Kids get up close and personal with animals at Meet the Animals./Photo courtesy of Nature Discovery Center.
Kids get up close and personal with animals at Meet the Animals./Photo courtesy of Nature Discovery Center.

Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: Meet the Animals at Nature Discovery Center, Bastille Day, July 13-14

Feel like you're officially tapped out on spending money on activities this summer? We get it. While the start of summer brings that rush of "DO ALL THE THINGS," by mid-summer, spending money to go places can start to wear on a parent. To ease that burden, we accumulated a list of 50 FREE activities you can do this summer that will keep the kids busy and entertained without the extra expense. Plus, did you know that there are a ton of museums around Houston that offer free admission on certain days or at certain times? Sign us up for that!

The midpoint of summer can also bring that pull to stay home a little more - at least it does in our house, on both my end and my kids' end - and when we're all feeling a little burned out from being on the go so much, we pull out this handy little list of indoor activities and exercises. These allow us to stay home, but also to expend some energy, which is a win-win on those days when it's just too hot to be outside running. 

And if that weren't enough, we have our July GoList, which is one of our favorite monthly features to give to you, and our event calendar, which is always primed and ready for you to take advantage of, highlighting as many activities - many that are free! - around Houston and the surrounding areas as possible. If those links aren't bookmarked on your computer yet, they need to be! 

Before we sign off, did you hear that about the Mommy Poppins Great Big Summer Giveaway? Each week we're featuring an awesome prize package that we want YOU to win! 

Now, without further ado, let's get to crackin' on this weekend's events.

3400 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002

Space Center Houston
1601 NASA Pkwy
Houston, TX 77058

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

SLTX Studio
16160 City Walk
Sugar Land, TX 77479

The Hobby Center
800 Bagby St
Houston, TX 77002

Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center
20634 Kenswick Drive
Humble, TX 77338

Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz St
Houston, TX 77004

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
Pier 19
Galveston, TX 77550

The Woodlands Children's Museum
4775 W. Panther Creek Dr. Suite 280
The Woodlands, TX 77381

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St
Houston, TX 77010

Downtown Aquarium
410 Bagby St
Houston, TX 77002

Rienzi Collection
1406 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77019

Ayva Events Center
9371 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77063

Nature Discovery Center
7112 Newcastle
Bellaire, TX 77401

The Bryan Museum
1315 21st Street
Galveston, TX 77550
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