Family-Friendly Things to do in Houston this Weekend (June 21-23)

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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.

MindWorks at The Health Museum

June 15- September 29| Various Times | General Admission
The Health Museum | 1515 Hermann Dr, Houston, TX, 77004

Rooted in psychology, MindWorks brings mental processes like decision-making, memory and emotions to life through colourful, playful and fun hands-on exhibits.

The Toy Canvas: Artists at Play Exhibit 

June 1-August 31 | 10:00 am- 5:00 pm (Tue-Sat) | FREE
Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts | 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX, 77379

Step into a mesmerizing journey through the ever-evolving art world, where creativity knows no bounds. Just as artists have transformed their visions across the decades, the materials they employ have undergone a thrilling metamorphosis. From the timeless canvas to the enduring marble and the enduring bronze, the artistic palette has expanded into boundless horizons. But,  prepare to be transported into a realm where nostalgia meets innovation. Our exhibition delves into the captivating universe of artists who wield toys and toy-related objects as artistic instruments. These visionaries craft inventive masterpieces that beckon to “the child within us all.” These aren’t just artworks; they are portals to a world where play is an art form, and memories are the brushstrokes that paint the canvas of our lives.

June 15-28 | Various Times | Tickets start at $18
Main Street Theater | 3400 Main St, Houston, TX, 77002

Bonjour! Fancy Nancy is ready for the spotlight! Along with her best friend, Bree, Fancy Nancy couldn’t be more excited about their upcoming dance show. After all, it’s all about mermaids, and who knows how to be a fancy, glamorous mermaid better than Fancy Nancy? A fancy, frilly story that will have fans shouting, “Encore!”

June 22 | 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. Food, beer, and wine are available for purchase at The Lake House.  June 22’s movie is Mean Girls 2024.

A Juneteenth Celebration at Bayou Bend

June 22 | 10:00 am- 3:00 pm | FREE
Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens |6003 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX, 77007

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens invites you to this family-centered program in honor of the Juneteenth holiday. Enjoy performances, an art-making workshop, and more, all with a focus on Black history.

June 22 | 10:00 am- 6:00 pm | $10, 2 and under FREE
Katy Merrell Center |6301 S Stadium Ln, Katy, TX, 77494

Dreams come to life and minds are set free to explore, learn, and play at ImagineNation Kid Expo! Families will experience hands-on interactive activities, face painting, balloon artists, bead stations, a vintage and pop-culture marketplace, a massive Lego graffiti wall, gaming stations, and more.

June 23 | 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm | $10 adults, $8 kids
Rosenberg Railroad Museum |1921 Ave F, Rosenberg, TX, 77471

From bounce castles to water balloons and inflatable sprinklers,
there’s endless fun for everyone at the Bounce into Summer Event at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum.

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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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