Make the most of your week with our top 15 things to do with kids in Houston Monday, May 2 to Sunday, May 8, 2016.
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Top 15 Things to Do with Kids this Week in Houston
- Toddler Tuesday: The Day the Crayons Quit | Tuesday, May 3 | FREE – Play along as the kids listen to Drew Daywalt’s storybook The Day the Crayons Quit and meet some of the emotions from Pixar’s Inside Out. 10:30am.
- Family Storybook Circle at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston | Tuesday, May 3 – Learn about the galleries with a story for the little kids, highlighting colorful paintings by abstract expressionist painter Hans Hofmann. Included with museum admission. 11am.
- Mommy Mingle at the Children’s Museum | Wednesday, May 4 – Kids under 3 can play in the Tot Spot while parents and guardians enjoy coffee and breakfast. Included with museum admission. 10am.
- A.D. Players presents Hero Squad vs. The World’s Angriest Cow | Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 7 – Hero Squad bands together with its greatest rival when a larger global threat emerges in this tongue-in-cheek superhero play. Tickets are $12, but limited discounted $6 tickets are available. Times vary.
- Kids Backporch Productions presents Ramona Quimby, Age 8 in Pearland | Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 – Children’s author Beverly Cleary’s most beloved character comes to life in this play that follows Ramona as she enters the third grade. $8 to $14; limited $4 to $7 tickets available. Times vary.
- 5th Annual Star Wars Art Festival: Revenge of the Fifth in the East End | Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8 – Dress up as your favorite Star Wars characters and browse a selection of Star Wars-themed artwork. Kids 12 and under are admitted free to this family-friendly celebration. Tickets for 13 and older are $5 for Saturday or Sunday; $8 for both days; or $25 for the VIP party and both days.
- Houston Symphony presents Dreams Can Come True at Jones Hall | Saturday, May 7 – Catch a family-friendly Houston Symphony’s performance at Jones Hall, with music from Disney’s A Little Mermaid and Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. $19 to $34. 10am and 11:30am.
- AsiaFest 2016 at Asia Society Texas Center | Saturday, May 7 | FREE to attend – Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at this family-friendly event featuring hands-on activities, food, musical and dance performances and more. 10am to 6pm.
- Bumble Brain Box presents Baby & Me “Brain Play” Mixer in Katy | Saturday, May 7 | FREE to attend – Parents and parents-to-be are invited to a free talk and playdate focused on developing children’s minds between birth and 5 years old. Child development experts Sania Jamil and Dr. Kristi Grassi will leave and interactive discussion, followed a play session where parents can try out a series of mini “brain play” activities with their babies. 1pm to 3pm.
- Main Street Theater presents Harriet The Spy at The MATCH | Saturday, May 7 – Watch the storybook favorite come to life in Midtown. Designed for families, the show is perfect for introducing kids to the theater. $16. 1pm and 4pm.
- Disney’s Mulan Movie Screening at Discovery Green | Saturday, May 7 | FREE – Bring the whole family out to Discovery Green for a free showing of Disney’s 1998 classic Mulan, a film about a young woman who goes to great lengths to do what she thinks is right. The story based on an ancient Chinese tale. 8:30pm
- Houston Dragon Boat Festival at Tony Marron Park | Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 | FREE to attend – Roll out a blanket along the banks of Buffalo Bayou to cheer teams on during the annual dragon boat race and festival. Enjoy the outdoors while taking in cultural performances, dances, live music and tons of food and libations. 8:30am to 4pm.
- Mother’s Day Weekend at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens | Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 – Listen to live harp music, kick back free lemonade, and tour the gardens. Admission is free for mothers and grandmothers. Everyone else in the group receives discounted admission. $10 for adults; $5 for ages 10 to 17; free for ages 9 and under. 1pm to 5pm.
- Mother’s Day Brunch at Hungry’s Cafes in Rice Village & Memorial | Sunday, May 8 – Treat the family to a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch at either Hungry’s location. Mom gets a free dessert. 9am to 3pm.
- Mother’s Day Breakfast and Train Ride at Hermann Park | Sunday, May 8 – Reserve your spot for breakfast, followed by a train ride at Hermann Park. Advance purchase required. $10; $5 ages 10 and under. 10am.
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