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Children's Museum of Houston

Address: 1500 Binz Street, Houston, TX 77004 (The Museum District)
Phone Number: 713-522-1138
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Ranked #3 of 449 things to do in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Hands-on interactive exhibits in the areas of science and technology...
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Type: Children's museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner 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 older children, Activities for young children
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Houston, Texas, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is a fun place for children. It has different sections within the museum that provides learning opportunities through play. It is free on Thursday afternoons from 2 PM until closing.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

great place for kids up to 9-10 yrs old. They have just multiple options to work with, we ran out of time but we had great fun in the day we visited.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I brought the kids and their cousins while visiting family in Houston. They absolutely LOVED it! We will go earlier in the day on our next visit because we just ran out of time trying to take it all in.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This is a fun and interactive family experience that combines science, art, physical activity and education. Just the right size for a fun day.

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Surf Side, Texas
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200 reviews 200 reviews
51 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This place is great but crowded- be prepared to let the kiddos walk around and store that stroller. There are things for all age levels but older than say 8 and the kids might get a bit bored. There are permanent activities and also leader lead activities- still you need to be next to your child at all times because... More 

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is one of the best children's museums in the US. Beats out the 2nd best in Portland Oregon. Everything in this place is interactive and interesting for all age groups. Bring good tennis shoes. Food is good and not too expensive. Parking is available in paid lots - not too much room in Urban setting for parking. Kids leave... More 

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Houston, TX
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As a member of the Children's Museum of Houston, it has become our go-to spot when the little ones need a diversion. A wide variety of activities and areas make it a different experience from one trip to the next. Special events can be remarkably crowded, and parking can be a little bit of a hassle, but even on the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My grandson loved this but for adults it isn't that great. But seeing him enjoying himself made it all better.

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Kingwood, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of the top children's museums in the country! There is always some exciting program going on.The staff is excellent! something for every age. great programs for the different holidays also!

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Houston, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My daughters LOVES the Children's Museum! We've been back several times. The experiment stations are great! Kids get to have fun and learn something too!

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