The Halloween madness has simmered down, but Houston is always eventful! Here are a few handpicked ‘Things to do in Houston’. Have another great week with your kids & family.
H-E-B Movie Night: The Good Dinosaur – Discover Green
Friday, November 4th, 2016 | 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM | Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010.
A dinosaur’s journey to reunite with his family. Catch a free flick in the shadow of Houston’s skyline. Arrive one hour early for fun contests and activities!
11th Annual iFest Live – Sugar Land Town Square
Saturday, November 5th, 2016 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM | Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479 United States.
A great opportunity to introduce your kids to different cultures. This international festival celebrates the diversity of cultures within the community and features dozens of local organizations that will showcase their unique and vibrant heritages from all around the world through performances, art, food, and activities.
Hands-On Houston Family Festival: A Celebration of Clay – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Saturday, November 5th, 2016 | 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM | Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St Houston, TX 77002 United States.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to host the sixth annual HANDS-ON HOUSTON FAMILY FESTIVAL, a free community event. Families and visitors of all ages are invited to this fun day of indoor/outdoor activities. This year, HCCC celebrates clay and polymer clay with hands-on activities, demonstrations by local artists and more.
Harvest Fest – Harvest Green
Saturday, November 5th, 2016 | 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Harvest Green, 618 Vineyard Hollow Court in Richmond
Harvest Fest is celebrating autumn with “gourd-geous” pumpkins, a farmers market and a cornucopia of fall-oriented activities. Carve out time 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, to see the fantastic work of Maniac Pumpkin Carvers — and even have a chance to take a masterpiece home.
Star Wars The Force Awakens – Discovery Green
Saturday, November 5, 2016 | 7:00 PM | Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St
Houston, TX 77010 United States.
Catch a free flick in the shadow of Houston’s skyline. Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.
Art – Discovery Green
Saturday, November 5th to Sunday November 6th, 2016 | Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St Houston, TX 77010 United States.
With a beer garden, live music and craft activities for kids and adults presented by the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, Art @ Discovery Green is the best way to enjoy a walk in the park!
Touch-A-Truck & Model Train Festival 2016 – Touch A Truck Texas City
Saturday, November 5th, 2016 | 10 AM to 4 PM | 409 6th Street North, Texas City, TX 77590.
You may have been to another Touch-A-Truck event, but everything is bigger and better in Texas City! Bring the kids to see more than 35 trucks from monster trucks to dump trucks, cranes to military vehicles, police and fire and much more! Face painting, balloon artists, giant corn box, this is an event you don’t want to miss!
Walk on the Wild Side! – Nature Discovery Center
Sunday, November 6th, 2016 | 10:00 AM | Nature Discovery Center
7112 Newcastle, Bellaire, TX 77401
Come explore and learn more about the wild side of nature in the city with our fun, family friendly nature walks in Russ Pitman Park. Join us while we sneak up on lizards, peer through a spotting scope for close up looks at honey bees or birds, discover the latest blooms and their pollinators in our Pocket Prairie, spy on the secret life of animals that hide under logs, and investigate more seasonal nature surprises! Learn some tips to explore nature with your family in your own backyard or on your travels. These walks will be about an hour long.
Shop. Taste. Empower. – Home for the Holidays Edition
Sunday, November 6th, 2016 | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | The Cottage Shop, 811 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006, United States.
On Sunday, have a girl’s afternoon at the Shop. Taste. Empower. event at The Cottage Shop at The Women’s Home. This free event gives shoppers an opportunity to find incredible gifts and decorating ideas, nosh on sweet treats and most importantly, give back during this season of giving.
Toddler Tuesdays: Are We There Yet? – Discovery Green
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 | 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM | 4848 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002.
Discover a morning of fun with story time, activities, crafts and special character appearances.
Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride–and after reading this astonishingly inventive new book (that even turns upside down for several pages!), you’ll never look at being bored the same way again.
Nature Story Time – Nature Discovery Center
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 | 4:00 PM | Nature Discovery Center
7112 Newcastle, Bellaire, TX 77401
A FREE story time for preschoolers and their parents, grandparents, or caregivers. Story-time may involve visits with live animals, puppets, short nature walks in the park, crafts, or songs in addition to age appropriate nature related stories.
Thursday Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00-9:00pm