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Top Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week

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“Despicable Me” | Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Soak up the best events in Houston this week with our picks for things to do with kids in and around Houston from Monday, June 14 through Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20, 2021.

This week, hit up kid-friendly events around the city, including seeing a budget-friendly movie, let the kids ask a doctor anything, celebrate dads doing what they love, and much more.

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Scroll below to find great things for kids and families happening in Houston from Monday, June 14 to Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Top 12 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston This Week

  • Children’s Summer Movie Series: Despicable Me at Studio Movie Grill in CityCentre & Pearland | Monday, June 14 to Thursday, June 17 – Beat the heat and take in a children’s movie at Studio Movie Grill when it hosts the Children’s Summer Movie Series, all summer long. This week’s special screening is Despicable Me. $6; includes a small popcorn and small drink. Noon each day.
  • Family Story Time & Crafts at Levy Park | Tuesday, June 15 | FREE – Grab a blanket and spread out for a socially distanced story time reading, followed by a craft that accompanies the featured book. All craft supplies are included. Free to attend. 10am.
  • M-K-T Sunset Market at M-K-T in the Heights | Thursday, June 17 | FREE – Bring the family out for an evening of shopping, food, and fun at the M-K-T mixed-use retail and office complex off North Shepherd in the Heights, featuring freshly prepared meals, refreshments, a DIY flower bar, live music, face painting, movie screenings, and more. 4pm to 8pm.
  • The Health Museum presents Kids Ask Anything with Dr. Heather Kline on Zoom | Thursday, June 17 | FREE | Virtual – Hear from pediatrician Dr. Heather Kilne in a virtual event where kids can ask anything via Zoom, in conjunction with their newest exhibition, Brain: The World Inside Your Head. Free, with registration. 6pm.
  • ComedySportz Match Family-Friendly Improv Show at Preston Theater | Friday, June 18 & Juneteenth, Saturday, June 19 – Laugh out loud with the family when ComedySportz Houston presents their fast-paced improv comedy show that’s suitable for the whole family, now performing at Preston Theater in EaDo. Two teams will battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games, and songs on the spot with audience participation. Tickets are $20 for the 8pm shows; $14 for the 10pm shows; but limited discounted $10 tickets are available for all shows. 8pm and 10pm.
  • Magical Dad’s Day at the Woodlands Children’s Museum | Juneteenth, Saturday, June 19 – In celebration of Father’s Day, the Woodlands Children’s Museum hosts an afternoon of family fun, featuring magicians and DIY art projects that make for great gifts for dad. $7; free for ages under 1. 10am to 2pm.
  • Father’s Day at George Ranch Historical Park | Juneteenth, Saturday, June 19 – The Fort Bend historical park that brings visitors back to the 1800s offers a gun slingin’ class that teaches dads how to load and shoot replica flintlocks and percussion rifles from the Alamo era. Included with general admission; $15 for ages 13 and up; $12 for ages 65 and up; $10 for ages 2 to 12. Classes are held at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm. Park hours from 9am to 5pm.
  • Juneteenth Parade & Picnic in Galveston | Juneteenth, Saturday, June 19 | FREE – Celebrate Juneteenth with a parade running from 26th and Ball Streets to 41st, where it will end at Wright Cuney Park with a picnic. Parade begins at 1pm; event ends at 4pm.
  • Mulan Movie Screening at Discovery Green | Juneteenth, Saturday, June 19 | FREE – Bring the kiddos to watch a screening of Disney’s 1998 animated movie, Mulan, at Discovery Green in Downtown, about a girl who’s afraid that her father will be drafted into the Chinese military, so she takes his spot. 5pm and 8pm.
  • A Gulf Coast Juneteenth Featuring Bobby Rush at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Juneteenth, Saturday, June 19 | FREE | Virtual Option – The annual blues and Creole festival returns to Miller Outdoor with a living blues legend in the Grammy-winning, storytelling bluesman, Bobby Rush, who will take to the stage with his gritty vocals and impressive harmonica chops. The performance can also be viewed on Miller Outdoor’s YouTube. Seating in the covered area requires tickets that can be reserved online; seating on the hill is free and open to the public. 8:30pm.
  • Parent & Child: A Pizza Party for Father’s Day at Central Market Cooking School | Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20 – Celebrate Father’s Day with new pizza-making skills in this class that also teaches how to make and fill calzones, and top it all off with homemade chocolate chip–stuffed filling for cannoli. $50 for 1 adult and 1 child; $25 for each additional child. 11am.
  • Current Museum Exhibits & Art Installations in Houston | Ongoing | Some FREE – Across the Museum District and throughout the Greater Houston area, world-class museums and installations are offering up fascinating and engaging exhibitions that are ticketed or free. You can also dig into our Visitor’s Guides at several of Houston’s flagship museums, including The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS), The Health Museum, Holocaust Museum Houston, and more

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Shea Kummer

Shea Kummer is a mom to 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 can be found looking for the best ways to make lasting family memories.

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