Top 17 Things for Kids in Houston This Week: October 14 to 20, 2019

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Make the most of your week with our top 17 things to do with kids in Houston from Monday, October 14 to Sunday, October 20, 2019. 

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  • Halloween Haunted House at National Museum of Funeral History | Daily – Get into the Halloween spirit at the National Museum of Funeral History’s family-friendly Haunted House. The spooky exhibit takes a decidedly lighter approach to a normally scary subject. The annual haunted house is rated PG-13 and is recommended for ages 12 and up. Ages 11 and under are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets for haunted house admission are $5 for adults; $3 for children 11 and under; tickets are half-price when purchased with museum admission. 10am to 4pm daily.
  • Movies on the Lawn: Disney/Pixar’s Coco Movie Screening at First Colony Mall | Thursday, October 17 | FREE – The Lawn at First Colony Mall presents a free movie screening of the Disney / Pixar film Coco, the emotionally compelling, Día de los Muertos-fueled film celebrating family, tradition, and history. Follow Coco to the other side as he learns the truth about music, love, and family in this bright and colorful film. This film is rated PG. 7pm to 9:30pm.
  • Zoo Boo at Houston Zoo | Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20 – Bring your little pumpkins to the Zoo for photos in the pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating, costume parades and more at the return of Zoo Boo. Zoo Boo is a family-friendly event, and all costumes must be appropriate for ghouls of all ages. Tickets for adults are $19.95; children ages 2 to 11 are $15.95; seniors ages 65 and older are $14.95; admission is free to Zoo members. Times vary.
  • Fandemic Tour 2019 at NRG Center | Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20- See and hear from your favorite TV and WWE stars at Fandemic Houston 2019, the newest comic con to stop in the Bayou City. Celebrity guests include Sebastian Stan of Captain America, Jon Bernthal of The Walking Dead and Punisher, The Phelps Twins from Harry Potter, and Milo Ventimiglia of This is Us. Tickets start at $40. Times vary.
  • Hocus Pocus Pops in Concert at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Friday, October 18 – Bring your costumed kiddos to The Woodlands for the Houston Symphony’s annual Halloween performance of Hocus Pocus Pops. The first 100 dressed-up trick-or-treaters can join the Goblin Parade, and all are invited to hop aboard the Great Pumpkin Express and enjoy various activities throughout the Pavilion. Tickets start at $20. 7:30pm.
  • Texas Home & Garden Show at NRG Center | Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 – The two-day event will feature everything from windows and doors to roofs and floors, with more than a thousand products and services, experts and ideas for your home improvement needs. Other activities will include a charity plant sale, workshops, make-and-take projects, and a kids’ zone. General admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and military; free for children 14 and under. Buy online and save $2. Times vary.
  • Wings Over Houston Air Show at Ellington Airport | Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 – Look up to the sky in awe as the 35th annual Wings Over Houston Airshow showcases high-flying aerobatic displays, vintage aircraft, and more at Ellington Airport. This year, the two-day airshow spectacular will feature the elite U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, demos, reenactments, a kids’ area, food and beverage tents, and plenty of other flying aircraft. General admission tickets are $45; discount tickets are available online for $35. 8am to 6pm both days.
  • Child Advocates Superhero Run 2019 at CityCentre | Saturday, October 19 – Run around at the speed of light with Superheroes from all over the city. The Superhero Run raises funds for Child Advocates, an organization that provides medical and psychological support, and help in school and at home for abused children for more than thirty years. Participants are encouraged to don the costume of their favorite superheroes during the 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ 1K at CityCentre. Registration is $20 for the Kids’ 1K and $35 for the 5K event. 8am.
  • 22nd Annual ARToberFEST on The Strand in Galveston | Saturday, October 19 – Presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, this annual fall festival transforms downtown Galveston into a gallery of colorful artwork in 14 different mediums. The showcase features more than 100 artists from across the country, with more than 7,500 attendees gathering to view their work. Tickets are $5. 10am to 6pm.
  • Halloween Grosstopia: Zombies, Ghouls, and Goblins at Children’s Museum of Houston | Saturday, October 19 – Bring the family for a day of spooky costumes, weird workshops, and dancing at the Children’s Museum of Houston. Make your own costume and walk the runway for the Ghoulish Fashion Workshop, learn how to paint your face like a zombie, enjoy a magic show, and bust out your moves with Dance Houston for the Thriller and Monster Mash Dance workshop. Afterward, you can take the family to trick or treat from 4pm to 6pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and children; $11 for seniors; children under 1 get in free. 11am to 6pm.
  • Art Market and Home Tour at Cross Creek Ranch | Saturday, October 19 | No Cover – Cross Creek Ranch hosts artisans and artists from the popular First Saturday Arts Market and Market at Sawyer Yards to showcase their paintings, ceramics, woodwork, jewelry, and other handcrafted items. Expect live music, local food trucks, and activities for kids. 11am to 5pm.
  • East End Street Fest on Navigation Boulevard | Saturday, October 19 |FREE – Celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Houston’s historic East End with live music, art, food, and interactive fun at the annual East End Street Fest. Taking place along Navigation Boulevard, the family-friendly festival is free and open to the public, with food, beverage, and merchant items available for purchase. 2pm to 9:30pm.
  • Monster Jam at NRG Stadium | Saturday, October 19 – The high-flying monster trucks return to Houston, with appearances by popular trucks Grave Digger, Megalodon, Monster Mutt and more. Kiddos of all ages will love the trucks, but bringing protective ear covers for them is always a great idea because the show can be very loud. Tickets start at $15. 7pm.
  • Hotel Transylvania 3 Movie Screening at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, October 19 | FREE – Bring the family to a free screening of Hotel Transylvania 3 at this month’s edition of Movie Under the Moon in Sugar Land Town Square. Your favorite monster family sets sail on a dream vacation that soon turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy them all. Rated PG. 7:15pm to 9:30pm. 
  • How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World Movie Screening at Discovery Green | Saturday, October 19 | FREE – Discovery Green presents a free showing of How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World for you and your family’s Saturday night enjoyment. When the evil Grimmel launches a devious plan to wipe out all the dragons, Hiccup, who is now in charge, must unite both clans to find Caldera, a hidden land that holds the key to saving Toothless and his flying friends. Rated PG. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch at Silver Sycamore | Sunday, October 20 – Pasadena’s charming “old west” venue, Silver Sycamore, opens up its doors for a big Fall Festival featuring games, activities, a pumpkin patch, food trucks, live music and more. Tickets are available at the gate and are $13; $9 for ages 11 and under. 11am to 4pm.
  • Symphonic Spooktacular at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Sunday, October 20 | FREE – Dress in your ghoulish best and experience Halloween chills with an evening of creepy classics from the Houston Symphony at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 7pm.

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