Children’s Festival Kicks Off with the Ultimate Field Trip for Thousands of Houston Area School Children

By: Ashley Gravois
| Published 11/07/2018


THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- On November 8 and 9, thousands of children from schools across the Houston area will go on “the ultimate field trip” to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, as it is transformed into a giant educational playground for the 23rd Annual Children’s Festival Presented by ExxonMobil.

The Children’s Festival is open to families on the weekend, November 10 and 11, but school children will get special access before it opens to the public.

The Museum of Natural Science and TGR Exotics will join ExxonMobil engineers and others to provide fun activities for the school children.

Activities planned include experiments with ExxonMobil “Science Ambassadors,” brain teasers, rocket launching with Janet’s Planet, live animal encounters with TGR Exotics and opportunities to see real specimens and artifacts from The Houston Museum of Natural Science’s collections. After a kick-off pep rally with music and dancing, students will enjoy live interactive performances on The Pavilion Main Stage, including JunNk: A Percussion Act and The Story Pirates.

Over the weekend, on November 10 and 11, the festival will feature performers on multiple stages, character meet and greets, a special toddler area just for the youngest festivalgoers, arts and crafts, hands-on activities and friendly neighborhood adventures located all around the venue, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy. For all other information about Children’s Festival, please visit or call 281-364-3010.

Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $10 per vehicle for this and most performing arts events. Tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at all Ticketmaster locations and The Pavilion Box Office. Guests also may park in any of the five free parking lots on the southwest side of The Pavilion off of Timberloch Place. The free, color-coded lots are connected to The Pavilion by corresponding pathways with signs leading across The Waterway.

If you would like more information about The Pavilion, please visit our website at Look for The Pavilion on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube and Instagram, or download The Pavilion’s iOS or Android app.

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