School's out, fun is in! Give your summer a super charge of excitement with our Power Up! Summer
Children's Museum Houston
Children’s Museum Houston (CMH) invites you to give your summer fun a super charge with ‘Power Up! Summer’. This electrifying season of excitement is anything but ordinary! There is something to do every day, including events like: interactives, demonstrations, spotlight performances, meet-and-greets and more! Highlights include:
June 3rd: Powering into Summer!
Beat the odds and test your skills at our game truck! And put on your best smile as you pose for a photo with the one and only Pikachu and his friend Charmander during a special Pokémon meet-and-greet.
June 10th: Spider-verse Collision
Our Spidey senses are tingling! Get tangled in a web of excitement as the Spider-Man multiverse collides during Power Up Summer. This is a chance to rub elbows with a superhero during a special Spidey Meet-and-Greet! After you've snapped an Instagram-worthy photo with Spidey, get your face decorated to show your fan appreciation with our Spiderman Face-Painting Workshops. And help out the good guys during a special Web Slinging Relay Race!
June 17th 18th and 19th : Juneteenth Celebration
Known to some as the country's “second Independence Day,” Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of enslaved people in the United States at the end of the Civil War. We celebrate this special day with performances which embrace the African-American spirit by the Ensemble Theatre (June 18th and 19th) as well as the Kids Express Theatre (June 17th). And don't miss your chance to bust loose and dance your heart out to the infectious tunes of DJ Ferbidden. Also performing is the cultural phenomenon Djembe Drumming (June 19)!
June 24th : Dino-mite Day!
Something Jurassic is coming to the Museum! Get ready to be thrilled as some (not-so-scary) dinosaurs will pay a visit to the Museum to put on a pre-histerical Dinosaur Show for you! Then when you're done watching their funny antics, attend one of our Dino-Art Workshops and create a souvenir to take home.
July 1st: Blast off!
During this celebration, outer-space is the place! Get ready to meet a few Guardians of the Galaxy during a very Marvel-ous meet-and-greet. And then cruise on over to the Art Academy and make your very own baby Groot in a Groot Art Workshop!
July 4th: Kidpendence
Funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance
The stars and stripes will be in full effect as we celebrate our country's birthday during the Museum's annual event! Who will be joining us? None other than the most patriotic of all superheroes, Captain America. And we may not be setting off fireworks, but there will be plenty of colorful spectacles to behold with our Extreme Science Shows! See Mentos Geysers and the zany, Elephant Toothpaste both blast off!
July 7th: Tanabata Festival
Celebrate the Make a Wish! “Tanabata 七夕” Japanese Star Festival, and take part in a rich cultural experience. As legend is told in Japanese culture, two star-crossed lovers, Vega and Altair, are separated by the Milky Way. They are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. This reunion marks the celebration of Tanabata (meaning the evening of the seventh).
July 8th: National Video Game Day
(Details to be determined. Check back soon!)
July 15th: Chevron Driving the Future Event
July 16th : National Ice Cream Day
I scream, you scream! What better way to celebrate National Ice Cream Day than by satisfying your sweet tooth in one of our delicious Ice Cream Workshops.
July 22th: Brain Power (World Brain Day)
Entertain your brain, nourish your noodle, mind your mind, coddle your cabeza! Today is World Brain Day! Celebrate with a fun experiment, by taking part in the Dr.Pepe Brain Analysis. It's not as dry as it sounds, kids will get to draw their favorite video game characters.
July 29th: Mischief Managed
Some very wizardly, wonderous spectacles will take place to entertain and thrill all of us muggles during several Magic Shows.
August 5th: Turtle Turmoil
Make your own turtle from a rock during a very creative Picnic Science session. And you just might run into some heroes in a half-shell while you're here. (*A Ninja Turtle Meet-and-Greet is pending. This activity is subject to change based on availability. It's tough work fighting off the Foot Clan and gobbling pizza, so the turtle heroes may be busy on this date. Please check back for updates.)
August 12th : Details soon to come.
August 19th : Details soon to come.
**These Summer events and activities are subject to change based on availability. Please check back soon for updates.
Check out our on-going events for a full-list of upcoming activities at the Museum.
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