Get ready for an earth-shaking adventure that takes you back to pre-historic times with The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Symphony of Dinosaurs! featuring the Houston Symphony April 18. Tickets are $15 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free courtesy of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Tickets are not required for free seating. Gates open 5:30 p.m. for the free Hats Off to Reading event and at 6 p.m. for other pre-concert activities.

Guests explore the Mesozoic era when dinosaurs roamed the earth, discover fossils and more. The audience is entertained with the music of John Williams’ Theme from “Jurassic Park” and Theme from “The Lost World,” Russell Peck’s “The Glory and the Grandeur,” as well as Sergei Prokofiev’s Suite No. 2 from “Romeo and Juliet” Op. 64 and Morton Gould’s “The Jogger and the Dinosaur” which is narrated by Philip Lehl, an actor with the Alley Theatre and owner of Stark Naked Theatre Company.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., kids are invited to join the fun at the Hats Off to Reading Celebration in The Pavilion’s House of Blues Hospitality Tent. Hats Off to Reading is a free event sponsored by the Reading Odyssey Committee, a community coalition that encourages students to develop a lifelong love of reading. Children can take home a free book courtesy of CISD and Scholastic Book Fairs, and participate in activities kids love such as a book walk, hat-making, face painting, fishing for prizes and a coloring contest with prizes provided by Chick-fil-A and Scholastic.

Other pre-concert activities in the North Plaza begin at 6 p.m. sponsored by Fidelity Investments, Century 21 Realty Partners and Renewal by Andersen. Children and parents can visit The Pavilion Partners Arts & Crafts Booth & Instrument Petting Zoo and Radio Disney Road Crew as well as activities by The Woodlands Children’s Museum, Woodforest National Bank, Renewal by Andersen, Century 21 Realty Partners and Audi of America, official automobile of The Pavilion. Guests also can register-to-win Tommy Bahama’s “Best Seats in the House” and participate in Fidelity’s Seat Exchange. Guests are welcome to have a picnic in their seat or on the hill. Keep in mind that beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion. Sitting on the hill? Lawn chairs also are provided free for this event! 

Get a spectacular deal for every performance of the season with a 2013 performing arts subscription. Season tickets are just $175 per seat and include orchestra-level seating to all Houston Symphony concerts, Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera at The Pavilion, VIP on-site parking, admission to the Woodforest Bank VIP Club for each performance and a subscription to The Pavilion’s CenterStage newsletter. Performing arts subscribers also receive preferred seating and VIP on-site parking for the Houston Symphony’s Star-Spangled Salute and the Texas Music Festival Orchestra performance. But that’s not all! Subscribe by May 1 and receive a special Pavilion subscriber gift. Performing arts subscriptions are available now by visiting

For a colossal savings, present a Cinemark "Jurassic Park 3D" ticket stub at The Pavilion Box Office to receive half-price orchestra tickets to Symphony of Dinosaurs! Stub must be presented at time of purchase. Offer only available at The Pavilion Box Office. Limit two half-price tickets per stub. Offer does not apply to previously purchased tickets.

Tickets to Symphony of Dinosaurs! are $15 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free and tickets are not required. Orchestra tickets can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office, located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and on event days through the start of the show. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Fiesta, select H-E-B and Walmart locations and Media Magic, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at

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 Box 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.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion's 2013 Performing Arts Season is presented by The Woodlands Development Company and sponsored by United Airlines, official airline of The Pavilion, The Pavilion Partners, The Wortham Foundation and Audi of America, official automobile of The Pavilion. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion acknowledges the financial support of The Woodlands Township that is generated by the Events Admissions Tax for its performing arts and educational programs.

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The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is part of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides diverse, high-quality performing arts events for the entertainment and enrichment of a broad regional audience. Through numerous educational and community outreach programs, The Center is a catalyst for attracting new audiences to the performing arts and building strong ties between the arts and educational institutions.

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