There are many events around Houston your child can attend during spring break to keep their mind active. Many are free, but some of them do have a fee. Check out our list:
A group called Girlstart is leading a variety of STEM-related activities at Discovery Green this week. The events are being held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Here’s the schedule:
- March 16: Mechanical Engineering Fun, Houston Rockets and Dynamo street team
- March 17: Slime, Chemical Reactions, Instasnow and a Foam Party
- March 18: Thing That Fly and More
- March 19: Gumdrop Dome, Air Mail Challenge, Plastic Rescue Activities, HGO to Go First Songs and Storybook Opera
- March 20: Astronomy, HGO to Go First Songs and Storybook Opera
Many museums in the Houston Museum District are always free! Here’s the list:
- Asia Society Texas Center (all spaces except Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery)
- Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
- Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
- Houston Center for Photography
- Lawndale Art Center
- Rice University Art Gallery
- Rothko Chapel
- The Jung Center of Houston
- The Menil Collection
Seven museums in the Houston Museum District offer free admission for at least part of the day every Thursday. Here’s the list:
- Buffalo Soldiers National Museum: 1-5 p.m.
- Children’s Museum of Houston: 5-8 p.m.
- Holocaust Museum Houston: 2-5 p.m.
- Houston Museum of African American Culture: 6-8 p.m.
- Houston Museum of Natural Science: 2-5 p.m.
- The Health Museum: 2-5 p.m.
- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Writers in the Schools hosts the Young Writer’s Workshop Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. The workshop is for students in grades 2-8, and no registration or materials are necessary (materials are provided by Writers in the Schools). It is held at the Houston Public Library Express at Discovery Green.
Experience a ton of fun at the Children’s Museum of Houston all week. There are cool giveaways, contests, performances and a whole lot more. Tickets are $10 per person, but you can get in for free from 8-5 p.m. Thursday for Family Fun Night.
Each day, The Health Museum will feature different activities including germs info sessions, ways to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, CPR training, health screening and more. March 19 is UT Brain Night. Families will be able to see a real brain and ask doctors questions. Admission to the Health Museum is normally $7 for children ages 3-12 and seniors (ages 65+), and $9 for ages 13-64, but you can get in for free from 2-5 p.m. on Thursday and here is a buy one, get one half-off coupon.
If you want to go to the Rodeo but you’re on a budget, Value Wednesday is for you! Select seats to the rodeo and concert are just $10, but you can get tickets to the livestock show, AGventure, carnival and shopping areas for just $5 for adults. The Kids’ Country Carnival also features $2 games, rides and special food items from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens is offering tours, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, a colonial campsite and more daily. Admission is free for anyone ages 18 and under, and admission for adults is $10.
George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond is inviting families to explore the history of food over 100 years. Children will be able to plow, explore a 1860s chuckwagon, learn how food was preserved on an 1890s sharecropper farm, learn the basics of ranching and 1930s cattle production, and explore cooking utensils of the 1930s. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-15, and children ages 4 and under are free. There’s a special chuckwagon historic lunch available for $14 for ages 13+, $11 for ages 5-12 and $4 for children age 4 and under, and reservations are required.