Kids’ Hall

Kids’ Hall

Experience a showcase of traveling art and culture exhibitions from across the world! Pretend, explore, learn, read, make and create with new activities every week.

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Ages
All
Admission
Included with General Admission
Perfect For
Creative Thinkers
Make Believers
Location
First Floor
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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are the state standards for Texas public schools from kindergarten to year 12.
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About the exhibit

If you love to imagine, pretend, explore, learn, read, make and create, then the John P. McGovern Kids’ Hall is the perfect destination! The Junktion Train tables feature new activities every week for you to do together as a family. Plus, you can play fun math games and face painting. The hall hosts several cultural and art shows to inspire creativity and broaden our understanding of other cultures.

Educators

The John P. McGovern Kids Hall is a place for families to engage in non-facilitated activities that change out weekly as well as enjoy some math games and have fun face painting. It also hosts several art and cultural exhibits each year. School groups do not typically visit this space as a part of their tours.

More for Educators
Virtual Exhibit
3D Field Trip Coming Soon
Ages
All
Admission
Included with General Admission
Perfect For
Creative Thinkers
Make Believers
Location
First Floor
Accessibility
See Accessibility
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are the state standards for Texas public schools from kindergarten to year 12.
TEKS
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Play Safe
We are committed to the safety of children, visitors, and our staff and follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines. Children 2 to 11 and visitors who are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 must wear a mask covering the 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.
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What Parents are Saying

“So many multiple areas of active play and interaction for everyday fun!”

JND

Parent

“Houston’s Must-See Museums”

Houston’s Top 5 Museums

“Best Family Attraction and Experience”

2018 Editor’s Choice Award

Exhibit Features

There’s a lot to see and do in this exhibit—check out some of these unique activities!

Junktion Activity Tables

Get your imagination going!

Tables host weekly changing interactive activities. Children create special crafts like masks, wigs, dolls, toys, etc. all designed to inspire a child’s imagination!

Kids’ Hall Art Shows

Creativity has no age.

Art and cultural shows, from prints from famous children’s illustrators to our annual Seasons of Sharing exhibit, help fuel kids’ creativity and cultural awareness.

Family Friendly Special Events

The fun never ends!

Throughout the year, many special events happen in Kids' Hall, from photos with famous characters to special activities that can’t be missed.

What Can My Family Do?

Here are activity suggestions for specific age groups in this exhibit.

Toddler Activities

  • Practice fine motor skills using materials in Junktion.
  • Sort marker colors into the correct slots in the supply caddy.

Preschooler Activities

  • Read the instructions with them to complete the activity.
  • Practice color names while face painting.

Lower Elementary Activities

  • Practice reading the activity instructions out loud to you.
  • Try drawing something simple while face painting.
  • Try one of our games at the Math Lab.

Upper Elementary Activities

  • Have them figure out how to add more to their activity.
  • Try creating a complex face painting.
  • Try one of our games at the Math Lab.

Exhibit Guidelines and Rules

Thank You to Our Exhibit Sponsors
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Keep the inspiration, invention, interaction and imagination going.

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