Things to do in Houston (August 8-14, 2016)

Posted on Aug 7 2016 - 10:35pm by Beth

Things to do in Houston with kids

Here is Kid Fun's list of Things to do in Houston with kids on August 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. The week of August 8-14, 2016 is a busy week full of family fun and free activities. You can count on Kid Fun Houston to give you ideas of things to do with your babies, toddlers, and children every day of the week. Kid Fun shares places to go each day, special events and activities, kid friendly businesses, and lots more. Kid Fun has ideas on things to do today, tomorrow, this week, and this weekend. Houston is a big city, and it's full of events and activities for the entire family. I've compiled a list of things for you and your family to enjoy this week and this weekend. Kid Fun is the place to go to find fun family activities in Houston along with free activities for kids. There are lots of Houston events taking place right now. You should definitely be able to find something to do with babies, toddlers, children, and older kids. I hope that you enjoy the list full of cheap things to do, fun things to do, and free things to do. The Kid Fun website is also a great resource for kid friendly businesses, museums, indoor play places, field trip ideas, summer camps, things to do this summer, kid friendly restaurants, kids eat free ideas, date night ideas, splash pads, parks, fire stations, etc. You can count on Kid Fun to give you ideas for today, tomorrow, this week, and this weekend.

Things to do with kids in Houston every day of the week (August 8-14, 2016)

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Things to do in Houston (every day):

Every Day:  It's a new week for more free & discounted movies. The list of movies changes each week. Click here to see the movies playing this week and to see the participating theaters. Most Days:  Bayou Bend is offering Detective Days on Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am to 4pm and Sundays from 1-4pm.  Click here for more details. Every Day:  The zoo is offering a daily discount of $4 off of your admission after 4pm each day. Click here for more details. Every Day:  You can watch thousands of bats emerge from the Waugh Bridge every day at sunset.  There are free bat chats offered on the 1st/3rd Friday of each month.  Click here for more details. Most Days:  The Noah's Ark Pool at the Quillian Center is open for the summer.  They are open from May 30 to August 19 from 10am to 4pm during the week.  They are also open on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.    Click here for more details. Most Days:  The Bass Pro Shop is offering free kids' activities every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. The events are offered through July 24. Click here for more details.

RESTAURANT WEEK is taking place through September 5, 2016.

Enjoy my list of special events in the month of AUGUST. Click HERE

Things to do in Houston (Monday):

KID FUN EVENT - Join us at the Quillian Center and swim at the Noah's Ark Pool and big pool for only $5.  RSVP here This Monday:  Sign up to attend the Daddy/Daughter event at the Chick-fil-A in Meyerland.  The event will take place between 5:30-7:30pm.  You can sign up on their Facebook page. This Monday:  Get tickets to the Universoul Circus playing through August 14. This Monday:  The Miller Outdoor Theater is showing a A Tribute to Texas Dance at 11am.  This is the ONLY 11am show this month, and it's free.  Click here. Monday: The Splashway Waterpark is offering special group rates on Mondays.  Click here. Monday: Kemah is having Crazy Kids Monday. Monday: The Lego Roadshow is at the Baybrook Mall from 10am-9pm. Monday:  The Czech Museum is free on the last Monday of each month. Monday: The Chick-fil-A in Meyerland is offering their Preschool Playhouse Summer Series on Mondays from 9:30-10:30 a.m.  You can visit their Facebook page for more details each week.  Click here for more details. Monday:  On Monday, you can enjoy storytime at the Mercer Botanic Gardens at 10:30 a.m. This event is offered on the 3rd Monday of each month. Click here for more details.

Things to do in Houston (Tuesday):

This Tuesday:  Join the Chick-fil-A on Kirby for a father/daughter event between 5:30-7:30pm.  You can sign up on their Facebook page. This Tuesday:  Watch a movie on the lawn at the Baybrook Mall.  They are showing the Lego movie at 7:30pm.   Tuesday:  The Splashway Waterpark is having $10 Tuesdays.  Click here for more details. Tuesday: Enjoy the Houston Downtown Aquarium with 1/2 price admission passes on Tuesday. Click here for the details. Tuesday:  The MFAH has a Tuesday Playdate at 10:45 am and Tuesday Storybook Circle at 11:30am. Click here for the details. Tuesday: The Cockrell Butterfly Center at the HMNS is offering Wing It on Tuesdays at 10:30am. Click here for more details about each event. Tuesday:  Fundamentally Toys offers a free story time every Tuesday at 9:30 am.  Click here for more details. Tuesday:  The Barnes & Noble in Vanderbilt Square offers a free story time every Tuesday at 10am.  Click here for more details. Tuesday:  The Whole Foods in Katy offers a free story time every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30am.  They read a story, do a craft, provide a snack, etc.  Click here for more details. Tuesday:  The Pottery Barn in Highland Village offers a free story time every Tuesday at 11am.  Click here for more details.

Things to do in Houston (Wednesday):

This Wednesday:  Watch Inside Out at City Centre at 8pm. This Wednesday: Join the Family Night at the Nature Discovery Center.  The topic is snakes, and it begins at 6:30pm. This Wednesday:  There is a Prelude Music party at Wonderwild at 3pm. This Wednesday:  The Pirate's Bay Water Park is offering an Itty Bitty Beach Party on Wednesday mornings from 8am-10am.  The admission fee is $5 for anyone over 2 years old. Click here for more details.  The last Itty Bitty Party is on August 10. Wednesday:  The Splashway Waterpark is having website Wednesdays.  Click here for more details. Wednesday: You can get a FREE breakfast on Wednesdays.  The Chick-fil-A on Westheimer and Fondren is offering free breakfast through the summer.  Breakfast is free from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Click here to get the details. Wednesday: The Miller Outdoor Theater is showing Much Ado About Nothing at 8:15pm.  Click here for more details. Wednesday:  Curt Miller is doing a magic show at Moody Gardens. Wednesday:  Enjoy an Astros game. Wednesday:  The Children's Museum offers a Mommy Mingle event on the first Wednesday of each month from 10am-12pm.  Click here for more details. Wednesday:  The MFAH offers story time at Rienzi at 10am in June and July.  Click here for more details. Wednesday:  The Mercer Botanic Gardens offers a lunch bunch on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12pm to 2pm.  You are invited to enjoy your lunch while listening to a lecture on gardening topics.  Click here for more details. Wednesday: The Cockrell Butterfly Center at the HMNS is offering Small Talk on Wednesdays at 11:00 am. Click here for more details about each event. Wednesday:  The Nature Discovery Center offers a free story time on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm. The free story time has read alouds on different nature topics, nature walks, fun crafts, live animal demonstrations, and more. Click here for more details. Wednesday:  Katy Budget Books offers a free story time every Wednesday at 10am.  Click here for more details. Wednesday:  The Children's Museum offers a Mommy Mingle event on the first Wednesday of each month from 10am to 12pm.  They offer free coffee and breakfast, and it's a chance to meet other families.  Click here for more details.

Things to do in Houston (Thursday):

This Thursday:   The Miller Outdoor Theater is showing Little Women (The Musical) at 8:30pm, and it's free.  Click here. This Thursday: The Splashway Waterpark is having 3 for Thursdays.  Click here for more details. This Thursday:  The Universoul Circus is playing at the Butler Stadium through August 14, 2016. Thursday:  Discovery Green is offering a free hip hop class at 6:30pm.  Click here for more details. Thursday:  The Sugar Land Town Square is offering a free parachute class on the first Thursday of each month at 9:30am. Thursday:  The Fish Gallery offers a free story time on Thursdays at 3:30 pm in July and August. Thursday:  The Pirate's Bay Waterpark is offering Dive In Movies on Thursday evenings at 8pm.  Click here for more details.  They are playing Star Wars, and this is the last one of the season. Thursday: The Miller Outdoor Theater is showing Much Ado About Nothing at 8:15pm.  Click here for more details. Thursday:  Curt Miller is doing a magic show at Moody Gardens. Thursday:  The MFAH offers the Summer Art Series on Thursdays from 11am to 2pm.  Don't forget that the MFAH is FREE on Thursdays so this event is free as well.  Click here for more details. Thursday:  Discovery Green is offering Thursday Night Concerts from 7pm to 9:30pm.  These evening concerts are family friendly.  You're welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic items.  Food, beer, and wine are served at The Lake House. Click here for more details. Thursday:  The Whole Foods in Katy offers a free story time every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30am.  They read a story, do a craft, provide a snack, etc.  Click here for more details. Thursday:  It's FREE museum day.  There are several museums that offer free admission on Thursdays.  Click here for more details. Thursday:  Tomfoolery Toys & Books offers a free story time every Thursday at 10am.  Click here for more details. Thursday:  Blue Willow Bookshop offers a free story time every Thursday at 10am.  Click here for more details. Thursday:  Discovery Green is offering free Thursday concerts from 7pm to 9:30pm.  Click here for more details. Thursday:  Little Women is playing at A.D. Players at 7:30pm. Click here for more details.

Things to do in Houston (Friday):

This Friday: The Miller Outdoor Theater is showing Little Women (The Musical) at 8:30pm. Click here for more details. This Friday:  The Little Mermaid is playing at the Inspiration Stage through August 14. Friday:  The Splashway Waterpark is having Family Fridays.  Click here for more details. Friday:  The Universoul Circus is playing at the Butler Stadium through August 14, 2016. Friday:  The Fort Bend Museum is offering a free history lesson from 9am-12pm. Friday:  Galveston is having "Bands on the Sand" at 6pm. Friday:  The Inspiration Stage is playing The Little Mermaid from July 29 to August 14. Friday:  The Dairy Ashford Roller Rink has a Toddler Skate every Friday from 10am-12pm.  Click here for the details. Friday:  The MFAH offers Little Artists on the 1st Friday of each month.  Click here for more details.  They are also offering pottery on Fridays from 1-3pm. Friday:  The Hermann Park Conservancy offers a free story time at the Family Garden  every Friday at 10am.  Click here for more details. Friday:  Enjoy an Astros or Skeeters game. Friday: The Cockrell Butterfly Center at the HMNS is offering Friday Feeding Frenzy on Fridays at 9:30am, 10:30am, and 11:30am. Click here for more details about each event. Friday:  The zoo is offering Cool Nights every Friday through the summer.  The zoo will stay open an extra hour on these cool nights, and there are themes for each night.  The event is from 5-8pm.  The zoo will close at 8:30 p.m.  Click here for more details.  This week, the theme is Zoolympics.  The zoo is also playing the zoovie, King Fu Panda. Friday:  The HMNS Sugar Land offers a P.A.W.S. Reading Program on Fridays and Saturdays at 10am.  Your child can sit and read with specially trained therapy dogs.  Click here for more details. Friday:  You can watch thousands of bats emerge from the Waugh Bridge every day at sunset.  There are free bat chats offered on the 1st/3rd Friday of each month.  Click here for more details. Friday:  Little Women is playing at A.D. Players at 8pm. Click here for more details.

Things to do in Houston (Saturday):

This Saturday: The Miller Outdoor Theater is showing Incredible India at 8:30pm.  Click here for more details. This Saturday: The Sugar Land Town Square is showing the movie Zootopia at 8pm. This Saturday: Watch the Dynamo game. This Saturday:  It's early bird morning at the Children's Museum for members. This Saturday:  The Inspiration Stage is playing Little Women at 3pm and 8pm.   This Saturday:  The Lego Americana Roadshow is coming to the Baybrook Mall from July 30 to August 14.  The exhibit has interactive lego activities, replicas of landmarks and activities for teachers. This Saturday:  The Universoul Circus is playing at the Butler Stadium through August 14, 2016. Saturday: The MFAH offers Saturday Sketch on selected Saturdays from 11am-2pm.  Click here for more details. Saturday: Discovery Green offers lots of free events on Saturdays. There is a free kids' writing workshop on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., free language classes for kids on Saturday at 11:30 a.m., free summer reading program on Saturday at 1pm. There are kayak rides and stand up paddle boarding available too.  Check the calendar for more events too.  Click here for more details. Saturday: The HMNS Sugar Land offers a P.A.W.S. Reading Program on Fridays and Saturdays at 10am.  Your child can sit and read with specially trained therapy dogs.  Click here for more details. Saturday:  Lakeshore offers free crafts every Saturday 11am-3pm. Click here for more details. Saturday:  The Brazos Bookstore offers a free story time every Saturday at 10:30am.  Click here for more details. Saturday:  The Barnes & Noble in Vanderbilt Square offers a free story time every Saturday at 10am.  Click here for more details. Saturday:  The Family Comedy & Magic Show at the Improv is every other Saturday at 2pm.  Click here for more details. Saturday:  The Edith L. Moore Nature Sancturay offers Saturdays in Nature on the second Saturday of each month.  The free event takes place from 9am to 12pm with a guided nature walk at 10am. Click here for more details. Saturday:  The Tomball Train Depot offers a free family event on the second Saturday on each month.  The event starts at 6pm. Click here for more details. Saturday:  The Houston Area Live Steamers offers free train rides at Zube Park on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  Click here for more details. Saturday:  Home Depot offers free Build & Grow Workshops on the 1st Saturday of every month. Click here for more details. Saturday:  Lowe's offers free Build & Grow Workshops every other Saturday at 10am.  Click here for more details. Saturday:  The Houston Wing of Commemorative Air Force welcomes families for a free outing on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10am to 3pm.  You can see the WWII museum and hangar full of planes, memorabilia, etc.  Click here for more details. Saturday:  Buffalo Bayou offers boat tours on the 2nd Saturday of each month during the months of March to October.  There is a small fee, and the rides are about 30 minutes. Click here for more details. Saturday:  The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft offers a free hands-on craft making activity during the 1st Saturday of every month.  The event takes place from 11am to 3pm.  Click here for more details. Saturday:  The Breakfast Klub offers a free event on the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 2pm.  They have face painting, a moonwalk, krafts, and lots more.  Click here for more details.

Things to do in Houston (Sunday):

  This Sunday:  The Inspiration Stage is playing Little Women at 3pm. This Sunday:  Watch a movie at the Alamo Theaters for cheap.  Click here for more details. This Sunday: The Universoul Circus is playing at the Butler Stadium through August 14, 2016. This Sunday:  The Top Golf in Webster is sh0wing the movie Zootopia. This Sunday:  You can see Marshall from Paw Patrol at the Katy Mills Mall from 1-5pm. Sunday:  The Splashway Waterpark is open from 10am-6pm.  Click here for more details. Sunday:  Enjoy music during Sunday Night Live in City Center from 5-8pm. Sunday:  The MFAH offers Sunday Family Zone from 1-4pm, and they offer Sunday Family Studio at 1pm and 2:30 pm on select Sundays.  Click here for details. Sunday:  The Armand Bayou Nature Center offers free Sundays in Nature on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 12pm to 5pm.  Click here for more details.

Business Highlights:

Houston Swim Club - Enroll your child in swim lessons year round. Language Kids - Sign up for  classes or summer camps. Chick-fil-A - Enjoy free story times, Family nights, and events. (Westheimer/Fondren, Kirby, and Meyerland) Idea Lab - The Idea Lab offers hand-on classes, camps, and birthday parties. Hunter Dance Center - The Hunter Dance Center offers summer camps, children's classes, adult classes, birthday parties, and lots more. Crowning Details - This party/event business has a large variety of stationery and party printables.

Camp Highlights:

Idea Lab - The Idea Lab has locations all over Houston, and they offer a variety of summer camps.  They are offering a 10% discount for registration by February 10. Language Kids - The summer camp registration has started so sign up now. Hunter Dance Center - Sign up for a summer dance camp now.  Their summer camp programs are for children ages 5-8 years old. Biron's Youth Sports Center - Sign up for a summer camp now. Quillian Center - Sign up for a summer camp now.

 Have a great week! 🙂 Beth