BLACK PANTHER BASH
From the lush jungles of Wakanda rises a new king! The Black Panther will make a special appearance during a fan day celebration at the Children's Museum of Houston. Get the royal treatment during a majestic day fit for a king. Let the beat of African drums pulsate through your veins as you make a royal encounter. Don't forget to bring your camera for a "selfie sesh!"
HUG YOUR CAT DAY
We'll let the cat out of the bag. Prance your paws over to the Children's Museum of Houston for national "Hug Your Cat Day." You're invited to be "purr" of a furry feline friends celebration. Let curiosity in as you take part in a Squishy Toy interactive purr-fect for cool cats like you! Plus, come get a hug from Faithful Paw's Perky the "bear-hugging cat." Copycatting allowed but no time for cat naps.
INCREDIBLY INCREDIBLE THROWDOWN
Return to a life of adventure as the Supers make a special appearance at the Children's Museum of Houston. The Incredibles will pack a punch during an unbelievable, from zero to hero, fan day celebration. What extraordinary traits do you share with the Incredibles? Come recognize the unsung hero within you and participate in a comic book interactive led by Houston artist Christian Navarrete. Remember to bring your camera!
LICENSE TO CHILL
Even superheroes need time to "chillax." Settle down and take it easy during a day filled with prancing and prowess. Experience connection, communication, play and a budding sense of confidence during an encounter with miniature horses. Then, be part of ground-breaking research as you produce art while wearing non-invasive brain-sensing technology! Dr. Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal and his team of University of Houston graduate students will collect your brain activity to acquire insights creative process.
SUPER POWERED SUMMER
Now – Aug. 26, 2018
Action-packed adventure awaits you at the Children's Museum of Houston! Discover the power within during "Super Powered Summer." Get super charged in five new power zones and test the qualities of a hero in you. Rise up and defeat all that stands against summer fun. Don't miss incredible activities, epic performances, character appearances and extraordinary events!
- Hang out with your favorite superheroes as they make power up stops at the Museum throughout the summer before they go on to save the world!
- Catch an epic superhero musical performance every day.
- Put your supersonic soundwaves to the test as they power up the Scream Machine!
- Assemble your super-squad by unleashing a superhero signal.
- Take the world by storm in Kidtropolis, USA
- Defy the impossible in all-new S.E.C.R.E.T. Spy missions.
- Grow by leaps and bounds outside in EcoStation.
- Multiply your possibilities in Matter Factory
- Embark on a quest to protect the universe at Cyberchase – The Chase Is On!
PAPER ENGINEERING – All New!
Sponsored by Occidental Petroleum and The William Stamps Farish Fund
Paper is…well, flat. Very flat. Flat and listless. BUT, did you know that paper actually has some unique properties? In the right hands, it is a canvas of potential waiting for a creative spark to transform it into something more! In "Paper Engineering," we want YOU to be that spark. Join the Children's Museum of Houston as we unfold this brand-new exhibit. Learn to cut, roll, crease and shape that flat paper into things that spin, fly and pop!
Help paper evolve beyond its normal flat, 2-D world by using it to:
- Make vehicles that float and fly.
- Build crazy towers.
- Shape shadows into pictures.
- Play games and shoot hoops.
- Create rings, hats, boomerangs, and boats.
- Tell stories through pop-ups.
- AND SO MUCH MORE – over 50 different paper challenges and projects to try out!
DRAGONS & FAIRIES: EXPLORING VIET NAM THROUGH FOLKTALES – New!
Exhibit debuts June 9, 2018
Enter a magical place where aspects of modern-day life in Vietnam interweave with centuries-old folktales. Created by the Children's Museum of Houston, Dragons & Fairies: Exploring Viet Nam Through Folktales will provide a profusion of hands-on, interactive experiences about the culture of people in Vietnam. Using five traditional Vietnamese folktales, Dragons & Fairies will deepen the connection between the folktale and the enduring values and traditions they represent. You're invited to appreciate the rich cultural heritage and practices of Vietnamese people, become curious and open about a different culture and learn to discover and emulate the strengths which other cultures can provide.
S.E.C.R.E.T. CRACK CODES. UNCOVER CLUES. OUTSMART VILLAINS.
Permanent Experience – New missions out NOW!
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 interactive spy experience. This revolutionary experience is designed to take a museum visit to the next level. Agents 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! Plus, an imminent threat has been detected. All agents must immediately report to duty and reach "ELITE" status. ELITE missions have been unleashed and can only be accessed by "ELITE" agents (agents who have completed all Initial missions).
CHALLENGE COURSE – All-New!
Calling out all thrill-seekers! Get ready for an adrenaline rushed experience! You're invited to take on the Museum's latest interactive designed to keep you moving. The all-new, "Challenge Course," located in the PowerPlay exhibit, will pack a powerful punch. It will have you working up a sweat as you climb, crawl, grip and test your balancing skills inside a gripping ropes course. Photos by Cody Duty.