This weekend go outdoors and celebrate Earth Day! Many of your favorite places in Houston have fun parties for the planet this weekend, like the Houston Zoo (as if you need a better reason to visit than the new baby giraffe!) and the Downtown Aquarium. Or maybe you want to take part of a nationwide movement at the March for Science in midtown Houston.
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Read on for more things to do this weekend.
Party for the Planet - Museum District
The Houston Zoo's Earth Day event features the Mother Earth Maze, a scavenger hunt, DJ at the Reflection Pool, a reusable mural for kids to color on all day long, and Meet the Keeper talks throughout the day.
Bust A Rhyme WonderWeek - Museum District and Sugar Land
The Children’s Museum of Houston and Fort Bend Discovery Center celebrate poetry and the spoken word, enjoy fun literacy-inspired activities and performances sure to bring out the poet in you.
Cirque Du Soleil: KURIOS - Northwest Houston
Experience the amazing performance of the acrobats of Cirque Du Soleil at this year's magical new show.
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Earth Day on the Avenida - Downtown
Live performance of Pneumonica, a music-powered inflatable kinetic 35-foot-tall sculpture. Performances are at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. with a workshop following the 5 p.m. performance. You'll also fine art and science activities and an eco-friendly market.
March for Science - Midtown
The March for Science supports STEM education that teaches children and adults to think critically, ask questions, and evaluate truth based on the weight of evidence. March for open and honest science communication and inclusive public outreach benefiting science and the general public.
Silk Road Festival - North Loop
Join the Arabic Immersion Magnet School and the Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion School celebrating language, music, and dance from the Middle East and China.
Evelyn's Park Opening and Earth Day - Bellaire
Bring your family and friends and join neighbors for a day of picnics, culinary events, a mini farmer's market, beer and wine tastings, music, fitness, wellness, a treasure hunt, food trucks, kids activities and much more.
San Jacinto Festival and Reenactment Battle - La Porte
The reenactment recreates the events leading up to Texas winning its independence from Mexico 181 years ago at the decisive Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.
How I Became A Pirate - Midtown
Kids four and up are invited to enjoy the modern adaptation based on the book "How I Became a Pirate" written by Melinda Long.
Earth Day at CMH - Museum District
Explore nature’s creations, discover ways to make a difference, and practice protecting the planet we call home.
Party for the Planet - Downtown
Celebrate Earth Day with all the animals at the Aquarium.
Art Stroll and Sale - Sawyer Heights
Art aficionados, don’t miss your chance to view and shop thousands of art pieces from nearly 300 Houston artists at the Spring Biannual Art Stroll & Sale hosted by the Artists at Sawyer Yards.
Autism Speaks 8K and 1K Kid's Fun Run - Sugar Land
Autism Speaks is looking to raise awareness while having a great time during the 1st Annual Houston 8k & 1k Kid’s Fun Run in Town Square.
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Bayou Bend and Rienzi Family Day - Various Locations
Families are invited to enjoy art workshops, gallery games, performances, and more during this afternoon of fun presented jointly by Rienzi and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.
Goosebumps The Musical - Midtown
Second graders and older kids are invited to enjoy the modern adaptation of the popular series of books "Goosebumps."
Resolve Walk of Hope - Sugar Land
The Walk of Hope is a community event that supports those with infertility & represents the journey—a series of small steps, each one filled with hope and a reminder that no one with infertility should walk alone.
Cigna Sunday Streets - Spring Branch
It's a community-wide block party where the city of Houston shuts down a street in town and opens it up to pedestrians. Bring the bikes, strollers, wagons, or just your own two feet and enjoy socializing, activities, and more.
West Houston Food Truck Festival - West Houston
The 5th Annual West Houston Food Truck Festival will feature fantastic food trucks, bands, wine and beer and activities for kids including cool moonwalks, face painting, and balloon art.
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Photo courtesy of Discovery Green/Pictured: Pneumatica