Looking for something interesting to do this July? Here are a few events, field trips, and concerts in the greater Houston area that would be of interest to homeschool/unschool families. (In date order. Events that run for the entirety or majority of the month are listed at the bottom.)
2nd ~ Hear Ye! Hear Ye! at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 11am. Experience the artists of tomorrow as musical prodigies ages 4 – 18 perform. Produced by Houston Young Artist’s Concert. All Miller Outdoor Theatre Children’s Performances are free.
3rd & 4th ~ Waller Freedom Fest 2013 is sure to be a fun celebration for the whole family! Co-sponsored by the City of Waller and the Waller Ministerial Alliance, our purpose is to celebrate the freedom we enjoy as citizens of the U.S.A., as well as the freedom that is made possible for all through Christ Jesus. Freedom Fest is a completely family friendly event, and we hope you’ll choose to celebrate the 4th of July with us this year. Festival is Free, but there are paid activities.
4th ~ The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is proud to host the College Station Noon Lions Club’s Fourth of July “I Love America” Celebration. 9:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. with FREE admission for everyone all day; building closes at 8:30 p.m. Concessions and games for children begin at 5 p.m., and live music entertainment at 6 p.m. including The Docs and Clayton Gardner. The evening will culminate with a performance by the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, presented by HEB and Wells Fargo.
23rd-26th ~ Express Children’s Theatre and Miller Outdoor Theatre present the Children’s Hilltop Festival. All performances begin at 11am and are free.
23rd ~ Dream of Doors ~ This new production focuses on the struggle of several iconic figures from the Civil Rights era who are engaged in the movement to open doors of human opportunity for everyone. Four doors on stage symbolize equality, justice, education, and jobs. The story is the journey to open each door, which will test the endurance and self-determination of those involved. A musical odyssey written by Thomas Meloncon.
24th ~ Three Billy Goats Gruff ~ All the three billy goats want to do is get across the bridge so they can eat the grass on the other side, but there’s a grumbly, grouchy, bully of a Troll under the bridge who is determined not to let them pass. They do finally get across, and even make a new friend in the process. A rollicking musical production by Kevin M. Reese.
25th ~ Legends of Wind & Fire ~ The Quest for Fire, How Winter Was Born, Tring-Tring & Kai-Kai and Why Penguins Can’t Fly are the myths and legends of the native American people from Argentina to Brazil. Told by a Mapuche Indian and her cousin and brought to life by a cast of animal characters, these tales are rich with music, culture and lore. A bi-lingual English/Spanish production written by Edith Pross.
26th ~ The Ransom of Red Chief ~ O’Henry’s literary classic comes to life with this hilarious musical adaptation. This is the story of two crooks who plan a get-rich quick scheme to kidnap the very energetic son of a local banker. But, the kidnappers get much more than they bargained for with the rambunctious Red Chief. Written by Patricia Barry Rumble.
Through Labor Day, see “Animals Assembled” at the Houston Zoo. Constructed by LEGO Certified Master Builders, each animal in this special limited-time exhibit is life-size and made up of thousands of LEGO bricks. There are more than two dozen LEGO brick animal sculptures, representing more than ten species. Once you’ve seen the LEGO brick animals, make sure to check out their real-life counterparts throughout the Zoo.
Enter the world of CHOMP! where you can stand eye to eye with some of nature’s creepiest, most dangerous creatures. All Summer, Space Center Houston will be hosting live animal shows every day, free with admission! Learn how NASA scientists are mimicking the traits of alligators, poison dart frogs, and other animals on display to help astronauts live in space. Kids can test their survival skills by weaving through spider webs and balancing on platforms as they navigate their way through an obstacle course. You’ll find Texas Snakes & More out there every weekend doing shows.
Speaking of Texas Snakes & More ~ check out their calendar of public events to find something happening near you.
Want to get out of the heat? Don’t forget that many movie theaters are offering free and reduced admission all Summer long.
If you have any events you’d like to recommend, please contact us.