Top 9 Things for Kids in Houston This Week: August 26 to September 1, 2019

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Sundays in the Park | Photo courtesy of Discovery Green

Make the most of your week with our top 9 things to do with kids in Houston from Monday, August 26 to Sunday, September 1, 2019. 

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Top 9 Things to Do with Kids This Week in Houston

  • ”So You Want to Learn About Spiders” Book Release Party at Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library | Wednesday, August 28 | FREE – Join local author Katrina Willoughby for a party to release her 5th book, So You Want to Learn About Spiders. Children will enjoy a Meet and Greet with the author, activities, a book reading, and a chance to win a copy of the book. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark Movie Screening with Orchestra at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Thursday, August 29 – Relive the adventures of Indiana Jones at a Raiders of the Lost Ark film screening with live musical accompaniment by a full symphony orchestra in Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Battling against a snake phobia and a vengeful ex-girlfriend, Indiana Jones is in constant peril during this rated PG flick. Tickets are $35.50 per person. 8pm.
  • Music on the Plaza: August 2019 at Museum of Fine Arts | Friday, August 30 | No Cover – Enjoy a night of Music on the Plaza which exhibits synergy between different art forms and celebrates Houston’s vibrant arts scene with live music, art and performance demonstrations, and hands-on art-making experiences. There will be food vendors and a cash bar. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story Movie Screening at Levy Park | Friday, August 30 | FREE – Spend Friday night at a free, family-friendly movie screening in Levy Park. This month’s featured movie is Solo: A Star Wars Story, starring Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, and Woody Harrelson. Go on a Space adventure with Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins forces with a gang of galactic smugglers and a 190-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca. Movie is rated PG-13. 8pm to 10pm.
  • Labor Day Backyard BBQ at George Ranch | Saturday, August 31 – Travel back to a ’30s Style Backyard BBQ at George Ranch. Guests can enjoy period music on a vintage radio while playing games from the past. At noon, chow down on some old-fashioned grub in the yard of the 1930s George Ranch Home (reservations required). From 11am to 2pm, guests can help make and then enjoy ice cream cranked the old-fashioned way. Admission is $15; $12 ages 65 and up; $10 ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and under. 10am to 5pm.
  • Waugh Bat Colony Boat Tours at Buffalo Bayou Park | Saturday, August 31 – Watch 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from the Waugh Bridge at dusk while sitting comfortably on a boat during this tour offered by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Led by a “bat girl” docent, guests will enjoy an amazing view of the bats’ dusk emergence from the Waugh Drive Bridge on Buffalo Bayou. Children under 4 are not permitted on the boat. Boat departs 45 minutes before sunset (1 and a half hour boat rides). $30. 7pm to 8:30pm.
  • The Little Mermaid Movie Screening with Orchestra at Jones Hall | Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 – Join Ariel and friends for an adventure “Under the Sea” as Disney’s 1989 animated classic, The Little Mermaid projects on the big screen at Jones Hall. The complete Oscar-winning score will be performed live by the Houston Symphony. Admission Tickets start at $35. Showtimes vary.
  • Sundays in the Park at Discovery Green | Sunday, September 1 | FREE – Come together as a family to enjoy music, lawn games and more at Discovery Green for some R&R together. Check out the library cart at the Houston Public Library outdoor reading room and our resident Art Cart “Rocket Dog” for games. 3pm to 5pm.
  • Labor Day at Waterway Square in The Woodlands | Sunday, September | No Cover – Kick back and relax this Labor Day weekend at Waterway Square with the family. Listen to live music, enjoy strolling entertainers, enter a pie-eating contest, marvel at fireworks and more during their holiday celebration. 5pm to 9pm.

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