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Children's Museum of Houston

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Address: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004-7112
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+1 713-522-1138
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Very nice!!

We liked a lot!! The aquarium is small more complete, very well maintained and clean. Fish from all over the world, with access for all ages. Leaving the aquarium has a small... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We liked a lot!! The aquarium is small more complete, very well maintained and clean. Fish from all over the world, with access for all ages. Leaving the aquarium has a small amusement park with Ferris wheel, child lift, carousel, among others. The highlight is for a train that passes inside an aquarium of sharks, and are large sharks of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best things to do in Houston if you have Kids under 15. Lot of hands-on learning activities that can keep the Kids engaged. Setup of Grocery store that lets Kids play Cashier or Shopper roles is great. Make sure you go outside and checkout the whole Hydro theme. Of course, you have to let the kids get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Only one minus - our children got there Hand, foot, mouth disease. It's funny story now, but that time I got it also :)

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've lived in 15 U.S. states and seven other nations, from the Philippines to Israel, and CMH is the most engaging children's museum (and the museum most engaging for children of all ages) that we've experienced. We visited with a number of children and a small flock of adults from 19 to 70+ in age. CMH is truly a feast... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The second floor tot spot is awesome! As well as the other sections for my 18 month old! We have a membership now and it's the perfect place to take out his energy!

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Thank m3tabatabai
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have taken my children a couple of times and there is always too many people. It is hard for my two children to get a turn for the activities. The idea is awesome but maybe have a bit more structure.

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

Hi Yaini, Thank you so much for letting us know about your experience at the Children's Museum of Houston. Unfortunately, overcrowding is one of our biggest issues. To avoid crowds, we suggest arriving early when we open at 10 a.m. or arriving after 2 p.m. when our scheduled groups or any other larger groups are out of the Museum! We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids had the time of their lives putting together this fun science experiment. Sounds boring but the thing is, they thought they were making ice cream! They had a woNderful guide hand them 2 bags, some rock salt, cream, vanilla, sugar and some ice. She showed them how to put it all together then after some chemistry.... Voila! Ice... More 

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Thank Tarablee
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down if you have a little one living within the medical center and museum district please do bring him or her here! Houston weather can be unexpected at times place that's indoors with AC. The second floor is perfect for those still crawling and learning how to walk. Lots do and keep them entertained while playing with others. Major... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is good. We ordered ala cut instead of pricy set menu during the CNY week. Prices of crabs shot up many % during this festive week. Service is about 8 out of 10 as restaurant is quite filled. Like the Pepper and chili crabs as well as the fresh shrimps. A disappointment is the lack of chrysanthemum tea. Will... More 

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Thank Tony T
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Houston Children's Museum is one of, if not the, best children's museums in the country. I took my 3 children here throughout their childhood, and they had the best time each and every visit. Even as adults, they asked to go back. It's a little embarrassing to have 3 twenty somethings romping around with little kids, but it was... More 

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