Top 15 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: July 31 to August 6, 2023

A T-Rex, two Raptors and several actors during a live arena production
See an action-packed arena show filled with dinosaurs at NRG Stadium over the weekend | Courtesy of Jurassic World Live Tour

Swing into week with the top kid-friendly things to do in Houston from Monday, July 31 to Sunday, August 6, 2023.

This week, watch wrestlers rumble, catch a flick with the family from the outfield, take in an action-packed dino show, and more.

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Top 15 Family Things To Do in Houston This Week

  • Toddler Time at Helen Hall Library | Monday, July 31 | FREE – Bring your toddler to Helen Hall Library in League City for wiggles, songs, rhymes, and a story at this Monday morning event for walking age kiddos up to 3 years old. 10:15am to 10:45am.
  • WWE Raw at Toyota Center | Monday, July 31 – Catch a high-flying rumble in the concrete jungle when wrestling superstars like World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freaking” Rollings, Brock Lesnar, Becky Lynch and more descend on H-Town. $35 and up. 6:30pm.
  • Discovery Days: Pleased to Eat You at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | Tuesday, August 1 – Discover what local animals eat and how to classify them as herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores while pond dipping for aquatic creatures at the Arboretum. $15. 9:30am to 11:30am.
  • Summer Bash at Northgate Shopping Center | Tuesday, August 1 | FREE – Hosted by the Power of Love Church, this event invites families to the Northwest Houston shopping center for giveaways of gift cards, cash prizes, bikes, toys and more—plus free food, snowcones and facepainting. Registration required. Register beginning at 5:30pm; event starts at 6pm.
  • The Lion King Post-game Movie Screening at Minute Maid Park | Wednesday, August 2 – Cheer on the ‘Stros as they take on the Cleveland Guardians, then throw down a big blanket in the outfield after the game to watch the Disney animated classic, The Lion King on El Grande. Game tickets start at $23; admission as part of the movie day package is $50. Game begins at 1pm, movie to follow after the game.
People reclining on blankets in the Minute Maid Park outfield watching a movie on the big screen
Catch a screening of ‘The Lion King’ from the outfield on Wednesday | Courtesy of Houston Astros
  • Shrek 2 Movie Screening at the Woodlands Mall | Thursday, August 3 – Watch an outdoor screening of the 2004 movie Shrek 2 in the Woodlands. Shrek and Fiona return home to Far Far Away where they aren’t as welcome as they thought, but hilarity ensues as spells are cast and secrets surface. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Books on the Bayou/Libros sobre el Bayou at Buffalo Bayou Park | Friday, August 4 | FREE – Blue Willow Bookshop leads a bilingual storytime at this fun bird-themed story and craft event on the banks of Buffalo Bayou. Held at the Barbara Fish Daniel Nature play Area near the Water Works, this event is best for ages 6 months to 4 years. 9am to 9:45am.
  • Abilities Expo at NRG Center | Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 6 | FREE – This free expo aims to connect the public with the latest products, technologies and resources that meet the needs of people of all ages that live with disabilities. Find out how to engage in adaptive sports, dance groups, and many other inclusive activities through demonstrations and informative workshops. Free with registration. Friday and Saturday 11am to 5pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm.
  • Jurassic World Live Tour at NRG Stadium | Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 6 – Journey to Isla Nubar in this Jurassic World adventure that takes a wild turn in a live arena show. Watch as Blue the Raptor, the mighty T. Rex and more of your favorite dinosaurs come to life in this action-packed production. Before the show, take in photo opportunities with a Triceratops, Stegosaurus, the Jurassic World Jeep, and more in a one-hour pre-show experience. $20 and up. Times vary.
  • 2023 Watermelon Dash at Karbach Brewing Company | Saturday, August 5 – Take part in the 4th annual Watermelon Dash, the third and final Summer Dash Series race, designed to help keep you and the family fit and refreshed in the summer. In addition to 5K and 10K runners, Kids K and Family Walk participants will also receive a t-shirt and finisher’s medal. Stick around for the post-race fun with food and drink, music and more entertainment. $25 for the Kids K; $50 and up for other lengths. 7:30am.
Artists kneel on the sidewalk to create chalk artwork
Chalk artists hit the sidewalks of Bagby Park for colorful displays | Courtesy of Midtown Houston
  • Chalk on the Block at Bagby Park | Saturday, August 5 | FREE – Artists return to the sidewalks around Bagby Park in Midtown for live creation of colorful, chalk-based 3D artwork. This month’s theme is outer space. 10am to 2pm.
  • Melon & Berry Fest at Main Street Market at Humble | Saturday, August 5 | FREE – The family-friendly Melon & Berry Fest will feature a 30-foot farm fresh veggie table, freshly squeezed berry lemonades, a kids zone, and more at this essential summer event in Humble. 10am to 3pm.
  • Ninja Turtles Turmoil at Children’s Museum Houston | Saturday, August 5 – Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, take a break from outsmarting villains to visit the Museum District for a meet-and-greet until 2pm with kids of all ages. Afterward, take part in a ninja turtle art workshop, held throughout the afternoon. $17 for ages 1 and up. 10am to 6pm.
  • Hands-On Houston: Puffy Paint Ice Cream Cones at HCCC | Saturday, August 5 | FREE – The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft hosts another free, family-friendly art workshop, where everyone will gather indoors to craft “ice cream cones” using puffy paint and everyday art materials. 11am to 3pm.
  • Turning Red Movie Screening at Redemption Square | Saturday, August 5 | FREE – Bring the kiddos to watch an outdoor screening of Disney Pixar’s 2022 movie, Turning Red in Northeast Houston. Whenever Mei Lei gets overly excited she transforms into a giant red panda, which makes all of her young girl challenges even more difficult. 8pm.

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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.