Top 10 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: Monday, August 1 to 7, 2022

Kids gather around a man blowing humongous bubbles
Get one last summer bash in before school at the Sugar Land Splash Bash | Courtesy of Sugar land Town Square

Keep it cool and discover the best kid-friendly things to do in and around Houston this week from Monday, August 1 to Sunday, August 7, 2022.

This week, go bananas over Minions, shop for back-to-school tax-free, make friends with dinos, run a watermelon race, and more.

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Top 10 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston This Week

  • Flower Power Botanicamp at Houston Botanic Garden | Monday, August 1 to Friday, August 5 – BotaniCamp-ers can connect with plants through thoughtful and diverse lessons and hands-on activities while working with scientists and subject matter experts at Houston Botanic Garden. This week-long, plant-centric camp is designed for Kindergarten to 5th Grade students. $225 per child, per week. 9am to 4pm.
  • Boogie Bash: Silly Shakin’ at the Woodlands Children’s Museum | Tuesday, August 2 – Explore all things silly through songs, fingerplays, and creative movement at this week’s Boogie Bash at the Woodlands Children’s Museum. $7.50 for ages 1 and up. 11am.
  • Clifford Movie Screening at Creekside Park Village | Wednesday, August 3 | FREE – Bring the kiddos out to the Woodlands for a screening of the 2021 film, Clifford the Big Red Dog. Emily Elizabeth falls in love with a new red puppy, but when he grows to 10ft tall, she is led on a crazy adventure through New York City. 6:30pm.
  • Jurassic Quest at NRG Center | Thursday, August 4 to Sunday, August 7 – Walk among the nation’s biggest herd of life-size, animatronic dinosaurs when Jurassic Quest arrives at NRG Center. From the largest predators, such as the mighty T-Rex, to playful baby dinos, experience them as they were when they roamed the earth billions of years ago. Friends and family are invited to explore fossil digs, jump into science and art activities, enjoy inflatable attractions, and more at this one-of-a-kind dinosaur event. $22 for ages 2 and up; $19 for ages 65+; $36 for an unlimited pass to all rides and activities for ages 2 to 12. Times vary.
  • Tax-Free Weekend at Memorial City Mall | Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7 – Memorial City offers extended shopping hours and back-to-school giveaways during Texas’ official Tax-Free Weekend. For these three days, shoppers can save on everything they need for back-to-school, with many stores offering additional special sales—plus, try your hand at winning a backpack filled with school supplies and gift cards every half hour from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday. Shopping hours are 10am to 9pm on Friday and Saturday; 10am to 8pm on Sunday.
  • Watermelon Dash 5K & 10K at Karbach Brewing Co. | Saturday, August 6 – Wrap up Houston Running Company’s third race of a refreshing trio which also featured early summer’s Lemonade Dash and Popsicle Dash. Registration is $40 for the 5K, $50 for the 10K, $20 for the Kids K. 7:30am.
  • Free Cookie Day at Crumbl Cookies Oak Forest | FREE – Pop into the delicious new cookie shop in Oak Forest, just north of the Loop, and snag your own fresh, lip-smacking chocolate chip cookie. Every kid who walks in the door gets a cookie. 8am to midnight.
  • Minion Mania at Children’s Museum Houston | Saturday, August 6 – Go bananas during a day of despicable fun and indecipherable nonsense at Minion Mania at Children’s Museum Houston. $15 for ages 1 and up. 10am to 4pm.
  • Back-to-School Splash Bash at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, August 6 | FREE – Join in on the fun with waterslides, a live DJ, a hula hoop contest, toddler town for ages 5 and under, and other fun summer activities at Sugar Land Town Square. This event benefits the Fort Bend Rainbow Room and visitors are encouraged to bring donations of backpacks school supplies. 11am to 2pm.
  • Family Zone on the Go at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Sunday, August 7 – Be on the lookout for the Family Art Cart as it makes its way around the galleries at MFAH. Find engaging activities, coloring sheets, and colored pencils as well knowledgeable staff members that can answer questions about the works of art on view. Included with general admission; $12 to $19, free for ages 12 and under. 1pm to 4pm.

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Shea Kummer is a mom to 3 active boys living in Katy. She has a business degree from Texas Christian University and a background in social media management. When she's not cheering on her boys, she can be found looking for the best ways to make lasting family memories.