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Children's Museum of Houston, Houston

Categories: Children’s Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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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  • Obviously you need kids in order to experience this museum. It is a fun and interactive museum. There is a water activity "park" outside for the kids, I would recommend brings a towel or a change of c...  read more »
  • Really a ton of fun for the kids. I would recommend taking the kids into the exhibits first before going into the Bank of America town setting, as they are more learning than playing. The climbing str...  read more »
  • The children's museum of Houston is fantastic. Most everything in Houston is super fantastic. The children's museum is very large with many hands on activities and they have extra activities for child...  read more »
  • Phenomenal children's museum! I am pretty sure I had as much fun as our 5 year old daughter. The environment is clean and well-maintained, which is very impressive. There is an incredible amount of interactive exhibits. Awesome museum and a definite highlight from our trip to Houston!
  • Love this museum. Fun, exciting, kid-friendly, explorative, entertaining, and educational are a few words that could be used to describe the Children’s Museum of Houston. Located at 1500 Binz, just southeast of Houston’s Museum District, The Children’s Museum of Houston is one of the district’s eighteen museums targeted specifically to children. Children’s Museums are establishments that provide various engaging exhibits and programs to encourage learning experiences for young children, and the Children’s Museum of Houston is one of the many children’s museums located in various cities throughout the nation. The Children’s Museum was designed by Robert Venturi, an internationally acclaimed architect. Located near Hermann Park and the renowned Texas Medical Center, the Children’s Museum of Houston is in a clean and modern neighborhood, surrounded by The Health Museum, elegant residential apartments, and the museum’s own parking garage. The building’s exterior is constructed with bright yellow stucco, with an ornate inset of colorful tiles around the edges. Featuring “MUSEUM” across the lintel in huge, red letters, the main entrance of the museum is composed of a temple with chubby, over-scaled columns. Along LaBranch Street, the side of the museum features columns in the shape of young children with their arms thrown up creating the illusion of children supporting the shed roof. On the other side of the building there are vast glass windows allowing an outsider a sneak-peek of adults and children dining in the café or enjoying an activity in the library. A colored fence with various shapes and patterns that creates the image of green, lush, fruitful trees, surrounds the museum’s Allen Family courtyard and outdoor exhibits such as the greenhouse. The museum’s interior consists of a large corridor designed with colorful arches from one end to the other. Hallway passages branch out from the main hallway giving entry into the many action-packed exhibitions.
  • Small for a city of this size, but tons of fun for kids of all ages. Our toddler loves the larger toddler play area. Gets extremely busy, with a one-in, one-out policy on weekends. Our toddler is getting big enough for some of the downstairs activities and loves the Bank of America workshop area. The grocery store, vet shop, and painting area being the favorites. Tons of parking available.
  • Didn't have the best experience here. Went here based on the raving reviews, should have read them more carefully. We came on a weekday like around noonish, BAD IDEA. I'm pretty sure the museum stays packed but it was kiddie apocalypse - kids running around every where and no organization what so ever and no workers/attendants to help. Admission was straight forward although we had to wait outside for a short period of time. Once you paid, you had to guide yourself. It would of been nice for each section to have an age group associated with it or a pamphlet that let you know what was recommended for your kids age. The pics on the website were very misleading. My child is 2 and there was nothing much appropriate for her to do. The top and babies section was a joke, mostly geared towards babies, lots of things to crawl on. Once again no organization - figured it out that kids had to go barefoot and parents had to wear shoe covers. Upon entering was handing a netted bag after asking for an explanation was given a terse answer - "in case she puts something in her mouth". They had a few (I guess they were supposed to be) interactive cars, but all the sounds were disabled and nothing lit up, not stimulating or interesting enough. The had a little slide area but like I said mostly for babies - a lot of foam blocks and sensory stuff for babies. We did find a terrace portion that had houses and little tikes and cars for her and she enjoyed that more. Back inside we saw - non age appropriate stuff for her such as - science (matter, mass, comparision, cells, chemistry). They had educational areas such as - veterinarian place with stuffed animals in cages; grocery store with pretend checkout (the kids ran like crazy over this place); banking. Other sections where: a drawing/painting area (which definitely should have had attendants but we saw none); the kids could play with magnetic sources and placing balls into a suction machine - she kind of enjoyed that. A station where she could (or parent ) hoist the child up. One thing I noticed, the big Kids were not supervised by their parents and were very rude (a lot of pushing and removing items from other kids hands). This place is ok for older kids but did not seem appropriate for toddlers and babies. Not worth the money spent for tickets (we had to pay for her too) and parking. My recommendations - ORGANIZATION AND MORE ATTENDANTS. I understand it's a kid place but I want my kid to get the most of her experience not be shuffled around without getting to enjoy everyrhing.
  • Wonderful children's museum. Very learning oriented and entertaining exhibits and activities for kids of all ages. Very nice and helpful staff too. Went in the afternoon and it wasn't very crowded. Visiting from Fort Worth and wish our 'science' museum was half as good (instead of an ad for fracking).
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