Family-Friendly Things to do in Houston this Weekend (May 24-26)

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May 24-26 | Various Times | $43+ adults, $6 kids, 5U FREE
George R. Brown Convention Center |1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX, 77010

Comicpalooza is your pop-culture festival, curated for you, by people just like you. Brimming with entertainmentspecial attractionsprogramming and celebrities representing a myriad of fandoms, there is no shortage of fun all weekend long. Whether you’re an avid collector, devoted anime fan, aspiring cosplayer or simply looking to make some memories with your loved ones, we have a place for you at Comicpalooza.

Goats at the Arboretum

May 20-26 | 7:00 am- Dusk | FREE, parking is $6, Free on Thursdays
Houston Arboretum |4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77024

The goats from Rent-A-Ruminant Texas will be back at the Arboretum this spring helping us mow down invasive species and clear our woodland understory to allow for increased biodiversity! This year you can find the goats in a 3-acre area along the Outer Loop between the South Meadow Trail and Muscadine Trail. Read below for some helpful tips for viewing the goats at work!

Game On!

May 25 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  | General Admission
Children’s Museum Houston |1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004

This is all about games. Did you know that the first video games were created in the 1950s. Computer scientists created simple electronic games to test early computer’s capabilities. Simple games like Tic-Tac-Toe were played on these computers. Over five million different video games have been published since the 1970s. Once considered just a hobby, gaming has evolved into a cultural phenomenon.

Screen on the Green: Wonka

May 25 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | FREE
Discovery Green |1500 McKinney, Houston, TX, 77010

Enjoy a family movie under the stars in the city’s coolest park. Bring a blanket or camping chairs and snacks or a picnic. Please leave alcohol and glass containers at home. Food, beer and wine are also available for purchase at The Lake House.

Movies on the Square: Captain America

May 25| 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm | FREE
Sugarland Town Square |Hwy 6 & U.S. 59 Frontage Rd, Sugar Land, TX, 77478

Lights, camera, action! Experience the magic of the silver screen at Sugar Land Town Square’s free movie events. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun or planning a memorable date night, our movie events have something for everyone. Grab a snack at one of the Square’s delicious restaurants and find a cozy spot as you immerse yourself in the world of cinema under the stars. From classic favorites to the latest blockbusters, enjoy the moviegoing experience at Sugar Land Town Square. Check out our schedule of upcoming screenings and get ready for an evening filled with movie magic!

Space Explorers: The Infinite

May 9-June 30 | Various Times | Tickets start at $35
Silver Street Studios |2000 Edwards St, Houston, TX, 77007

Space Explorers: THE INFINITE is a powerful immersive experience inspired by NASA missions aboard the International Space Station. On this one-hour journey, you will have access to never-before-seen 360-degree videos captured in space using advanced technology. Witness breathtaking views of Earth, gain a unique perspective into the daily life of astronauts, and experience Ryoji Ikeda’s immersive audiovisual art installation.

Memorial Day in the Woodlands

May 26 | 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm | FREE
Town Green Park |2099 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, TX, 77380

Celebrate the official start to summer at the annual Memorial Day in The Woodlands festival! The Sunday event pays tribute to all military service men and women who lost their lives while serving the United States. The festival features live music, children’s activities, strolling entertainment and more at Town Green Park. The evening concludes with a dazzling fireworks display* choreographed to a patriotic soundtrack. Concessions will be available for purchase.

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Elizabeth Baker
Elizabeth was raised in Houston and met her husband Ryan shortly after graduating from Texas A&M with a journalism degree. A few years later, Grayson {Sept 2010}, turned Elizabeth’s world upside down, not only with his sparkling blue eyes and killer smile, but with his profound disabilities and diagnosis of Mitochondrial Disease. After two years of navigating the world of special needs parenting, Elizabeth and Ryan were blessed with Charlotte {Jan 2013} and Nolan {Sept 2015}, perfectly completing their party of five. Elizabeth and her crew live in Katy, and when she can steal a few moments for herself, she can be found out for Mexican food and margaritas with girlfriends, binge-listening to podcasts and audiobooks, or trying once again {unsuccessfully} to organize her closet. In addition to her role as Managing Editor of HMB, Elizabeth writes about faith, politics and special needs parenting for publications like Scary Mommy and HuffPost.You can connect with Elizabeth on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, or ElizabethKBaker.com

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