Children’s Museum Houston


Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 – Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed for us to live in a world where we would “not be judged by the color of [our] skin, but by the content of [our] character.” Visit the Museum during our Dream Big WonderWeek, where Martin Luther King, Jr., is celebrated and remembered with special events and activities. Don’t forget about your own dreams!

Event time: Jan. 16-22, 2020


  • Peace Plates: Paint a plate and display it at home as a reminder to always show kindness to others at Alexander Art Academy. 
  • Dream Big Mobile: Create a cloud mobile with dreams you have for yourself, your community and the world in EcoStation. 
  • Helping Hand Tree: Create a tree with your hand and think of ways you can use your hands to help others in EcoStation. 
  • Dream Clouds: Share your dreams of changing the world at Junktion.
  • Peace Doves: Create a world symbol of peace at Junktion.
  • Star Promise: Take the pledge to be kind and fair at Junktion.
  • Sankofa Math: Choose an addition or subtraction card and solve the problem on it in Math Cart.
  • Tessellations from the Heart: Grab a heart pattern, trace it and repeat the process without an gaps or overlaps in Math Cart. 
  • Cranberry Chemistry: Conduct an acid/base reaction and a neutralization reaction in Science Station. 
  • Polarizers: Change the way you see light with this colorful filter-making activity in Science Station.
  • Programing with Graph Paper: Develop coding sequences to help a friend produce an image of a superhero-styled mask with graph paper in Science Station.
  • Iron in Cereal: Test iron in common cereal brands and learn about the importance of iron in the human body in Power Science Lab.
  • Testing for Reducing Sugars: Use Benedict's Solution to test for reducing sugar in food in Power Science Lab. 
  • Starch Testing: Discover the importance of starch in your diet and test for it in common household items in Power Science Lab.
  • Carbohydrate Digestion: Learn about the enzyme Amalyse and learn how it breaks down starch in Power Science Lab.
  • Motorized CarEngineer fan blades and build a motorized fan-powered car in Inventor's Workshop & Maker Annex.
  • Things That Fly: Become an engineer and build three different moving machines in Inventor's Maker Annex.

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


  • 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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