Top 15 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: May 22 to 28, 2023

Dozens of decorated water lanterns drift on the water
The Water Lantern Festival comes to City Place in Spring on Saturday | Courtesy of Water Lantern Festival

Dive into the last week of May with the best kid-friendly things to do in Houston from Monday, May 22 to Sunday, May 28, 2023.

This week, spend quality time crafting together, dress up in cosplay, catch some outdoor flicks, celebrate Memorial Day, and more.

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Top 15 Family Things To Do in Houston This Week

  • Family Storytime & Craft at Levy Park | Tuesday, May 23 | FREE – Take to the Greenway park space for a sit-down storytime, followed by an accompanying craft activity. Levy Park provides the supplies for the craft. 10:30am.
  • Parent & Child: Sesame Street at Kidcreate Art Studio | Thursday, May 25 – Laugh, learn and get messy with craft activities that celebrate beloved Sesame Street characters like Cookie Monster, Elmo and Oscar the Grouch. $32; children must be accompanied by caregiver. 9:30am to 10:15am.
  • Hard Hats for Little Heads at Children’s Museum Houston | Thursday, May 25 | FREE – The first 50 children visiting for Free Family Night can take home a free bicycle helmet, courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Medical Association. Parents are encouraged to measure their children’s head prior to visiting. Ages 3 to 12. Limit 3 children per family; each child must be present. 5pm to 6pm.
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog Movie Screening at Levy Park | Friday, May 26 | FREE – Bring your pup to Levy Park and enjoy a free outdoor screening of the 2021 movie, Clifford the Big Red Dog. Go on a Big Apple adventure with Emily Elizabeth and her lovable 10-foot tall red dog named Clifford as they run around New York City with her fun Uncle. 8:30pm.
  • Comicpalooza at George R. Brown Convention Center | Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28 – Across three days, faithful fans of comic books, anime, gaming and pop culture are invited for a weekend throwdown with their favorite creators, celebrities and fellow fanatics. Shop an artisan market, take in spectacles throughout the convention floor, snap photos with cosplayers and much more. Single-day passes range from $50 to $74, increasing at the door. Weekend passes are $105 and up; $6 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. Times vary.
  • Art en el Parque at Discovery Green | Saturday, May 27 | FREE – Combine creativity with language learning at this Discovery Green class on Saturday afternoon, which helps students ages 3 to 12 to create a unique art piece while improving speaking and listening skills en español. Noon to 1pm.
  • Flamingo Fest Golf Cart Parade & Pub Crawl in Downtown Galveston | Saturday, May 27 | FREE – Celebrate National Pink Flamingo Day with this 4th annual golf cart parade through the Postoffice District in Galveston. A fleet of decorated golf carts, scooters and bicycles join district merchants in the downtown procession, with prizes for Best Decorated and Best Costume. Free to watch; $25 to participate. Noon to 5pm.
  • Under the Sea Bash at Ingenious Brewing Company | Saturday, May 27 | FREE – The Humble brewery throws a bash to celebrate the upcoming release of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, featuring a visit from Ariel for photos, a painting workshop, water guns and bubbles, and more. Plus, parents can enjoy special themed brews. Free to attend; $30 for painting workshop. Noon to 10pm.
  • Mulan Movie Screening at First Colony Mall | Saturday, May 27 | FREE – The Sugar Land shopping destination hosts an outdoor screening of the Disney classic, Mulan, which tells the courageous tale of Mulan who risks it all in the name of her family, to take on the life of a fearless warrior. 2pm.
  • Water Lantern Festival at City Place | Saturday, May 27 | FREE – Marvel at the sight of hundreds of LED candle-lit lanterns across the water at the community plaza in Spring. Munch on food truck offerings, enjoy live music and take in this dazzling display. Free to watch; $26.98 to participate. 5:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Top Gun: Maverick Movie Screening at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, May 27 | FREE – Take to the Town Square plaza in Sugar Land for a screening of the 2022 film, Top Gun: Maverick, where Tom Cruise reprises his role in this adrenaline-filled action flick. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Fairy Gardens at Houston Botanic Garden | Sunday, May 28 – This guided workshop helps inspire participants to repurpose fallen leaves, seedpods, stones, dried flowers and more to construct whimsical fairy house gardens. $28. 10am to noon.
  • Memorial Day Golf Cart Procession in Downtown Galveston | Sunday, May 28 | FREE – VFW Post 880 leads this golf cart procession that honors fallen veterans through the streets of downtown Galveston, followed by a flag presentation and ceremonial playing of “Taps.” 11am to 1pm.
  • Memorial Day at Town Green Park in the Woodlands | Sunday, May 28 | FREE – Kick off summer with this annual patriotic celebration that honors the military service of those who sacrificed most for the United States. This evening celebration features a commemoration ceremony, live music and crowd favorites from Rapture, children’s activities, strolling entertainment and a fireworks show. 5pm to 9pm.
  • Dinos Alive at Marq’e Entertainment Center | Ongoing – Step back in time and get a sense of the sheer scale of the largest beasts to walk the earth at the Dinos Alive Immersive Experience, now in Spring Branch through late June. More than 80 animatronic dinosaurs can be viewed in their natural habitat, along with an added boost thanks to the latest in virtual reality technology. While the exhibit is popular with dinosaur fans of all ages, kids can also take advantage of a special “Budding Experts” interactive space, where they can get hands on paleontology experience and even tame some of the most iconic dinosaurs of all time. $20 and up; price varies by date and time. Times vary.

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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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