Top 19 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: July 24 to 30, 2023

Large puppets of Bluey and friend in a stage production
The first live action "Bluey" play comes to Wortham Center this week | Courtesy of BBC Studios/Windmill Theatre Co.

Keep the fun going this summer with the top kid-friendly things to do in Houston from Monday, July 24 to Sunday, July 30, 2023.

This week, take your pick of hands-on educational activities, make memories at a Mosquito Festival, watch the Texans prepare for the season, and more.

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Top 19 Family Things To Do in Houston This Week

  • Culture Camp for Kids: Animals & Fantastic Beasts of Asia at Asia Society Texas Center | Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28 – Embark on a week-long camp where each day brings learning about different regions of Asia. Participants will get to study the habitats and lives of various creatures, and hear the stories and legends that feature these animals and other fantastical beasts. $375. 9am to 3pm daily.
  • Discovery Days: Nature’s Recyclers at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | Tuesday, July 25 – Investigate how nature recycles nutrients through the process of decomposition. Participants will then go on a search for decomposers hiding under rotting logs or in the leaf litter on the forest floor. $15. 9:30am to 11:30am.
  • Game Night at Ingenious Brewing Company | Thursday, July 27 | No Cover – Bring friends and family to the taproom for an evening of board games. Players receive 15%-off their tab while playing. A variety of board games, dominoes and cards are available, and attendees are welcome to bring their own. 7pm to 9pm.
  • 42nd Great Texas Mosquito Festival in Clute | Thursday, July 27 to Sunday, July 30 – Make memories with the family at the four-day Great Texas Mosquito Festival in Clute, near the Gulf Coast. From a family 5K and live music to cornhole tournaments and a slate of rides and games, the annual festival has something for everyone. $10; $5 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. Times vary.
  • Mischief Managed at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center | Friday, July 28 – This Harry Potter-inspired event brings you face-to-face with a few wizarding world characters, including Newt Scamander and a certain Hufflepuff student. Plus, kiddos can watch in awe during a magic show by Mr. Leo. $15. 11am to 3pm.
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home Movie Screening at Levy Park | Friday, July 28 | FREE – Catch a free outdoor screening of the action-packed 2021 movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG-13). When Peter Parker’s identity is exposed, he turns to Doctor Strange for help to change the outcome, but the spell goes awry and several villains return to get revenge. Outside furniture is not permitted; blankets and park chairs can be used. 8:30pm.
Levy Park screens “Spider-Man: No Way Home” at its outdoor movie series | Courtesy of Levy Park
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Screening at East Aldine District | Friday, July 28 | FREE – Watch an outdoor screening of the 2014 Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) at the final screening of the Movies on the Green series. Adventurer Peter Quill finds himself in the middle of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by supervillian Ronan. 8:30pm.
  • Houston Texans Training Camp at NRG Park | Friday, July 28 & Sunday, July 30 – Cheer on your favorite Texans players as they kick off the fall football season with training camp. See them up close as they run, catch, tackle, and prepare for the upcoming year. Free with advance ticket. 9am.
  • Story Time at Brazos Bookstore | Saturday, July 29 | FREE – The Bissonnet bookstore’s children’s specialist leads a reading of Out of the Blue and You Can’t Be A Pterodactyl at this event designed for ages 2 to 5. Coloring books will also be available for some hands-on fun, and copies of both books are available to purchase. 10:30am.
  • Buffalo Soldiers Day Community Celebration at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum | Saturday, July 29 | FREE – Commemorate 157 years since the formation of the first Army regiments comprised of African American soldiers. This free community celebration will include fun activities for the whole family such as a DJ, a live artist, a bounce house, face painting, food trucks, an artifact demonstration, and self-guided tours. Noon to 4pm.
  • Christmas in July at Frost Town Brewing | Saturday, July 29 | No Cover – Sure, the heat index feels more like the Sahara than the North Pole, but this event will get you into the yuletide spirit all the same. There’s music, family entertainment, food and more, along with shopping from local makers offering jewelry, home goods, fashion and other great gifts. Noon to 6pm.
  • Potterfest at Urban South HTX Brewery | Saturday, July 29 | No Cover – Capping off a month of Harry Potter celebration, Urban South hosts a Saturday filled with Hogwarts magic, including themed drinks, live entertainment, a Diagon Alley vendor market and more. 1pm to 6pm.
A Houston Dash player poses with fans for a selfie
Get up close with stars of Houston Dash at their Saturday night game | Courtesy of Houston Dash
  • 5th Birthday Block Party at Henderson & Kane | Saturday, July 29 | FREE – The Sixth Ward general store and barbecue slingers celebrate their fifth birthday with a block party featuring games, local goodies and plenty of family fun. 3pm to 8pm.
  • Mavka: The Forest Song Movie Screening at Discovery Green | Saturday, July 29 | FREE – Bring the kiddos to see a screening of the animated Ukrainian film, Mavka: The Forest Song. When a forest spirit named Mavka develops feelings for a human musician, she is torn between her obligation to the forest she loves and her new love interests. 7pm.
  • Houston Dash vs. Racing Louisville FC at Shell Energy Stadium | Saturday, July 29 – Yell “Goal” as you watch the Dash defend their home pitch from the visiting women of Racing Lousiville FC. $10 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle: Out of the Shadows Movie Screening at Redemption Square | Saturday, July 29 | FREE – Sit and relax with the family for a free screening of the 2016 movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle: Out of the Shadows (PG-13). The turtles face a new challenge when Shredder escapes and joins forces with more evil, but the turtles have some comrades of their own to take on the challenge—while still getting in their pizza. 8pm.
  • Bluey’s Big Play at Wortham Center | Saturday, July 29th & Sunday, July 30 – Follow along with Bluey and Bingo as they try to get Dad off his bean bag for a fun Sunday afternoon. Join the Heelers in their first live theater show, featuring stunning puppets that bring Bluey and friends to life for all ages. $35 and up. Times vary.
  • Parent & Child: Make & Take Czech Kolaches at Central Market | Sunday, July 30 – Spend some quality time together while exploring the tradition and tastes of Texas Czech culture at Central Market Cooking School. Create your own delicious, soft dough and fill it with a variety of toppings, taking home fruit and cheese varieties. $65 for 1 adult and 1 child. 11am to 1:30pm.
  • Earth Science on Wheels: Focus on Fossils at Levy Park | Sunday, July 30 | FREE – The Houston Museum of Natural Science offers an opportunity to learn firsthand from Museum experts. Encounter real specimens and artifacts from the museum’s own collection in a fun-filled, educational atmosphere. 2pm.

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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.