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We're Back!

The Museum will reopen on Tuesday, June 8. We are counting down the days until the school year is over and your mind can come out to play!

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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.

Children Under 1
Adults and Children
(Ages 1+)
Senior Citizens (Age 65+)
Members of Military with Active ID
*Not including General Admission

About Us

Approaching 40 years of operation, we are recognized as one of the world’s leading children’s museums.

Support Us

When you support us, you can feel confident that your contribution directly benefits the children of Houston.

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.”

Can I drop off the kids and leave?

No, children must be accompanied by guardians or adults at all times.

Can adults visit alone?

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

When’s the best time to visit?

It depends on the season.  We recommend Arriving early when we open at 10 am to avoid crowds. (However, the Tot*Spot exhibit is typically busier in the mornings, but this is an excellent time for infant/toddler group play, and for parents to socialize with each other within the exhibit!) During the school year, a visit after 1:30 pm avoids school tours.

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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