Top 8 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: April 5 to 11, 2021

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival | Photo courtesy of The Woodlands Arts Council

Hit up the best events in Houston this week with our favorite 8 things to do for kids and families in and around Houston from Monday, April 5 through Sunday, April 11, 2021.

Since Spring has sprung you’ll find plenty of outdoor events, a celebration of mudbugs, family movie options, art events for your budding artists, and more all week.

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Scroll below to find great things for kids and families happening in Houston from Monday, April 4 to Sunday, April 11, 2021.

Top 8 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston

  • Houston Color Factory | Thursday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10 – Embrace your inner child while your kiddos enter a dreamy and imaginative artistic exhibit. The 20,000 square feet facility features unique participatory installations of colors that invite curiosity, discovery and play. Tickets available online. Children 2 and under are free. General admission costs between $29 and $35 for adults, and $25 – $28 for kids 3 through 12. Times vary.
  • FUNomenal Fridays at The Rink at Discovery Green | Friday, April 9 – Roller skate to music by DJ Boris and a light show at Discovery Green’s outdoor skating rink. Tickets are $12 per person and includes skate rental. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Opry on the Square at Sugar Land Town Square | Friday, April 9 | FREE – Jam out to a live band playing country favorites that will appeal to all generations of country music fans at Sugar Land Town Square. Free to attend. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Family Conservation Day at Houston Arboretum and Nature Center | Saturday, April 10 | FREE – Bring your family for a day of hands-on, dirt-digging fun at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. There will be Naturalists and Conservationists on-site providing instruction and answering all of your questions. This event is for ages 5 and up. Free to attend. 9am to 12pm.
  • The Woodlands Waterway Art Festival at Town Green Park | Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11 Visit one of the top ranked art festivals in the nation at The Woodlands Waterway. Shop for fine art from more than 150 international, national and regional artists. Enjoy live music, local food, beer, wine and children’s art activities for a fun family experience. $17 for a weekend pass, $12 for single day tickets; free for ages 12 and under. 9am to 6pm both days.
  • Crawfish and Zydeco Festival at Kemah Boardwalk | Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11 | FREE – Kemah Boardwalk hosts the 2-day Crawfish & Zydeco festival with fresh-boiled crawfish and live music from Keyun & The Zydeco Masters, Zydeco Dots, and more. No cover. Food and drinks are on youSaturday 1pm to 10pm, Sunday 12pm to 10pm.
  • Toy Story 4 Movie Screening at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, April 10 | FREE –Bring your lawn chairs and set up at Sugar Land Town Square’s plaza for a screening of Pixar’s 2019 movie, Toy Story 4. Buzz and Woody go on one last adventure together and make new friends along the way, as well as meeting up with some from the past. 7:45pm to 9:30pm.
  • Current Museum Exhibits & Art Installations in Houston | Ongoing | Some FREE – Across the Museum District and throughout the Greater Houston area, world-class museums and installations are offering up fascinating and engaging exhibitions that are ticketed or free. You can also dig into our Visitor’s Guides at several of Houston’s flagship museums, including The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH)Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS)The Health MuseumHolocaust Museum Houston, and more.

Social Distancing & COVID-19 Precautions

As we enter into the vaccination phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical experts still advise that we have a way to go before we achieve herd immunity and can safely resume pre-pandemic activities. In the meantime, you can remain vigilant in protecting yourself against the coronavirus by continuing to wear face masks when in public spaces, practice social distancing of at least six feet, limit your touching of surfaces, and frequently use hand sanitizer or soap and water to keep your hands clean.

While the Governor of Texas has lifted mandatory mask orders and capacity limits, most businesses are still requiring face masks to enter and enforcing reduced capacity. Familiarize with your destination’s policies ahead of time and please respect their public safety precautions.

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