Children’s Museum of Houston

Finding Frankenstein

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 – Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018

01:00 PM

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Join us for a truly electrifying adventure as we travel back in time for an interactive performance about the story behind the chills and thrills of "Frankenstein" and the author Mary Shelley!

  • Event Time: 1 p.m. at Brown Auditorium


  • Dream Drawings: Create a unique work of art in the style of Jen Dubuffet at Alexander Art Academy. 
  • Glowing Animals: Play a matching game that determines how certain aminals can glow in the dark at Ecostation. 
  • Learn about Lightning: Color and label parts of a lightning storm and learn why it strikes at Ecostation. 
  • Freaky Monster Mask: Transform yourself into Frankenstein and his bride when you make this mask at Ecostation. 
  • Hair Raising Wig: Make a hair-raising mad scientist wig at Junktion.
  • Dr. Frankenstein's Goggles: Inspect the unexpected when you engineer your own mad scientist goggles at Junktion. 
  • Origami Stories: Become a storyteller just like Mary Shelley and fold your own origami character at ExxonMobil Math Cart. 
  • Circuit Monsters: Send an electric current through conductive playdough to light up your monstrous creation at Science Station. 
  • Starch Testing: Discover the importance of starch in your diet and test for its presence in common household items at Power Science Lab. 
  • Neutralization Reaction: Our Bodies at Work: Observe a neutralization reaction and learn how our body's digestive system works at Power Science Lab. 
  • Cabbage Chemistry: Using red cabbage juice come learn how to test the liquid in a cabbage for pH levels at Power Science Lab.
  • DNA Extraction: Learn about DNA and extract it from strawberries at Power Science Lab. 
  • Coding Creations: Code your own Google logo, Star Wars Galaxy or Minecraft game using MIT scratch code software and block programming at Investors' Workshop. 
  • Robot Arm: Construct a robot by using simple laser cut links and locks, made of particle wood at Chevron-Houston Texans 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.

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  • Street Parking
  • Parking fees: 1 hour - $5 2 hours - $6 3+ hours - $7 Metered and street parking are available around the Children's Museum of Houston.

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The Children's Museum of Houston's spacious eatery, Fresh Cafe, offers nutritious eats and treats for any time of day! Enjoy a healthy meal with fresh salads, preservative-free sandwich bread and vegetarian options prepared daily - all at low prices.

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