Children’s Museum of Houston


Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 – Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018


Deck out your tree, light the menorah, and get in the Holiday spirit during the Holiday Who-Bilation WonderWeek!

Special Events: 

  • Dec. 8: Grinchy-Whobilation: Come join The Grinch as he makes a special appearance and disrupts the holiday “Whobilation.” Plus, save $3 off admission when you wear an ugly sweater!
    • Event time: All day


  • Grinchmas Cards: Create a mosaic card with a heart three sizes too small in Alexander Art Academy.
  • Match that Snowflake: Pair parts of snowflakes to their crystal structure in EcoStation.
  • Create a Snowflake: Create your own fractalated snowflake in EcoStation.
  • Mean One Mask: Show your mean streak when you make a Grinch-inspired mask in Junktion.
  • Macaroni Menorah: Create your own Macaroni Menorah and "light" it in Junktion.
  • Dragon Puppet: Celebrate Lunar New Year when you create a dragon puppet in Junktion.
  • Icy Igloos: Use wooden blocks to create a sturdy igloo in Math Cart.
  • Holiday Chromatograms: Explore liquid chromatography and create a string of colorful lights to redecorate Who-ville in Science Station.
  • This Lab Rules: Think fast! Test your reaction time and learn the physiology behind how our body works in Power Science Lab.
  • Cabbage Chemistry: Use red cabbage juice and other food based products to test various pH levels in Power Science Lab.
  • DNA Extraction: Learn about the structure of DNA and how to extract it from strawberries in Power Science Lab.
  • Starch Testing: Discover the role starch plays in your diet and test for its presence in different household items at Power Science Lab.
  • Christmas Ornaments: Laser cut your own Christmas ornament, then add some LED's or vinyl stickers to bring it to life in Chevron Maker Annex.
  • DIY String Lights: Light up your Christmas decorations by making your own string lights in Chevron Maker Annex.
  • Snow Globes: Make your own winter wonderland within a snow globe in Chevron Maker Annex.
  • Programmable Tree Lights: Code a holiday light show and wrap it around your tree in Inventor's Workshop.

**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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