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Top 12 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: June 26 to July 2, 2023

An Arboretum guide shows a piece of tree to gathered kids
The Arboretum hosts opportunities to meet animals and learn about nature this week | Courtesy of Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Find ways to keep the kids entertained with the best kid-friendly things to do in Houston from Monday, June 26 to Sunday, July 2, 2023.

This week, catch some jaw-dropping magic, meet Marvel characters, learn all about snakes, and kick of 4th of July celebrations.

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Top 12 Family Things To Do in Houston This Week

  • Discovery Days: Pleased to Eat You! at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | Tuesday, June 27 This weekly program includes outdoor explorations, private Discovery Room visits, adventure play on the Nature Playscape, and the opportunity to meet one of the Houston Arboretum’s Ambassador Animals. $15 per class. 9:30am to 11:30am.
  • Face Painting at Mercer Botanic Gardens | Tuesday, June 27 | FREE Two professional face painters come to Mercer Botanic Gardens in Humble for a free morning face-painting session. 10am to noon.
  • Sugar Land Space Cowboys vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers at Constellation Field | Wednesday, June 28 to Sunday, July 2 – Fireworks, Pride Night, and a slate of Astros and Space Cowboys swag highlight a six-game series against OKC that brings the Space Cowboys right up to the Independence Day holiday. $9 and up. Times vary
  • Magical Night at Sugar Land Town Square | Friday, June 30 | FREE Prepared to be amazed as magicians and jugglers take over Sugar Land Town Square’s stage, while roaming characters help entertain the crowd with creative costumes and up-close tricks. 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
  • Disney’s Moana Movie Screening at Levy Park | Friday, June 30 | FREE Watch Moana set sail for a fabled island in a screening of Disney’s 2016 animated movie at Levy Park. Moana, the wayfarer and strong-willed daughter of the chief, sets out to recover an ancient relic, return it to the rightful owner and save her village from destruction. 8:30pm.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Blast Off at Children’s Museum Houston | Saturday, July 1 | FREE Meet a few Guardians of the Galaxy characters during a very Marvel-ous meet-and-greet, then make your very own baby Groot at Children’s Museum Houston. Costumes encouraged. $17. 10am to 4pm.
  • Snakes Alive! at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | Saturday, July 1 Meet some snake ambassadors and learn about the scaly reptiles at this class at the Arboretum. $35. 10am to noon.
  • July 4th at George Ranch Historical Park | Saturday, July 1 – Step back in time in Fort Bend for a picnic and ice cream social at the 1930s ranch house, where families can also take part in games, crafts, sack races, hand-turned ice cream and more. $15 for ages 13 and up; $10 for ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and under. 9am to 5pm.
  • 2nd Annual Conroe Stars & Stripes Celebration at Heritage Place | Saturday, July 1 | FREE – The Heritage Park celebration returns for another year, offering an evening of kids activities, local vendors, food trucks and live music from the Conroe Symphony Orchestra. The night will go out with a bang on a fireworks spectacular. 6pm to 9:30pm.
  • Southwest District presents Liberty Fest at PlazAmericas Mall | Sunday, July 2 | FREE Bring your friends and family to PlazAmericas Mall for a celebration of liberty with live entertainment, food, vendors, and a special fireworks show. 4pm to 9pm.
  • Dinos Alive at Marq’e Entertainment Center | Ongoing – Step back in time and take in the sheer scale of the largest beasts to walk the earth. 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.
  • 2023 Summer Camps for Kids in Houston | Ongoing – While many deadlines have come and gone, there are still summer camp opportunities available for all ages at Houston’s renown institutions and organizations. From theater and the arts to creative writing and outer space, there are plenty of ways to engage with every kid’s favorite interests. Dates and times vary.

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