Children’s Museum of Houston, Houston, Texas
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Eve Hamouie and 2 other parents have been here
Kids will have a blast at this hands-on museum where they can explore a Mexican village, play in an outdoor cottage or shop in a kid-sized grocery store.
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We have a family membership for the Children's Museum so we usually choose one or two parts of the museum to explore each visit. There is so much to see and do that you can easily spend an entire day there.
Tips for Families
The Tot Spot on the third floor is best for the under 2 age group. While older siblings are allowed in, it really isn't a great place for them to spend a lot of time. If you have 2 or more adults in your group, plan to split up for a little while. The Basement level is a great place for older sibs to go while baby sibs are in Tot Spot. The outdoor Waterworks area can be potentially drenching! You may want to bring a dry set of clothes if your child is especially adventurous. The climbing tower in the middle of the museum has multiple entrances and exits. Plan accordingly! There are free lockers at the front of the museum (near the Fiddlesticks Gift shop). Drop your purse or diaper bag before exploring and free up your hands to play!
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This has got to be one of my most favorite places in the WORLD and I am 23 years old! I have loved this place since I was about 10 years old. One of my most favorite parts of this whole experience is the beautiful art on the outside that consists of painted children holding the building up. I always found this to be so fascinating and colorful! I remember walking in and immediately getting a penny pressed into the machine by the door and having a life-long souvenir. There is a toddler section which consists of a bunch of fun, safe and energetic things for the little ones to do without worrying about getting run over by the "big-kids". Please note, you will have to wear booties around your shoes before enteri...