Children's Museum of Houston

Children's Museum of Houston

Science Museum, Museum, and General Entertainment · The Museum District
1500 Binz St (at La Branch St), Houston, TX 77004, United States
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  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
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Yes (incl. American Express)

Rated the No. 1 Children's Museum in America by Parents Magazine. With 90,000 square feet of interactive exhibits for kids ages birth through 12, the Children's Museum of Houston is the ultimate Playground for Your Mind!


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    Heather G.
    "Awesome place to go for children ages 2-99"(7 Tips)
    Shannon G.
    "Get a Family Membership - pays for itself in just 3 visits!"(6 Tips)
    Sushrut P.
    "Tots spot is great for toddlers"(3 Tips)
    "admission fee by visiting during Free Family"(2 Tips)
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  • Eric P.

    Fun for kids and adults alike. Fun interactive areas for kids to explore, experiment, and make believe.

    Eric Pan · 2 weeks ago
  • Caner C.

    A great invention for kids!

    Caner Can · 2 weeks ago
  • Tuck R.

    Get the annual membership - great place to get out of the heat and so much for the kids to do and explore!

    Tuck Ross · October 19
  • Kelwadis B.

    Best children's museum I've ever been to. Great toddler room on the third floor. Very clean.

    Kelwadis Butler · September 1
  • Haloise R.

    Free on Thursdays 5-8pm

    Haloise Redding · August 21
  • Phillip B.

    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

    Phillip Boyle · August 9
  • Ming J.

    Best children's museum I've been to

    Ming Jeng · August 1
  • Robert W.

    Gets crowded on weekends, the second floor is great for the babies

    Robert W · June 10
  • Danielle N.

    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.

    Danielle Nicole · May 28
  • Regina W.

    Go early because the fun will make time fly.

    Regina Willis · March 15
  • Sushrut P.

    Tots spot is great for toddlers

    Sushrut Pavanaskar · December 31, 2014
  • Kelly A.

    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!!

    Kelly A · December 26, 2014
  • Samantha A.

    Fun place to take the kiddos on a raining day!

    Samantha AlMei · December 5, 2014
  • Marni

    Excellent children's museum. They have some really great exhibits here.

    Marni · October 20, 2014
  • Chris

    Awsom place to take kids

    Chris · September 18, 2014
  • Mind Y.

    Outside area in the summer is great. The younger kids room upstairs is wonderful too. Free Thur nights are very crowded.

    Mind Your biz · August 18, 2014
  • Laura W.

    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!

    Laura Watkins · June 21, 2014
  • Matt R.

    Awesome museum but on a warm day in May, I felt hypothermic since they keep the temperature so low.

    Matt Rosenberg · May 4, 2014
  • Kelly Adams Dennis

    Their Thursday Free Family Nights, Family Adventures, and special educator membership make it affordable for all.

    Kelly Adams Dennis · January 16, 2014
  • Brian K.

    Right outside the Tot Spot room is a great play area with Little Tike Cars

    Brian Kelly · December 29, 2013
  • Traci C.

    For kids of ages!!!

    Traci Coker · December 21, 2013
  • Houston Press

    Head out to the Museum Experience - Zone 4 on September 28th for free museum entry, fun arts and crafts and more!

    Houston Press · September 23, 2013
  • Julie F.

    Always a good place to have fun with the kids, a lot of activities for hours to play and discover.

    Julie Fournier · September 2, 2013
  • Allen A.

    Jungle gym 10X

    Allen Arcade · August 21, 2013
  • Houston Press

    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!

    Houston Press · July 25, 2013
  • W. Ross W.

    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.

    W. Ross Wells · July 25, 2013
  • Jay L.

    Hands-down best kids museum I've seen. However the crowds are crazy.

    Jay L · July 19, 2013
  • Shonda G.

    Pretend debit card was a hit with our 3 year old

    Shonda Gibson · July 4, 2013
  • Bobbie💋

    People are rude here if you're not a paying customer

    Bobbie💋 · June 27, 2013
  • Drea J.

    No longer Free on First Sundays :(

    Drea Jones · June 2, 2013
  • Alejandro M.

    Week days is the way to go!!!

    Alejandro Martinez · May 29, 2013
  • Jaime

    My boys love coming here!! Something fun for all kids!

    Jaime · May 20, 2013
  • Lynn G.

    Garage parking is free when visiting the public library in the Children's Museum

    Lynn Gallien · March 21, 2013
  • Rachael H.

    If you come during spring break prepare yourself for hoards of people and a lot of strollers.

    Rachael Hilst · March 12, 2013
  • Plaza Museum D.

    Looking to live across the street from here? Check us out while you're visiting!!! Let your kids enjoy the fun everyday!

    Plaza Museum District Apartments · September 18, 2012
  • Deven N.

    Don't bother w/family membership. They count 3 as a family. Normal fams w/2 kids + 2 adults need Plus membership. Boo!

    Deven Nongbri · July 28, 2012
  • Mara

    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!!

    Mara · June 29, 2012
  • Jef W.

    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

    Jef With One F · June 10, 2012
  • 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.

    CultureMap Houston Manager · March 20, 2012
  • Laura H.

    $8 kids/adults.

    Laura Helfrich · December 9, 2011
  • Parents Magazine

    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!

    Parents Magazine · July 15, 2011
  • Harvey Y.

    Story time is at 7pm, they read great books & kids get a free book on Thursdays!

    Harvey Yancy · July 15, 2011
  • ToryBurch

    This indoor-outdoor interactive museum has something for every kind of child—scientists, adventurists, artists, fun-seekers, etc.

    ToryBurch · April 22, 2011
  • Henry's Hungry Houston

    OMG @cmhouston makes best asparagus soup hands down!

    Henry's Hungry Houston · October 15, 2010
  • Keith O.

    To avoid school/camp groups, come the first Friday of each month - no groups usually scheduled Read more

    Keith Ostfeld · August 11, 2010
  • Henry's Hungry Houston

    Have a refreshing, mouthwatering fruit salad. Perfect on a hot day. Cut fresh daily.

    Henry's Hungry Houston · August 11, 2010
  • Henry's Hungry Houston

    Get a nice frozen yogurt on a hot day like today. Yogurt machine shuts down by 5ish.

    Henry's Hungry Houston · August 5, 2010
  • Henry's Hungry Houston

    Take a bite out of their juicy fruit salad. It's peeled, sliced and served fresh daily.

    Henry's Hungry Houston · July 30, 2010
  • Jill H.

    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!!

    Jill Hornback · July 29, 2010
  • Dora

    Save the admission fee by visiting during Free Family Nights (Thursday nights from 5pm-8pm) Powered by

    Dora · July 23, 2010

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