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“Awesome for any age”

Children's Museum of Houston
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Houston CityPASS
Ranked #6 of 299 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
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Awesome for any age”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

I always enjoy visiting this place. I usually take my goddaughter or my sister. It's a blast for all ages. I love the outdoor portion where the waterworks is. Definitely bring a towel before you go as you're sure to get wet. The indoor climbing monsterous play equipment inside is awesome! However, don't get lured into going into the actual contraption. It's not fit comfortably for adults - ya, almost got stuck...lol Although, it was fun. It says you should be able to go in. Good value for activities there.

Visited February 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“Halloween Fun”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Great place to go early for a safe Halloween trick or treating. Not too crowded and nice parking at parking garage or plenty of metered street parking. Always free after 5pm on Thursdays.

Visited October 2011
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Houston, Texas
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“Great Place for kids”
Reviewed 19 February 2012

It has been awhile since going here, however, it was fun for my son. It has lots of interactive displays and I think most kids would enjoy the experience.

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“Fun spot with kids”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

We visited the museum on a Thursday afternoon, which filled three hours for two elementary school age boys and a toddler. There are a lot of hands-on activities and kid-sized, grown-up activities (miniature grocery store, restaurant and kitchen, etc) so they can replicate the daily activities of adults, but at their own level. There are many craft-type activities from building cars for a race track to rockets for launching. There are quite a few energy-expenders, such as a multi-story climbing gym, rock wall, virtual snowboarding and so much more. Upstairs they have the "Tot Spot" which is for kids under 39 months.

If you, like me, are worried about germs when large groups of kids congregate for shared hands-on (germs-on!) activities, they do a good job of keeping things clean here. Up in the Tot Spot, they very friendly workers come around and swap toys every so often with clean toys.

They also have a fun water activity center outside. This isn't for swimming, but for building boats, assembling pipes with flowing water and many other educational ways to get soaked, if you wish.

If possible, park in the parking lot beside the entrance which was $5 for all day parking, rather than the museum parking deck, which costs a few dollars more.

Admission is $8 per person over 1 year of age, even for adults, which is the only thing I can really gripe about here. The 5 adults in our group cost $40, even though we could only watch the kids play. But still, it is a good experience for the kids and we enjoyed ourselves.

Visited February 2012
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West Columbia, Texas
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“Great experience for older kids”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

In our party there were 8 of us, 4 adults and 4 children. The oldest one was 5 years old, next was 3 and the youngest were 2. The kids enjoyed themselves, but I think this place is mainly geared for school aged children. The adults enjoyed themselves, but I think we will come back when the kids are older.

Visited February 2012
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