August 2016 Events

August 5th, 5 pm

200-zooCool Nights: Zoolympics

Train like an Olympian at the Houston Zoo! Test your strength, speed and balance, all while learning how to help save animals in the wild. Plus, stay late for this summer’s last Zoovie Night featuring Kung Fu Panda 3! All activities are included in zoo admission and are free for zoo members. For more information and tickets,  visit

August 6th, 10 am – 2 pm

George Hermann’s 173rd Birthday Party

Celebrate the 173rd birthday of Hermann Park’s namesake at Kinder Station, located at 6102 Hermann Park Drive. Children 12 and under can ride the Hermann Park Railroad for $1.73. Kids’ activities include arts and crafts, coloring and complimentary face painting. Stop by Pinewood Café
from 11 am to 2 pm to enjoy a slice of birthday cake while supplies last. Vanilla soft serve cups will be discounted to $1.73.For more information, visit

August 6th, 11 am – 3 pm

Spider String Showdown

The Children’s Museum of Houston will get tangled in a web of excitement during a Spider-Man celebration featuring interactive activities, a Spider-Man appearance and a Web Sling Showdown! Register to participate from 10 am to noon at the museum, located at 1500 Binz. For more information, call 713-522-1138 or visit

August 18th, 8:15 pm

200-pianoThe Piano Men: A Salute
to Elton John and Billy Joel

Billy Joel and Elton John’s hits come alive when performed by Broadway veterans Craig A. Meyer and Donnie Kehr, accompanied by amazingly talented backup singers and The Rocket Band of all-star musicians. Free tickets are available at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between 10:30 am and 1 pm. As always, there is open seating on the hill. Miller Outdoor is located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive. For more information, call 281-373-3386 or visit