In the meantime, you can still join our Education Team for action-packed, hands-on programs in science and technology, history and culture, health and human development, math, literacy and the arts virtually!
Virtual Learning →
We believe children are best served when learning outside of school supports learning in the classroom, and vice versa. We align all of our exhibits and programs to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Children have the opportunity to apply what they have learned in school and gain experiences to prepare them for future learning in class.
One chaperone is required for every five children and is admitted free. Teachers are included in this chaperone ratio.
Full payment is due 30 days prior to your visit. The Museum does not provide day of arrival adjustment or refunds. All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges. Groups with fewer students than reserved will receive general Museum admission tickets (one ticket for each student that is paid for but is not attending). Tickets may be used for additional chaperones (2) accompanying your group. Excludes Title 1 admission program sponsored schools. Refunds will be made only in the event of Museum equipment failure, such as power failures or malfunctions in equipment.
Outside food is not permitted in the Museum.
Please let us know if your students have special challenges.
Souvenir grab bags are available from our Museum Gift Shop for $4.00. If your organization is tax exempt, please bring a copy of your certificate. Please place your order at least 48 hours in advance of your visit.
Teachers are expected to screen their student’s health prior to arriving to the Museum. Schools and organizations may be asked to provide signed confirmation that no student on a tour is ill.
Schools are responsible to provide students with ID tags that include the name and telephone number of the sponsoring institution.
We're taking Virtual Learning one step further with a full on workshop you can join from home! These workshops are great for kids new to CAD and coding or expert users. Work with Children’s Museum Houston’s own Maker Education Manager, Jacob Breier as you explore design concepts using CAD.
Planning events for your Summer Camp or kids’ group? We are ready to welcome your group back! Explore 10 Adventure Zones including Kidtroplis and FlowWorks. Ideal for ages 5 to 12. Reserve your group now and guarantee the fun.
Beginning June 8, 2021
Our guided tours allow students to apply their knowledge and skills as they explore over 75 hands-on exhibit activities during five, 20-minute tour segments as lead by a museum facilitator. Scholarships are available for Title I students during the fall semester and January.
Museum Field Experiences are made possible through the generosity of The Cullen Foundation and Wells Fargo, with additional support provided by Houston Junior Forum.
Self-guided visits are perfect for teachers who want to lead their own tours of the museum. Students experience new worlds and make new discoveries about science, the environment, culture, math and the arts as they visit our 14 continuously changing exhibitions. Some special restrictions may apply during high-attendance periods.
Two chaperones per class are admitted free. Teachers are included in this chaperone ratio. Additional adult admission available for $6.
Outside food is not permitted in the Museum. However, you may now reserve a private space for your group to eat if you order from our Fresh Café. Orders must be placed 5 business days in advance and paid in full. Lunches are non-refundable, unless cancelling within 48-hours. If the original order exceeds the number you bring on the actual visit, you are responsible for the remaining lunches.
Teachers are expected to screen their student’s health prior to arriving at the Museum.
Every effort will be made to provide a bilingual Discovery Guide for your tour; however, we cannot guarantee their availability. Plan to bring an interpreter if this is needed for your ESL class.