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Things to do in Houston today, and this Martin Luther King weekend, with kids! January 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2016

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Enjoy another great weekend in Houston with the family!

Sunday is the Houston Marathon!  Either go cheer on the runners or avoid the road closures while driving around town.  Find the course HERE.

On Saturday, get your free reservations for the Creation Station: Contemporary South Asian Miniatures at the Asia Society.  You can create a painting using centuries-old South Asian manuscript traditions and contemporary techniques.

On Saturday, go to the Downtown Aquarium for half the price.  The coupon has been posted HERE!

On Sunday, take the kids to the MATCH Family Day.  There will be chalk and balloon artists, face painting, a bounce house, a performance of Magic Tree House by Main Street Theater and performances by Prelude Music, Diverse Works and Houston Arts Alliance Folklike.  All the events are free.

Also on Sunday, attend Family Day: America at Work at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.  We love this free event where you can walk through the gardens, tour the mention, make crafts and enjoy live entertainment.  This month kids can experience the daily chores, jobs, and industries of America from the 1600s to 1800s.

All weekend long, be entertained by the big and loud Blue Man Group at Jones Hall.  Full Price is $50.00 – $83.75 but affiliate Goldstar Tickets are $33.00-$56.00 while supplies last.

To celebrate Martin Luther King Day, go to the Children’s Museum MLK Celebration, the MLK Grande Parade in Midtown or Original MLK Parade in Downtown.

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Affiliate links included.  Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!

Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!  

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Thursday, January 14, 2016:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Ice at Discovery Green – 4:00- 10:00pm – Discovery Green
Bank of America Screen on the Green: The Mighty Ducks – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Friday, January 15, 2016:
Free Storytime in the Garden – 10:00am – Hermann Park Centennial Family Garden
Ice at Discovery Green – 11:00- 11:00pm – Discovery Green
Friday Night Sights! Suchu Dance – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Blue Man Group – 7:30pm –  Jones Hall (Full Price is $50.00 – $83.75, Goldstar Tickets are $33.00-$56.00.)

Saturday, January 16, 2016:
Super Saturday (BOGO Free Admission) – Downtown Aquarium (Need to print coupon)
Beginning Birding for Kids – 9:00am – Nature Discovery Center
Urban Harvest Fruit Tree Sale – 9:00-1:00pm – Rice University
Storytime with Puppets – 10:00-11:30am – Alianza Eco International School
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Storytime – 10:30am – Brazos Bookstore
Ice at Discovery Green – 11:00- 11:00pm – Discovery Green
Creation Station: Contemporary South Asian Miniatures – 12:30-2:30pm – Asia Society
Blue Man Group – 2:00 & 7:30pm –  Jones Hall (Full Price is $50.00 – $83.75, Goldstar Tickets are $33.00-$56.00.)

Sunday, January 17, 2016:
Chevron Houston Marathon
Ice at Discovery Green – 11:00- 8:00pm – Discovery Green
MATCH Family Day – 1:00-4:00pm – MATCH Midtown
Sunday Family Zone + Studio – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Bayou Bend Family Day: America at Work – 1:00pm-5:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Blue Man Group – 2:00 & 7:00pm –  Jones Hall (Full Price is $50.00 – $83.75, Goldstar Tickets are $33.00-$56.00.)
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra:  Peter & the Wolf – 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00pm – Houston Zoo

Monday, January 18, 2016:
Storytime Tours at Rienzi – 10:00am-11:00am – Rienzi
Children’s Museum MLK Celebration – 10:00-6:00pm – Children’s Museum
MLK Grande Parade – 10:00am – Midtown
Original MLK Parade – 10:00am – Downtown
Ice at Discovery Green – 4:00- 10:00pm – Discovery Green

Tuesday, January 19, 2016:
Homeschool Family Workshop “Larger than Life: Exploring the Photography of Vera Lutter” – 10:00am & 1:30pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Ice at Discovery Green – 4:00- 10:00pm – Discovery Green

Wednesday, January 20, 2016:
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Ice at Discovery Green – 4:00- 10:00pm – Discovery Green

Looking for more to do in your part of town?  Check out…
365 Things to Do in Houston for grown-up things to do.
Raised on the Rails for adventures near the METRORail line.
Fun2Go Misters for things to do near Humble.
Mac Kid SW Houston for things to do in SW Houston, Missouri City, Sugar Land.
Katy Mom’s Blog for things to do in Katy.

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  1. January 14, 2016 at 9:14 pm — Reply

    Free story time at Alianza Eco school sat 16 from 10 am to 1130 am with puppets!!!

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