Family-Friendly Things to do in Houston this Weekend (February 23-25)

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As you and your loved ones make your way around town enjoying all the area has to offer, don’t forget it’s also American Heart Month and a great time to check in on your heart health with your health care provider. With innovative care options, including the latest treatments and advanced procedures, UTMB Health is committed to maintaining and improving Heart Health for communities across our region.


February 23 | 5:00 pm-11:00 pm | $12
Discovery Green| 1500 McKinney, Houston, TX 77010

The Rink: Rolling at Discovery Green is open Feb 10 through March 17. Enjoy five weeks of roller-skating fun and special events at downtown Houston’s only outdoor roller rink! This year features a new and improved rink with a rubber subfloor for increased comfort and bright colors perfect for cool photos.

Houston Rodeo Parade

February 24 | 10:00 am | FREE
Downtown Houston | Bagby and Walker St., Houston, TX 77007

Since 1938, the nation’s fourth largest city is transformed from a bustling metropolis to a down-home celebration of Western heritage. Decorative floats intermingle with thousands of men and women on horseback to fill the streets with hoof beats and marching bands. Enthusiastic Houstonians join out-of-town spectators to line the streets and sidewalks to be involved in one of Houston’s most popular celebrations!

February 24 | 10:00am- 12:00 pm  | FREE
Houston Arboretum | 4501 Woodway, Houston, TX 77024

Discover history’s secrets as we take a glimpse into the past. Join the Houston Arboretum, the Houston Archeology Society, and the American Indian Center of Houston as we present Arboretum Archeology Day! Learn about tools of the trade, see prehistoric and historic artifacts, and examine real bones and skulls from native animals. Put your archeology skills to the test with pottery shard measuring and ceramic reconstruction. Children are welcome to participate in the Soil Screening Lab for a small fee.

Touch a Truck

February 24 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm | FREE |
Rob Fleming Park | 6055 Creekside Forest Dr., Spring, TX 77389

Mark your calendars for a fun-filled morning at our annual Touch-A-Truck! Get up close and personal with all kinds of big trucks, off-road mudders, various first responder vehicles, and more!

Black History Month Celebration

February 24 | 10:00am-2:00pm | FREE
Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts | 6815 Cypresswood, Spring, TX 77379

Join us for a fun-filled day at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts as we celebrate Black History Month! This exciting event is perfect for the whole family. Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of the African American community through artwork, live performances, and engaging art activities. Create art projects inspired by influential Black Artists, explore thought-provoking art installations, and see a West African drumming performance by Joy of Djembe Drumming.

National Engineers Day

February 24 | 10:00 pm-6:00 pm | General Admission
Children’s Museum Houston |1500 Binz St, TX 77004

Get ready to embark on a discovery that will ignite your curiosity, challenge your intellect, and leave you with a newfound appreciation for the world around you. Engineering isn’t just a profession; it’s a gateway to endless possibilities and a chance to shape the future with your innovative ideas. National Engineers Week is Feb. 18 to 24, 2024.

Sunday Family Studio at MFAH

February 25 | 1:00pm-2:30pm | $10/person + admission (kids under 12 free admission)
Museum of Fine Arts Houston  | 1001 Bissonett St., Houston, TX 77005

Families are invited to join a teaching artist for an afternoon in the galleries and the studio. Spend time exploring and learning about a work of art, and then create your own masterpiece. Using high-quality materials and tools provides the opportunity to better understand artists’ techniques. Recommended for families with children ages 5 to 12.


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