Best things to do for kids in Houston: 6-12 March 2023

Best things to do for kids in Houston: 6-12  March 2023
Best things to do for kids in Houston: 6-12  March 2023

Lines of bagpipers parade down the streets
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at Post Houston this weekend | Courtesy of Houston St. Patrick’s Parade

Head out for the best kid-friendly things to do in Houston from Monday, March 6 through Sunday, March 12, 2023.

This week you can continue the Rodeo fun, learn about creatures, see Dr. Seuss characters in person, shop at a book fair and more.

Do you want to plan your spring break? Check out our guide to some of the best week-long Spring Break plans happening across Houston.

Do you know of an event that could be on the list? Drop us a line at [email protected] with a link to the official event details.

Top 12 Family Things to Do in Houston This Week

  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo at NRG Park | Daily – During the first three weeks of March, the Houston Rodeo offers full days of carnival fun, festival food, livestock and petting zoos, a vendor marketplace and a nightly main event featuring bronco bustin’ and headlining concerts. Admission to NRG Park is $20 for ages 13 and up; $10 for ages 3 to 12; free for ages 2 and under. Carnival rides, rodeo and concert admissions cost extra. 10.00 to 21.00 every day.
  • Crazy About Critters presents the Learning Zoo at Woodlands Children’s Museum | Wednesday, March 8 – Laugh, learn and get hands-on during an educational animal encounter, on stage with the Learning Zoo in the Woodlands. $8. 11 a.m.
  • Crystalline Resonance: Final Fantasy Piano Concert at Hobby Center | Thursday 9 March – Celebrating the 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy video game series, this concert brings some of the acclaimed piano works to the Downtown stage, synchronized to video game footage and memorable moments from the franchise. $58 and up. 8 p.m.
  • Comic Conroe at the Lone Star Convention Center | Friday 10 March to Sunday 12 March – This three-day convention in Conroe highlights the worlds of comics and pop culture, offering autograph sessions with anime voice actors and artists, local vendors, a cosplay costume contest and more. $10 and up. Times vary.
  • National Youth Theater presents Seussical at Concordia Lutheran High School | Friday 10 March to Sunday 12 March – Dive into the magical world of Dr. Seuss with the National Youth Theatre. Watch beloved characters like the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and JoJo take the stage in Tomball, showing the importance of being you. $15 and up. Times vary.
  • Spring Break: Golden Age of the Cattle Drive at George Ranch Historical Park | Saturday 11 March – Fort Bend Historical Park enters the age of cattle drivers with daily demonstrations of roping, cattle driving, steer roundups, chuckwagon cooking and other aspects of life on the range. Tickets are $15 for ages 13 and up; $10 for ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and under. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Small BIPOC book party at Discovery Green | Saturday 11 March | FREE – This downtown afternoon celebration features a unique Storybook Opera performance, readings from local authors, arts and crafts, and free books featuring Black, Indigenous and People of Color experiences. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Rock the Block Street Festival at the Children’s Museum Houston | Saturday 11 March – This all-day festival kicks off Spring Break festivities at the Children’s Museum, offering carnival games, miniature golf, double-hoop basketball and Caribbean steel drum sounds from Steel Appeal. Plus, check out Art Car vehicles and get beats from DJ Ernie. $15. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Holi Mela at Telugu Bhavanam in Katy | Saturday 11 March – In Katy, this Holi festival is highlighted by Bollywood performances, color games, DJ tunes and children’s activities, plus a market with food and shopping vendors. Advance tickets are $8, $10 at the gate; free for ages 11 and under. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • 62nd Annual Houston St. Patrick’s Parade & Celebration at Post Houston | Saturday 11 March | FREE – The annual parade moves to Post Houston this year, offering a full day of shopping from local vendors, folk dances, games and face painting, and the official parade that departs at noon, circling downtown and back. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Moon 2 Mars Festival at Space Center Houston | Saturday 11 March and Sunday 12 March – Kicking off this weekend at the Johnson Space Center, this week-long festival celebrates the innovations that drive space exploration with a look at cutting-edge space technology, immersive experiences and astronaut performances. $44.95 and up; $39.95 for ages 4 to 11; free for ages 3 and under. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Spring Break at the Lone Star Flight Museum | Saturday 11 March and Sunday 12 March – Take a flight all week with daily activities at the aviation museum that include aircraft displays, talks with pilots and mechanics, hands-on demonstrations and more. $18; $15 for ages 12 to 17; $12 for ages 4 to 11; free for ages 3 and under. Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
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Shea Kummer is the mother of 3 active boys who live in Katy. She has a degree in economics from Texas Christian University and a background in social media management. When she’s not cheering on her boys, she can be found searching for the best ways to make lasting family memories.

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