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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
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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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My mom suggested we take my grandson to the Children's Museum. He had a wonderful time, there was so much for him to play with and explore. I highly recommend this place for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My mom suggested we take my grandson to the Children's Museum. He had a wonderful time, there was so much for him to play with and explore. I highly recommend this place for kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been taking my own kids since they were little (now almost grown). It never gets old. Interactive and fun. Every child should be able to experience this place. Revisited recently with extended family with new generation of young ones and brought back wonderful memories along with making new ones. Nothing better than the looks on children's faces as they discover... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is pretty busy on the weekends. I always go during off days and during the business day. It is usually A lot less busy and You can get more play time and hands on experiences . There is also discounts during this time of day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We liked a lot!! The aquarium is small more complete, very well maintained and clean. Fish from all over the world, with access for all ages. Leaving the aquarium has a small amusement park with Ferris wheel, child lift, carousel, among others. The highlight is for a train that passes inside an aquarium of sharks, and are large sharks of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best things to do in Houston if you have Kids under 15. Lot of hands-on learning activities that can keep the Kids engaged. Setup of Grocery store that lets Kids play Cashier or Shopper roles is great. Make sure you go outside and checkout the whole Hydro theme. Of course, you have to let the kids get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only one minus - our children got there Hand, foot, mouth disease. It's funny story now, but that time I got it also :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've lived in 15 U.S. states and seven other nations, from the Philippines to Israel, and CMH is the most engaging children's museum (and the museum most engaging for children of all ages) that we've experienced. We visited with a number of children and a small flock of adults from 19 to 70+ in age. CMH is truly a feast... More 

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Thank BillyPilgrim615
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The second floor tot spot is awesome! As well as the other sections for my 18 month old! We have a membership now and it's the perfect place to take out his energy!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have taken my children a couple of times and there is always too many people. It is hard for my two children to get a turn for the activities. The idea is awesome but maybe have a bit more structure.

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

Hi Yaini, 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 via mobile

My kids had the time of their lives putting together this fun science experiment. Sounds boring but the thing is, they thought they were making ice cream! They had a woNderful guide hand them 2 bags, some rock salt, cream, vanilla, sugar and some ice. She showed them how to put it all together then after some chemistry.... Voila! Ice... More 

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