Photo courtesy of the Houston Zoo
Photo courtesy of the Houston Zoo

Best Things To Do in Houston in March with Kids: St. Patrick's Day, Spring Break, and Easter Egg Hunts

As Houston continues to recover from the effects of our freak winter storm, March arrives to round out a full year of dealing with COVID-19. While many things remain closed, many businesses are beginning to open back up, too! There are plenty of outdoor activities that allow you to get out of the house while still staying socially distant, and with the turn in the weather being outdoors is becoming more pleasant again. We recommend a family camping trip or a fishing expedition—or you could do both with a trip to the hill country, camping at Pedernales Falls State Park. You could even check out some local wineries while there. (If that's too far of a trip, we have a great selection of campsites closer to Houston to choose from as well!)

For close-to-home fun, we are really excited to see Prehistoric Beasts debut at the Houston Zoo this month, as well as Family BINGO Night in The Woodlands, and the Easter Egg-stravaganza at Blessington Farms. Or stay in and watch one of this month's big movie releases.

And there are a few ways you can volunteer your help to those still recovering from recent events.

We would love if you subscribed to our free newsletter to stay in the loop with everything happening, or head to our event calendar for an up-to-date look at both in-person and virtual events. On the online front, Poppins@Home is your go-to resource for locating online fun for kids. 

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 an 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:


The Houston Zoo
upcoming events
(Tue Feb 2, 2021 - Tue May 4, 2021) Free Tuesday at the Houston Zoo

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

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

Levy Park Conservancy
upcoming events
(Tue Feb 2, 2021 - Tue Apr 27, 2021) Family Storytime & a Craft at Levy Park
(Thu Feb 25, 2021 - Thu Apr 29, 2021) Youth Krav Maga by Krav Maga Houston at Levy Park

Walker Street Municipal Pool

Dow Park
upcoming events
(Sat Mar 6, 2021 - Sat May 1, 2021) Movies in the Park-ing Lot at Dow Park

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

Dennis Johnston Park
upcoming events

The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park
upcoming events
(Fri Jan 8, 2021 - Fri May 14, 2021) Family BINGO Night in The Woodlands

The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park

Pundt Park
upcoming events
(Wed Mar 17, 2021 - Wed Apr 14, 2021) Stargazing at Pundt Park

The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park

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

Levy Park Conservancy
upcoming events
(Tue Feb 2, 2021 - Tue Apr 27, 2021) Family Storytime & a Craft at Levy Park
(Thu Feb 25, 2021 - Thu Apr 29, 2021) Youth Krav Maga by Krav Maga Houston at Levy Park

Rosenberg Railroad Museum
upcoming events
(Sun Jan 24, 2021 - Sun Apr 25, 2021) Garden Railroad Run Days at Rosenberg Railroad Museum

Burroughs Park
upcoming events
(Thu Mar 25, 2021 - Thu Apr 22, 2021) Afternoon Canoe at Burroughs Park

Houston Museum of Natural Science
upcoming events
(Sat Feb 13, 2021 - Thu Aug 5, 2021) Pompeii: The Exhibition

Levy Park Conservancy
upcoming events
(Tue Feb 2, 2021 - Tue Apr 27, 2021) Family Storytime & a Craft at Levy Park
(Thu Feb 25, 2021 - Thu Apr 29, 2021) Youth Krav Maga by Krav Maga Houston at Levy Park

George Ranch Historical Park

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
upcoming events
(Wed Feb 3, 2021 - Wed Jun 16, 2021) Paleo Playdates
(Sat Feb 20, 2021 - Sat Jun 5, 2021) Naturally Awesome Days

Wherever you are

Mayde Creek North Hike and Bike Trail
Pompeii: The Exhibition
Houston Museum of Natural Science - various times
Prehistoric Beasts at the Houston Zoo
The Houston Zoo - various times
Imagine from Home
- various times
Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
CityPlace at Springwoods Village - various times
Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
CityPlace at Springwoods Village - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides