REEL ABILITIES 2018 FILM FESTIVAL
Feb. 15 & 22 during Free Family Night Thursday
Feb. 13 to 22
The Children's Museum of Houston is partnering with ReelAbilities: Houston Film & Arts Festival to celebrate the lives, stories, and talents of people with disabilities. The Museum will showcase a series of short films with the goal of enriching Houston's culture, diversity, and inclusion efforts.
LUNAR NEW YEAR BASH – CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF THE DOG!
In Partnership with APAHA
Saturday, Feb. 17
The Children's Museum of Houston invites you to em-"bark" on a tail wagging adventure during our Lunar New Year Bash celebrating the Year of the Dog. Raise the "woof" and unleash some doggone fun as we bring out lion dancers, martial artists, and dances from different regions of Asia, including: Chinese folk dances, Polynesian dances, and contemporary Asian dances. Don't miss origami, lei and lantern-making and more!
SENSORY FRIENDLY DAY
Sponsored by Bank of Texas and The Stanford and Joan Alexander Family
Monday, Feb. 19
The Children's Museum of Houston invites you to an exclusive event for children with Autism. 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. Outside food and drinks will be allowed (Fresh Café will be closed). Pre-registration required.
CRANK IT UP – CELEBRATING THE ENGINES OF OUR IMAGINATION
Sponsored by Chevron
Saturday, Feb. 24
Get your imagination cranking! As a profession in constant demand, engineering embraces curiosity, tinkering and imagination. Take your creativity to the next level by exploring the industry that shapes the world around us during National Engineers Week. Tinker with LEGOs® and make a LEGO® zipline, explore aerodynamic principles by engineering an aircraft, marvel at nature's own engineering designs and more! National Engineers Week is Feb. 18 to 24, 2018
Opens Feb. 3
Step into a world alive with action as you delve into force, friction, momentum, gravity and speed in the Newton Know-How! exhibit. Whether a rocket scientist or a dancer, we are all governed by the laws of motion. Come explore Isaac Newton's three laws of motion by testing methods to get golf ball trains through a Golf Ball Roller Coaster, accelerating balls using gravity, building a domino pattern and watching dominoes fall in a chain reaction, generating kinetic energy as you launch balls into cups or defying gravity using angular momentum.
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.
S.E.C.R.E.T. CRACK CODES. UNCOVER CLUES. OUTSMART VILLAINS.
Permanent Experience – New missions out in Spring 2018
Permanent Experience – New missions out in Spring 2018 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, a Stage 2 imminent threat has been detected. All agents must immediately report to duty and reach "Elite" status. Stage 2 missions will arrive in Spring 2018 and can only be accessed by "Elite" agents (agents who have completed all current missions).
CUM YAH GULLAH
Now through April 15, 2018
Now through April 15, 2018 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 flowed 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.