Halloween in Houston comes with a lot of fun things to do for the whole family, including your furry pet friends. While some of events occur on Halloween, many are recurring activities so you can easily fit a time into your schedule so your kids will enjoy this holiday even more than they already do.
Halloween Moe’s Monster Mash Bash
The Children’s Museum of Houston hosts this 2013 Houston Halloween event for kids on the night of Halloween from 4PM to 8PM. There is a live DJ, awesome decorations, pumpkin decorating, trick or treating, photos and more crafty fun! You’ll love how they decorate the exhibits to go with a spooky theme that the kids will enjoy. They also host different activities at certain times on days leading up to Halloween such as:
- Oct 12th, 10AM: Halloween: Monsters’ Museum of Houston
- Oct 12th, 10AM – 6PM: Pumpkin Patch
- Oct 12th, 11AM – 1PM: Ghostly Bubbles
- Oct 13th, 12PM – 6PM: Monsters’ Museum of Houston
- Oct 14th, 10AM – 2PM: Sensory Friendly Day (Only)
- Oct 15th, 10AM – 6PM: Monsters’ Museum of Houston
- Oct 16th, 10AM – 12PM: Mummy Mingle
- AND MORE
Parents that are worried about trick or treating will enjoy the daily trick-or-treating offered at the Children’s Museum of Houston. They also have a dance party once a day to get the kids moving. Kids are welcome to wear their own costumes to make the experience unique and different. Location: 1500 Binz, Houston, TX 77004: Phone: (713)522-1138
Zoo Boo: October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 (Saturdays & Sundays 9-4), October 11, 18, 25 (Fridays 9-1)
Visit the Houston Zoo during the weekends leading up to Halloween 9am – 4pm and experience Houston Zoo Boo. Families can go on Friday to beat the weekend Zoo Boo crowds, but it is going to be a great event that the kids will remember for a long time. Families that go to Zoo Boo will be able to participate in a pumpkin patch where they can paint a pumpkin, Monster Mural, Monster Masquerade where you can sing and dance around the reflection pool while showing off your spooky or pretty costume, while getting loads of candy.
Check out the line-up here to see when certain activities are done so you are sure not to miss what your kids will love.
Scream on the Green: October 31st
Scream on the Green is an annual Houston Halloween event that will return this year. It is a free Halloween celebration and costume contest for kids, adults, and your pets located at Discovery Green. You will find face painting, fortune tellers, living statues, caricature artists, magicians, mad science fun, and a featured Halloween movie. Bring a blanket for the lawn to watch the movie, Frankenweenie which begins at 7pm.
Adults, children, babies, and dogs can enter the costume contest. The best dressed winners will win awesome prizes, such as gift cards to IKEA, tickets to local events, and even treats for the furry winners. If you don’t want to enter the contest, you are sure to have fun looking at all the creative costumes others have come up with. (1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010)