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“Cyberchase exhibit makes the museum!”

Children's Museum of Houston
Ranked #7 of 318 things to do in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Reviewed April 20, 2013

I came here with my two oldest kids (ages 5 and 7) and left the little one at home. The older ones are huge fans of the PBS show Cyberchase and were very excited to see the Cyberchase exhibit at this museum. Since my husband had some business to attend to in Houston, we decided to tag along.

We arrived just before the museum opened and, even on a weekday during the school year, there was already a large crowd gathered around the doors. We waited in line for about 10 minutes - and there was no separate line for members vs. general admission (We have reciprocal membership privileges through the Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History). Just as we were approaching the desk, a girl walked up and opened a separate member line. It felt a wee bit disorganized...

As we entered the museum, we found it to be a bit difficult to get downstairs to the exhibit. The main walkway is very narrow and other exhibits are positioned off to the sides - once you get a few people in an exhibit - especially with strollers - it gets very crowded and difficult to pass through. Also, there is only one elevator/set of stairs and they are at the far end of the building - expect to bob and weave your way through.

Once we got down to the exhibit, it was really a lot of fun! There are several Cyberchase-themed games (most of them featured on the show) and a huge replica of the Grim Reeker for the kids to play around in. We went ONLY for this exhibit and spent about 2 hours just hanging out, playing games and playing in the Grim Reeker.

It was fun to come and see this particular exhibit. I can't speak for most of the rest of the museum, but this one was really well done. I'd come back and take the kids to do this again.

Thank infamousmare
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

We could spend hours here every week. Something for every kid, every age. Both my children love it and ask to go all the time. There is a good mix of education and fun activities. Wish that older children were still allowed in the "tot spot" in down times, but that is my only complaint.

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

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.

Thank duchesssunlover
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

What a beautiful place to bring the kids. The outside water feature is amazing and you will marvel at it as your kid gets totally absorbed with the things to do around it. Watch the huge bucket fill with water and then tip over splashing everyone below. So much fun! The indoor climbing maze must be super fun for the kids climbing around on it and all of us grownups wish someone had thought this up when we were kids. Your tiny ones will have fun at the puzzle stations and the large building block stations. Great little restaurant inside too. You will easily spend a day here. Go on the free day to save, but expect a larger crowd, too.

Thank highdesert95
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Went there with the little one and it was excellent. Non-stop playing, exploring and enjoying all features there.
Definitely recommended for families with young kids in the city or visiting.

Thank engped
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