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BEST Things To Do In Houston

The Event Oracle knows ALL the fun things to do in the land of the Houston sun. Select your date above then scroll down for all the Arts, Entertainment, and Events in my crystal ball...

  • Let's Roam: Houston Museum District Scavenger Hunt

    5951 Fannin Street
    Houston, TX 77030
    Let's Roam: Houston Museum District Scavenger Hunt

    The largest city in Texas can feel like one great big museum. On this fun-filled Houston scavenger hunt, explore the Museum District and all its surrounding green spaces.Who is the city's heroic namesake? How many columns does it take to make a colonnade? Find out on this scavenger hunt of Houston!What You'll See: Museum District, Hermann Park, Clayton Library

  • Boot Camp in the Plaza

    2711 Plaza Drive
    Sugar Land, TX 77479
    Boot Camp in the Plaza

    Stay fit with our free weekly Boot Camp class with Cida Fitness.

  • S.E.C.R.E.T. Spy Game

    1500 Binz St
    Houston, TX 77004
    S.E.C.R.E.T. Spy Game

    The ultimate, interactive spy experience has landed at the Children's Museum of Houston. Kids 6 and older are invited to enlist in the Museum's Special Elite Crime Resolution and Espionage Team (S.E.C.R.E.T.) to crack codes, uncover clues and outsmart villains to solve your mission as an agent.

    Start your mission in S.E.C.R.E.T. Headquarters (HQ) armed with intel to access hidden clues. Your mission? Earn "Agent" status by using logic and problem-solving to solve puzzles and challenges.

    Fly solo or assemble your team to experience the Museum like never before! Experiment with innovative technology in this multi-faceted 1.5-hour adventure.

    Uncover hidden clues and neutralize the enemy as you discover what's hidden in plain sight all throughout the Museum and gain access to S.E.C.R.E.T. agent restricted areas including Headquarters (HQ), a laser maze and more!

    After completing six thrill-seeking missions, unlock three more to achieve the final honor of earning "Elite Agent" status.

    Are you a game-changer? A risk-taker? Then accept your mission NOW!

  • Newton Know-How

    1500 Binz Street
    Houston, TX 77004
    Newton Know-How

    Step into a world alive with action as you delve into force, friction, momentum, gravity and speed in the Newton Know-How! exhibit.  Whether  a rocket scientist or a dancer, we are all governed by the laws of motion. Come explore Isaac Newton's three laws of motion by testing methods to get golf ball trains through a Golf Ball Coaster, accelerating balls using gravity, building a domino pattern and watching dominoes fall in a chain reaction, generating kinetic energy as you launch balls into cups or defying gravity using angular momentum.

  • How Does It Work?

    1500 Binz St
    Houston, TX 77004
    How Does It Work?

    Have you ever wondered how sound travels? Or how electricity travels through a wire? Or how we use simple machines in our daily lives? This multi-level exhibit challenges you discover the answers to your own science questions with tons of hands-on, investigative experiences.

    • Challenge yourself to learn new scientific concepts at the Science Station.
    • Raise yourself five feet in the air to see how pulleys make work easier at theKid Lift.
    • Encounter Amazing Airways, a 12-foot towering pneumatic tube system of air ducts and diverter boxes that will send objects traveling at high speeds.  
    • Engineer a roller coaster using a 5-foot tower to understand kinetic energy conversions at Build Your Own Coaster!
    • Design a car, simple machine and more using pulleys, wheels, wooden planks, winged bolts and nuts at Rig-ama-jig.
  • Public Printing Tour

    1324 W. Clay Street
    Houston, TX 77019
    Public Printing Tour

    Be a printer for the day! During your guided tour, you will learn of early forms of printing, participate in the hands-on printing of a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible pulled from a replica press, print a copy of the Declaration of Independence on a 19th-century Columbian iron handpress, discover the importance of the Linotype machine, and witness advances in printing and self-publishing that came about in the 20th century. Your tours concludes with a visit to our craft studios, temporary exhibitions and an optional film.

  • Elf - The Musical

    800 Bagby St #300
    Houston, TX 77002
    Elf - The Musical

    This modern day Christmas classic returns to TUTS for the holiday season.

    Based on the cherished 2003 movie, Elf - The Musical, tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.

    With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help the Big Apple remember the true meaning of Christmas. This warm-hearted Broadway musical is sure to make all Houstonians embrace their inner Elf.

  • Open Lab Fridays

    615 S Mason Rd.
    Katy, TX 77450
    Open Lab Fridays

    Every Friday it’s Open Lab at Funtastik Labs where kids choose from a variety of Science, Arts, and Engineering activities that change on a weekly basis. Let your child explore their interests and see their passions vividly expressed as they perform science experiments, create unique works of art, and tackle engineering challenges.

  • Challenge Course

    1500 Binz St
    Houston, TX 77004
    Challenge Course

    Time to harness up and hook-in to an all-new challenge! Welcome to The Ropes Challenge  Course where your physical agility, stamina, and balance are put to the test across a seven-obstacle, low ropes course!

    First, you need to conquer the Cargo Net, prevail against the Rope Bridge, and beat the Burma Buckets! Then, choose your path – either leap across 30 feet of Lily Pads OR climb over the Kelp Walk and put the brakes to the Rolling Log. Then, finish the Challenge Course by surmounting the Swinging Steps. The challenge is waiting for you!

  • IL DIVO: A Holiday Song Celebration

    520 Texas Ave
    Houston, TX 77002
    IL DIVO: A Holiday Song Celebration
    Initially, all they shared was their passion for their music, together with a certain curiosity at having been recruited into the quartet. But when they sang together, something exceptional happened. Their crossover of the classical and the popular, the multiple languages, the crescendo the operatic brings to much-loved hits and their refusal to be intimidated by the preconceptions of what was high-brow and what was commercial – all stirred a longing in audiences. Around the world, a record buying public – who had long been dismissed as not quite discerning enough for opera, yet who had embraced the Three Tenors and Andrea Bocelli – welcomed the depths and textures and the thrilling sensuality the four very different voices of Il Divo created together.

     

  • Panto Hansel & Gretel

    3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101
    Houston, TX 77019
    Panto Hansel & Gretel

    Follow the breadcrumbs into an outrageous reimagining of the tale of Hansel and Gretel as two selfish Houston parents pursue their dream to be stars of the theatre after leaving their social-media-obsessed children in the woods. It’s going to take Buttons to save the day, but he’s busy battling an ambitious wood-nymph determined to take his place as comic sidekick. Come ready to laugh, cheer and boo as all your Panto favorites join a new cast of characters to sing, dance and make joy for the whole family!

  • Houston Ballet - The Nutcracker

    Wortham Center, 500 Texas Ave,
    Houston, TX 77002
    Houston Ballet - The Nutcracker

    A true holiday ballet for the entire family, The Nutcracker is the perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical dance. And now you can experience the story in a whole new way, with this 2018 holiday season production including choreography by incumbent artistic director, Australian-born Stanton Welch, and featuring new staging and costumes!

    Follow Clara on her journey from the family party to the Land of the Sweets. You'll see a Christmas tree that grows to magnificent heights, pihouetting dolls, flying cooks and lots of beautiful snow. With music by Piotr Tchaikovsky and stunning sets by Desmond Heeley, Welch's production has something to delight every member of your family. It just wouldn't be the holidays without The Nutcracker.

    What is The Nutcracker about?

    One snowy Christmas Eve, at a great townhouse where a party is in full swing, local magician Herr Drosselmeyer with gifts for the children, including a wooden nutcracker for Clara, the oldest daughter. When the doll is maliciously broken by her jealous younger brother Fritz, Clara and Drosselmeyer fix him with a hankerchief sling.

    When the clock strikes midnight after the party has finished, Clara's Christmas adventure begins when her Nutcracker comes to life as a handsome prince, leading our heroine Clara into a victorious battle between armed giant mice and his troop of tin soldiers, and onto a sleigh ride into the enchanted Land of Sweets where a festival awaits them, courtesy of the benevolent Sugar Plum Fairy and her court of dancing candies.

  • It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play

    10760 Grant Rd
    Houston, TX 77070
    It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play

    What better way to ring in the holiday season than with Frank Capra’s classic film brought to life as a 1946 radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials and a live foley (sound effects) artist. George Bailey, a man with all the right stuff except luck, takes stock of his life one fateful Christmas Eve. His feckless guardian angel Clarence shows him that success can be measured in many ways, leading to an ending warmer than a hot mug of cocoa on a cold winter’s night. Fun for the whole family!

  • Elf the Musical

    The Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St
    Houston, TX 77002
    Elf the Musical

    The Hilarious Modern Holiday Classic

    If the thought of oversized manchild Will Ferrel squeezed into bright yellow tights immediately fills you with Christmas cheer, then TUTS' holiday production of Elf The Musical is sure to put a festive spring in your step! Based on the ever popular 2003 comedy film Elf, which has become a modern holiday classic in its own right, the stage adaptation first warmed the cockles during 2010 and 2012, winning over audiences with high spirited song and dance numbers, zany onstage gags and a few adult-aimed jokes for good measure. 

    Elf follows the fantastical story of Buddy, a young orphan who somehow manages to crawl into Santa's sack of presents and is accidentally whisked away to the North Pole. With seemingly no family to return to, Buddy is raised by Santa and his helpers as an elf, which proves problematic when he grows up and is distinctly different to the pint-sized toymakers. When Buddy learns the truth, he undertakes a hijink-filled journey to New York City in search of his birth parents.

  • Invention Convention

    1500 Binz St
    Houston, TX 77004
    Invention Convention

    Step into a workshop of gadgets and gizmos where kids create, concoct and construct contraptions and use their imagination to become inventors!
    Dream-up and design in a workshop filled with half-finished contraptions, bins of spare parts, project tables, schematics and various instruments from floor to ceiling.

    Experiment with LEGO® bricks, propellers, magnets, batteries, switches and buzzers through facilitated, hands-on experiments and mini-workshops.