LLAMA LLAMA PAJAMA-RAMA
We're turning bedtime into an all-out llama drama! You're invited to celebrate in your PJ's the all-time favorite children's book, "Llama Llama Red Pajama" by Anna Dewdney. Join an infectious rhyming read-aloud during a Pajama-rama complete with a special appearance by Baby Llama. Plus, save $2 on admission when you wear your pajamas (make sure these are comfy but suitable for wearing outside of the house).
FULL STEAM AHEAD – FUTURE INNOVATORS STEAM CAREER EXPLORATION DAY
In partnership with Wells International Foundation
What do you want to be when you grow up? Let us help you chart a career path in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Come weigh your academic strengths against your creative passions and explore and array of careers during our Future Innovators – STEAM Career Exploration Day. Paint your ideas about who you could be when you grow up and dress the part when you enter the "Career of Choice" photo booth. Plus, don't forget to visit "Kidtropolis, USA," our exhibit for kids, run by kids where you can be anything you want to be!
READ STRONG ALL YEAR LONG – CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DOT DAY
Sponsored by Phillips 66
International Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. It is named after Peter H. Reynolds's "The Dot," which tells the story a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities to "make her mark." You're invited to connect the dots and celebrate the power and potential of creativity in all you do. The event will help kick off the Museum's "Read Strong All Year Long" literacy initiative, to spark a passion for reading all year long.
FIESTAS PATRIAS CELEBRATION AND "ELENA OF AVALOR" SPECIAL VISIT
In partnership with Consulate General of Mexico in Houston
On Sept. 15, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo climbed atop a church and encouraged people to fight for Mexico's independence, which began the following day. This "cry" for liberty marks Miguel Hidalgo's famous "Grito de Dolores," and it's celebrated with music, fireworks and parades. Join the Children's Museum of Houston for fiesta, freedom and ballet folklórico as we commemorate "Fiestas Patrias" and as Eleana, the crowned ruler of Avalor, journeys to the Museum for this special celebration.
MID-AUTUMN FEST - TET TRUNG THU
In partnership with Vietnamese Culture and Science Association (VCSA)
Revel in the magnificence of the moon and the joys of the harvest as the Children's Museum of Houston celebrates the Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Festival. Learn about Vietnamese and Asian culture through moon-related activities and performances, including lion dancers, martial arts, colorful costumes and bilingual story time.
EXPLORE ABILITIES DAY
Sponsored by The Stanford and Joan Alexander Family
The Children's Museum of Houston will host Explore Abilities Day, an opportunity for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), sensory processing differences and special learning needs to explore the Museum at their own pace and time. Activities include story times, therapy dogs and much more! Doors will be closed to the public. There will be no music and sound-reducing headphones will be available. Outside food and drinks will be allowed (Fresh Café will be closed). To register, please contact Lydia Dungus at email@example.com or (713) 535-7238
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!
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.
DRAGONS & FAIRIES: EXPLORING VIET NAM THROUGH FOLKTALES – New!
Exhibit debuts August 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).