Kidtropolis

Kidtropolis

It’s a city for kids, run by kids! Bank of America’s Kidtropolis, USA mirrors a real city where kids choose what they want to be and work with other kids to make it function.

Ages
2+
Admission
Included with General Admission
Perfect For
Creative Thinkers
Energetic Explorers
Make Believers
Location
First Floor
Accessibility
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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

In Kidtropolis, USA you choose where to work, where to shop, and what to do with the money you earn. And it is up to you to keep this city functioning by becoming city leaders, business managers, shoppers, voters and workers to run it all. Featuring nine businesses, over two dozen job opportunities, and constantly changing features, there’s something new to try on every visit!

Kidtropolis, USA is a busy place! During peak seasons, Fast Passes are issued with allotted timed entrances. Fast passes are only available in limited quantities.

Educators

Kidtropolis encourages kids to role-play jobs that highlight the work of city leaders, business owners, employees and citizens; earn income by working; use money in a way that models real life; and engage in trial and error to discover the importance of money management and financial planning. By taking on these roles, kids keep the city running as they participate in a sophisticated, simulated economy where they can earn and spend money on items and experiences throughout the “city.”

More for Educators
Ages
2+
Admission
Included with General Admission
Perfect For
Creative Thinkers
Energetic Explorers
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
Fine Arts
Mathematics
Social Studies
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What Parents are Saying

“My favorite part was the grocery shopping. It is filled with laughter, ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaahs’ from young and old alike.”

Molly G.

TripAdvisor

What People are Saying

“When the kids work at the vet or grocery store, they get paychecks and you can use an actual card to add it to your kid's fake bank account. My son LOVED it.”

Sam. R

TripAdvisor

What People are Saying

“We had so much fun just in the kid city, Kidtropolis, that we spent the majority of the time there. Our kid was a vet, a banker, an artist, and a shopper all within minutes.”

Blake T.

TripAdvisor

Exhibit Features

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

Use the ATMs

Use your KidCard to track money you earn, spend and save!

A KidCard is a special card you receive upon entry to the museum. It acts as a debit card to withdraw or deposit money in Kidtropolis, USA. Be sure to keep your card and bring it back on your next visit.

Get a Job to Earn Money

Choose from over two dozen occupations!

In Kidtropolis, USA you can work as a veterinarian, police officer, news anchor, forensic scientist—even manage your own business! Don’t forget to collect your paycheck and deposit it into your account.

Get Your Art On

Create a unique work of art.

For a small tuition (just 10 Kidtropolis dollars), you can purchase studio time and explore a variety of art materials and activities, utilizing creative self expression to make your own masterpiece.

What Can My Family Do?

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

Toddler Activities

  • Go grocery shopping at H-E-B Market.
  • Create a unique piece of art in the Alexander Art Academy.
  • Prepare a meal in the Niko Niko’s Diner.

Preschooler Activities

  • Treat one of the animal patients in the HLSR Vet Clinic.
  • Vote your opinion in City Hall’s Kidtropolis, USA issues poll.
  • Design and plan your own city in the Municipal Building.

Lower Elementary Activities

  • Report the news on camera or behind the scenes at Kidtropolis News.
  • Design and sketch a custom bike order in City Cycle.
  • Scan, sort and deliver the packages at Hill Delivery Service.

Upper Elementary Activities

  • Solve a crime using forensic science in the Municipal Building.
  • Take on the role of manager at the H-E-B Market.
  • Create your own Small Business Plan at Bank of America.

Exhibit Guidelines and Rules

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