Top 12 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: March 6 to March 12, 2023

Rows of bagpipers parade down the streets
The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks off at Post Houston this weekend | Courtesy of Houston St. Patrick's Parade

Head out for the best kid-friendly things to do in Houston from Monday, March 6 to Sunday, March 12, 2023.

This week, continue the Rodeo fun, learn about critters, see Dr. Seuss characters in-person, shop a book fair and more.

Looking to plan out your Spring Break? Check out our guide to some of the best week-long Spring Break plans happening across Houston.

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Top 12 Family Things To Do in Houston This Week

  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo at NRG Park | Daily – Happening through the first three weeks of March, the Houston Rodeo offers full days of carnival fun, festival eats, livestock and petting zoos, a vendor marketplace, and a nightly main event of bronco bustin’ and headlining concerts. NRG Park admission is $20 for ages 13 and up; $10 for ages 3 to 12; free for ages 2 and under. Carnival rides, rodeo and concert admission is an additional cost. 10am to 9pm daily.
  • Crazy About Critters presents the Learning Zoo at the Woodlands Children’s Museum | Wednesday, March 8 – Laugh, learn, and get hands-on during an educational animal encounter, on stage with the Learning Zoo in the Woodlands. $8. 11am.
  • Crystalline Resonance: Final Fantasy Piano Concert at Hobby Center | Thursday, March 9 – Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Final Fantasy video game series, this concert brings some of the acclaimed piano works to the Downtown stage, synced with video game footage and memorable moments of the franchise. $58 and up. 8pm.
  • Comic Conroe at Lone Star Convention Center | Friday, March 10 to Sunday, March 12 – This three-day convention in Conroe highlights the worlds of comics and pop culture, offering autograph sessions with anime voice actors and artists, local vendors, a cosplay costume contest, and more. $10 and up. Times vary.
  • National Youth Theater presents Seussical at Concordia Lutheran High School | Friday, March 10 to Sunday, March 12 – Dive into the magical world of Dr. Seuss with the National Youth Theater. See beloved characters like the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and JoJo take the stage in Tomball, showing the importance of you being you. $15 and up. Times vary.
  • Spring Break: Golden Age of the Cattle Drive at George Ranch Historical Park | Saturday, March 11 – The Fort Bend historical park steps into the age of cattle drivers with daily demonstrations of roping, cattle driving, steer roundups, chuckwagon cooking and other aspects of life on the range. Tickets are $15 for ages 13 and up; $10 for ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and under. 9am to 5pm.
  • Little BIPOC Book Fest at Discovery Green | Saturday, March 11 | FREE – This afternoon celebration in Downtown features a unique Storybook Opera performance, readings from local authors, arts and crafts, and free books that feature Black, Indigenous, and People of Color experiences. 10am to 2pm.
  • Rock the Block Street Festival at Children’s Museum Houston | Saturday, March 11 – Kicking off Spring Break festivities at the Children’s Museum, this all-day festival offers carnival games, mini golf, double-hoop basketball and Caribbean steel drum sounds from Steel Appeal. Plus, you can take a gander at Art Car vehicles and get grooving to beats from DJ Ernie. $15. 10am to 6pm.
  • Holi Mela at Telugu Bhavanam in Katy | Saturday, March 11 – In Katy, this Holi festival is highlighted by Bollywood performances, color play, DJ tunes, and kids activities, plus a market featuring food and shopping vendors. Advance tickets are $8, $10 at the gate; free for ages 11 and under. 11am to 4pm.
  • 62nd Annual Houston St. Patrick’s Parade & Celebration at Post Houston | Saturday, March 11 | FREE – The annual parade shifts to Post Houston this year, offering a full day of local vendor shopping, folk dances, games and face painting, and the official parade that leaves at noon, circling through Downtown and back. 11am to 6pm.
  • Moon 2 Mars Festival at Space Center Houston | Saturday, March 11 & Sunday, March 12 – This week-long festival at Johnson Space Center kicks off this weekend, celebrating the innovations that power space exploration with looks at cutting-edge space tech, immersive experiences and astronaut appearances. $44.95 and up; $39.95 for ages 4 to 11; free for ages 3 and under. 9am to 5pm.
  • Spring Break at Lone Star Flight Museum | Saturday, March 11 & Sunday, March 12 – Take flight all week long with daily activities at the aviation museum that include aircraft displays, talks with pilots and mechanics, hands-on demonstrations, and more. $18; $15 for ages 12 to 17; $12 for ages 4 to 11; free for ages 3 and under. Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday noon to 5pm.

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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.