The Houston Chronicle has a great article with tips and ideas on keeping your kids busy this summer.
Ideas include the Houston Zoo:
Zoo much fun: With several thousand residents, the Houston Zoo is the perfect place to get acquainted with colorful, cool creatures. Regular hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $4 for children 2-11, $8.50 for ages 12-64 and free for children under 2. The next free admission day is July 4. For information, visit www.houstonzoo.org or call 713-533-6500.
Hit the big screen: Edwards Marq*E Stadium 23 cinema, 7600 Katy Freeway, shows free movies at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Aug. 9. Go to www.regalcinemas.com/freefamilyflicks/index2.jsp.
Kick back: Now that major-league soccer has arrived in Houston, it’s the perfect time to check out a Houston Dynamo game. Tickets start at $12 for children and $15 for adults. On June 17, the team is offering a discounted Family 4-Pack deal. For more information, visit http://houston.mlsnet.com/MLS/hou/tickets/ or call 713-276-7500.
The Library’s Summer Reading Program:
Read all about it: This year’s Houston Public Library Summer Reading Program, “Reading . . . The Sport of Champions!” focuses on sports and recreational activities. Visit any neighborhood library to sign up for the program, which lasts through Aug. 1. For more information, visit www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.
The Houston Symphony:
The Houston Symphony continues its annual Sounds Like Fun! free concert series at locations around the city. For more information, visit www.houstonsymphony.org/education/sounds_like_fun.aspx or call 713-224-7575.
Events at Miller Outdoor Theatre:
Miller Outdoor Theatre offers a variety of free, family-friendly performances throughout the summer. Visit www.milleroutdoortheatre.com or call 713-284-8350.