Children's Museum of Houston

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1500 Binz St.


Museums Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend


  • 4.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

This museum, just like its name suggests, is all for the little ones. Exhibits include the Tot*Spot, for kids up to 35 months old, which is complete with mirrors and a ball and pillow pit. Older kids will enjoy exhibits like Invention Convention, a mini engineering workshop, or EcoStation, an indoor/outdoor area where kids can do everything from bug collecting to leaf rubbings.

Then there's the FlowWorks interactive exhibit where kids can play water games and stand in the middle of an 18-foor Cauldron (perfect for those hot summer days). The museum's most popular exhibit is the Kidtropolis: a mini-city for kids, run by kids that mimics a real city. Children can get a job, receive a paycheck, sit on the city council, go grocery shopping and more. 

Most travelers say it's less museum and more play place, but that makes it all the more engaging for the kids. 

You'll find the Children's Museum just northeast of Hermann Park. It's open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (with extended hours on Thursday until 8 p.m.), and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $12 for both kids and adults. You can save $2 on admission if you visit after 5 p.m. Entrance fees are waived every Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit the website.

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