Top 10 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: Monday, August 15 to 21, 2022

Explore art galleries and make your own as a family at MFAH | Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Make the most of those summer days with our picks for kid-friendly things to do in and around Houston this week from Monday, August 15 to Sunday, August 21, 2022.

This week, boogie your way through art, take an evening walk through nature with the family, watch in awe as giant sandcastles take over the beach, and more.

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

  • Children’s Storytime Summer Series at Midtown Park | Tuesday, August 16 | FREE – Enjoy a live musical performance by Andy Roo and Storytime with Houston Public Library at Midtown Park. 10am to 11:30am.
  • Boogie Bash: Moving Through Art at the Woodlands Children’s Museum | Tuesday, August 16 – Celebrate the world of art and color through songs and creative movement activities at the Woodlands Children’s Museum. $7.50 for ages 1 and up. 11am.
  • Family Evening Explorations at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | Thursday, August 18 – Spend the evening exploring the trails on a guided nature walk and learn more about the Houston Arboretum’s different habitats as well as the local flora and fauna found there. $10. 6:30pm.
  • Finding Nemo Movie Screening at Kings Harbor | Thursday, August 18 | FREE – Catch an outdoor screening of the 2003 Disney Pixar classic, Finding Nemo, at Kings Harbor in Kingwood. 9pm.
  • Summer Science Shakedown at Children’s Museum Houston | Friday, August 19 – Wrap up the summer break with the Children’s Museum’s all-day science programming where kids can learn about sound vibrations, earthquakes, standing waves, and polymers with workshops and crafts. $15 for ages 1 and up. 10am to 6pm.
  • Delta H Con at Houston Marriott Westchase | Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 21 – The Westchase Marriott hosts an anime convention that includes guest appearances form voice actors, cosplay, gaming, panels and more. $35 and up. Times vary.
  • AIA Sandcastle Competition at East Beach in Galveston | Saturday, August 20 – The annual sandcastle competition returns to Galveston for its 35th year, featuring sand masterpieces carefully crafted by teams along categories like pop culture, kids board games, Americana, space race, and more—all vying for the coveted Gold Bucket Award. Free, though parking at East Beach is $15 (cash only). 9am to 5pm.
  • Bee Movie Film Screening at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park | Saturday, August 20 | FREE – Bring the family out to The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park and watch a screening of the 2007 animated movie, Bee Movie starring Jerry Seinfeld. There will also be crafts for kids, a market, and a live DJ. 6pm to 9:30pm.
  • Family Studio at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Sunday, August 21 – This Sunday afternoon workshop lets families spend time exploring the galleries then heading into the studio to make your own art with high-quality materials and artists’ tools. Recommended for kids 5 to 12. $10 per person, plus general admission. 1pm to 2:30pm.
  • Plaza Palooza at CityCentre | Sunday, August 21 | FREE – Join CityWest Church for games, music, and fun kids activities in the plaza at CityCentre. 1pm to 3pm.

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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.