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TOY STORY DAY
Saturday, Nov. 18
Dust off your favorite pair of boots, check for snakes and head on over to meet the dynamic duo from "Toy Story" for a fan celebration at the Children's Museum of Houston. Hang out with "Toy Story's" beloved characters, Woody and Jesse. Just don't say Andy's coming! Bring a camera.
THANKSGIVING WITH SANTA/ELVES ON A SHELF CAROLERS
Wednesday, Nov. 22
Santa's elves are on a mission to see if you were naughty or nice. Although it's just Thanksgiving, the Children's Museum of Houston is too excited not to bring Santa and elves from the North Pole down for a bit! We're hosting our 12th annual Thanksgiving with Santa event along with Elves on a Shelf carolers. Don't forget to bring your camera and your wish list! Plus, if you're too eager, the Museum will be open on Monday, Nov. 20.
Saturday, Nov. 25
Some say they're a myth. Others say they're real. Come find out for yourself if unicorns really do exist during Unicorn Utopia. The Children's Museum of Houston will invite unicorns to enter the mortal realm for a day filled with warm hugs and rainbows. Paint to your heart's desire and if you're looking for something else to suit your fancy, miniature horses have magically transformed into "unicorns" for a day of sensory play!
SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT" CAST MEET-AND-GREET
Saturday, Dec. 2
The Children's Museum of Houston invites you to meet some of the cast members of the upcoming holiday production "Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight" presented by Lythgoe Family Panto and Theatre Under the Stars, starring John O'Hurley, Garrett Clayton, Lauren Taylor and Vonzell Solomon.
Sunday, Dec. 3
ECHO's Cypress Winds Clarinet Quartet will introduce you to a variety of historical style, periods and genres as well as some holiday favorites through an interactive performance at the Children's Museum of Houston.
BY GOLLY! LET'S GET JOLLY!" MUSICAL PLAY
Dec. 22 to Jan. 2 – Open late till 8 p.m.
The Children's Museum of Houston will stay open late to bring you an exciting, heartwarming and uplifting musical story about what matters the most this holiday season. You're invited to let go of the past, value what you have, and cherish those you're with because home is truly where the heart is.
Saturday, Dec 23
The snow queen herself, along with Kristoff and her trusted partner in crime Olaf, is flying on a snow cloud down to the Children's Museum of Houston for a one-time, exclusive meet-and-greet and musical extravaganza, bringing her coolness to the Museum. Come feel the brisk presence of Elsa and snap a selfie with her entourage during this fan celebration. Don't miss this cool event!
Cookies with Santa
Christmas Eve, Dec. 24
The man in red invites you to fuel up with milk and cookies at the Children's Museum of Houston before his big departure! Join the holiday countdown with a cookie jar full of fun and Santa Claus before he embarks on his annual journey around the world! Make sure you're on the right list and that he checks it twice before it's too late! P.S. Don't forget your own wish list!
ROCKIN‘ New Year's Noon Bash
New Year's Eve, Dec. 31
Kids finally don't have to stay up till midnight to celebrate the New Year! The Children's Museum of Houston's Rockin' New Year's Noon is the city's longest-running New Year's Eve celebration just for kids! This end-of-year bash rings in the New Year at the stroke of noon with a parade and shimmering ball drop, just like in Times Square! Musical talents will spotlight this New Year's Eve celebration complete with noon countdown, TWO simultaneous ball drops and DJ dance after party!
SEASONS OF SHARING
Now – Jan. 7, 2018
Did you know Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the nation? Of course you did! The Children's Museum of Houston thinks it's prime time to celebrate its "diverse city" under one roof with "Seasons of Sharing," Houston's only multicultural holiday exhibit for children. With more than 100-languages spoken throughout the Houston area, many cultures from around the globe call Houston home. Ramadan, Diwali, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, Christmas in Norway, Kwanzaa and the Lunar New Year come together in Seasons of Sharing, where a block-long neighborhood of houses light the way through the holiday season. Spot dipa lamps, menorahs, luminarias, kinaras, Christmas lights and the crescent moon dazzling in the most diverse neighborhood in town! Step inside each home, get cozy and experience firsthand customs and traditions from other cultures.
Throughout the holiday season, the museum will showcase different cultural organizations through hands-on activities, classical dance performances, storytelling, and workshops, including:
DIWALI ART WORKSHOP
Nov. 30 during Free Family Night Thursday
Celebrate Holidays from around the world and create your very own piece of art celebrating the Hindu Festival of Lights – Diwali at the Children's Museum of Houston.
SPOTLIGHT PERFORMANCE – SILAMBAM HOUSTON
Saturday, Dec. 2
Enjoy an Indian classical performance by Silambam Houston highlighting the festival of lights commonly known as Deepavali/Diwali and Dussehra (a 10-day festival to celebrate the victory of Goddess Durga over evil) through classical and folk dance at the Children's Museum of Houston.
OLIVE PRESS WORKSHOP
Dec. 7 during Free Family Night Thursday
Rabbi Mendy from Chabad Outreach of Houston will reveal how to use the age old method of Olive Oil Pressing, to demonstrate the Chanukah story and its observances at the Children's Museum of Houston.
Sunday, Dec. 10
The Jewish Community Center will lead traditional Hanukkah games and activities, focusing on the dreidel game. You're invited to decorate wooden dreidels, make edible dreidels and learn the rules of the dreidel game and practice playing it at the Children's Museum of Houston. Plus, make handprint menorahs!
CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCE WORKSHOP
Dec. 14 during Free Family Night Thursday
Explore storytelling techniques using classical Indian dance gestures, learning basic dance steps, and exploring Indian classical music at the Children's Museum of Houston.
CRACK CODES. UNCOVER CLUES. OUTSMART VILLAINS.
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 your 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. Plus, incoming intel states that new missions will arrive in Spring 2018. However, agents must complete the first six-missions in order to achieve Elite Status and move on to the next set of missions. Hurry! Time is of the essence!
ROPES 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 exhibit 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.
Now through Jan. 21, 2018
The Children's Museum of Houston invites you to kick it at Houston's newest hangout for kids. The "Coding Hangout" exhibit will help you move beyond being merely a consumer of technology to becoming a creator of technology by learning core computer coding skills. Move beyond the language and into the core computational thinking skills necessary to bring your ideas into reality. Explore how coding and computational thinking works through activities involving manipulation, critical thinking and experimentation, like solving puzzles, coding drawings, and programming robots!