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Children's Museum of Houston

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Neighbourhood: The Museum District
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Address: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004-7112
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+1 713-522-1138
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Hands-on interactive exhibits in the areas of science and technology,...

Hands-on interactive exhibits in the areas of science and technology, history and culture, health and human development, and the arts.

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Good for Baby to Pre-Teen

Go when you have a good amount of time to devote. This is not a 1 hour drop in visit kind of place, both because of cost and amount to do. Keep in mind once you are in the museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go when you have a good amount of time to devote. This is not a 1 hour drop in visit kind of place, both because of cost and amount to do. Keep in mind once you are in the museum that there are specific locations for each age group. While the whole museum is good for kids in general, there... More 

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Texas
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside the museum and covering across several exhibits, the interactive spy game lets kids act like Secret Agents to solve the puzzle as an individual or team. Not an escape room, but similar in that there are clues that lead to more clues to solve the problem and "save" the museum.

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Thank jbolles
Cypress, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great kids museum! Loads of things to do and touch and play with. There is also a model "city" set up where the kids can get a job, use a bank account and buy groceries! The outdoor water play area and natural area are also favorites.

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Thank Jason S
Houston, Texas
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Children's Museum is a great time for all ages. Not only fun, but a learning experience as well. Come shop in the market, and do experiments in the science area.

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Thank mikecox24
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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think this children museum is one of the top rated children museum nationwide. It's 3 level indoor place with many options of activities for kids from age 6 month- 12 years. Also an outdoor playground and water area. And it's also right by the Herman park and houston's Zoo, everyone I took my 4 year old son, it's a... More 

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texas
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have something for every age, I loved that! As soon as I walked in I realized that they had an array of options for kids to explore science and started to feel disappointed because I had a toddler in tow. Soon after I decided to ask if there was an area for smaller children and there is an area... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the last 4 years I have gone it has always been the same. I have not seen any updates or new attractions. I wish they would put new attractions once in a while. My kiddo likes it overall. I would recommend it to families with young kids. Not much to do for the older kiddos (10+).

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CMHouston80, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Houston, responded to this review

Hi, Melissa! Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We are excited to hear that your kids loves us. But we are also sorry we have not met your expectations. We strive to produce exciting programming that changes on a weekly basis. There programming activities may be found in specific areas throughout the Museum, such as our... More 

Berkeley, California
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Houston for a very long time while my mother was in the hospital nearby. We were actually able to get free admission with reciprocity from another museum that we belong to in our home town. My children loved going to this museum. They could forget all about sickness and just be kids and play to their hearts'... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time here. Came here with my 2 year old. She was a bit young for a lot of it. Most of the items are aimed at kids aged 5-10. There are lots of crafts, activities, and learning opportunities. It really is an excellent place. My only problem was that the place was filthy. I mean every... More 

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Thank ChrisCgeo
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My kids love this place!!! There, everybody has many variety for fun! I recommend for parents with kids!!

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