The 16 Best Things to Do in Houston for Kids This Week: October 17-October 23, 2022 – 365 things to do in Houston | Dauktion

KBR Kids Day returns to Tony Marron Park this week | Courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership

From Monday 17th October to Sunday 23rd October 2022, have an unforgettable time in the city with kid-friendly activities.

This week, hang out in an airport hangar for spooky fun, watch family reunions, hear Disney classics on stage, and more.

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The 16 best things to do in Houston for kids and families this week

  • Explore Abilities Day at the Children’s Museum Houston | Monday 17 October – Families have the opportunity to enjoy the entire museum at their own pace and also take part in special activities taking place on the day. Modifications include light and noise reduction, a less crowded environment, designated rest rooms, and more. $7. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Panto USA presented treasure island at the Miller Outdoor Theater | Monday 17 October | FREE Produced by The Panto Company and told as only they can, this thrilling adventure follows a perilous voyage across the Spanish Main, a mutiny led by the infamous Long John Silver, a scramble for buried treasure on an exotic island and the message that good triumphs over evil every time. 11 clock.
  • shadow puppet theater: When the leaf blew in at the Woodlands Children’s Museum | Thursday October 20th shadow puppet theater presented When the leaf blew in the by Steve Metzger, a humorous story that explains the chain reaction that occurs when a single leaf blows into a barn. $7.50. 11 clock.
  • Halloween in the hangar at the Lone Star Flight Museum | Saturday October 22nd – The annual Halloween celebration returns as the hangar transforms into a spooky place, ready for a family-friendly, haunted time. There’s trick-or-treating between the planes until 1pm, an all-day scavenger hunt, spooky crafts, photo ops around the museum and more – plus kids 12 and under in costume have free entry all day. $18; $15 for ages 12 to 17; $12 for children 4-11 years old. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • 15th Annual KBR Children’s Day at Tony Marron Park | Saturday October 22 | FREE – Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s annual family festival returns to Second Ward Park filled with local entertainment, hands-on activities, live artists, face painters and more. Costumes are desired. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Houston Filipino Street Festival at Constellation Field | Saturday 22 October – This family-friendly festival celebrates Filipino and Filipino heritage in a day of music, food, activities and more. $17 and up. noon to 6 p.m.
  • 9th Annual Houston Afrifest at Houston Baptist University | Saturday October 22nd – Houston’s largest African festival features cultural music, dance and artistic stage entertainment from the communities of Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria, including live soukous and zouk music, Afro-Brazilian drumming, West African dance and more. Plus, shop for crafts, artwork, and African-made goods at a vendor market, and enjoy children’s storytelling, face painting, and more. $10; free for children under 5 years. noon to 7 p.m.
  • All Hallows Read at the Houston Public Library Downtown | Saturday October 22 | FREE – Bring the family to the central downtown HPL campus for an afternoon of pumpkins, free under-18 giveaways, games, crafts and reading. costumes desired. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Prelude Family Concerts in Levy Park | Saturday October 22nd | FREE – The Prelude Family Concert is a 45-minute musical experience aimed at babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers at Levy Park near Greenway Plaza. 4:30 p.m.
  • Monster Jam at NRG Stadium | Saturday October 22nd – Watch as giant trucks tear through the air, jump off ramps and dash through the arena. These 12,000 pound monster trucks, including the legendary Grave Digger, will test the limits in freestyle, skills challenge and racing competitions. $20 and up. 19 o’clock.
  • Performing Arts Houston presents Mutts have gone crazy! at the Wortham Center | Sunday 23 October – This hilarious all-age and crowd-pulling dog show comes to the Wortham Center for 2 afternoon performances. Hailed as a “must see” by the Washington Post, the show features the world’s most talented four-legged performers – including the highest jumping dog in the universe, two Guinness World Record Champions, a hilarious 6-pound Pikachu Pomeranian mix and a host of rescued pups – dancing, prance, twirling , and jump into the hearts of the listeners. $25.55 to $65. 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Fall Scavenger Hunt at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | Sunday 23 October Families will work as a team at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center to find clues, search for clues about animals, and solve nature-themed puzzles. $20. Every half hour from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Disney Princess: The Concert in the Smart Financial Center | Sunday 23 October – Sing out loud for the woodland creatures to hear with the unmissable roster of talented singers hitting all the Disney favourites. The larger-than-life show and theatrical effects bring the music to life for audiences in pure Disney magic, while acclaimed stars (even some original voices) sing the Disney Princesses’ music. Note that costumed Disney characters will not be performing at this event; Actors appear as themselves. $39.50 and up. 3 pm.
  • Halloween events in the greater Houston area | Constantly Show off your costumes at more than 35 cute — and some spooky — family-friendly Halloween events across Houston in 2022. Prices, dates, and times vary.
  • Pumpkin patches in the greater Houston area | Constantly Make your picks for pumpkins, flowers, and family fun at the Fall Festival with our guide to farms and pumpkin patches in the Houston area for the 2022 season. Prices, dates, and times vary.
  • Greater Houston Fall Festivals | Constantly Circle these dates for more than 45 of this season’s upcoming fall festivals featuring live music, food, cultural celebrations and more at locations across the Houston area. Prices, dates and times vary.

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Shea Kummer is a mother of 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’s looking for the best ways to create lasting family memories.

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