Now Open Tuesday through Saturday
10 am - 6 pm
10 am - 6 pm
10 am - 8 pm
10 am - 6 pm
10 am - 6 pm

All-Time Access

The museum is open for you to visit, but you can visit from anywhere, anytime.

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Seasonal and Holiday Hours

We’re closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.  

*We’re open on select Mondays during school holidays.

Play Safe
We remain committed to providing a safe and clean environment for our visitors and staff. For the safety of children and in keeping with current CDC COVID-19 guidelines, visitors who are not fully vaccinated, ages 2+, must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth while inside the Museum. As we continue to monitor updates, we will adjust our policies as needed.
Children Under 1
Adults and Children
(Ages 1+)
Senior Citizens (Age 65+)
Members of Military with Active ID
*Not including General Admission


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Museum Membership

Membership pays for itself in just 3 visits!

Eat and Shop

Keep up your energy at Fresh Cafe and continue to the fun at Fiddle Sticks Toys.

Our Fresh Cafe features nutritious eats and treats for the entire family - including those picky eaters! Shop our gift shop online and explore our carefully curated toys that will provide inspiration, encourage invention and nurture the imagination in children of all ages.

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Host a Birthday or Event

From birthday parties to special events, celebrate at the ultimate Playground for Your Mind.™

We’ve got all the details covered to make your event one to remember. From exclusive birthday packages to weddings, an event at the museum will dazzle the young and young-at-heart.

Birthday Parties
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Groups and Field Experiences

Experience new worlds and make new discoveries.

Science, math and the arts are featured in 14 galleries with continuously changing exhibitions, innovative workshops and exciting activities. Developed with Texas Essential Knowledge Skills (TEKS) and national education standards, our exhibits inspire and engage kids at a variety of learning levels.

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Where can I park?

There are plenty of parking spaces available in our garage conveniently located across from the Museum. Metered and free parking are also available around the neighboring streets. Please do not park in a “no parking zone.”

Do I need to reserve my ticket in advance? 

Yes, timed entry for admissions maintains a reduced capacity in the building at all times and helps provide social distancing for everyone. Timed entry reservations are available every half hour starting at 10:00 am Tuesday to Saturday. The final reservation of the day is at 4:30 pm. Walk-up visitors are welcomed but only if there is available space.

Can adults visit alone?

No, a child must be a part of your group in order to enter the Museum.

Is the Museum a ASTC Passport participant?

Members of the ASTC Passport Program receive free admission for the number of people designated by their corresponding membership level. We recommend you reserve your tickets in advance to guarantee admission. If you are visiting from another museum, please enter Promo Code CMHASTC when you reserve your online tickets. You will need to present your membership card at the box office to gain admission.

Can I bring my own food into the Museum?

No, outside food is not permitted except for dietary restrictions. Please tell us of any restrictions at box office. Our full-service Fresh Café provides a healthy and varied selection of food items.

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