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Children's Museum of Houston

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Neighborhood: The Museum District
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Address: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004-7112
Phone Number: 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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Love the interaction at the museum lots of games and activities for the kids. Science area is interesting, nice area for kids to play different roles, policeman, nurse , doctor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the interaction at the museum lots of games and activities for the kids. Science area is interesting, nice area for kids to play different roles, policeman, nurse , doctor. My kids had a blast, can get crowdy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is meant for children, and it includes many different activities that you can do. Teens may find it boring here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took grandkids on a Saturday. They loved it and kept busy with activities continually. As an adult though, it was rather scary with kids running everywhere. We were grateful that they had quite a few benches so we could sit and still keep up with grandkids. My mom was with us and she was in a wheelchair. Was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some cities have childrens museums but all they offer are coloring rooms and lego blocks. This one has huge exhibits that demonstrate various scientific or historical concepts. A great way to spend a rainy (or sunny) day with the kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of things to do, but mostly for bigger kids, eight and up. It was very intense when we went because school was out and the place was packed. There is a place for toddlers to play, but we had trouble finding it because it was on another floor. That left little to do for our five-year-old daughter. It ended... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is a really nice place to go I use to go a lot when I was a kid , but even now I truly enjoy it, it has so much to offer , and they are always coming up with new things. Totally worth going! Besides it's free on Thursdays after 6 pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best kid's museums in America. It gets crowded fast due to its popularity so get there early or go during the week when kids are in school. You can park at the zoo and walk over if you plan on going to the zoo after or park there at the museum for a fee. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a right choice that we decided to visit the children museum with my two boys. Though the place is packed with kids all over but there are so much activities for them to try on. A very informative place. You can literally spend a whole day here. A must visit if you are in Houston! Very good for kids,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great crafts section. Great science section. Okay cafe with just the right things to refuel kids. Museum is accessible by light rail and car. Close to Herman park which is also great. Make a full day of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place. Hands on experiences, science, climbing, .... Something for every interest. Best part is "play" supermarket, restaurant, bank, tv station, art lessons, veterinary, ...all sponsored by actual companies to make it more real.

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