Top 15 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: June 5 to 11, 2023

A dancer leaps before a background of cherry blossoms
Dance of Asian America brings the Legend of the Lunar Festival to Miller Outdoor | Courtesy of Dance of Asian America

Kick off summer break with the best kid-friendly things to do in Houston from Monday, June 5 to Sunday, June 11, 2023.

This week, get the kids involved in a camp, have a visit with Ariel, spend some quality time in the sand with Dad, take the whole family on a beach challenge, and more.

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Top 15 Family Things To Do in Houston This Week

  • Department of Wonder in Sugar Land | Daily | Ongoing – Step into an immersive mixed-reality fantasy that blurs the boundaries between physical and digital reality. Equal parts theater, arcade, art gallery, theme park, and escape room, the all-ages experience is a collaborative quest that’s hard to put into words. You’ll also find a special 21+ and enhanced experience with cocktails on Friday and Saturday, and a toddler-specific guided play session Thursday and Friday mornings. Tickets start at $39; $29 for ages 4 to 13 and 65+; free for ages 3 and under. Open daily; closed Tuesday. Hours vary.
  • 2023 Culture Camp for Kids at Asia Society Texas Center | Monday, June 5 to Friday, June 9 – This week-long camp in the Museum District enlists the help of Indus Arts Council to explore the art, history and language painted and carved upon “jingle trucks” that move through the streets of Pakistan everyday. Kids will paint their own art in the truck art style while learning Urdu vocabulary for the forms and colors. Recommended for ages 9 to 12. $375. 9am to 3pm.
  • The Legend of the Lunar Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Tuesday, June 6 | FREE – Based on myths surrounding the origins of Chinese New Year, this collaboration between Express Children’s Theatre and Dance of Asian America tells the tale of an ancient Chinese village struggling to deal with an invading dragon until they finally heed the advice of a wise child. 11am.
  • Children’s Storytime at City Place | Thursday, June 8 | FREE – The shopping and dining destination in Spring hosts a Children’s Storytime session, where Princess Ariel will drop by to visit with the kiddos. 5:30pm.
  • Sandcastles with Dad at Galveston Arts Center | Friday, June 9 – Bring Dad along for some quality time with a beginner-friendly sandcastle building workshop. Experienced instructor Emerson Schreiner will guide you through the process of building sand castle sculptures, from basic techniques to more advanced designs. All supplies will be provided so bring your creativity and ideas. $50. 4:30pm to 7pm.
  • 2023 Lemonade Dash 5K & 10K at Karbach Brewing Co. | Saturday, June 10 – Dash towards a sweet and sour finish at the family-friendly Lemonade Dash, where participants will pound some pavement in 5K, 10K and Kids K lengths. Stick around after the race for a party with food, drink, music and more fun for the whole family. All will receive a Lemonade Dash finisher medal and t-shirt. $20 and up for Kids K, $40 and up for other race lengths. 7:30am.
  • Children’s Day Celebration at Czech Center Museum Houston | Saturday, June 10 – The whole family is invited to the Czech Center’s Children’s Day Celebration, featuring a day of activities like yoga sessions for kids, a pizza lunch, Czech language Bingo, a kolache eating contest, scavenger hunt and more. Adults are $10; $7 for ages 12 to 15; $5 for ages 11 and under; free for ages under 1. 10:30am to 2:30pm.
  • Artist Boat’s World Ocean Day Festival at R.A Apffel Beach Park | Saturday, June 10 | FREE – On the edge of East Beach in Galveston, Artist Boat celebrates World Ocean Day with hands-on activities, Eco-Art workshops and Bucket Brigade tours, plus live entertainment on the main stage. 11am to 4:30pm.
  • Juneteenth Family Fun Day at Emancipation Park | Saturday, June 10 | FREE – This inaugural celebration brings together several Black communities of Houston for a joyous celebration of culture, the pioneers of Juneteenth and community jubilee. Enjoy a family-friendly day full of kids activities, market shopping, live performances, food, games and more. 11am to 8pm.
  • 2nd Saturday: Little Big League at Tomball Railroad Depot Plaza | Saturday, June 10 | FREE – Head to the Tomball Railroad Depot Plaza to see the 1994 family sports film, Little Big League, about a 12-year-old who suddenly becomes the owner and manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. 6pm.
  • Sugar Land Junior Superstar Competition at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, June 10 | FREE – Pack up your lawn chairs and head to Sugar Land Town Square to cheer on each talented contestant as they belt it out to win the crown at the Sugar Land Junior Superstar Competition. 7:30pm to 9pm.
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Movie Screening at Redemption Square | Saturday, June 10 | FREE – Catch a free outdoor screening of the 2022 animated film, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish at Redemption Square in Northeast Houston. The infamous cat fugitive is on his last life as he launches an epic journey to find Last Wish, with Death hot on his trail. 8pm to 10pm.
  • Galveston Family Beach Challenge at Stewart Beach | Sunday, June 11 | FREE – The annual beach challenge returns to the shores of Galveston, sending families and friends through 14 stations where they’ll compete against other participating families for a chance to win up to $2,000 in prizes. Stations are designed for ages 8 and up. Registration required. 11am to 3:30pm.
  • USPA NYTS Tournament presented by Bill Fick Ford at Houston Polo Club | Sunday, June 11 – The spring polo season comes to close with an exciting doubleheader featuring four teams going head-to-head to win it all. $35; $15.50 for ages 12 and under. Boxes for 2 to 20 guests range from $89 to $895. 6pm.
  • Houston Dash vs. NY/NJ Gotham at Shell Energy Stadium | Sunday, June 11 – The Dash host the ladies from both sides of the Hudson on a special Pride Night at the EaDo stadium. $10 and up. 6pm.

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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.