Great Gobbler Thanksgiving Celebration at CMH brings 4th Annual Turkey Pardon and Santa

November 15, 2021
Children's Museum Houston celebrates 4th Annual Turkey Pardon on Nov. 23.

Gobble, gobble! Thanksgiving is finally here. Let’s talk turkey! Celebrate the season with our annual turkey pardon and a visit from the man in red himself – Santa! Plus, don’t miss the opening of our “Seasons of Sharing” exhibit which commemorates holidays celebrated around the world.

Gobble up the fun!

4th Annual Turkey Pardon

Tuesday, Nov. 23:  See the turkey from 10 am to 2 pm; Pardoning ceremony at noon.

Following the White House tradition which began under President John F. Kennedy, sign the petition and join the Museum’s Kids’ Committee for the odd tradition of "pardoning" the-turkey-which-won't-be-eaten during an interactive ceremony which will include a real, live turkey! 


Selfies with Santa

Wednesday, Nov. 24:  From 11 am to 1:30 pm

Be merry! Be bright! Come celebrate the holidays with joy and delight. Have you been naughty or nice? Join the holiday countdown and meet Santa Claus before he embarks on his annual journey around the world! Make sure you’re on the right list and that he checks it twice before it’s too late!


Seasons of Sharing Exhibit Opens

Now through Jan. 8

Celebrate “diverse city” under one roof with Seasons of Sharing, Houston’s only multicultural holiday exhibit for children.  The exhibit celebrates cultural holidays, practices, and traditions from around the world; there couldn’t be a more appropriate celebration in town! With more than 100 languages spoken throughout the Houston area, many cultures from around the globe call Houston home.


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Children's Museum Houston will be closed Sunday, November 21, Monday, November 22 and Thanksgiving Day.