Our family had one day in Houston and we chose the Children's Museum! We were not disappointed! Our children, aged 7 and 9, had a great time. We spent a lot of time in the Invention Convention, building and testing our designs. We loved the launch area for rockets and airplanes. We also loved kidtropolis! We thought we had seen it all and then we went outside! There is a wonderful water area and a nature center. All of the workers ( I imagine some are volunteers) were extremely friendly and helpful- always willing to explain the academics at work in the activity. We ate at the cafeteria and were satisfied with the meal. Our family spent over 4 hours here and were engaged totally throughout. I would definitely recommend visiting if you are in the area.