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

(713) 522-1138

Events

  • Sensory Friendly Day Oct 10

    The Children’s Museum of Houston will host Sensory Friendly Day celebrating social connections. Sensory Friendly Day is an opportunity for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to explore the Museum. Doors will be closed to the public. There will be no music and sound-reducing headphones will be available. Music, yoga and story time will be among the engaging sensory-friendly activities. Don’t forget to exercise your mind and muscles during Creative Movement!

    Go, Go, Gadget! June 9 - 22
  • Halloween Monster Mayhem Oct. 11 - Oct. 31

    Monstrous mayhem will be unleashed when the Children’s Museum of Houston is transmogrified into the Monsters’ Museum of Houston for three weeks of Halloween. During Halloween Monster Mayhem, trick-or-treat is happening every day! Chase down ghouls on Ghostbusters Day! Participate in spook-tacular activities including Pumpkin Painting, Monster Feet Making, and a Frightening Fashion Show! Don’t forget to wear your Halloween costume!

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - June 11
  • Mad Hatter Gala Oct. 15

    The Children’s Museum of Houston will dance the night away at this year’s “Mad Hatter’s Ball” gala. Join us through the looking glass at The Corinthian. Event chairs Elva and Truett Akin and Monica and Greg Meeks will host a fantastical night in hopes of further developing the Museum’s educational and outreach programs. Jump down the rabbit hole and onto the dancefloor to groove to the tunes of Skyrocket! Jackson & Company will provide a delicious multi-course meal, and don’t miss out on the wine pull! The live and big board auctions will be led by auction chair Kelly Sklar. Bid on exclusive packages, including a 7 night getaway at the serene Los Establos Boutique in Panama. Other exquisite items include an Astros First Pitch Experience which includes batting practice and a signed jersey, a week stay at the Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua and a Labradoodle! Don’t forget to enter the raffle for a Cartier watch! For more information, contact Fundraising Events Manager Candace Rogers at (713) 535-7210 or crogers@cmhouston.org

    Masters of Disguise - June 23 - July 6
  • Ghostbusters Oct. 22

    The Children’s Museum of Houston is enlisting the help of the Ghostbusters to capture pesky ghouls and help save the Museum from ectoplasmic chaos during Halloween Monster Mayhem! Come out and enjoy Ghostbusters character appearances, activities and more! Help the Ghostbusters investigate the Museum and don’t forget to bring your camera!

    Superman's Birthday - June 25 at 2p.m.
  • Halloween Monster Mash Oct. 31

    Unleash monstrous mayhem during Halloween Monster Mash Bash, the ultimate Halloween party for kids! Move and groove to the hair-raising tunes of the dance classic, “Thriller”. Let the ghoul times roll as you boogie to the hauntingly hip tunes of a DJ. Participate in black light slime making which will leave you oozing for more, then wear your Halloween costumes and go on a trick-or-treat monster hunt throughout the museum!

    Masters of Disguise - June 23 - July 6

Exhibits

  • S.E.C.R.E.T.

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

    CRACK CODES.  UNCOVER CLUES.  OUTSMART VILLAINS.

    Children’s Museum of Houston introduces first interactive spy experience of its kind among children’s museums in nation | Permanent Experience

    The Children’s Museum of Houston is under siege! It has been confirmed the Museum has been infiltrated by villains attempting to take over and destroy the exhibits – exhibits which belong to Houston's kids! 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

  • Shocks & Jolts

    Grand Opening!

    NOW - JAN. 22, 2017

    Sponsored by Avanade and The William Stamps Farish Fund

    Get ready for a shock to your system with an electrifying exhibit like no other! Experience the brand new Shocks & Jolts exhibit which will enable you to: discover the illuminating field of electrostatics, examine the properties of electromagnetism, and build and test your own electrical circuits. This hands-on, bilingual (English/ Spanish) exhibit will provide you with the opportunity to explore the exciting topic of electricity and investigate its properties, generation, and uses. You’re invited to ask questions, explore, experiment and make discoveries about electric circuits, electrostatics, and electromagnetism.