HOUSTON (May 19, 2015) — Gear up, train up and put your powers to the test! Superheroes will rise during the Summer of Epic Adventure: Forces Unite at the Children’s Museum of Houston. Dr. Boredom has stolen all superheroes and villains’ powers and it’s up to you to help forces unite. Join The League’s superheroes: Power House, Snapshot, Spark, and Whiz Kid; and supervillains: Strongman, Chill, Quick Cut, as they unite to beat Boredom and all that stands against summer fun! Don’t miss action-packed activities, epic performances, character appearances and extraordinary events beginning May 23 through Sept. 9, 2015, and make this summer the most epic one yet!
Calling all superheroes to use their minds to save summer fun! Daily epic adventures include:
Get Your Gear On – Superheroes can’t rely on their superpowers alone – they’ve got to look the part! Make your own costume, emblem, gadgets, vehicles and more.
Epic Experiences – It takes both physical and mental training to be super! We will put you through both all summer long.
Live Musical Production – Don’t miss “Forces Unite,” an action packed adventure complete with a chase scene and a new musical number.
JOIN US FOR EPIC ADVENTURES ALL SUMMER LONG!
EPISODE 1: CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES MAY 28 – JUNE 10 (Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America Avengers Weekend on May 30)
Calling all kids, superheroes and even super villains to come together and take a stand against Dr. Boredom who has taken everybody’s powers! Help the League get their powers back and overthrow Dr. Boredom. Plus, don’t miss The Hulk, Captain America and Iron Man as they kick off an epic summer during the Avengers Weekend on May 30 at the Museum!
EPISODE 2: POWER UP! JUNE 11 – 24
Strongman is leaving his past life as a villain to team up with Powerhouse and the rest of the League to fight Dr. Boredom. In order to defeat Dr. Boredom, you’ll need some extra superhero power. Strongman and Powerhouse are ready to help you improve your strength and save summer!
EPISODE 3: SUPERFLY JUNE 25 – JULY 8
Power House’s mighty powers extend beyond the far galaxies but without them, the safety of the universe may be at stake. Help Power House take flight and join him in superfly adventures for two weeks!
(Superman Swoops in for Super-Sized Birthday Bash on June 27)
Heroes are made in America! The Man of Steel will “fly in” to celebrate his own birthday. We’re throwing him a birthday bash complete with “Happy Birthday” singing, supersized “cake”, Fly Dance Company break dancers and dancing to the Superman song.
(Tanabata Japanese Star Festival’s Epic Cosmic Reunion on July 6)
Don’t miss an epic, cosmic reunion as the Tanabata Japanese Star Festival celebrates the two star-crossed lovers, Vega and Altair, who are separated by the Milky Way and are allowed to meet only once a year on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month.
(Kidpendence Day Elephant Toothpaste Patriotic Burst and Soda Geyser Showdown, July 4)
Celebrate America’s birthday when the High Steppers Brass Band leads a parade to the jaw-dropping elephant toothpaste patriotic burst and spectacular Soda Geyser Showdown on Kidpendence Day.
EPISODE 4: SIZZLIN’ COOL JULY 9 – 22
Chill may be able to keep her cool during the summer but Spark needs her icy blasts to keep from melting her heroine heart. Joining forces against Boredom is the only way Chill and Spark can keep their sizzlin’ cool.
(World Series of Dog Shows Musical Freestyle Skills and Frisbee Catching, July 9 & 11)
Canine companions will raise the woof during the Dog Days of Summer! The World Series of Dog Shows will unleash talented pooches for dance and Frisbees catching performances that are on fire.
(Banfield FutureVet® Therapy Dogs and Doggie Diploma Woofshops, July 9 & 11)
Join the FutureVet® pack and earn a Doggie Diploma during a series of interactive woofshops with therapy dogs that will unleash the joys of being a pet owner but also teach about the responsibilities that come with being one.
(Lip-smacking Ice Cream Making on National Ice Cream Day, July 19)
Then, chill out and send cold shivers down villains’ spines with a tasty frozen treat: your own ice cream in celebration of National Ice Cream Day. Brrr!
EPISODE 5: NEED FOR SPEED JULY 23 – AUG. 5 (Spiderman Day Character Appearance and Silly String Showdown, Aug. 1)
A little friendly rivalry never hurt a superhero nor super villain. Snap Shot and Quick Cut have a secret summer tradition of racing each other around the world in an epic competition for year of bragging rights and the most coveted pair of shoes in the world: the Golden Sneaks. Without their super speed abilities, Snap Shot and Quick Cut must share the Sneaks and find a way to beat Dr. Boredom. Help them regain their need for speed. Also, swing into gear and team-up with everyone’s friendly neighborhood wall crawler while putting your Spidey skills to the test! Spiderman will swing by to celebrate his day on Aug. 1. Are your spider senses tingling?
EPISODE 6: THINK FAST AUG. 6 – 19 (Kids Maker Expo Kid Inventions, Aug. 7)
Dr. Boredom may have rendered the superheroes and super-villains powerless but it is Whiz Kid’s super smarts that keep fueling innovation at the Museum. Share your knowledge and burn brain fuel to outsmart Dr. Boredom in a final showdown to save summer fun! Come meet the Tony Starks of the future at the Kids Maker Expo showcasing inventions made in our Chevron Maker Annexby kids on Aug. 7.
EPISODE 7: FORCES UNITE AUG. 20 – SEPT. 9
Hip! Hip! Hooray! We kept Boredom at bay! Villains and heroes alike come together for one last shebang at the Museum before summer’s end. Party with the powerful and play with a purpose. It’s time to throw your hands up and celebrate as Forces Unite!