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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 #4 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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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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157 reviews 157 reviews
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 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Houston
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My 9 yr old grandson is hard to please. He find most things uninteresting, yet even he got into the action at the museum. The best part is the interactive activities and the hands on experience. Make sure you go to the roof top and see the big cauldron of water tip over and pour down. From there you can... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Liked the climbing and interactive displays. Length of stay approx two hours. Lunch a little pricey, as you would guess, in a museum but had the fresh cut fruit and just water.

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Children's Museum is a wonderful place to spend the day with your kids. During the summer they have a very fun water exhibit out back to cool the kids off at. The center jungle gym structure is great fun for all the kids. They offer exhibits for a range of ages. Kids of any age will find something that... More

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München
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The museum is FULL of fun things to do for kids, catering to all kinds of interests from farming to physics from building your own rocket to detective activities. I can only recommend it to have a fun couple of hours with kids.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Went to let my 7 year old play and learn, but there were so many people there we basically were just jostled from one activity to another. I know there were people working there but it seemed like they had just given in to the chaos also. Don't go on Sunday afternoon. The activities they had were good and u... More

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Houston TX
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

... Loved it! Noisy and exciting, lots to do and see. We thought the exhibit on Vietnam was interesting and well done.

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Houston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a great activity for kids even though I feel much of the comprehension is for kids 10-15 years old, my nephews 8 and 5, have a ton of fun. There's all sorts of things to do including outdoor feature. I bring me nephews every time they visit houston ( twice a year). Bring a change of clothes for... More

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