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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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A very unique & wonderful experience for children

I always bring my children whenever we make a trip to Houston. It is like no other place I know of. Children can spend hours there, have fun, & learn a ton.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
ali s
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always bring my children whenever we make a trip to Houston. It is like no other place I know of. Children can spend hours there, have fun, & learn a ton.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place! This museum has a variety of indoor activities and a very nice outdoor water play area. My son could spend the whole day here just playing water. The admission is reasonable. I highly recommend this museum.

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Thank Liang W
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nieces flew in from out of town to visit and I went to the childrens museum with a four year old, a six year old and two 8 years olds and everyone had a wonderful time. There time here will not be forgotten.

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Delta, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take your kids/grandkids. So many rooms ... face painting, rock climbing, craft room, etc.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic place to get away with the kids. For kids under 3 (only) the tot spot on the 3rd floor is fantastic - wonderful, age appropriate items for the little ones to work on motor skills. For the big kids, there's an area that does a great job to teach basic concepts about civic duty (voting), work a job (ambulance... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit. The employees engage with the kids and don't seem bored by their jobs. Other employees are constantly resetting and cleaning exhibits, making me feel like the kids' immune systems won't be under assault the entire visit. Even the food was tasty. This will likely be a stop for us on every visit to Houston.

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Houston, Texas
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second time there. We brought our grandkids, ages 5 $ 2. They visited us from Portland, Oregon. They are regular member of OMSI. However, this is so exciting For both of them. Just to name a few. The 5 year old boy loves the Legobuild car to race. The two year old girl loves grocery shopping. 3... More 

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The little pretend "city" was silly and completely overcrowded. Kids picking up handfuls of "paychecks" and putting them in the "bank". Like this teaches them anything. Some of the scientific things were interesting and the kids enjoyed it, however, much of it was repetitive. We had free tickets, but the prices were high I believe for a 2-3 hours of... More 

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

Hi Stacey, 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 

El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We take our grandson a couple times a year when we visit Houston. There is always something new going on, different activities, new exhibits. Everyone learns something new!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

exciting, interesting, engaging...what more can I say. Have been here several times and we are never disappointed.

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