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Childrens Museum of Houston Houston

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Childrens Museum of Houston
1500 Binz St
Houston
TX
77004
Tel: 713 522 1138

Where are we going today?

It's so much fun when you find a place where kids can not only have an amazing time, BUT (parents you will like this) they can learn at the same time!

The Children's Museum of Houston is filled with fun, fascinating and very hands-on exhibits so kids can not only learn through looking, but through touching, playing, experimenting and creating. 

Ready to hear some of the amazing exhibits that the Children's Museum of Houston has? Great - because we're ready to tell you!

How about starting with a little culture? Growing Up In Korea gives kids an insight into all things Korea - from film, music, fashion and even food. 

Feeling a little creative? What do you think of the livestock show and rodeo art school where kids can look at the unique collection of artwork that has actually been created by students from all over Texas! Maybe they will be inspired to pick up a brush of their own!? 

If you have kids in the family that love using their hands, the Building Zone might be where they want to head! It's filled with hands-on activities that really encourage children to learn about engineering and physics. Plus they can build things!

Kids can harness the power of water at FlowWorks, or learn all about how plants grow at EcoStation. There, they can also explore nature, woodland areas, gardens and ponds - and admire the beauty of nature!

We haven't even begun to scratch the surface yet! There is so much to explore at the Children's Museum of Houston we need to keep some of it a secret!

Have a great time - Texas style! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$10
  • Children$10
  • Free Under: 12 months.
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am - 6pm Tues to Sat / 12pm - 6pm Sun / 10am - 8pm Thurs

All year round. Closed some major holidays

Teachers corner

They love to have students, and have parent workshops, home school days, early childhood programs...you name it! So just give them a call to arrange! .

I'm Hungry!

The Fresh Cafe at the museum sells tasty lunch options, snacks and drinks. Make sure you're not learning on an empty stomach! There are burgers, hot dogs, pizza and tasty grilled cheese - yum! .

Healthy Eating!

The cafe also sells salads, preservative free sandwiches, and vegetarian options.

Any Top Tips?

First time visitors often spend about 4 hours at the museum, so take that into account - there is a lot to see! .

Doing our bit

The museum is all about learning, so each of the exhibits was created to develop minds and bodies in the best way possible! .

Need a little extra help?

The museum is accessible to EVERYONE! We love that! There are also 6 handicap spaces available .

Baby Facilities

Directly outside Tot*Spot there is a place to park your stroller .

Can I get one of those?

There is a gift shop which sells fun items to encourage and stimulate those young minds! .

More information

Children under 16 have to be accompanied by an adult at all times. .

What people are saying?

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    This place is great IF your children are at least 7, and IF you have 1 adult per child and IF it isn't a madhouse filled to the max. I think in a few more years we may visit again, but there wasn't much my 6 and 3 year old could do, and I couldn't go into the baby area with my 11 month old without another adult to supervise the 6 and 3 year old. And even though it was a weekday, it was packed solid, very difficult to get around. The Kidtropolis was really confusing, and we were never given instructions. Finally tracked down an employee who explained...Read More

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    This has been the best $ we've spent on a museum membership. We have taken our son there since he was an infant. The museum helps kids develop their body and mind -- encouraging imagination and exploration through their interactive learning stations. The Toddler Zone is a great place to let the kids run wild and explore. It's safe, clean and fun. The Children's Museum of Houston will make you wish you were a kid again!

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    Dirt and dust everywhere, a horrible place. Broken exhibits. The paint peeling off everywhere and the children's put their hands on the mouth. Not like a museum; seems rather a place to play and nothing else. Poor maintenance of the place.There are real museums in the area but this place is not a museum.

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    The museum was one of the highlights of my grandson's visit to Houston. So many things to enjoy and do, he did not want to leave.

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    I attended a birthday party with my 4 month old and all the kids had a great time. My son was even engaged in watching all the exhibits. The exhibits are wonderful and offer great learning experiences for the kids and I intend on taking my son back when he gets older. I was, however, offended by the fact that they only played Spanish music and all the books that I looked at were in Spanish and subtitled in English.

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by Krystyna Westfield

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This place is great IF your children are at least 7, and IF you have 1 adult per child and IF it isn't a madhouse filled to the max. I think in a few more years we may visit again, but there wasn't much my 6 and 3 year old could do, and I couldn't go into the baby area with my 11 month old without another adult to supervise the 6 and 3 year old. And even though it was a weekday, it was packed solid, very difficult to get around. The Kidtropolis was really confusing, and we were never given instructions. Finally tracked down an employee who explained how it worked. But there were so many kids there that products from the stores were being tracked all over, and it was too difficult for my younger kids to understand the concept of working for a paycheck. A lot of the other exhibits were broken, or confusing, or above my kids heads. Not really worth the headache.

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