Children's Museum of Houston
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Children's museums are always a bit of a sacrifice made by parents, and this one qualifies as that. Here there is plenty for kids to do, and our daughter pretty much just wanted to stay in one of the rooms which she was enjoying. This room however was extremely loud, plus the museum was very cold. In summer they put on plays for free, and we watched a great one about spies- very well done!
Try to avoid coming when school groups are visiting because there are way too many kids for the small space. Something about the space is also not well sound-insulated.
Some of the things to do: pull yourself up on a chair with a rope, air pressure rockets, phone booths with touch screens in them, and lots more.
In the less-hot season you can go outside and do water play and see the little farm with chicks and frogs.
Afterward, climb the hill at Hermann Park. A great museum to visit is the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
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The air pressure rockets are a hit.
The hallway entrance.
The phone booths.
A ball rolls along these tubes on the ceiling.
Children's Museum of Houston is located at 1500 Binz St, Houston TX 77004, call (713) 522-1138.
Open Tues-Sat 10-6 with late hours till 8 on Thurs. Sun 12-6. Closed on Jan 1, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving (fourth Thurs in Nov), and Dec 25. Sometimes it's open on Mondays that are holidays, and it's open on Mondays throughout the summer- check the website.
Admission is $12 for everyone except those under one year old. Parking is $9, so overall this is a very expensive outing.
This is an interactive map, you can zoom and move it.
Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.