The best things for kids to do in Houston this week: July 18-24, 2022
Keep your summer blazing with our picks for the best things to do for kids in and around Houston this week from Monday, July 18 through Sunday, July 24, 2022.
This week, catch concerts around town, explore nature with the family, watch a movie under the stars, visit Houston’s first-ever cricket festival, and more.
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Top 12 things to do for kids and families in Houston this week
- Ecosystem Adventure at the Houston Botanical Garden | From Monday July 18 to Friday July 22 – This week-long nature camp helps elementary-age children connect with plants through thoughtful and diverse lessons, hands-on activities, and interactions with natural environments. $225 per child for the week. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Midtown Park Children’s Storytime Summer Series | Tuesday, July 19 | FREE – The Houston Public Library is hosting a storytelling session in Midtown Park, with live music from Andy Roo, plus games and snacks. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Mini Masterminds: Watermelon Math at Woodlands Children’s Museum | wednesday july 20 – Break out some playdough for an interactive activity that helps kids work on their problem-solving and math skills by counting seeds with squishy watermelons. $7.50 for ages 1 and up. 10 a.m. to noon.
- Kickin’ It Country at Kemah Boardwalk | wednesday july 20 | FREE – Lace up your boots for a night on the boardwalk, with live music from Jason Boland and The Stragglers with Jon Stork, plus all the games, rides and shopping you can do in Kemah. 6 p.m.
- Houston World Series of Dogs at the NRG Center | From Wednesday 20 July to Sunday 24 July – See a group of four-legged friends compete in a series of events, across 150 different breeds, vying for the coveted “Best in Show”. Competitive events include flyball, creative grooming, a frisbee show, and canine musical freestyle. Free every day for children 12 and under; free for all on Wednesday; $10 on Thursday; $15 from Friday to Sunday. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Family-friendly evening explorations at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center | Thursday, July 21 – Spend the evening exploring the trails on a guided nature walk and learn about the different habitats of the Houston Arboretum, as well as the local flora and fauna found there. $10 per person. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- The Goonies Film screening at Bagby Park | Thursday, July 21 | FREE – Catch an outdoor screening of the 1985 comedy adventure classic, The Goonies, at Bagby Park in Midtown. Follow a group of hilarious misfits when they discover an old pirate map in the attic, following it to an underground cavern in search of lost treasure. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Princess Party at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center | Friday, July 22 – Get to know the Disney Princesses when characters like Moana, Belle and Arial visit the Fort Bend Children’s Center. $15 for ages 1 and up. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Busy Bees on Buffalo Bayou | Saturday, July 23 | FREE – El Centro de Corazón organizes a gardening activity that will help you learn how to attract and support populations of pollen-producing bees. 5 years and over. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Trae Day Family Funday at Aveva Stadium | Saturday July 23 | FREE – Houston rapper and philanthropist Trae Tha Truth is hosting a family festival in South Houston, with free school supplies, backpacks and goodies, plus animals, games, rides, exhibit tiles, and more . 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Film screening at East Beach | Saturday, July 23 | FREE – Take a seat by the waves to see the 2017 family action movie, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, with Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart. Free, but beach parking is $15. 8:30 p.m.
- Houston Cricket Festival at Moosa Stadium | Sunday, July 24 | FREE – Brand new Pearland Stadium hosts Houston’s first-ever Cricket Festival, featuring a dual schedule of minor league cricket matches, fixtures with national and international cricketers, local food trucks, giveaways and a clinic half hour free cricket match for young fans. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.