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Children's Museum of Houston

1500 Binz Street, Houston, TX 77004 (The Museum District)
713-522-1138
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As featured in Houston for young kids
Ranked #5 of 171 attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Hands-on interactive exhibits in the areas of science and technology, history and culture, health and human development, and the arts.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Kemah, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Very interactive and hands on. My son's favorite activities were the Metropolis (the children have to work together to run an entire city and manage their money), and the Lego Building Area. I loved all of it. Phenomenal.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We have a membership, which is worth it for a family five. They change the exhibits often enough for us to do different activiites each time.

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We have been here several times over the past two years. The kids (now 9,11,13) have enjoyed every visit, especially the two younger ones. They especially enjoy Kidtropolis. They also enjoy the other educational activities, as well as the outdoor water feature. Parking is just across the road, and the coffee was good!

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Kingwood, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a nice facility with a wide range of activities for children of many ages. Even adults can find some interest in most of the activities. Virtually everything is educational in some way, and kids can explore most exhibits in more depth if they are older and so inclined. The price is not bad for what you get ($9... More

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katy,Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great place for families but I would try and stay away on Saturdays .parking is also very easy.My kids like the supermarket the best.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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118 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a busy children's museum with array of kid science exhibits like build your on molecule on air hockey table, plus physical activity / health area with giant climbing tower. The outdoor water feature area was enjoyable on a hot day.

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I liked how engage my daughter is. There are many areas to "test", "play", and "create". It is a wonderful place for children to express their imaginations. The water area is probably my daughter's favorite, with the grocery store, vet, science lab, and materials area coming up next. It is a great place to expand on science concepts. The only... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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110 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We took our three and six old grandsons and over almost 5 hours we only saw and played in less than half. This museum keeps on going even when children are played out! Each area is so well done and it has a lot of staff everywhere. Kidtropolis was made by a " superhero" ( the theme for summer) .... More

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Bellaire, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We are members and go often with our 7 & 5 yr olds. They are never bored. They are always able to find something new to explore. But their favorite place at the museum is the basement where the Legos are. This place is not only fun for kids but adults too....I get into the crafts as much as my... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My children absolutely loved visiting this place. I thought my hubby and I would have to drag them away kicking and screaming. They really love the grocery store which allowed the kids to buy and checkout grocerys...some were cashiers and others were shoppers but was really cute. They also loved the face painting station, the ambulance and all of the... More

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