4th Annual Turkey Pardon

Let's talk turkey! Following the national tradition, one lucky turkey will be pardoned by Children's Museum Houston's Kids' Committee co-presidents.

Event Date
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
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10:00 am
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*The Museum opens at noon on Sundays.
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All Ages
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About the Event

Gather your flock. You're cordially invited to join Kids' Committee Co-Presidents at the Museum's fourth-annual Presidential Turkey Pardon!

Did you know that the tradition of "pardoning" the turkey at the White House, was actually started by a kid!? President Abraham Lincoln granted clemency to the main course of his family's Christmas Dinner in 1863 after his son, Tad, interceded on behalf of the turkey's life.

Join us for the odd tradition of "pardoning" the turkey with fowl, fun, fitness and food. 

Good eating, Ms. President. But let's keep this one trotting!

Turkey Pardon Events:

Turkey Pardon Signing

All Day in Junktion

Sign the petition to save the Great Gobbler!

Turkey Pardon Ceremony

12:10 pm in the Courtyard

Kids' Committee Co-Presidents hold a vote to pardon the live turkey.

Meet the Bird of the Hour

12 to 4 pm in Kids' Hall

Meet the majestic turkey awaiting pardoning.

Thanksgiving Olympic Games

12 pm in the Courtyard

Cheer on the educators as they compete in silly games which are EXTREMELY competitive and highly coveted. Who will rise as the big bird of the game?!

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Event Date
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Event Date
Tue
Nov
23
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Tue
Nov
23
2021
Event Time
10:00 am
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4:00 pm
10:00 am
4:00 pm
*The Museum opens at noon on Sundays.
Ages
All Ages
Admission
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.
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