Children’s Museum of Houston


Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 – Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018


Oh, poopsy! The "Mean One" is ready to steal the spotlight this holiday at the Children's Museum of Houston. Come join The Grinch as he makes a special appearance and disrupts the holiday “Whobilation.”  Listen to his classic holiday tale during story time.  Build a Shrinky Dink heart three sizes too small, just like his!  Then, participate in the “Mean One” relay races.

Plus, save $3 off admission when you wear an ugly sweater!

Special Events:

  • Grinch Storytime:Gather around and listen to the classic holiday tale, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.
    • Event time and location: 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m. in Parent Resource Library
  • 3 Sizes Too Small: Make your own Shrinky Dink hearts just like the Grinch's.
    • Event time and location: All day in Alexander Art Academy.
  • Mean One Relay: Take part in a Grinch-themed relay race as you race to stripa Christmas tree bare.
    • Event time and location: 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00 p.m. in Brown Auditorium.
  • The Grinch Who Stole Christmas Showing: Come watch the classic holiday animated movie, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (1966).

**Events and times are 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 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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