PowerPlay

PowerPlay

Test limits and discover how bodies react to a variety of physical challenges.

Ages
5+
Admission
Included with General Admission
TEMPORARILY CLOSED
TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Perfect For
Energetic Explorers
Puzzle Solvers
Techies & Gamers
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.
TEKS
Physical Education
About the Exhibit

PowerTower in this exhibit is currently closed. The Museum is committed to extensive cleaning and safety protocols and will re-open the exhibit at the appropriate time.

With three levels of physical challenges that are meant to push you to your next level, there is something for everyone to try in PowerPlay! As you jump, stretch, crank, dance, climb and crawl your way through this exhibition, you will explore strength, flexibility and endurance. Take your heart rate before and after each challenge and learn important tips for maintaining good physical health while discovering ways you can continue to work on all three at home.

Educators

PowerPlay utilizes heart rate monitors at each activity station to show students that human body has a physiological response to exercise. Regular exercise helps the cardiovascular system work more efficiently and has many health benefits.

More for Educators
Ages
5+
Admission
Included with General Admission
TEMPORARILY CLOSED
TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Perfect For
Energetic Explorers
Puzzle Solvers
Techies & Gamers
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
Physical Education
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What Parents are Saying

“My kids love to climb in the Power Tower. They like to start at the bottom and race each other to the very top.”

Ashley M.

Parent

“Best Family Attraction and Experience”

2018 Editor’s Choice Award

“Top Museum and Landmark to Visit in Houston”

2017

Exhibit Features

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

Power Tower

How high can you climb?

Climb through all three stories of the Power Tower. There are many different paths you can take, but not all paths lead to an exit.

Dance Mania

Feel the beat.

Follow the dance steps to get the high score or create your own moves and groove with the beat! Then measure how dancing affects your heart rate.

Boulder Roller

Can you rock and roll?

Roll the ball to earn a high score in this interactive gaming experience! Compete with a friend or play by yourself to see how far you can roll the giant ball through the virtual rocky path.

What Can My Family Do?

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

Toddler Activities

  • Not recommended for this age group.

Preschooler Activities

  • Twist up and Stretch It Out to touch the lit colors.

Lower Elementary Activities

  • Keep up with the dance instructions on Dance Mania.
  • Climb your way through the Power Tower.

Upper Elementary Activities

  • Play a game of virtual jump rope on Jump Up.
  • Race superheroes on the Blast Off.

Exhibit Guidelines and Rules

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