Here is a snapshot of this weeks activities. Get out and enjoy the beautiful cooler temperatures! Remember to check the free and cheap activities list for kids tab, and the free museum tab above.
Blue Willow Bookshop: Author Discussion with Erin Hunter. Discussion and autograph session for her new book The Empty City - The new survivor series about a golden-haired mutt with a nose for survival. Free Admission. 7 P.M. www.bluewillowbookshop.com
Nature Discovery Center: Nature Storytime for pre-schoolers. May involve visits with live animals, puppets, crafts, etc. Free Admission. 4:00 P.M. www.naturediscoverycenter.org
Legos and Duplos at the Library: Enjoy a building party. legos and duplos provided. Free Admission. 3:00 P.M. Central Library 500 McKinney. www.houstonlibrary.org
Book Worm Celebration! Celebrate National Literacy Month at the Children's Museum. www.cmhouston.org
Blue Willow Bookshop: Storytime. Toddlers and Preschoolers. Free Admission. 10:00 A.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Free admission day. 10:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. www.mfah.org
Children's Museum Houston: Free Admission day. 5:00-8:00 P.M. www.cmhouston.org
The Health Museum: Free Admission day. 2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. www.mhms.org
Baby Yoga: Please bring folding blanket, pillow or carrier. Pre-walking children. Free Admission. 2:00 P.M. www.houstonlibrary.org
Junior Scientists: Trees and Forests. A variety of science themes through hands-on investigations and experiments. Ages 6-10. $18.00. 4:00-5:30 P.M. www.naturediscoverycenter.org
Discovery Green: Outdoor Thursday concerts with Grandfather child and folk family revival. All ages. Free Admission. 6:30 P.M.
Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival: Boat and RV show opens at 5:00 P.M. and Friday night party begins at 8:00 P.M. All ages. Free Admission. www.yagapresents.com
Mommy and Me outdoor experience-Mud: Toddler and parent activities. Crafts and games and hikes. Reservation required. $8.00 for one adult and child. Armond Bayou Nature Center. www.abnc.org
No-Limits Adaptive Recreation-Dances: Open to all persons with disabilities. RSVP Required. Free Admission. 6:30-8:30 P.M. The Rec Center and Natatorium. www.pearlandparks.com
Make your own Magic: Workshop at Friendswood public library. Pre-register to attend. Free Admission. 10:30 A.M. www.friendswood.lib.tx.us
Lakeshore Learning: Free crafts for kids - Autumn Tree Collage. Free Admission. 11:00 A.M.- 3:00 P.M. www.lakeshorelearning.com
Salsa y Salud: Live salsa music with the Houston Allstars Orchestra. All Ages. Free Admission. Ticket required for covered seating. 7:30 P.M. Miller Outdoor Theater. www.milleroutdoortheatre.com
Pontoon Boat Tours: Reservation Required. Ages 8+. Free Admission. Jesse H. Jones park and nature center. www.hcp4.net
Garden Faire and Fall Festival: 2 day event featuring a kids entertainment area. All Ages. Free Admission. 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens. www.hcp4.net/mercer
Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival: 9:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. All ages. Free Admission. www.yagapresents.com 1:00 P.M. Lil' Shrimps Parade.
Touch a Truck: Hands on event where kids can explore and learn about all kinds of vehicles. From Emergency vehicles to construction equipment to really cool cars! All Ages. Kids $2.00 and Adults are Free. 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church. www.stcuthbert.org
Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival: 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. All ages. Free Admission. www.yagapresents.com
Houston Texans Running of the Bulls: 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K. Reliant Park. www.houstontexans.com