Photo courtesy of The Dr. Seuss Experience Tour
Photo courtesy of The Dr. Seuss Experience Tour

Best Things To Do in Houston in May with Kids: Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Dr. Seuss Experience, & More

It's all sunshine and smiles as the school year draws to a close this May, and the increase in events this month certainly reflects Houstonians desire to get outdoors and enjoy new experiences. There are some pretty awesome outdoor activities you can enjoy with the kids right now, too, like visiting one of Houston's many petting zoos, checking out the Dr. Seuss Experience Tour, or visiting some of the Houston hotel pools that offer day passes for families

This month also sees us celebrating all of the amazing moms and mother figures in our lives. We recommend booking a delectable brunch for Mom and checking out our list of Mother's Day gifts that she actually wants this year! To commemorate all of our fallen service members, the City of Friendswood is putting on a Memorial Day Celebration and Sugar Land is hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony

As we gear up for summer and lazy days at the pool and beach, now is also the time to start thinking about re-introducing swim lessons, so we rounded up a host of different venues that offer swim classes for kids

Keep reading for a taste of all this month has to offer, and bookmark our event calendar to stay up to date, as we are continually adding new events. You can also subscribe to our Mommy Poppins Houston newsletter to have all the latest and greatest Mommy Poppins has to offer delivered to your inbox. The best part? It's FREE! 

While we try to promote safe activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, keep your family and others safe by wearing a mask and maintaining appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.

Places featured in this article:


CAF Houston Wing Museum & Hangar
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 5, 2020 - Sat Jun 19, 2021) Hangar Hang Out at CAF Houston Wing Museum & Hangar

Nature Discovery Center
upcoming events
(Mon May 3, 2021 - Mon May 24, 2021) Mess Makers at Nature Discovery Center

Mercer Botanic Gardens
upcoming events
(Mon Feb 1, 2021 - Mon Jun 21, 2021) Children's Storytime in the Garden
(Wed Jan 6, 2021 - Wed May 19, 2021) Music in the Gardens at Mercer Botanic Gardens

Heritage Place - Downtown Conroe
upcoming events
(Thu Apr 2, 2020 - Thu Sep 2, 2021) Conroe's 2021 First Thursday Free Concert Series

Sugar Land Town Square
upcoming events

Lone Star Convention & Expo Center

Dewberry Farm
upcoming events
(Fri May 7, 2021 - Sun May 30, 2021) Dewberry Farm Spring Fest Weekends

Seabourne Creek Sports Complex

Houston Audubon Raptor and Education Center
upcoming events

The Woodlands Children's Museum
upcoming events
(Thu Sep 10, 2020 - Thu May 27, 2021) Shadow Puppet Theater at TWCM

Orange Show Center For Visionary Art
upcoming events
(Fri May 14, 2021 - Sun May 16, 2021) Houston Art Car Experience

George R. Brown Convention Center
upcoming events
(Sat May 15, 2021 - Sun Aug 15, 2021) The Dr. Seuss Experience Tour Comes to Houston

Zube Park
upcoming events
(Sat Mar 20, 2021 - Sat Nov 20, 2021) HALS Public Ride Day at Zube Park - Free Train Rides

Kemah Boardwalk
upcoming events
(Thu May 20, 2021 - Thu Aug 19, 2021) Rock the Dock at Kemah Boardwalk

Our Lady of Czestochowa
upcoming events
(Fri May 21, 2021 - Sun May 23, 2021) The Houston Polish Festival

Dennis Johnston Park
upcoming events

The Houston Zoo
upcoming events
(Sat Mar 6, 2021 - Mon Sep 6, 2021) Prehistoric Beasts at the Houston Zoo

Sugar Land Town Square
upcoming events

Bayou Bend Collection & Garden

Midtown Park
upcoming events

City of Friendswood Parks & Recreation
upcoming events

Sugar Land Memorial Park
upcoming events

Hurricane Harbor Splash Town
upcoming events
(Sat May 1, 2021 - Mon May 31, 2021) Now Open: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

Beachtown Development- Public Access Beach 1A
Children's Storytime in the Garden
Mercer Botanic Gardens - 10:30 AM Pick
Mess Makers at Nature Discovery Center
Nature Discovery Center - 10:30 AM
Sunday Strolls
CityPlace - 5:00 PM
Pompeii: The Exhibition
Houston Museum of Natural Science - various times
Prehistoric Beasts at the Houston Zoo
The Houston Zoo - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides