Annual Audience
1.3M
Off-site programming locations
430
Open doors partners
1,060

Transforming Houston Communities

Children’s Museum Houston transforms communities through innovative, child-centered learning.

Approaching 40 years of operation, Children’s Museum Houston (CMH) is recognized as one of the world’s leading children’s museums. More important than this standing is the measurable impact we have within our community as we use each day to fulfill our mission.

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Addressing Community Needs

CMH connects children and families with customizable experiences designed to offer foundational learning opportunities, provide parents with the support they need in their role as the first teachers of their children, and reinforce learning that occurs in school.

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1
Community Need

Foster the development of Houston’s significant child population.

Our Response

CMH provides experiential learning through 13 bilingual hands-on exhibits, high quality early education programming, and an onsite branch of the Houston Public Library System.

2
Community Need

Increase and support parents' engagement in their children’s learning.

Our Response

CMH provides seven different bilingual programs focused on increasing parents’ engagement in their children's learning. To further this commitment, our Institute for Family Learning develops and delivers curriculum and programs to enhance parents’ roles as their children’s first and most important teachers.

3
Community Need

Provide learning experiences that reinforce and supplement classroom instruction.

Our Response

CMH offers seven out-of-school-time and summer programs to engage students in educational activities that can be tailored to their own learning interests and needs. These programs offer students the opportunity through self-initiated and facilitated projects, educational games, and inquiry challenges to strengthen their science, math and literacy skills.

4
Community Need

Reduce the effects of poverty on learning.

Our Response

CMH provides seven different bilingual early education programs dedicated to increasing access and engaging low-income children and families. The Museum delivers and supports educational programming in collaboration with more than 1,060 partners at 430+ locations, serving an annual attendance offsite of more than 557,000 children and parents.

5
Community Need

Serve a multi-cultural, multi-lingual population.

Our Response

CMH provides all exhibits, programs, and facilitation in English and Spanish. The Museum presents a range of multicultural exhibits and programing that encourages visitor exploration, helping cultivate an understanding and appreciation of the cultural traditions of diverse communities. Thirty-nine percent of the Museum's staff is bilingual, and 60 percent of its public contact staff speaks Spanish.

6
Community Need

Promote workforce preparedness through the development of 21st century skills

Our Response

CMH bases its exhibits and programming on "Building Blocks for Learning" an extensive set of learning objectives that ensure strategic connections between the Museum's offerings, 21st century workplace skills, and school-based standards.

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