conditioned halls of the Children’s Museum Houston, where you and your kids can meet and take pictures with some of Marvel’s best heroes–Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Spider-Man. 
When: Saturday, July 31st, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Children’s Museum Houston, 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
How Much: $12 (General admission)

2. Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse

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.
When: Times vary–see schedule here
Where: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 2707 Commercial Center Blvd Suite K-100, Katy, TX 77494
How Much: $3

3. Dive-In Movie at Dow Park Pool: A Goofy Movie


For a twist on seeing a movie in the park, you can visit the Dow Park Pool for a dive-in movie experience. Bring a flotation device (and an adult companion for any swimmers under 12) and watch a movie while floating, treading water, or just sitting poolside. This Friday, visitors to the pool will get to watch A Goofy Movie, an animated movie about a bumbling, goofy dad trying to reconnect with his awkward teenage son who wants nothing more than to be cool.
When: Friday, July 30th, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 610 E San Augustine St, Deer Park, TX 77536
How Much: $5

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

things to do with kids this weekend

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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


6. Family Movie Night at Levy Park: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Enjoy a family-friendly movie in Levy Park this Friday. You can buy food and drinks from nearby restaurants or even watch the movie from the Woodshed Smokehouse if you make a reservation. Bring a blanket or borrow a chair from the park and settle in to watch Dora and the Lost City of Gold, a movie following the character from the Dora the Explorer cartoons as she tries to navigate high school and rescue her parents at the same time.
When: Friday, July 30th, at 8 p.m.
Where: Levy Park, 3801 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098
How Much: Free


7. Leather Tooling at George Ranch Historical Park

things to do with kids this weekend

courtesy George Ranch Historical Park

For a fun and educational day out with your kids, visit George Ranch Historical Park. As part of the park’s summer-long series, Hands-On Summer History, there will be a new event every week that will give kids a chance to learn about history in a close-up and personal way. This week, kids will get to help design leather tack for cowboys.
When: Friday and Saturday, July 30th-301st, starting at 10 a.m.
Where: George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762 Rd, Richmond, TX 77469
How Much: $10-15 (General admission)

8. Movies in the Park in Centennial Park: A Bug’s Life

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. This week, enjoy A Bug’s Life, the animated movie about a misfit ant who tries to come up with new, exciting ideas and ends up an outcast for it. Movies will start at dusk. Feel free to bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs.
When: Friday, July 30th, at dusk
Where: Centennial Park, 2200 S Friendswood Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546
How Much: Free

9. Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School at Main Street Theater

Junie B's Essential Guide to SurvivalJunie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School is a musical about a wise-cracking first grader and what she’s learned in her long tenure of one and a half years of school. Main Street Theater is staging a matinee performance of a musical based on the Junie B. Jones book series that is sure to delight kids.
When: Sunday, August 1st, at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Main Street Theater, 2540 Times Blvd, Houston, TX 77005
How Much: $26


10. Miller Outdoor Theatre Summer Mixtape Series

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Looking for a fun event the whole family can enjoy? Music lovers of all ages won’t want to miss Miller Outdoor Theatre’s Summer Mixtape Series. The event is an independent music showcase that puts Houston’s best local acts in the spotlight. The music will range from reggae to pop, country to rock, and jazz to punk, so there’s definitely something for everyone.  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, July 3oth-Saturday, July 31st, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
How Much: Free


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


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