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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 #6 of 173 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 older children, Activities for young children
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Apparently you must come from a two parent family, because if your children are over the age limit you can not enjoy the exhibit or you have to return with two adults. Instead of having it where your children can both come in. If there is an issue you are asked to leave, if not then no problems for anyone.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Absolutely grat children's museum. Lots for them to do, no matter what their interest . Kidtropolis is probably the most popular, where kids earn paychecks for dabbling in various professions, as diverse as bank teller, veterinarian , ambulance driver, and news anchor. Physical pursuits as well where they can exercise, climb three story towers safely, and measure their heart rate.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The children museum is the best place for children in HOUSTON. Tons of wonderful learning opportunities and so much fun. Mostly indoor, so you don't have to worry about the HOUSTON heat. My kids love this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

If you want to beat the heat or if we are in our "rainy" season here in Houston, this is a recommended trip. My family and I visited twice this summer and it was enjoyed by all three kids (4,5,6). A lot of hands on exhibits and something for everyone. It does tend to get crowded early. Parking also fills... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great place to take the kids when it is too hot outside. There are many hands on and educational exhibits. Good for kids of all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We come here every time we're in Houston. The museum has offerings for absolutely every age group (we've been here with 'kids' from age one to fifty 😄) and it's fund to see how the little ones gravitate to different, developmentally appropriate areas as they grow older. It can get very crowded during school break; we just adapt our pace... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We have 2 young kids under 10. They had a blast here. The museum is well done with plenty of hands-on activities for kids. There is also a very nice water based activity center in the courtyard which was a nice touch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is one of the best children's museums I have ever been to. I have taken my kids and take my nieces and nephews and now their kids too. The exhibits change regularly so it's a place you can go again and again. It's a great day out but I would say it's definitely for the younger kids - 12... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Houston Children's Museum is really fantastic. It is huge and very educational full of fun and exploration. The museum offers something for all kids from the toddler room to the large climbing area, outdoor exploration playgrounds and more. It gets crowded on the weekends and during the summer, but it is WELL WORTH the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you want to spend 1-2 hours and have no idea where to go, this might be the place to go. I recommend taking kids (range from kindergartens to maybe elementary schools) to this place. I would not recommend taking older kids to this place. It's a nice and quiet indoor environment for kids to learn about different things (depends... More

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