Australian Commemorative Banners to Fly on Battleship Texas
Mar
1
May 28

Australian Commemorative Banners to Fly on Battleship Texas

  • Battleshipp Texas State Historic Site

The Australian National Maritime Museum’s banner display of the exhibition “Guardians of Sunda Strait – the World War II loss of HMAS Perth and USS Houston,” will fly on the mighty Battleship Texas.


Ancient Rome
Apr
22
11:00 am11:00

Ancient Rome

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science

Presented in conjunction with the exhibit
Gladiators: Heroes of the Coliseum

Take your children on a holiday to ancient Rome in the air-conditioned comfort of the Houston Museum of Natural Science to discover how a boy or girl would have lived.  

Tour the tent of a Roman soldier from Legio 13 to discover whatlife was like in the army.  

March with the Roman army.  

Excavate  prepared archaeological digs to discover how archaeologists learn about the past.  

Participate in craft and science activities.   

Learn about ancient technology by helping to erect a Roman arch.   

Play Roman games

Houston Museum of Natural Science,
5555 Hermann Park Drive

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.

 

 

Bridge On the  River Kwai
Feb
28
6:30 pm18:30

Bridge On the River Kwai

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science

Among the forced laborers who built the bridge over the River Kwai were American and Australian sailors, survivors of the sinking of the USS Houston and the HMAS Perth in the Battle of Sunda Strait on March 1, 1942.

Ancient Egypt
Jan
28
10:00 am10:00

Ancient Egypt

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land

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! 

Pioneer Texas
Nov
12
11:00 am11:00

Pioneer Texas

  • Jesse Jones Park and Nature Center

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.  

Ancient Houston
Oct
15
10:00 am10:00

Ancient Houston

  • Sabine Street at the Sabine Street Bridge

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/

Aboriginal  Australia
Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

Aboriginal Australia

  • Pearl Fincher Museum

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