Top 9 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: January 23 to 29, 2023

Immerse your favorite kids at the Gazillion Bubbles Show at Jones Hall. | Photo courtesy of Performing Arts Houston

Find the best way to escape the chilly temps at kid-friendly things to do from Monday, January 23 to Sunday, January 29, 2023.

This week, catch an epic dinosaur movie, fuel up on chocolate after a run, celebrate Lunar New Year, look in awe at gazillions of bubbles, and more.

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Top 9 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston This Week

  • Teen Movie Night: Jurassic Park: Dominion Movie Screening at Montgomery County Memorial Library | Monday, January 23 | FREE – Catch the 2022 flick, Jurassic Park: Dominion, at Montgomery County Memorial Library’s teen movie night. Capping off the Jurassic World trilogy, the film included the epic reunion of the original Jurassic Park cast as they join new trilogy stars take on evil—and locusts—in the latest addition to the saga. 5:30pm.
  • 2023 Hot Chocolate Run at Sam Houston Park | Saturday, January 28 – Get some energy out with your older, active kids at this unique event. This is your chance to knock out an early resolution as you lace up your shoes to run and—after you dash across the Downtown finish line—sate your sweet tooth with a chocolate aficionado’s dream spread. 5k, 10k, and 15k options. Registration starts at $51. 7:15am.
  • 2023 Lunar New Year Festival at Asia Society Texas Center | Saturday, January 28 | FREE with RSVP – Welcome in the Year of the Rabbit with cultural performances, arts and crafts activities and globally-inspired foods at Asia Society in the Museum District. The event is free; $10 for ticketed performances by Huaxing Arts Group Houston $10. 11am to 4pm.
  • Performing Arts Houston presents Gazillion Bubble Show at Jones Hall | Saturday, January 28 – The young and young-at-heart will be mesmerized by bubbles filling the air at this one-day only show that also features high-impact special effects, laser lighting, interactive performances and audience participation. $29 and up. 11am and 3pm.
  • Kids Krafts at B-52 Brewing Co. | Saturday, January 28 – North Houston families can bring crafty kids to a pop-up event at Conroe’s B-52 Brewing. Kids can make a clay monster, a scented candle, or both. It is a win-win activity for families. There’s no age limit for clay monsters; candle makers must be at least 5 years of age. Purchase both a clay monster ticket and scented candle ticket to get a free lemonade or root beer. $11. 1pm to 5pm.
  • Galveston Museum Day | Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29 – In addition to the many beaches, Galveston is also home to wide variety of museums and attractions in this historic beach town. During Galveston Museum Day, visitors can explore many Galveston museums at special rates or enjoy special offers. Times, locations, and offers vary.
  • Monster Jam at NRG Stadium | Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29 – Marvel at the gravity-defying experience of monster trucks when Monster Jam arrives in Houston. Fan favorites like Grave Digger and others will take to the dirt course for freestyle, skills challenges and racing competitions across each of the scheduled events. $20 and up. A third and final show will happen in a few weeks on Saturday, February 11, 2023. $20 and up. Times vary.
  • Family Zone at MFAH | Sunday, January 29 – Families are invited to visit the MFAH Family Zone for a day of activities with coloring sheets, colored pencils, books, and more. Staff members will be on hand to answer questions about the works of art on display too. General admission is $12; ages 12 and under, along with members, always receive free admission. 1pm to 4pm.
  • Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Lightning Thief at MATCH | Starts Sunday, January 29 – Based on Rick Riordan’s bestselling book, this musical finds a teenage Percy Jackson discovering he’s a demigod. Now, he must find Zeus’ lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods. Recommended for fifth grade and older. $20 and up. 2:30pm.

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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.


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