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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
Phone Number: +1 713-522-1138
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Good, but the school visits made it difficult

This is a great museum, although not quite as good as San Antonio's in my view (or maybe that's because we visited that one first). There were SO many school kids on excursion... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great museum, although not quite as good as San Antonio's in my view (or maybe that's because we visited that one first). There were SO many school kids on excursion there, which made it really hard to enjoy the experience with my kids. They were all gone in the afternoon, so I'd recommend going later in the... More 

Thank AussieJayne
Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boys 8 and 5 really enjoyed coming here. They have so much to see, do and experience. From creating rocketships, grocery shopping, fitness center. Lots of science things. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT.

Thank emilio_tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum mid-week in the afternoon and had a fantastic time. It appeals to all ages, from toddlers through to teens, with great interactions. There was an invention station that provided kids (and adults!) a chance to use air currents to launch rockets and paper airplanes; work with 3D printers; and use machine coding. How incredibly stimulating for... More 

Thank DeathRacerEdmonton
Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Without a doubt, this is worth every penny and minute (hours) you spend here. We weren't sure, but had purchased passes using a Groupon or Living Social special. Forgot we had them - luckily remembered and made an impromptu overnight trip. We absolutely loved every minute we spent there. Don't miss it!1 ((As a side note - I do believe... More 

Thank Kitty_1974
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 3 year old was upstairs in the age appropriate Toddler area which is all soft surroundings. The 5 year old was downstairs enchanted with the inside phone- TV on the robot and out side water experiences

Thank S2677IUsharonb
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is always a win-win outing!!! The kids will be plum tuckered out after a morning/afternoon at the Children's Museum! I say either morning or afternoon because I couldn't take anymore of running around, chasing after the little ones - I have twin boys and they can M-O-V-E!!! Even though those twins are now teenagers, we still go with out-of-town... More 

Thank Vicki M
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never been to a children's museum before this, and we loved it. It covers kids from 3 to teenage. We had super good time

Thank alicekao
Orange, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we go to Houston, my daughter always requests to go here. This visit we had to deal with a major elementary school outing. We also experienced attractions here, where the parents or chaperones failed to provide adequate supervision. Our visit improved immensely, once these groups had left. This is a good museum that teaches kids, without the kids realizing... More 

Thank wmjcameron
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't wear fancy clothes. Just watch the kids and ignore the noise and the crowds; after all the kids don't care

Thank Tom B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The best thing about this museum is that when you turn the corner there's something else to see and discover. My kids loved the water area outside (you might want a change of clothes!), the little sit down abs crafting areas were brilliant too. And of course the beauty of it is learning through playing. Really recommend this.

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