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Children's Museum of Houston

Children's Museum of Houston

Science Museum, Museum, and General Entertainment
The Museum District, Houston
  • Heather G.
    "Awesome place to go for children ages 2-99"(8 Tips)
    Brian K.
    "Right outside the Tot Spot room"(4 Tips)
    Fernando C.
    "Perfect for toddlers!"(3 Tips)
    "admission fee by visiting during Free Family"(2 Tips)
66 Tips and reviews
  • children
  • museums
  • tot spot
  • free family
  • family-friendly
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  • Samah A.
    Amazing for kids and adults. Lots of things to do indoor and outdoor. Expect to spend at least 4 hours here.
  • Charlie H.
    Charlie HuhnOctober 20, 2016
    Great place to bring your children. Educational and fun.
  • Booker F.
    Booker FajardoMay 29, 2016
    Fun and surely you will enjoy it...😊😊😊
  • Jan P.
    Jan PenninkhofMay 18, 2016
    The kids really liked the secret agent mission for kids of 8 years and above. Bit pricey though at $20
  • Arce D.
    Arce DuarteJanuary 25, 2016
    Awesome place for the kids! So many activities, events, and Thursdays are totally free!!! Awesome water works play area for the kids as well!:3
  • Fernando C.
    Fernando CovasJanuary 3, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    For discounted admission, check Groupon before going to the museum, or present your Bank of America credit card for free adult admission for the cardholder(s).
  • Fernando C.
    Fernando CovasJanuary 3, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have small kids, go straight to the Tot Spot on the second floor. Perfect for toddlers!
  • Eric P.
    Eric PanNovember 9, 2015
    Fun for kids and adults alike. Fun interactive areas for kids to explore, experiment, and make believe.
  • Caner C.
    Caner CanNovember 7, 2015
    A great invention for kids!
  • Kelwadis B.
    Kelwadis ButlerSeptember 1, 2015
    Best children's museum I've ever been to. Great toddler room on the third floor. Very clean.
  • Haloise R.
    Haloise ReddingAugust 21, 2015
    Free on Thursdays 5-8pm
  • Phillip B.
    Phillip BoyleAugust 9, 2015
    Very cool place to visit! Don't go during free admission night, way too many kids around to be able to experience what the museum has to offer
  • Ming J.
    Ming JengAugust 1, 2015
    Best children's museum I've been to
  • Robert W.
    Robert WJune 10, 2015
    Gets crowded on weekends, the second floor is great for the babies
  • Danielle N.
    Danielle NicoleMay 28, 2015
    A little over priced, but there is tons of activities for the kids to do. It could be very educational experience, but my kids mostly ran around like hooligans, rather than trying to learn anything.
  • Regina W.
    Regina WillisMarch 15, 2015
    Go early because the fun will make time fly.
  • Sushrut P.
    Sushrut PavanaskarDecember 31, 2014
    Tots spot is great for toddlers
  • Kelly A.
    Kelly ADecember 26, 2014
    One of the best children's Museums I've been to! So interactive; even my 18mo had a blast! Don't overlook HEB and the restaurant!!
  • Samantha A.
    Samantha AlMeiDecember 5, 2014
    Fun place to take the kiddos on a raining day!
  • Marni
    MarniOctober 20, 2014
    Excellent children's museum. They have some really great exhibits here.
  • Chris
    ChrisSeptember 18, 2014
    Awsom place to take kids
  • Mind Y.
    Mind Your bizAugust 18, 2014
    Outside area in the summer is great. The younger kids room upstairs is wonderful too. Free Thur nights are very crowded.
  • Laura W.
    Laura WatkinsJune 21, 2014
    We went on a free night. So wasn't shocked that it was packed. My 17,4& 3 yr old had a blast....ok so did I! Beautifully set up, lots of fun things to do. We ate at the cafe & the food was yummy!
  • Matt R.
    Matt RosenbergMay 4, 2014
    Awesome museum but on a warm day in May, I felt hypothermic since they keep the temperature so low.
  • Kelly Adams Dennis
    Kelly Adams DennisJanuary 16, 2014
    Their Thursday Free Family Nights, Family Adventures, and special educator membership make it affordable for all.
  • Brian K.
    Brian KellyDecember 29, 2013
    Right outside the Tot Spot room is a great play area with Little Tike Cars
  • Traci C.
    Traci CokerDecember 21, 2013
    For kids of ages!!!
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressSeptember 23, 2013
    Head out to the Museum Experience - Zone 4 on September 28th for free museum entry, fun arts and crafts and more!
  • Julie F.
    Julie FournierSeptember 2, 2013
    Always a good place to have fun with the kids, a lot of activities for hours to play and discover.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeAugust 21, 2013
    Jungle gym 10X
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressJuly 25, 2013
    Check them out Sat, Sept 28th at "The Museum Experience - Zone 4!" Love this museum? Vote for the 2013 Best of Readers Choice for your favorite Houston Museum!
  • W. Ross W.
    W. Ross WellsJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    My son and I can build stuff at Invention Convention all day. The best family entertainment value in Houston. There is so much here you can't do it all in one visit.
  • Jay L.
    Jay LJuly 19, 2013
    Hands-down best kids museum I've seen. However the crowds are crazy.
  • Shonda G.
    Shonda GibsonJuly 4, 2013
    Pretend debit card was a hit with our 3 year old
  • Bobbie💋
    Bobbie💋June 27, 2013
    People are rude here if you're not a paying customer
  • Drea J.
    Drea JonesJune 2, 2013
    No longer Free on First Sundays :(
  • Alejandro M.
    Alejandro MartinezMay 29, 2013
    Week days is the way to go!!!
  • Jaime
    JaimeMay 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    My boys love coming here!! Something fun for all kids!
  • Lynn G.
    Lynn GallienMarch 21, 2013
    Garage parking is free when visiting the public library in the Children's Museum
  • Rachael H.
    Rachael HilstMarch 12, 2013
    If you come during spring break prepare yourself for hoards of people and a lot of strollers.
  • Deven N.
    Deven NongbriJuly 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't bother w/family membership. They count 3 as a family. Normal fams w/2 kids + 2 adults need Plus membership. Boo!
  • Mara
    MaraJune 29, 2012
    My kids love this place! It's a must go with kids of all ages. They could stay for hours and hours, but it is always so crowded!!
  • Jef W.
    Jef With One FJune 10, 2012
    Love this place. The year long membership is a great deal. My two year old could stay here for hours. The cafe is kind of grody though
  • CultureMap Houston M.
    This massive kid paradise is the number-one children’s museum in the country as well as the highest attended, with more than 750,000 people passing through its doors annually.
  • Laura H.
    Laura HelfrichDecember 9, 2011
    $8 kids/adults.
  • Parents Magazine
    Parents MagazineJuly 15, 2011
    Let your kid use a pretend debit card from an ATM machine to buy groceries and dine out at this museum. He’ll learn about money and have fun doing it!
  • Harvey Y.
    Harvey YancyJuly 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Story time is at 7pm, they read great books & kids get a free book on Thursdays!
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchApril 22, 2011
    This indoor-outdoor interactive museum has something for every kind of child—scientists, adventurists, artists, fun-seekers, etc.
  • Henry's Hungry Houston
    Henry's Hungry HoustonOctober 15, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    OMG @cmhouston makes best asparagus soup hands down!
  • Keith O.
    Keith OstfeldAugust 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    To avoid school/camp groups, come the first Friday of each month - no groups usually scheduled Read more
  • Henry's Hungry Houston
    Henry's Hungry HoustonAugust 11, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Have a refreshing, mouthwatering fruit salad. Perfect on a hot day. Cut fresh daily.
  • Henry's Hungry Houston
    Henry's Hungry HoustonAugust 5, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Get a nice frozen yogurt on a hot day like today. Yogurt machine shuts down by 5ish.
  • Henry's Hungry Houston
    Henry's Hungry HoustonJuly 30, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Take a bite out of their juicy fruit salad. It's peeled, sliced and served fresh daily.
  • Jill H.
    Jill HornbackJuly 29, 2010
    If you have a little one (birth to 36 Months) try the Tot Spot upstairs. I have been talking to many people who didn't even know it was there. My 18 month old LOVES it!!
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 23, 2010
    Save the admission fee by visiting during Free Family Nights (Thursday nights from 5pm-8pm) Powered by
  • Shannon G.
    Shannon GilliamJuly 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out their Discounts & Free times web page & take advantage of the many deals!
  • Heather G.
    Heather GreenJuly 19, 2010
    Awesome place to go for children ages 2-99 Read more
  • Lyndsey S.
    Lyndsey StangJuly 15, 2010
    Any tips on free parking?
  • Lyndsey S.
    Lyndsey StangJuly 15, 2010
    I wish there wasn't such a crowd at five but it's sort of worth it when the babies get to play with other babies.
  • Nyx L.
    Nyx LovJune 9, 2010
    Thursdays after 5:00 is free
  • Sharon G.
    Sharon GrafMay 17, 2010
    Awesome place! Check it out!
  • Heidi M.
    Heidi MandlMay 13, 2010
    Haven't done this in a while. Want to give it a try again.
  • Shannon G.
    Shannon GilliamApril 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a Family Membership - pays for itself in just 3 visits! Read more
  • Monica S.
    Monica SantillanMarch 18, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Every Thursday night is free admission from 5pm to 8pm! There's is always a crowd!
  • Samanta L.
    Samanta LizanoOctober 24, 2016
    Hermoso para todos los niños !!
  • karla m.
    karla montesJuly 24, 2015
    Mi hijo grande se sentia muy bien , xk todavía es un niño chico
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