Children's Museum of Houston, Houston

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#2 of 24 in Childrens Museums in Texas
Children's Museum of Houston is designed for kids up to 12 years old, with over 8,400 square m (90,000 square ft) of indoor and outdoor exhibition space. Inventors' Workshop, Matter Factory, and Invention Convention are aimed at budding scientists, and EcoStation is powered by solar energy, so kids can learn about solar power. There's also an area specifically designed for babies and toddlers. Workshops and performances are included in your admission. Using our custom trip planner, Houston attractions like Children's Museum of Houston can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Not a classic Museum but rather feel try out and explore. My 3 children group (5,8,10)waren all excited and we spent 3 hours there. PS: every Thursday is family day by 5-8Uhr evening at this time, it costs no admission and only the car park costs front from 16:30 until closing, otherwise you pay the 3Dollar for an hour.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Your kids will have a barrel of fun, spend several hours entertaining themselves and learn a bit to boot! It's VERY hands on with many "experiments" that can be done in fluid dynamics, gravity, electr...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    We never thought this would take all day but wow it sure did! This was a wonderful day well spent. I wish we only started earlier now.  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    AMAZING! STEM science and math related activities with explanations. Fantastic way for children to learn about and love science and math while having fun. Staff was attentive and kind. Very well organized and clean. Could easily spend an entire day there between indoor exploration, outdoor water area and storytime. Cannot bring food in but could sit outside and eat if you really wanted or purchase food there. Well done Houston!
  • June 13, 2017
    My kids LOVE coming here they never want to leave we spend over 5 overs every time we go. Something for everyone to do. I been coming here for 8 years and now my 1 year old enjoys coming here they have a Awesome toddler area upstairs. They sell ice cream and popcorn outside for only 1 dollar. 😊😊😊 The membership is worth getting
  • July 6, 2017
    My kids love it here! There as so many things for them to do and other kids for them to play with. I love all of the options you have no matter the age group. My kids favorite part was getting to build contraptions and try them out while we were there. Definitely going back as much as we can!
  • July 7, 2017
    My family and I visited from out of town and the experience was wonderful! We will definitely be stopping by again. So many wonderful activities for all ages, and the staff is wonderful and very friendly. If you haven't stopped by to visit it is a must when in the area.
  • June 7, 2017
    We had a GREAT time here with a 5 and 7 year old. There is more than you can likely accomplish in a day, so target what you want to see. The outside area is great, but plan on kids getting wet. The range of appropriate activity goes much older than many children's museums- kids into their early teens will likely find something that they enjoy. The only complaint is cost (and a pretty inferior food court), but it's worth it! Go and make a day of it.

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