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Feb 28
Weekend Fun with METRO: March 1-3


The first weekend in March is packed with fun things to do – from an old-fashioned outdoor activity to an art exhibit and a somewhat macabre but fascinating show on death - exactly what captures the interest of kids.

METRO's got just the right transit to take you to all of these events and other locations where you go on weekends to relax and have fun. Check out our Google-powered˚ Trip Planner to find your exact bus or train from your starting point.

Then tap your METRO Q® Fare Card and hop aboard for convenient transportation where you can sit back, text or watch videos on your phone, and not worry about traffic or parking.

Event: The Rink: Rolling at Discovery Green. Some of us can remember strapping on skates under our tennis shoes and tottering down our neighborhood streets. Now, you can practice your smooth moves on the city's first outdoor roller rink. It's open from Friday until April 21 and includes music programmed to theme nights – Top 40, 1980s vibes and 90s tunes. On a budget? Cheap skate nights on Monday are only $8, including skate rentals.

When: Friday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney

Getting there*:

METRORail: Green or Purple Lines - exit Convention District Station

Bus: 40 Telephone/ Heights, 41 Kirby/ Polk, 413 Greenlink Orange shuttle (on Saturday and Sunday -free) 

Event: Death by Natural Causes. If you think a spider or snake bite could be fatal, take a look at everyday household items. This exhibit introduces you to a range of animal, vegetable and mineral dangers that lurk all around us – including mushrooms and other common foods. This exhibit has been so popular, the museum has extended it through Labor Day.

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Open through Labor Day)

Where: Houston Museum of

Getting there*:

METRORail: Red Line - exit Museum District Station

Bus: 56 Airline / Montrose, 65 Bissonnet, 5 Southmore

Event: Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw.To world-renowned American artist Horn, drawing is like breathing. In this two-part series, selected drawings from the 1980s until the present explore the artist's approach to using dense hues of pure pigment with cutting and reassembling images.

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (through May 5)

Where: The Menil Collection, 1412 West Main St.

Getting there*:

Bus: 25 Richmond, 82 Westheimer, 56 Airline/ Montrose

*Routes suggested by Customer Service; individual needs may vary.





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