Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz, Houston, TX 77004-7112

(713) 522-1138

Events

  • LAS AMERICAS BALLET FOLKLÓRICO May 6

    Enjoy this vibrant cultural performance from Las Americas Ballet Folklórico, filled with colorful costumes and lively music. Be sure to stop by the Brown Auditorium, to learn more about Mexican customs and traditions.

  • MILLIPORESIGMA'S CURIOSITY CUBE MAY 6

    Don't keep your curiosity door locked. Unleash your inquisitive spirit as the Curiosity Cube™ makes a stop at the Children's Museum of Houston as part of its national tour. The Curiosity Cube™ is a traveling exhibit featuring hands-on, bio-chemistry themed experiments and activities. You're invited to step inside the cube and engage with real life scientists as they extract DNA from their own cells, examine brain tissue using an LCD microscope, and build a model microbe to cure cancer.

  • FREE BOOKS BY KPMG MAY 11

    The Children's Museum of Houston has partnered up with KPMG's Family for Literacy (KFFL) campaign to donate 15,000 new books (#15books) to young readers in Houston throughout the summer. Come to the Museum to receive free books. We hope to see you here! 

  • FREE VACCINATIONS MAY 11

    Don't miss our last round of Free immunizations for this month on Thursday during our Free Family Night from 5- 7 p.m. Committed to creating a community of healthy children,  Texas Children's Mobile Clinic Program will administer free immunizations through the Vaccines for Children Program to the first 150 children to arrive

  • PAPER JAM, SPONSORED BY PHILLIPS 66 MAY 13

    Hurry and kapow to the Children's Museum of Houston's "Paper Jam" event! Watch as graphic artists and illustrators engage you in the art of visual storytelling. Plus, the first 100 kid Museum members to arrive will receive comic book-themed goodies.

  • RENAISSANCE ROCK MAY 18

    Don't miss "Renaissance Rock" an interactive performance presented by Ars Lyrica that introduces K-12 students to period dances with an array of instruments including recorders, shawns, crumhorns, and bagpipes. Come get immersed in the Renaissance culture through the music and dance of time. 

  • MALIA'S HULA HUT MAY 20 & 25

    Join us for a native Polynesian Dance performance by Houston's own Malia's Hula Hut and make sure to stick around for hula lessons. Don't forget your camera.

  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY CHARACTER APPEARANCE MAY 27

    Star-Lord, Gamora, and Yondu are coming to the Children's Museum of Houston! In celebration of the latest installment, the Museum will host a special event. Join us for a meet-and-greet, Galaxy trivia, costume fashion show, and more.

Exhibits

  • S.E.C.R.E.T.

    S.E.C.R.E.T.

    CRACK CODES.  UNCOVER CLUES.  OUTSMART VILLAINS.

    Permanent Experience

    You're invited to enlist in the Special Elite Crime Resolution and Espionage Team (aka S.E.C.R.E.T.) to crack codes, uncover clues and outsmart villains. S.E.C.R.E.T. is the Children's Museum of Houston's all-new interactive spy experience. This revolutionary experience is designed to take a child's museum visit to the next level. Kids report to duty and are assigned to go on secret missions throughout the Museum. Using state-of-the-art technology, agents gear up to solve puzzles, discover hidden agendas and thwart the villains' schemes. They help save the Museum, protecting ordinary citizens who are unaware of their covert operations! There's currently nothing like it in Houston or in any children's museum in the world!

    Photo Credit: Cody Duty

  • CUM YAH GULLAH EXHIBIT

    Cum Yah Gullah Exhibit

    NOW OPEN

    Buried deep within the American tale lies the story of the Gullah. A vivid and fertile culture where the sounds of Michael Row the Boat Ashore flows through the salty air and clever little Br'er Rabbit taught the world brains are as good as might. The roots of these mysterious, pleasant pieces of folklore can be traced back in time to a place where traditions thrived, family flourished in a unique new setting and hardships transformed into strengths of community. Now, the Children's Museum of Houston is reviving the arts and practices of the Gullah people in a reinvented, powerful exhibit, called Cum Yah Gullah. This exhibit aims to preserve and provide cultural understanding of Gullah traditions, explore the geography and ecosystems of the Sea Islands and develop an appreciation for one's own culture and history.

  • NEWTON KNOW-HOW

    NOW THROUGH MAY 7, 2017

    Engage in exhilarating activities that will help you understand the physics associated with the laws of motion. Whether you're a rocket scientist or a dancer, we are all governed by the laws of motion. But, how well do you really understand these laws that cannot be broken? Come step into a world with action as you delve into force, friction, momentum, gravity and speed in the Newton Know-How!