How Does It Work?
Friday, Sep. 25, 2015 – Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016
Sponsored by Flint Hills Resources
The Children’s Museum of Houston’s iconic Art Guys-created Telephone Man is now surrounded by moving air ducts, fast-rolling balls, and creative contraptions as the How Does It Work? exhibit has been refueled with an exciting new look and interactive activities.
Kids will encounter Amazing Airways, a 12-foot towering pneumatic tube system of air ducts and diverter boxes that will send objects traveling at high speeds up the entry wall to the gallery.
Visitors can engineer a roller coaster using a 5-foot tower at Build Your Own Coaster! to understand kinetic energy conversions through creative problem-solving, cooperation, and configuring of loops, twists, and turns of the coaster tracks.
Guests can turn an abstract idea into a physical structure with Rig-ama-jig, completing the same creative process used by architects and engineers.
About the Exhibition
HOURS & ADMISSION
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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