Monday: CLOSED (refer to Special Monday Openings below)
NOTE: Open Monday, Jan. 16 in celebration of MLK Day. $5 Admission!
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Please note: During our peak seasons, the Museum utilizes fast passes to allow visitors to enjoy the Kidtropolis exhibit while maintaining optimal visitor comfort. Upon museum entry, Admissions will distribute fast passes with allotted times to visit Kidtropolis. Fast passes are only available in limited quantities.
Thursday: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (free admission hours)
Free Family Nights are offered every Thursday, courtesy of Laura and John Arnold, William J. Hill, Houston Endowment, The Junior League of Houston, Inc., LUKOIL Overseas Ofshore Projects, Inc., John P. McGovern Foundation, Pi Beta Phi Foundation and The Wortham Foundation, Inc.
Mondays: Open Monday during Spring Break, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.
Summer: Open Mondays Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Holiday Closures: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
All members are invited to enjoy an exclusive hour before opening, 9 - 10 a.m., the second Saturday of each month.
Keeping our space safe and family friendly is important. To enter the Museum, your group must include a child.
Power Hour: Get $2.00 off on admission every day after 5 p.m. except on Thursdays.
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Can I visit the Museum as an adult without a child?
Keeping our space safe and family friendly is important. The museum is designed for children 0 to 13 years of age and their families. Children younger than 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. To enter the Museum, your group must include a child. Private events for adult audiences are exceptions. If you’re an adult without a child interested in visiting the Museum during regular business hours, you may schedule an appointment with our administrator. A valid ID or driver’s license must be presented upon arrival.
The Children’s Museum of Houston reserves the right to conduct security checks or refuse admission to anyone who might negatively affect the experience for our core audience.
Seniors ( Ages 65+): $11.00
Military Discount (with valid ID): $11.00
Includes active duty military personnel and their families (up to 6 people per visit). Offer not valid when combined with other offers.
Children Under One & Museum Members: FREE
We'll save you money! Plan to visit the Museum more than three times this year? Become a Member!
1 hour: $7
2 hours: $8
3+ hours: $9
Explorer, Discoverer & Inventor Level Members: $3
As posted at the entrances to the Museum and according to laws of the State of Texas, for the safety of our children, no weapons (including concealed or open carry) are allowed in the Museum. The Museum is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment. This policy is a proactive step towards reducing risks associated with intentional or accidental use of weapons regardless of whether a federal or state license to possess the same has been issued to the possessor. Anyone possessing a weapon will be asked to remove it from our premises immediately. The only exceptions to this policy is law enforcement.
Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a concealed handgun.
Pursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with an openly carried handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with an openly carried handgun.
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
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