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Children's Museum of Houston

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Address: 1500 Binz Street, Houston, TX 77004
Phone Number: 713-522-1138
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Hands-on interactive exhibits in the areas of science and technology...
Hands-on interactive exhibits in the areas of science and technology, history and culture, health and human development, and the arts.
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A ton of fun at the Children's Museum

We stayed in the Houston area before leaving on a cruise this past March; and purchased the Houston City pass so that we could take in some of the sights. My 8 year old grandson... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stayed in the Houston area before leaving on a cruise this past March; and purchased the Houston City pass so that we could take in some of the sights. My 8 year old grandson had a blast at this museum. There were plenty of interactive "exhibits" for children - a favorite of his was conducting experiment in the lab,... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The newly remodeled childrens museum is for sure worth a trip if you have elementary aged kids. So much to do! And kids love it. I find it...exhausting! Just so. many. kids. I think the museum misses the age range of 4-6 as the tot spot is for 3 and under and the other exhibits are geared (and sized) for... More 

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Kingwood, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Located in the museum district and near the zoo, learning exhibits include technology, cultural, and even a complete city environment just to mention a few. Hands-on is amazingly built into virtually everything. The environment even uniquely helps instill good citizenship and cooperation. Great photo opportunities. Plan about four hours or more. Convenient parking. Great staff. Lots of action so be... More 

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Spring, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Children from 2-12 best fit for this venue. Great chance for kids to try on various jobs with costumes and sets that put them in the action, playing of course. Huge climbing structure and even a great little restaurant for a quick bite to eat.

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Be prepared for a full day. My daughter loves Kidtropolis which is a small "city" where she can act out different job roles from delivery company, grocery store, vet, bank, TV studio, police, EMS and more. The kids get "paid" and use an ATM to manage money. We spend at least 2 hours in Kidropolis alone. Wonderful outside activities (with... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

One of the best children's museum in the nation. Very fun and educational with plenty of hands-on exhibits. Even parents enjoy it. The outside water playing area is a great place to cool off the kids during hot summer Houston. Free admission every Thursday (5-8 pm) the way other museums around. A must visit for family with kids in Houston.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I took my nephews here ages 8 and 2, each one had a blast! It is easy for a child to get lost because of all the activities, so keep a very close eye on them. But don't worry, the museum has a kiddie lost and found! lol

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Deer Park, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

A lot for the kids to see...hands on educational things for children to do. We have taken our children every year since they were 4-5 yrs old. A must for all to experience.

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brownsville,tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

No wonder is rated a top museum. Need to spend about 6 hrs to truly enjoy the entire place. Kids(5,8) had a blast. Especially at kidropolis... Great staff, clean and they even have a free night, Thursdays!!! Will visit again..

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Macomb, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I took my daughter and grandkids and was not disappointed. This is a place that you have to go to if you have young children. My grandkids were 9 & 6 and boy did they have a blast. For that matter, so did I. Everything is hands on. Things to build, learn, push and pull. It isn't just fun, but... More 

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Address: 1500 Binz Street, Houston, TX 77004
Phone Number: 713-522-1138
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > The Museum District

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