Top 15 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: August 21 to 27, 2023

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Kidz Bop brings family-friendly covers of the biggest pop songs to Sugar Land | Courtesy of Kidz Bop

Search no more for the top kid-friendly things to do in Houston from Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2023.

This week, explore the world of farms at a week-long camp, catch the ‘Stros at Minute Maid, get your game on in Galveston, see Peter and Wendy soar at Miller Outdoor, and more.

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Top 15 Family Things To Do in Houston This Week

  • Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park | Monday, August 21 to Thursday, August 24 – The Champs face off against the boys from Boston in a four-game series to start the week. See hometown favorites up to bat and arrive early to get your hands on giveaways like a pair of Space City socks on Monday, or a Martín Maldonado World Series ring on Wednesday. $18 and up. Times vary.
  • Summer BotaniCamp: Farms & Fields at Houston Botanic Camp | Monday, August 21 to Friday, August 25 – This week-long camp for K-5 students explores the world of farms, from soil to seed, and the ways they support animals, wildlife and us. Kids will go beyond observation with thoughtful, diverse lessons, hands-on activities, and discussions with scientists and experts about this important element of our environment. $225. 9am to 2pm daily.
  • Boogie Bash: Parachute Play at the Woodlands Children’s Museum | Tuesday, August 22 – Kiddos get a chance to play with a giant colorful parachute in the Woodlands through various musical activities that focus on teamwork, social interaction, cooperation and rhythmic movement. $8 for ages 1 and up. 11am.
  • Bingo on the Lawn at Redemption Square | Thursday, August 24 – In Northeast Houston, the lifestyle destination hosts evening rounds of all-ages bingo. $10 for adults; $5 for kids. 7pm to 8:30pm.
  • Author Sharlene Novak at the Woodlands Children’s Museum | Friday, August 25 – The children’s author will read Happy Tails Camper Stories: Lucy Learns to Share, followed by a meet-and-greet where fans can purchase her books for $10 and have them signed. In the tale, a pup named Lucy meets other dogs and sees lots of toys to play with on her first day of Dog Camp, but her plan to get a toy back doesn’t go exactly as planned. $8 for ages 1 and up. 11am.
  • Kidz Bop Live at Smart Financial Centre | Friday, August 25 – The music group of talented kid performers brings family-friendly covers of popular hits to the stage in the Sugar Land. Sing along to “As It Was,” “About That Time,” “Anti-Hero,” and more at this just-for-kids concert. $39.50 and up. 7pm.
  • Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Movie Screening at Levy Park | Friday, August 25 | FREE – Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and catch this adventure based on the popular role-playing game. The film is part of the Upper Kirby park’s Family Movie Night series. Please note that outside furniture is not permitted, although the park’s chairs may be used. 8pm.
  • Peter & Wendy: Family Dance Theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, August 25 | FREE – See the classic story of Peter Pan come to life with a showstopping performance featuring aerial silks and trapeze for a magical approach to the beloved tale. 8pm.
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Galveston hosts a weekend of esports, video games, gaming pods and more | Courtesy of Galveston Esports Summit
  • Galveston Island Esports Summit at Galveston Island Convention Center | Friday, August 25 to Sunday, August 27 – Get ready for gaming, robot battles, virtual reality, board games and more as this popular event makes its return to the Island. You’ll find interactive pods and a chance to connect with fellow game enthusiasts. $40 and up; $20 for ages 12 and under. Times vary.
  • Battleship Texas Day at the Lone Star Flight Museum | Saturday, August 26 – Celebrate the historic ship, currently docked in Galveston for repairs, at this day of events that includes discussions about its history and an up-close look at one of the ship’s anti-aircraft gunners. Members from the Battleship Texas Foundation will be on hand to discuss details of restoration and share their love for the ship, commissioned in 1914 as one of the most powerful weapons in the world. $18; discounts for ages 17 and under. 10:30am to 3pm.
  • Carmella Full of Wishes Community Event at MECA | Saturday, August 26 | FREE – Main Street Theater for Youth teams up with MECA in Sixth Ward for a family-friendly afternoon that includes a play, plus Carmella herself will read the children’s book by Matt de la Peña, about a little girl who picks a dandelion and makes a very special wish for her family. There will also be free crafts and treats. 1pm.
  • Doc Dissections at the Health Museum | Saturday, August 26 – Dissect an organ (a heart, an eye or a brain) individually, in a pair, or as a group of four. You’ll receive guidance from a doctor and one of the Health Museum’s science educators while learning about the organ’s anatomy and how to keep a healthy body. $25 and up. 2pm to 3pm.
  • Yappy Hour at the San Luis Resort | Saturday, August 26 | No Cover – The Seawall-facing resort in Galveston hosts a dog-friendly happy hour benefiting the Galveston Island Humane Society. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Houston Dash vs. Kansas City Current at Shell Energy Stadium | Saturday, August 26 – With no home matches scheduled in September, this will be your last chance to catch the Dash before their regular season finale in October. They’ll see a struggling Kansas City squad, hoping to score some goals and move up the table before this fall’s playoffs. $10 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science presents Science Start: Body Works at Levy Park | Sunday, August 27 | FREE – Members of the museum staff come to the Upper Kirby park, offering an opportunity to encounter real specimens and artifacts from the museum collection in an up-close, 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.