Jun
12
9:00 AM09:00

Ancient Encounters - Ancient Rome

EXPERIENCE Family Outreach

Travel to ancient Rome without leaving Houston! You’ll have some great postcards to send back to relatives as you excavate a Roman soldiers’ camp, build an arch, help create a museum, march with the legion, and discover diet on the Roman frontier.

View Event →

USS Houston Annual Memorial Service
Mar
4
3:30 PM15:30

USS Houston Annual Memorial Service

The USS Houston Survivors’ and Next Generation Association will hold its annual Memorial Service at the USS Houston Monument.  In addition to local officials, Australian, British and Dutch officials will speak at the service which honors the veterans of the ABDA forces (Australian, British, Dutch, and American) who fought together in the Pacific theater during World War II.  Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby, in downtown Houston.  The public is invited.

 

 

View Event →
Ancient Egypt
Jan
28
10:00 AM10:00

Ancient Egypt

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How did a boy or girl live in ancient Egypt? 
Join us to find out through activities specially devised for children and families.        

EXCAVATE the household of a tomb builder at a mock dig.  

OPERATE a giant lever used by Egyptians to water their fields.

PLAY an Egyptian game. 

WRITE your name in hieroglyphs

ALL THIS AND MUCH MORE! 

View Event →
Pioneer Texas
Nov
12
11:00 AM11:00

Pioneer Texas

  • Jesse Jones Park and Nature Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home!  Join us at Pioneer Day at Jesse Jones Park.  Visit our tent for hands-on activities, crafts, bone identification, and a mock-excavation. Discover how Texans lived after they began to transform the frontier into farms and create homes of their own.  

At Pioneer Day, re-enactors demonstrate settler life in Stephen F. Austin’s colony during the 1820s and early 1830s. Old-fashioned crafts, music, demonstrations, and period re-enactments bring the homestead to life.  From 12-1 pm, you will have the chance to hear the Houston School of Irish Music Band.  

View Event →
Ancient Houston
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Ancient Houston

  • Sabine Street at the Sabine Street Bridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou
International Archaeology Day

Does Houston have ancient history?  You bet!

Join AIA and the UH Applied Archaeology Program at Buffalo Bayou on KBR Kids Day and to celebrate International Archaeology Dayand to learn about the archaeology of Houston’s history.  

EXCAVATE a prepared dig to learn about ancient life in Houston

SEE artifacts to learn about ancient technology

CRAFT a Karankawa necklace

SPIN the wheel tolearn about archaeology and win a prize

Buffalo Bayou at Sabine Street Bridge (Sabine Promenade – 105 Sabine Street,77007, between Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive.   Parking at City Lot H at Sabine Street and Memorial Drive and Lot C, Memorial Drive and Houston Avenue).

KBR Kids Day Information Link: 

http://buffalobayou.org/event/9th-annual-kbr-kids-day-on-buffalo-bayou/

View Event →
Aboriginal  Australia
Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Aboriginal Australia

An Australian adventure for the whole family awaits!

An interactive program introduces children to the world of Aboriginal Australia.  Excavate a recreation of an Aboriginal site, make a necklace using Australian seeds, create copies of Aboriginal art on a rock wall and then make your own copy of ancient rock art, grind seeds for food, and toss a boomerang

View Event →