Explore Abilities Day

An exclusive day for children with unique challenges and their families. Registration is required.

Event Date
Monday, October 11, 2021
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Event Time
10:00 am
3:00 pm
10:00 am
3:00 pm
*The Museum opens at noon on Sundays.
Ages
All Ages
Admission
$5 Per Person
Location
Accessibility
See Accessibility
About the Event

Explore Abilities gives families the opportunity to enjoy the entire Museum at their own pace and also participate in the special activities occurring that day. These exclusive events include the following modifications:

  • Light and sound reduction
  • Extra visual signage for safety
  • Less crowded environment free from unnecessary distractions
  • Specialists on hand for consultation and extra fun activities
  • Ear defenders and sunglasses available on loan
  • Designated quiet rooms
  • Families are allowed to bring in outside food and drinks (Fresh Café will be closed)

Registration is required for this event.

Museum Story Guides have been created to help you and your child familiarize yourself with the Museum and its exhibits before your visit. Written from a child’s perspective, the guides can be helpful in planning which exhibits to visit and in which order:

If you would like to bring a group of 15+ please contact:

Lydia Dungus, Reservations Coordinator
ldungus@cmhouston.org
(713)535-7238

See what's happening throughout the Museum:

Museum Entrance

Howdy Homemade Ice Cream

11 am to 1 pm

We all scream for ice cream! Children's Museum Houston is excited to welcome this company on a relentless pursuit to create jobs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn more about them while supporting their mission with a $3 ice cream scoop!

Brown Auditorium

Halloween Story Time

11 am, 11:45 am and 12 pm

Join museum educators for an interactive story time to kick off spooky season.

New Kids' Hall

Smiles and Fur Friends Houston

10 am to 12 pm

Volunteers bring their specially trained and certified personal pets to bring unconditional love and furry comfort.

Faithful Paws

1 to 3 pm

Loving furiends bring their personal pets to share cuddles to comfort our special guests.

PowerPlay Alcove

Creative Movement with Houston Ballet

10 am to 12 pm

Expression through movement is fun! Houston Ballet brings its Adapted Dance Offsite program to the Museum.

Junktion

BlueSprig Pediatrics

10 am to 12 pm

A premier provider of therapy services for children on the Autism Spectrum and their families, BlueSpring joins us to share information on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and how they work with families to provide the best services for their needs.


Upcoming Explore Abilities Days

  • Monday, February 21, 2022
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Event Date
Monday, October 11, 2021
Event Date
Mon
Oct
11
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Mon
Oct
11
2021
Event Time
10:00 am
-
3:00 pm
10:00 am
3:00 pm
*The Museum opens at noon on Sundays.
Ages
All Ages
Admission
$5 Per Person
Location
Accessibility
See Accessibility
Mask Up and Play Safe
We are committed to the safety of children, visitors, and our staff and follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines. All visitors ages 2+ must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth while inside the Museum. Visitors who do not follow this requirement will be asked to leave. We will update our policies according to the CDC guidelines.
Thank You to Our Event SPONSORs
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Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

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