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Children's Museum of Houston, Houston

(4.4/5 based on 1,200+ 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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  • Went here on a Wed afternoon and it was a great time! Kids ages range from 5-8 and they all could relate to the physical and mental challenges in the museum. This place claims to be the #1 in America ...  more »
  • I love this place. My two years daughter asks take her here every day. You can go with all your family, pretty sure you will spend a great time together. There is fun for all kind of people. Once I he...  more »
  • This museum offers a special place for the toddlers and other areas for the older kids. Great hands on activities and in the summer they offer water fun outside that the kids love! If you have toddler...  more »
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  • This visit was excellent. They had a lot more hands on science learning in the electric area. Static electricity fun, electromagnetic display, making your own circuits. It was phenomenal.
  • I can't say enough good things about this museum. We are members and have never regretted a dollar spent here. This is a perfect spot for homeschoolers. This place is almost empty during the week. Holidays and weekends can be packed.
  • We are members, and it is worth every dime! There is always something exciting happening in the lobby, the place is kept very clean, and there are some many imagination starters for the kids to try. Well Done CMH!
  • This place is ok for several reasons 1. Once you've been there after your initial visit the other times are kind of boring nothing really new and not so interactive as advertised 2. They don't let you bring outside food or picnic style lunches so no sandwiches or homemade meals . They are adamant that you eat at their cafe which is below standard snack food nachos hot dogs corn dogs, be ready to spend 3. If you decide to visit during their trick or treat stations , each station only gives you one piece of candy . So by the end of the station hunt you have between 6-7 pieces. 4 their prices have increased , same price now for each person. So for a family of four with parking runs about 50$ not includes souvenir shop and food from cafe. If you can sneak in food like lunchables and bottles drinks and get some cheap parking across street it can be cheaper 5. I've also been to the Hispanic heritage event, it was advertised that they would give away free book to families. Apparently they didn't bring enough for everybody so they didn't give you any , book just for display If you are looking for family style outing try: Houston zoo, Kemah, Galveston pleasure pier, stomping grounds, public parks and the battleship . Just to name a few . To clarify bullet number 5 , the event was hosted by the Mexican consulate. However they were not giving free books as advertised. I ask and they stated the book on display were just that, they didn't receive the shipment of books prior to the event. The museum should still allow the option for each family to decided whether or not to eat there or bring a picnic style lunch . Just down the road, the Houston Zoo allows that . Maybe with some restrictions such as no straws the or watermelon, glass containers for obvious reasons.
  • 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.