Children’s Museum Houston


Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 – Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019


Strap on your goggles and grab your lab coats. It's time to mix up some ooey, gooey and utterly creepy concoctions as you enter the world of Grosstopia-chemistry with BASF.

Event time: Oct. 17-23, 2019


  • Monsters Love Color Mixing: Inspired by the children's book "Monsters Love Colors," let your creativity flow and paint your own color monster in Art Academy.
  • Grow a Jack-o-Lantern Bean Sprout: Decorate your own biodegradable seed pot, plant a pea seed and watch it grow at home in EcoStation.
  • Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble: Eye of Newt and scale of dragon. Help these kids have rights of braggin' with this potion bottle in Junktion.
  • Sugar Skull Mask: Bring the skeletal spirits to life with your own Dia de los Muertos inspired mask in Junktion.
  • Witch's Wand: It's all in the wrist! Design your own wand to cast spells through Halloween Night in Junktion!
  • Tricks or Treats?: See if your favorite food items are tricking you into eating more sugar in Math Cart.
  • Chemistry is Colorful: See how dyes in inks can be separated into their constituent parts in Science Station.
  • "It's Alive!" Frankenstein Workshop: Invent other-worldly monsters from your own imagination then bring them to life in Inventor's Workshop!
  • 3D Creepers: Watch your own mini-monsters come to life using 3D printers in Chevron Maker Annex.
  • Jitter Critters: Craft monstrous creatures that jitter and skitter on their own in Chevron Maker Annex.
  • Laser Cut Halloween Mask: Design your own spooky Halloween mask with a laser cutter in Chevron Maker Annex.

***Activities, events and times subject to change.


  • Trick-or-treat daily! 4 - 6 p.m. weekdays, 4 - 8 p.m. Thursdays, and all day weekends thru Halloween Night!
  • Get slime-soaked during our open-to-the-public Slime-Off! on Oct. 27.
  • Move your bones to funky tunes at our spooktacular Halloween Monster Mash Bash on Oct. 31 (open until 8 p.m.) 

Check out our web calendar for a full dose of Halloween events.



  • 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 Houston.

Special Offers / Dining

The Children's Museum 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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