Halloween events for kids in Houston 2017
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It is time to get the costumes ready for the family-friendly Halloween events in Houston in 2017. Check out all the fun events featuring trick-or-treat and activities for children in Houston, Texas this year. 

Halloween Monster Mayhem
Oct. 10-31 @ Various times
Children’s Museum of Houston — 1500 Binz St., Houston, TX 77004

The Children’s Museum of Houston will be decorated for Halloween for three weeks. The trick-or-treat monster hunt will start at 4 p.m. weekdays and will be all day on weekends. The event will culminate in the party Halloween Monster Mash Bash on Oct.  31. Admission to the museum will be $12 per person. Thursday nights after 5 p.m. will be free family nights.

Zoo Boo
Oct. 13-15, 20-22, & 27-28 @ 9 a.m.
Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030

The Houston Zoo will feature Halloween-themed family-friendly fun during the weekends before Halloween. Take the kids to enjoy the Fiesta Mart Pumpkin Patch, Candy Corners, Not-So-Creepy Creature Maze, Festival of Fun, Monster Mural, and more. Kids will be encouraged to wear Halloween costumes to add to the fun. This special event will be included with zoo admission of $14-$18.

41st Annual Scarecrow Festival
Oct. 14-15 @ various times
Chappell Hill Museum, 9220 Poplar St., Chappell Hill, TX 77426

The 41st Annual Scarecrow Festival will offer fun and entertainment for the family. The free festival will feature live entertainment, games, tours of the historic community, and more. There will be a special Children’s Activity Corner with a petting zoo, pony rides, face, painting and more. More than 250 s will offer arts and crafts and other products. Admission will be free. There will be fees for food and some activities. Parking will be $5.

Howl-O-Ween Fest
Oct. 21 @ 10 a.m.
Oak Meadow Park — House and Hahl Road, Cypress, TX 77433

Howl-O-Ween Fest will be a family-friendly event featuring trick dogs. This year the headliners will be The Super Collies, who appeared on “America’s Got Talent.” Kids and dogs will enjoy trick-or-treating as vendors hand out treats for kids and pets. There will be a pooch fashion show and a costume contest with prizes to the top three winners. Admission will be free of charge. There will be a small donation for some activities.

Scream on the Green
Oct. 27 @ 6 p.m.
Discovery Green — 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77010

Families will enjoy an evening of Halloween fun at this citywide costume contest and celebration. Activities will include games, chances to win prizes, music, a movie and more. The Bank of America will present the movie Hotel Transylvania 2 on the Sarofim Picnic Lawn. Dress in costume to take part in the costume contest, with categories for people of all ages. There will even be prizes for best dog costumes. Admission to the event will be free.

Saengerfest Park Mini Monster Mash
Oct 28 @ 1 p.m.
Saengerfest Park — 2302 Strand St., Galveston, TX 77550

The 7th Annual Saengerfest Mini Monster Bash will be a free festival with fun for the family. The festival includes games and prizes, face painting, and balloons. Kids will be able to trick-or-treat at participating businesses. Dress the kids in costumes, because there will be a costume contest for children ages 11 and under at 3 p.m. Mitchell Historic Properties created the bash to create a safe Halloween festival for the community.

Jone Park Trick or Treat Among the Trees
Oct. 28 @ 3 p.m.
Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Dr., Humble, TX 77338

Jones Park will offer family-friendly fun at the free Halloween=themed event. Kid-friendly activities will include crafts, games, hayrides, and the trick-0r-treat trail. There may be fees for carnival-inspired games.

Boo on the Boardwalk
Weekends in October (Fri., Sat., Sun.)
Kemah Boardwalk — 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, TX 77565

There will be fun and games for kids on the Kemah Boardwalk during the weekends in October. All day ride passes will be $18.99-$24.99. You can also purchase individual tickets for rides and amusements.