It seems Houston's few days of winter have passed, and that's the way we like it, but in case you need ideas for indoor activities on the random chilly days we will likely face - trampoline parks, rock climbing gyms, or a fun indoor playground are always good options. We've also come up with a list of eight museums you've probably never heard of to take the kids to.
And if you're the planning type, you may have started thinking about summer plans, like what in the world you're going to do to keep your kids busy all day. Check out our summer and vacation camp guide for ideas on things they can do out of the house. Read on for the best things to do with the kids this month.
Kemah Boardwalk Wintertime Blues - Kemah
Weekends in February
The water in Galveston Bay may be a bit cool for our Houston blood, but the rides and attractions at Kemah - from the Stingray Reef Exhibit to the endless Midway games - don't require 90-degree-weather. Every weekend in February the boardwalk offers a special discount where one all-day pass ($25) earns you a second one for $5.
Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog Exhibit - The Woodlands
Every day in February
A big red opening is taking place for an exhibit featuring a Clifford the Big Red Dog at The Woodlands Children's Museum. The exhibit offers immersive "paws-on" adventures that reinforce "Clifford's Big Ideas" - 10 simple tangible life lessons designed to help young children navigate their world.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire In Concert - Downtown
Feb. 1-2, 2019
Watch as "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" comes to life on the concert stage in this special production. Your favorite moments from the popular movie are projected on the big screen and accompanied by music performed by the Houston Symphony.
Texas Lunar Festival - Bellaire
Feb. 2, 2019
Celebrate the Year of the Dog at the 22nd Annual Texas Lunar New Year Festival. There are dazzling performances, activities, Asian cuisine, and plenty of opportunities to educate your kids on Chinese and Asian culture.
Houston Family Magazine Camp Fair - Various locations
Feb. 9, 10 and 16, 2019
It's never too soon to think about your family's summer plans, and we aren't talking about vacations. As much fun as it is to spend every waking hour with your little ones when school is out, the city has tons of fun and educational summer camp options the kids (and your sanity) will love. This fair showcases dozens of area camps as well as live entertainment and activities.
Expect larger-than-life parades at Mardi Gras Galveston/Photo courtesy Mardi Gras Galveston
Houston Creole Heritage Festival & Mardi Gras Parade - Discovery Green
Feb. 2, 2019
Actually, you don't even need to drive to Galveston for a good Mardi Gras party! This family-friendly event features food, entertainment, and more fun centered around Creole culture.
Galveston Restaurant Weeks - Galveston
Jan. 26-Feb. 10, 2019
Galveston's Restaurant Week features delicious dining from its signature restaurants. Two and three-course dinners are $20-$35, and two-course lunches, breakfasts, and lunches cost $10-$20
Monster Jam - NRG Stadium
Feb. 9-10, 2019
Your little car enthusiast will FLIP when they see giants like Grave Digger and Iron Outlaw soar across the Monster Jam course at NRG. Purchase an early-access pass to get up-close-and-personal with these larger-than-life machines.
GEMS 2019 at HMNS - Downtown
Feb. 16, 2019
Join HMNS and the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council for GEMS 2019: Girls Exploring Math and Science. You'll find interactive math and science experiences that explore the different aspects of STEM throughout the Museum and professionals in the various fields will be available to answer questions about their careers.
Mardi Gras! Galveston - Galveston Entertainment District
Feb. 22-March 5, 2019
You don't have to go all the way to Louisiana to enjoy Mardi Gras. Galveston hosts the third largest celebration of its kind in the United States that features parades, entertainment, and good food.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Inner Loop
Feb. 25-March 17, 2019
It's that time! The annual livestock show and rodeo opens at the end of February with stellar live music, animal shows, and auctions, games, and much, much more. View our Houston Rodeo Guide for tips on visiting this massive event with kids.
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