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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 #4 of 133 Attractions 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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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We visited the childrens museum regularly when my son was small and while living in Houston. They have a fantastic play area upstairs for just the little ones with a soft play area, slide, ride on cars, playhouse.....and downstairs is for the bigger ones. A pretend Vet surgery, a store where they can pretend shop and check out, a bank,... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We visited the museum on a Saturday and I was worried it would be crowded since it was a holiday weekend. Boy did we luck out. It wasn't crowded at all. My triplet 7 yr olds had a BLAST and so did I. We got there right at the museum was opening and played there for a little over 5... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The museum is huge! Kids played all day and didn't want to leave. It's got a temporary Korean exhibition and it's really cool.

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Houston, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My daughter 8 months and my nephew 2 and 1/2 both had great times. So many things to see and do and touch. Halloween is especially fun with all the costumes and experiments to do!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Too much traffic inside, honestly did not had a nice time. I guess it was due to holiday and the place was so packed and really hard to enjoy with our 3 yr old son. If your son or daughter is a go getter, then they will be fine, but if they are a bit shy or timid, then not... More 

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San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Excellent place where your kids improve their skills in a playing way and have the opportunity to learn from other countries and cultures

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had a great visit on a rainy day to the children's museum. Yes, it is crowded and there are noisy kids everywhere, but there are plenty of activities to keep kids of a variety of ages occupied. Even our 2-year old enjoyed many different parts of the museum and we easily spent a half day here.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It was December 26, way too many kids at the place, crying, yelling, whining everywhere!!!!! My 1.5 year old daughter got pusher over several times while playing, it doesn`t really matter how playful it might be, she can still get hurt. Perhaps during school hours, on a school day....perhaps

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CMHouston80, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Houston, responded to this review

We are very sorry your visit to the Museum was met with disappointment. The holiday season is one of the Museum's most highly attended times, and we work very hard to make sure all visitors have a enjoyable experience. The best times to avoid crowds during the week would be after 1:30 p.m. (except Thursdays as these are free Family... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My son enjoyed all the events (they have something going on from different ethnic cultures almost every week). There's also good food and the admission rates are not too steep.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Our kids, two boys ages 8 and 10, loved our visit on a Saturday. We arrived just minutes after opening and parked in the adjacent garage ($8, pay at exit). Admission was $9 per person, but there is $1 off for AAA members. This $8 was well worth it. We have been to several other children's museums across the country... More 

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