Children’s Museum of Houston

Frankenstein’s 200th Birthday

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


Join us for an action-packed day full spooky stories and monstrous ghouls, as we celebrate the 200 year anniversary of Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein.”  Make sure you come dressed in your most spooktacular outfit as you won’t want to miss this positively shocking celebration.


  • 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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