Children’s Museum of Houston

Clear the Shelters

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 – Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018


Clear the Shelters has partnered up with the Children's Museum of Houston along with other pet adoption agencies to help raise awareness and help pets find a safe, loving, and happy home.
Several animal shelters in the Houston area will offer no-cost or reduced fee adoptions or waive pet spaying and neutering fees. Please stop by their tables and learn how you can help.


The Clear the Shelters initiative is a national pet adoption campaign that is spearheaded by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal. The Clear the Shelters effort, which teams up more than 40 local NBC and Telemundo television stations with hundreds of animal shelters from all across the country, returns for a third consecutive year after last year's highly successful inaugural effort which resulted in nearly 20,000 animals finding new homes.

Learn more about the Clear the Shelters initiative.


  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Sunday, Noon - 6:00 pm
    Open Monday during Spring Break, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Summer: Open Mondays Memorial Day through Labor Day. Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  
  • General Admission: $12 per person and $11 for seniors 65 years and older. FREE for children under one and Museum Members. Free Hours: FREE FAMILY NIGHT: Thursdays 5 pm - 8 pm.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking fees: 1 hour - $7 2 hours - $8 3+ hours - $9 Metered and street parking are available around the Children's Museum of Houston.

Special Offers / Dining

The Children's Museum of Houston's spacious eatery, Fresh Café, offers nutritious eats and treats for any time of day! Enjoy a healthy meal with savory salads, preservative-free sandwich bread and vegetarian options prepared daily – fresh off the grill!

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