Wish the Children's Museum of Houston a "Happy Birthday!" as we celebrate 35 years of transforming communities through innovative, child-centered learning. As our gift to you, the first 35 children to visit the Museum and parents who are 35 years old (with valid ID) will receive free admission from Sept. 5 to 30, courtesy of Phillips 66.
Phillips 66 believes that an educated workforce drives the world's economy forward. The company’s social outreach focuses on promoting literacy, advancing science, engineering and math education, and funding energy research. As the 35th anniversary year presenting sponsor, Phillips 66 will sponsor the Children’s Museum of Houston’s birthday bash for all of Houston’s families.
“Getting children excited about learning is the first step in developing a solid education foundation,” said Ed Thayer, Philanthropy & Community Relations, Phillips 66. “The Children’s Museum of Houston provides fun, interactive learning activities for the whole family, and Phillips 66 is proud to be a part of this significant anniversary.”
A LANDMARK CELEBRATION
From our beginnings at the University of Houston, to Allen Parkway, to our now stunning Museum District location, the Children’s Museum of Houston has come a long way to what it is now—90,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, exhilarating activities, hands-on workshops, mesmerizing performances and more! Founded in 1980, our first pilot exhibit, Kidtechnics, was presented 4-years later at the Blaffer Gallery on the campus of the University of Houston. Today, 14-galleries, 13 state-of-the-art exhibits, auditorium, library, café and Institute for Family Learning, we continue to touch the lives of more than 1,100,000 children, parents, and caregivers annually, continually serving the diverse needs of Houston-area families.
“Our philosophy, established by a founding group of parents, is to first and foremost acknowledge and support the educational and developmental needs of children. In doing so, we continue to spark a passion for lifelong learning in all children and succeed in providing families with the opportunity to experience A Playground for Your Mind™,” said Museum Executive Director Tammie Kahn.
The Museum’s birthday celebration will continue throughout the year with events such as the How Does It Work? exhibit unveiling on Sept. 25 and the “Back to the 80’s” gala on Oct. 24 at Silver Street Studios. Can your mind come out to play?™
***Activities, events and times subject to change.