Top 17 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: March 13 to 19, 2023

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Put your little astronaut-in-training to the test at Moon 2 Mars Festival | Courtesy of Space Center Houston

Find the best kid-friendly things to do in Houston this Spring Break week from Monday, March 13 to Sunday, March 19, 2023.

This week, keep the kids busy during Spring Break, celebrate the final frontier, partake in Pi day pie fight, mark 100 years at Miller Outdoor Theatre, and more.

Dig deeper for Spring Break plans with our guide to week-long Spring Break activities in Greater Houston.

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Top 17 Family Things To Do in Houston This Week

  • Moon 2 Mars Festival at Space Center Houston | Daily – This week-long festival at Johnson Space Center enters its final stretch, with looks at cutting-edge space tech, immersive experiences, astronaut appearances and a weekend slate of headlining concerts with American Idol winner David Cook, Sister Hazel, Rick Springfield and Bidi Bidi Banda, the Selena tribute band. $44.95 and up; $39.95 for ages 4 to 11; free for ages 3 and under. 9am to 5pm.
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo at NRG Park | Daily – Happening every day of Spring Break, 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. Through Spring Break, you can catch performers like Kenny Chesney, Chris Stapleton, Brad Paisley and the Sunday finale concert from Luke Bryan. 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.
  • Spring Break at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft | Monday, March 13 to Friday, March 17 | FREE – Every day, the craft museum on Main Street will host hands-on activities, letting participants ages 3 and up explore craft and art making through different materials, tools and techniques. Activities take about a half hour and include crafts like wet-felted bracelets, jute baskets, knots, painting with natural dyes, and polymer-clay miniatures. 10am to 1pm.
  • The Rink: Rolling at Discovery Green | Monday, March 13 to Friday, March 17 – The Downtown park space closes out its fifth and final week of rollerskating at one of its signature experiences each year. Hit the rink and enjoy DJ tunes and light shows as you glide under the skyscrapers. $12; includes skate rental. 11am to 11pm.
  • 18th Annual Pi Day at Children’s Museum Houston | Tuesday, March 14 – Celebrate the infinite, non-repeating number—3.14—as the Children’s Museum closes the street to duke it out in a messy, pie-induced frenzy at the annual Shaving Cream Pi(e) Fight. $15. 10am to 6pm.
  • Young Audiences of Houston: the FitBreak Show at Levy Park | Tuesday, March 14 | FREE – Kenny Louis presents a hip-hop–inspired afternoon of exercises and tips on healthy eating habits and positive lifestyle changes to boost self-confidence. 1pm.
  • Spring Break: Nowruz at Asia Society Texas Center | Tuesday, March 14 to Friday, March 17 | FREE – Celebrate the Persian New Year at Asia Society by celebrating life in harmony with nature through a week of hands-on arts and craft activities and storytelling at the Museum District center for cultural and community diversity. 11am to 2pm.
  • Spring Break at Lone Star Flight Museum | Tuesday, March 14 to Saturday, March 18 – Take flight all week long with daily activities at the aviation museum that include aircraft displays, talks with pilots and mechanics, hands-on demonstrations, NASA Day on Thursday, drones and more. $18; $15 for ages 12 to 17; $12 for ages 4 to 11; free for ages 3 and under. 10am to 5pm.
  • Main Street Theater presents Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical at MATCH | Tuesday, March 14 to Saturday, March 18 – Based on the Caldecott Honor award-winning book, this musical for kiddos finds an unlikely volunteer taking over the wheel of the bus with an innovative mix of songs, silliness and feathers. $14 and up. Daily at 1:30pm; Saturday at 10:30am and 1:30pm.
  • Giant Master Bubbles by the Texas Bubblers at City Place | Wednesday, March 15 | FREE – The Spring destination welcomes the Texas Bubblers who will showcase their mastery of bubbles with wands that create shiny and delicate bubs as big as 10-feet wide. 5pm to 7pm.
  • Going Bananas Celebration & Scavenger Hunt at Sugar Land Town Square | Thursday, March 16 | FREE – Find bananas hidden around Sugar Land Town Square and you might win tickets to see the Savannah Bananas Exhibition Game, plus tickets to Space Cowboy games, shows at Smart Financial Centre, and more. Plus, see the unveiling of Shelbi Nicole‘s bananas-inspired pavement art, meet and greet some of the Savannah Bananas themselves, and more. 11am; scavenger hunt check-in starts at 10:30am.
  • Savannah Bananas Exhibition Game at Constellation Field | Thursday, March 16 to Saturday, March 18 – The viral sensations on the diamond, the Savannah Bananas bring three days of exhibition baseball fun that incorporates hilarious antics, TikTok dances, and more for an unforgettable night at the ballpark. Tickets are sold out at the venue, but you may find hard-to-find tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
  • 20th Annual Seabrook Lucky Trails Celebration at Rex Meador Park | Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 19 – The all-levels and all ages race weekend, including the “Luckiest Marathon in Texas”, returns to Seabrook for the 20th year, filled with a Kids K, 2 days of 5Ks and half marathons, a quarter-length and full marathon, plus a 4-person relay race. St. Pat’s costumes are encouraged and the after party will boast a costume contest, green beer (for the parents), great food, and more. Times vary.
  • Lego Movie Film Screening at First Colony Mall | Saturday, March 18 | FREE – Catch a family-friendly outdoor screening of the 2014 film, Lego Movie, at First Colony Mall in Sugar Land. An ordinary LEGO figurine, Emmet, is mistakenly identified as “special” and must save the world from President Business with a group of strangers. 2pm.
  • Celebrate Miller 100: Roaring 20’s Style at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, March 18 | FREE – The historic Hermann Park theater celebrates its centennial with this first of four experiential events held throughout the season. Swing by for a roaring ’20s-themed extravaganza with Vaudeville performers, swing dance lessons, photo opportunities, and more. Guests can also learn the Charleston, enjoy roaming entertainment clad in gorgeous 1920s attire, and watch muralist Mark De Leon at work. Costumes are encouraged. 6pm to 8pm.
  • 10th Annual Houston Kosher Chili Cookoff at Beth Yeshurun Houston | Sunday, March 19 – The entire family can enjoy a day of chili and fun at the Kosher Chili Cookoff in Southwest Houston. Guests can enjoy kosher chili in the outdoors with children’s activities, music, and more. $14; $6 for ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and under. Noon to 4pm.
  • Wild About Wildlife at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | Sunday, March 19 – Kiddos ages 5 to 10 are invited to learn about the importance of protecting Arboretum habitats by cleaning the trails, learning about local animals and creating a healthy habitat for their own backyard by crafting a squirrel feeder and toad adobe to take home. $30. 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.


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