Dinosaurs invade the Children’s Museum on Saturday | Courtesy of the Children’s Museum of Houston

Stop looking for the best things to do for kids in and around Houston this week from Monday, July 25 through Sunday, July 31, 2022.

This week, get up close with the dinos, sing along with the Madrigal familia, immerse the kids in the world of anime, catch a live performance by Dude Perfect, and more.

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Top 12 things to do for kids and families in Houston this week

  • Babies and books at the municipal library of Bellaire | tuesday july 26 | FREE – Bring your baby or toddler up to 24 months for this story hour session that also includes song, movement and play at the Bellaire Public Library. 10 a.m.
  • Boogie Bash: Summer Fun at the Woodlands Children’s Museum | tuesday july 26 – Bring the little ones for a morning of movement and play, complete with beach balls and rainbow ribbons at the Woodlands Children’s Museum. $7.50 for ages 1 and up. 11 a.m.
  • Little hikers at the Houston Arboretum | Thursday July 28 – Young explorers aged 2 to 4 are invited to this series of hands-on nature explorations on Thursdays at the Arboretum. This week’s theme is Colors of Nature. $12. Sessions at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Encanto: The Sing Along Film Concert Tour at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Thursday July 28 – Disney Concerts brings this production to the Woodlands stage, featuring the entire animated feature, Encanto, plus an on-stage band that will perform all the record-breaking hit songs like the earworm “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” as well as “The Family Madrigal,” “Surface Pressure,” and more. $25 and up; 15% off when you use promotional code BRUNO15 at the register. 7:30 p.m.
  • The Great Texas Mosquito Festival at Clute City Park | From Thursday 28 July to Saturday 30 July – Southwest of Houston, this annual festival offers days of fun with cornhole tournaments, musical headliners, a carnival and more in honor of the little bloodsucker. $2 and up. Hours vary.
  • Anime Matsuri 2022 at the George R. Brown Convention Center | From Thursday 28 July to Sunday 31 July – Immerse the kids in a weekend of anime and Japanese pop culture with the return of this 16th annual convention featuring cosplay, art vendors, concerts, video games and more. Day passes start at $45; $90 for a weekend pass; $40 for a children’s weekend pass (6-12); free for ages 5 and under. Hours vary.
  • Dude Perfect: That’s Happy Summer Tour at Toyota Center | friday july 29 – YouTube sensations gather in Downtown for a night of their offbeat stunts, stunts and skits. $29 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Cruel Film screening at Levy Park | Friday July 29 | FREE – Bring a picnic blanket or park chair to enjoy the outdoor screening of the 2021 Disney film with Emma Stone, Cruel. Estella is a young and intelligent designer who wants to break into the fashion world. She admires fashion legend Baroness von Hellman, who eventually leads her to the wicked side, becoming the vengeful Cruella. 8:30 p.m.
  • Grisby’s Market at Watson’s House of Ales | Saturday July 30 | No coverage – The Energy Corridor District hosts the first-ever market in Grisby, a signature craft market featuring a live music duo with Josie Arias, gift cards to give away to five restaurants in the Grisby area, and more. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Yap & Splash at Owen Park | Saturday July 30 | FREE – Bring your dog for a day of fun in the park with wading pools, sprinklers and other water activities at Owen Park in Conroe, plus music, games, raffle prizes and more. 10:30 a.m.
  • Jurassic Extreme at the Children’s Museum of Houston | Saturday July 30 – The Children’s Museum Houston will be transformed into a dinosaur wonderland, so drop by to see photos and live performances. $15 for ages 1 and up. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Houston Family Fun Fest at La Centerra | Sunday July 31 | FREE Houston Family Magazine hosts its annual Family Fun Fest at Heritage Square. Face painting, entertainment, rock climbing, arts and crafts, inflatables and more will be on hand for an afternoon of fun. Noon to 4 p.m.

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Shea Kummer is a mom of 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 searching for the best ways to create lasting family memories.