BEST Events In Houston Today
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Discover Discovery GreenDiscovery Green Park
Houston, TX 77010
Nestled in the heart of Downton is Discovery Green, a 12-acre, multi-use park that always has something exciting happening. In the spring and fall, spend happy hour listening to local musicians perform live on stage, browse and buy from local craftsmen at monthly markets and, in the winter, enjoy ice skating on Kinder Lake (for a small fee). There is also an array of ever-changing art installations scattered around this luscious oasis.
Self-Guided Walking AdventureHouston
511 Rusk Street
Puzzling Adventures are a cross between a scavenger hunt, an informative self-guided tour, and The Amazing Race. Each adventure consists of a series of locations that you are guided to where you are required to answer questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction. These adventures do not require that you race as quickly as possible from start to finish. Puzzling Adventures believe that part of the fun is enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the various locations you will visit. Thus, before being guided to a new location, you will usually have the opportunity to eat, drink, sight-see, or use the bathroom while the game clock is not running. You can even go home and come back another day without penalty. You are only timed on your travel and figuring out the puzzles. Once your adventure is complete you will be ranked based on a combination of your answers to the questions and your game clock time!
NASA Space Center VIP TourSpace Center Houston
1601 E NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058
Get unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to astronaut training facilities with the NASA VIP tours! Expert guides share their knowledge and answer your questions while you get an up-close look at the real facilities where astronauts are currently training for space. Tours are divided into two, three-hour trips; the first departing at 9 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m. The morning and afternoon tours visit different locations. The NASA VIP Tour reservation includes general admission to Space Center Houston. Before or after the tour, take time to explore the center which is home to more than 400 spaceflight artifacts and exhibits!
Visit the Houston Toy MuseumHouston Toy Museum
321 W. 19th St. Suite C
Houston, TX 77008
Now open. A nostalgic experience where toys, pop culture, and history collide. Located on Historic 19th Street in the Houston Heights.
Moody Center for the ArtsMoody Center for the Arts
6100 Main Street, MS-480
Houston, TX 77005
The Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University was designed by renowned Los Angeles-based architect Michael Maltzan.The $30 million, 50,000 square-foot building serves as an experimental platform for creating and presenting works in all disciplines, a flexible teaching space to encourage new modes of learning, and a forum for creative partnerships with visiting national and international artists. The mission of the Moody Center for the Arts is to encourage creative thinking and original expression, enrich curricular innovation, and promote cross-campus and community collaboration through transformative encounters with the arts. Admission is free.
NASA Space Center Tram TourSpace Center Houston
1601 E NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058
Space Center Houston’s NASA Tram Tours are among the Space Center's most popular experiences. These tours are your chance to go on-site at NASA Johnson Space Center and get an up-close look at human space exploration. Plan ahead – select tours typically sell out far in advance of their tour date.
Visit the Holocaust Museum HoustonHolocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline St
Houston, TX 77004
Charged with educating students and the public about the dangers of prejudice and hatred in society, Holocaust Museum Houston opened its doors in March of 1996. The Museum then reopened in June 2019 after more than doubling in size to a total of 57,000 square feet. Ranked as the nation’s fourth largest Holocaust museum and fully bilingual in English and Spanish, the new three-story structure houses a welcome center, four permanent galleries and two changing exhibition galleries, and so much more. A visit is a life-changing experience.
Visit Sugar Land Permanent ExhibitsHouston Museum of Natural Science
13016 University Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77479
From a terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex to colorful, living frogs, HMNS at Sugar Land has something for everyone. This satellite facility of the Houston Museum of Natural Science has permanent galleries reflecting the most popular exhibit areas of the main Museum campus, each of which present required science topics for Texas schools as fun and engaging activities for the whole family.
Burke Baker PlanetariumHouston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030
Opened in 1964, the Burke Baker Planetarium has presented astronomical programs to millions of visitors. Fly through the universe, experience the vastness of space, roam planetary surfaces, navigate asteroid fields, and watch the latest fulldome shows. A new show is presented every 1/2 hour throughout the day.
Houston Scavenger Hunt - Houston's Museum DistrictHouston Museum District
Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77004
Houston's so big it could contain the cities of New York, Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis and Miami. Today's epic scavenger hunt of Houston will guide you to several of this sprawling city's most pedestrian-friendly landmarks including Hermann Park, the Museum District, and the Clayton Library. It's time to strap on those walking shoes, round up some friends and book your Houston scavenger hunt today!
Art Car MuseumArt Car Museum
Address: 140 Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX 77007
The Art Car Museum is a private institution dedicated to contemporary art. It is an exhibition forum for local, national and international artists with an emphasis on art cars, other fine arts and artists that are rarely, if ever, acknowledged by other cultural institutions. The museum’s goal is to encourage the public’s awareness of the cultural, political, economic and personal dimensions of art.
Houston Mural Map: Take a Virtual or DIY tour of Street ArtAround Houston
A DIY tour of Houston’s street art is a perfect summer fun activity with #SocialDistancing. The awesome new HOUSTON MURAL MAP is your guide to enjoying 750+ street installations. Use the website – with a digital map of locations, photos, and artist information – to visit murals and Mini Murals anywhere in Houston. Visit HoustonMuralMap.com.You can take your own couch-surfing tour online, by clicking on sites of interest or near you and discover hidden gems and cool murals to visit later in person.Or, grab the family (or your roommates) and travel around to see and discover the murals in person. Before you leave home, you can use the website to create a “My Map” of sites to visit. Got murals? We’re looking for more! Send recent photos we can use, with the exact location and artist credits, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houston Selfie MuseumTFTI - Houston Selfie Museum @ the Houston Galleria
5085 Westheimer Rd Suite 4701 3rd Level
Houston, TX 77056
Picture yourself in our Houston interactive art museum for fun photos. Explore over 18+ curated rooms — including an Upside Down Room, Infinity Mirror Room, LOVE Letters room, Peach Room, DJ Confetti Room — and many more. Picture an illusion museum Houston, a selfie museum + photo booth experience all in one spot. Whether you're looking for a new jaw-dropping selfie, a fun family portrait or a fun date night idea, TFTI has something for everyone. We are also ranked one of the best places to take photos in Houston!
Color FactoryColor Factory Houston
3303 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77098
Get ready to take an interactive journey through 14 immersive art exhibits as stunning as they are colorful. Fun for all ages. Each visit to Color Factory includes surprise giveaways, sweet treats, and complimentary digital photos that capture every step of your journey through the experience. Designed in partnership with an exceptional roster of local and international artists and collaborators, this multi-hued homage to the Lone Star State will leave you inspired. Ready to jump into color?
Private Group Tours - Houston ArboretumHouston Orboretum and Nature Center
4501 Woodway Drive
Houston, TX 77024-7708
Bring coworkers, friends and family and enjoy a guided tour on the Arboretum trails! Private Group Tours are offered for both groups of children and groups of adults. Tours are one hour long and start times are at 10am and again at 1pm.
Weekly Open Board Gaming!Dragons's Lair Houston
21155A Tomball Pkwy
Houston, TX 77070
Dragon's Lair's weekly open board game night! This family-friendly night of board gaming is open to all. Play one of our demos or bring your own games; if you can’t decide or need help, we even have extra staff on hand to play and teach! Kids are welcome or can hang out in our kids section and enjoy a good movie.
Weekly Chess MeetupSlowpokes
1203 West 34th Street Suite D
Houston, TX 77018
Poison Pawns Chess Club hosts weekly chess games. Will have an instructive session to start the meeting, free play (hopefully work on instruction), and then a round robin tourney for those who want to participate. Any age or skill encouraged.
Ladybird's Virtual Trivia NightZoom session
Ladybird's Trivia Night is on Zoom for during quarantine. The same exciting trivia, but now on your screen! Check the Facebook page for link updates. Come join us!
Virtual Events Today
Birding 101 Virtual WorkshopVirtual
Let an internationally celebrated birding expert and National Geographic introduce you to the joys of birding across the North American continent.
Santa Fe, NM
The zazen schedule is 7:00 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. MT and Wednesday Dharma Talks (5:30 p.m. MT). Join us online for the 7am and 5:30pm meditation on Upaya Zen Center’s YouTube page.
Free Morning Spanish LessonsVirtual
New York City, NY
¡Hola a todos! Connect with beginner and intermediate Spanish learners and explore better ways of getting comfortable speaking Spanish. We’ve been testing out an audio-only class format (no video) where we take turns practicing speaking guided by prompts on a shared screen.
We're holding multiple 30-minute sessions every day that have between 2-9 students and one instructor who guides everyone through the speaking prompts and helps correct mispronunciations. We’ve made a bunch of sample lessons from basic conversational Spanish to medical Spanish.
Virtual Book ClubsVirtual
Chicago Public Library offers a variety of book clubs for all ages! Children, teens, and adults alike can join on various days. See the Chicago Public Library website for times and days.
Readings of Shakespeare: The Show Must Go OnlineVirtual
The Show Must Go Online is the first, best and most prolific creator of made-for-digital Shakespeare in response to the pandemic. First featured on BBC Newsnight, in The Guardian, Playbill and more, the show has become a global movement and a cultural export, committed to making Shakespeare for everyone, for free, forever.
Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual ClassroomVirtual
The Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Classroom is a resource center developed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s education department as a free online learning tool for K-12 students and virtual engagement for families. The Virtual Classroom combines fun, real-world lessons with Wright’s famed principles of organic architecture and solutions-based design. Each STEAM-focused activity will offer students hands-on projects that encourage creative and critical thinking. Are you a teacher looking for innovative ways to engage your class with online learning? The Foundation also has ready-to-go virtual lesson packets as well as opportunities to set up virtual field trips with your students! Families can continue to watch for new weekly activity announcements on our social media each Wednesday.
Virtual Broadway ExperienceVirtual
New York City, NY
Get the stage-door experience right from your living room - no matter where you are in the world! Book a one-to-one online meet-and-greet with a Broadway star from the comfort of your own home, including cast members from Wicked, Mean Girls, Hamilton and more! Choose from:Beetlejuice, Aladdin, Anastasia, Mean Girls, Hamilton, Wicked, Hadestown.
New York City, NY
Experience the NYRR RUNCENTER at home! Led by licensed Zumba® instructor Celinda Casanova, this class will transform your living room, rooftop, or backyard into a lively home fitness studio. Register for the class time of your choice, and you will receive an email with your personal access link to join the class on Zoom. Whether you’re new to exercising, training for an event, or restarting a fitness regimen, Zumba® is a great complement to your training program. Appropriate for all levels, this class uses Latin and World rhythms to mix low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. No prior experience is needed—just bring yourself and your love of fitness and music!
Good For Your Soul: A Cooking ShowOnline
New York City, NY
Join us as our home chefs show us how to cook a meal that will be delicious and soul warming. Every Wednesday at 6pm EST one of our hosts will show us a favorite meal that is healthy, tasty, and easy to make, using what you have at home. Sponsored by Langston Hughes Library. These events are FREE!
Best Friends & Belly Laughs Community ImprovVirtual
BFBL Improv is a space curated to help you let loose, have fun, and laugh without limitation in a friendly, engaging, and high-energy environment! This improv meetup is perfect for the beginner - all the way up to the most advanced improv warriors - no experience is required.
Through a super playful process, we'll help you discover your inner improv roots (aka superhero powers)...and what you discover may (and most certainly will) surprise you!
• Play a variety of easy-to-learn, engaging, and outrageously fun improv games.
• Find comfort and true freedom in expressing your weird side.
• Learn the foundational basics of improv and perform successful scenes (even if it's your first time).
• Connect and make new friends within the Austin community!
Virtual London Music TourVirtual
Let us follow a musician's life through the streets of London, every week there will be different artists like Mozart, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, and Lionel Bart. Enjoy the scenery while their music entertains us!
The Metropolitan Opera - Nightly Opera StreamsVirtual
New York City, NY
Seize this unique opportunity to watch opera every night of the week! Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.