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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 young children, Activities for older children
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Houston, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This place is awesome. I live down the street. They cycle through new stuff every season so it is constantly changing. It only costs $75 for an annual pass for a family of 4-5. The exhibits are neat and keeps the kids thinking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Kids and parents will truly have a great time here, lots of things to do! Food was a bit overpriced despite the hohumm taste of the meals. But like I said it was a great experience!

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Sedona, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went on a Friday and arrive around 11am. The place was packed with families. We took our 4 year old grandson. I thought the price was very reasonable. We found that the first floor was so crowded that we decided to go downstairs. Ahhh a great idea - less people and this floor was more hands on making things... More

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

You have to go in with a lot of patience, because this is a noisy, bustling place! Overall, there are some really interesting things for kids, but there is definitely room for improvement.

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

Thanks for the visiting the Children's Museum of Houston! Summer our busiest time of year, and our primary goal is to ensure that every person who walks through our doors has a fun and enjoyable experience. Our programming changes every week and special events are held throughout the year, but we are always looking for areas of improvement. If you... More

Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Or you risk losing your kid. The place always seems to be a madhouse. But any age will find something totally awesome to interest them. Don't forget to check out the outdoor water area. Tip for locals: you can get a free pass for 4 if you check out the yellow reading bag kits at the Houston public library and... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We go to the Children's Museum several times a year and my kids LOVE it. It is very hands on and just a very cool place for kids. Truth is, we like it too and enjoy it as a family. hihgly recommend if you have school age children.

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Houston
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Amazing opportunities for kids of all ages to play. I've been taking my son and daughter since they could sit up until now when they run around. Mostly indoors with AC which is nice during Houston's hot weather. Parking is a pain sometimes, but it is worth it for the experience!

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lots of fun hands-on learning for kids (and adults)! Very crowded, lots of noise- just as a children's museum should be. You can also come and go during the day as long as you retain your sticker.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Wow - we closed this place down! After two days exploring other museums in the area, I was pretty sure that we (2 adults and 3 children) were pretty wiped out. Nope! We all thought this place was fantastic - so much to do that you don't get bored at all. It was kind of crazy but you would expect... More

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