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Children's Museum of Houston

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Neighbourhood: The Museum District
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Address: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004-7112
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+1 713-522-1138
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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Tons of activities for kids

We probably spent 2 hours on 20% of the museum and will just have to see the rest of it another time. :)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We probably spent 2 hours on 20% of the museum and will just have to see the rest of it another time. :)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my two monkeys along (2 and 15) and they both had fun, especially the 2 year old. The joy of being able to touch and explore everything freely without a single No! or Dont! is so rare when out of the house. The mini city was great and the historical parts were interesting and easy for the children... More 

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

The kids had a great time, very educational. Only issue was the large climbing tower. My nephew Connor and I went through the website in anticipation for the visit, and he was very excited to go on it. Turns out, he was too young. Other than that disappointment, we had a fun!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well thought out, entertaining museum for our little one. She enjoyed all the interactive exhibits and did not want to leave!

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

Our 3 girls, ages 12, 10 and 6, LOVE this museum. A great way to learn while having fun. Greg PS. The black bean tacos in the cafe were fantastic:-)

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Houston
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here with two small children on a day we were sure wouldn't be busy, BOY WERE WE WRONG!! I don't think there's a day it isn't. I wasn't impressed and neither were the kids 4 &10. Go at your own risk, for the price we could have had more fun at Jumping World. Would maybe try going on... More 

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

Hi, ATexasCityGirl 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

We came to Houston to see the Museum of Fin ares and the Natural History Museum. Once we were here, we heard about the Children's museum, so we decided to take the kids there and see what it was all about. Of course, it's a risk, having never been there, so we bribed them with ice cream if it sucked...lol.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our kids could have spent the entire day at this museum. It is VERY well done. Kidtropolis is really well planned, and our girls loved getting jobs, taking money out of the ATMs, and more. It was pretty awesome. Our son loved doing the hands-on science stuff. The rock wall is about 6 feet tall. Wish it was bigger. I... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very fun museum with tons to do for kids of all ages. Our kids (4 and 2) loved this place, although in general, I think the older the better. My only issue with this place was it was almost too busy--there was so much noise and activity and stimulation and movement; and other than the Houston Library... More 

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very high decibel level in Kidopolis made worse by the volume of the piped-in music. Complained to person at the "Bank" and he said he would turn volume down. In my view you don't need background music in this facility. Don't think a six-year old appreciated the "wages and bank account" features. Several stations beyond a six-year old level. That... More 

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