Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002
Date: through July 31 at 2:30 p.m.
Make this family-friendly musical an outing for everyone! This comedy tells the story of Princess Ida, who was arranged to marry Prince Hilarion from the neighboring kingdom when she was just a baby — but now that she’s grown up, she just wants to go to college! To prevent war between their kingdoms, Hilarion and his friends sneak into her all-girls school in disguise, but what will happen when they’re discovered? With beautiful music and a funny, heartwarming plot, this show is a great way to introduce younger audience members to the theater.
1 NRG Parkway
Houston, TX 77054
Date: through July 31 at 3:30 p.m.
The circus has come to town! Head on down to NRG Park to see some of the most amazing stunts and spectacles performed by human and animal alike. The show is even more extreme than usual! Watch the death-defying stunts performed on tightrope and trapeze high above your heads, or look down to the center of the ring for some very talented animals, including Alex and Irina and their comedy canines, or Tabayara Maluenda and his best friends — some tigers. Don’t forget to wave at the clowns before you leave!
Space Center Houston
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058
Date: through Sept. 5
Come for the tour through the shuttle and stay for a serious learning experience about how science works! Based on the hit Discovery Channel show, the Mythbusters exhibition mixes actual props and materials from the show and your own brain to help you learn about the scientific method and testing hypotheses. See for yourself if an airplane on a conveyor belt could really take off, or if you get less wet running in the rain than walking. This exhibit is free to explore with your general admission ticket to Space Center Houston.
800 Town and Country Blvd.
Houston, TX 77024
Date: Aug. 19 at 10 a.m.
Have little ones in your life? Bring them out to CityCentre for some developmental games and songs led by the experts at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. Toddler-friendly activities abound in this central square, where the kids can burn off any excess energy while mom or dad relaxes with a coffee in the shade. Make sure to stay the whole time, as the fun is topped off with a 20-foot rainbow parachute to play under.
Fort Bend County Museum Association
500 Houston St.
Richmond, TX 77469
Date: Fridays through Aug. 19
Learn about Texas history every Friday this summer from the experts at the Fort Bend County Museum. Each Friday morning, come for a themed learning adventure and learn what life was like in your neighborhood back when — maybe even before your neighborhood had anyone living there at all! Topics include how archaeologists learn about the past through our artifacts, what it was like to live in Texas during World War II and living in Houston during the space race. All of the activities are open house-style, so come and go as you please. The tasks are recommended for children 5 and up, but younger siblings are welcome with supervision.