A Giant Purple Dinosaur, the Can-Do Crew, Sir Isaac Newton’s Brain, Billy Jonas and more can be found at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s 14th Annual Children’s Festival. The Pavilion is transformed into a giant playground and educational wonderland for kids where learning is not only fun, but also exhilarating, awe-inspiring and eye-opening. The focus of Children’s Festival is on the performing and visual arts for children, which includes live performances by award-winning entertainers and local children’s groups, hands-on activities, arts, crafts, and much, much more.

This spectacular festival takes place Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 15, from noon – 5 p.m. Admission to the festival is $6 per person in advance or $8 per person at the door. Children under 2 are admitted free of charge. The daily admission fee includes every show and activity, so parents don’t spend the day dealing with tickets, tokens or endless lines.

Get ready for a super-dee duper time with everyone’s favorite purple dinosaur, Barney™, as he brings a celebration as big as kids’ imaginations to the Pepsi Main Stage with three interactive sing-along performances (Saturday only). From paving roads to building a whole new town from the ground up, there’s no challenge too great for Bob the Builder™ and his Can-Do Crew as he takes the stage (Sunday only) for three sing-along performances. Mad Science® presents Newton’s Revenge 2, the spectacular live stage show that awakens Sir Isaac Newton’s brain after 300 years of sleep. Professor Pruvitt and Crash attempt to demystify the fundamental Laws of Motion by investigating the principles of inertia, acceleration, actions and reactions. Through sing-alongs, bang-alongs and whisper-alongs, the Billy Jonas Band takes the audience on a journey through life while exploring themes of planet care, recycling, creativity, self-discovery and community. And Kaminari Taiko of Houston mesmerizes the crowd with its unique, high-energy performance that rocks the stage with excitement (Saturday only). See the attached “Children’s Festival Performers” for the complete Pepsi Main Stage schedule and more information about each artist.

In addition to performances by professional entertainers, festival activities include hands-on arts and crafts, games, costumed characters and more in our amusing creative zones. The Wells Fargo Fun Zone features a performer meet and great area, along with performances on the Market Street Community Stage. Each day of the festival ends with the Festival Finale Kazoo-Dah Parade, sponsored by Guadalajara Hacienda, that begins and ends in the Fun Zone.

Huggies® Little Movers Adventure Zone features the Huggies® Little Movers Activity Tent and Lounge where moms and tots can enjoy an interactive play area that allows little ones to move, crawl or scoot freely over a baby-friendly terrain of mock mountains, ski slopes and bridges. Adjacent to the Huggies® Little Movers Activity Tent is a lounge for you to relax and tend to your baby’s needs. Don’t forget to check out the other exciting activities in the Adventure Zone including Mad Science of Houston’s Slippery Slime booth, hat-making, face painting and Radio Disney’s Party Patrol with games, prizes and more.

The festival’s Healthy KidZone features health, fitness and nutrition-related activities for children, such as interactive play with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas Children’s Pediatric Associates, Houston Northwest Medical Center, I-9 Sports, the Dojo Experience, South Montgomery County YMCA, Young Chef’s Academy, The Health Museum, North Houston Water Polo, ATA Martial Arts and more. The Healthy KidZone stage features demonstrations by martial artists, eye-popping performances by the World Class Rope Skippers and more.

The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau Activity Tent features fun, hands-on activities organized by area businesses including fishing for prizes with The Woodlands CVB, “Be a DJ” with K-STAR Country, boomerang art with The Kangaroo Forest Early Childhood Center, photos with the Sugar Plum Fairy from Houston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” Q-tip painting with The Kid’s Directory, a coloring contest with Houston Family Magazine and many others.

Houston Community Newspapers’ Arts Alley is a place where children learn about the elements of art through creative, interactive activities. They learn about lines, colors, shapes, patterns, unity, balance and more by using these elements to make imaginative creations they get to take home with them. Also featured in Arts Alley is paper play (paper-making) with The Woodlands Children’s Museum, Do-A-Dot with The Schoolhouse Store and origami activities with Houston Community Newspapers.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion applauds the following contributors for making the 14th Annual Children’s Festival possible: Administaff, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Audi of America, Comcast, Continental Airlines, Devon Energy, Houston Community Newspapers, Houston Family Magazine, Houston PBS/Channel 8, Huggies® Little Movers, KRIV FOX26, KTXH MY20, The Pavilion Partners, The Pepsi Bottling Company, Radio Disney KMIC 1590 AM, Sunny 99.1 FM, Wells Fargo and The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau.

For more information and details about Children’s Festival activities and performers, please visit www.woodlandscenter.org.

Tickets for the 14th Annual Children’s Festival are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. This admission fee includes every show and activity for the day. Tickets can be purchased at The Pavilion Ticket Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 713-629-3700, or the day of the event. Children age 2 and under are free. Picnics are welcome, but beverages can not be brought into the venue.

Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $5 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 Ticket Office. Guests also may park in any of the five free parking lots on the southwest side of The Pavilion. 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 www.woodlandscenter.org or look for The Pavilion on MySpace, Facebook and Twitter.






Schedule of Events
Nov. 14-15, 2009

SATURDAY, NOV. 14, 2009 – 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
10:30-10:50 a.m. Sing-Along with Barney™
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The Billy Jonas Band
12:45-1:05 p.m. Sing-Along with Barney™
1:45-2:30 p.m. “Newton’s Revenge 2” by Mad Science
3:00-3:20 p.m. Sing-Along with Barney™
3:45-4:30 p.m. Kaminari Taiko of Houston
4:45 p.m. Festival Finale Kazoo-Dah Parade

SUNDAY, NOV. 15, 2009 – 12:00-5:00 p.m.
12:15-12:35 p.m. Sing-Along with Bob the Builder™
1:00-1:45 p.m. The Billy Jonas Band
2:15-2:35p.m. Sing-Along with Bob the Builder™
3:00-3:45 p.m. “Newton’s Revenge 2” by Mad Science
4:15-4:35 p.m. Sing-Along with Bob the Builder™
4:45 p.m. Festival Finale Kazoo-Dah Parade






Acclaimed Entertainers Take the Stage at the
14th Annual Children’s Festival


Sing-Along with Barney™
Get ready for a super-dee-duper time with Barney™ as he brings a celebration as big as your imagination to the stage. Don’t miss the opportunity to see everyone’s favorite purple dinosaur in a special interactive Sing-Along performance. The loveable, huggable T-rex invites children to go and grow as they explore exciting places and encourages sharing, caring, imagining, dancing and learning along the way!
Barney © 2009 Lyons Partnership, L.P.

Sing-Along with Bob the Builder™
From paving roads to building a whole new town from the ground up, there’s no challenge too great for Bob the Builder™ and his Can-Do Crew. See Bob the Builder as he takes a break from building, digging and hauling for a special interactive Sing-Along performance. With tools such as a positive attitude, team work and problem-solving skills, Bob the Builder is eager to tackle any job and demonstrate that “The Fun Is In Getting It Done!” Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the special day!
Bob the Builder © 2009 HIT Entertainment Limited and Keith Chapman.

“Newton’s Revenge 2” by Mad Science®
Mad Science® presents Newton’s Revenge 2, the spectacular live stage show that awakens
Sir Isaac Newton’s brain after 300 years of sleep! Professor Pruvitt and Crash attempt to demystify the fundamental Laws of Motion by investigating the principles of inertia, acceleration, and actions and reactions. They offer an array of interactive demonstrations allowing children to help them perform a dance-off demonstration and use specially-designed catapults while discovering Newton’s Laws. Outrageous, interactive experiments and hilarious antics are guaranteed to stir a commotion about the science of motion!
Sponsored by: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation & Linn Energy.

The Billy Jonas Band
Everyone in the audience becomes part of a Billy Jonas performance that is full of original songs, soundscapes, stories and improvisations. Through sing-alongs, bang-alongs and whisper-alongs, Jonas takes listeners along a journey of life, love and triumph over “Murphy’s Law.” He performs his original pieces on industrial percussion instruments and guitar and sings in a crisp tenor voice. Children are encouraged to become part of the audience orchestra, using instruments they have created or found. Jonas uses simple hand signals to “tune-up” and conduct the audience. Themes of planet-care, recycling, creativity, self-discovery and community are covered throughout the performance. “…you can’t help but sing along!” – Performing Songwriter Magazine
Sponsored by: FMC Technologies.

Kaminari Taiko of Houston
“Taiko” is a Japanese word for drum also referring to the modern style of kumi-daiko, in which multiple performers play different varieties of drums in an ensemble. Members of Kaminari Taiko trained intensely under world acclaimed Taiko Masters where they learned the fundamental skills, philosophy and spirit of this centuries old Japanese tradition. Kaminari mesmerizes audiences with a unique style of taiko performances inspired by Japanese art and original world beat and rhythms. Families will experience the beauty and harmony of the natural environment and human spirit through the rocking taiko music. They also will learn about the history of taiko along with Japanese vocabulary throughout this interactive show.
Sponsored by: Administaff.


Children’s Festival takes place Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 15 from noon – 5 p.m. Admission is $6 in advance, $8 at the door and includes every show and activity. For more information about Children’s Festival, visit www.woodlandscenter.org.

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