Halloween Explore Abilities Day at Children's Museum Houston

September 22, 2021
Fuzzy, friendly and fluffy all over! These therapy pets are sure to bring a smile on Explore Abilities Day!


Children's Museum Houston to host exclusive Halloween-themed event featuring Houston Ballet, therapy dogs and more!

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 beginning at 10 a.m.

Children’s Museum Houston invites you to Explore Abilities Day – an exclusive event for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and special learning needs to explore the Museum.  Doors will be closed to the public.  There will be no music and sound-reducing headphones will be available.  Outside food and drinks will be allowed (Fresh Café will be closed).  Registration is required.



Smiles and Fur Friends: Come interact with wonderfully calming therapy dogs.

Event Time: From 10 a.m. to noon in Kids’ Hall.


Houston Ballet:  Get your body creatively moving with the Ballet’s “Adapted Dance.”

Event Time:  From 10 a.m. to noon in PowerPlay Alcove.


Sensory Resources:  Visit with Blue Sprig Pediatrics about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Event Time:  From 10 a.m. to noon in Kids’ Hall.


H-E-Buddy:  Participate in a sensory activity with H-E-B’s lovable mascot.

Event Time:  From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Kidtropolis, USA.


Halloween Story Time: Join for an imaginative, spinetingling Halloween adventure.

Event Time: At 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and noon in Parents Resource Library.


Faithful Paws:  Fuzzy, friendly and fluffy all over!  These therapy pets are sure to bring a smile!

Event Time: From 1 to 3 p.m. in Kids’ Hall.


***Activities, events, and times subject to change.



  • Explore Abilities Day Special Hours:  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Special Explore Abilities Day Admission:  $5 per person. Children under one and Museum Members receive free admission.
  • Pre-registration required. Please contact Lydia Dungus at ldungus@cmhouston.org or call (713) 535-7238 to make a reservation.

Made possible through gifts from The Stanford and Joan Alexander Family.