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

(713) 522-1138

Events

  • Sensory Friendly Day April 3

    Sponsored by The Stanford and Joan Alexander Family, MOGAS, and Bank of TexasApril is National Autism Awareness Month and the Children’s Museum of Houston will host Sensory Friendly Day on April 3. Sensory Friendly Day is an opportunity for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to explore the Museum. Music, yoga and story time will be among the engaging sensory-friendly activities. Exercise your mind and muscles during Creative Movement! Doors will be closed to the public. There will be no music and sound-reducing headphones will be available.

    Sensory Friendly Day
  • KIDTROPOLIS’ BANK OF AMERICA RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY April 8

    Sponsored by Bank of AmericaKidtropolis, USA, is a city for kids, run by kids. And now, its very own Bank of America is getting a whole new look. Come celebrate April Financial Literacy Month as we reveal all-new components during a ribbon cutting ceremony complete with the burst of confetti cannons and the jubilant sounds of a brass band.

    Kidtropolis' Bank of America Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • IRON CHEF KIDS’ STYLE April 15

    Did you know the average person eats almost 1,500 pounds of food a year? Healthy eating habits begin now. You’re invited to discover what’s yummy for the tummy and learn cool facts about the fuel your body needs to get up and go. You’ll go bananas with all of the fun and engaging activities we have prepared to encourage healthier lifestyle and food choices.

    Photo Credit: Cody Duty

    Iron Chef Kids' Style
  • Earth day bash April 22

    Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! For 47 years, Earth Day has inspired awareness and appreciation for our environment. Spring into action and celebrate the wonders of the world during our Earth Day Bash. Explore nature’s creations, discover ways to make a difference, and practice protecting the planet we call home.

    Photo Credit: Cody Duty

    Earth Day Bash
  • Day of the Child April 29

    In partnership with Consulate General of Mexico in Houston"Children's Day" is celebrated on various days in many places around the world to honor kids. In Mexico, it is celebrated on April 30 and it is known as "El día del niño". The Museum’s “Day of the Child” event will focus on the joys of being a kid and on enriching kids’ lives with literacy.

    Day of the Child

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

  • Shocks & Jolts

    Shocks & Jolts

    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!