Children’s Museum of Houston


Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 – Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed for us to live in a world where we would “not be judged by the color of [our] skin, but by the content of [our] character.” Visit the Museum during our I Have a Dream WonderWeek, where Martin Luther King, Jr., is celebrated and remembered with special events and activities. Don’t forget about your own dreams!

Special Events:

  • MLK Day: ​Join us as we honor civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., with special performances, appearances and activities.
    • Beginning at noon in Brown Auditorium.



  • Dream of a World: How would you change the world? Lend a helping hand with this MLK Day inspired art creation at Alexander Art Academy. 
  • Reduce Reuse Recycle: Learn how to make the world a better place by learning important disposal lessons in a fun sorting game at EcoStation.
  • Texas Endangered Species Postcard:  Help the environment by making an endangered postcard to share with friends and family at EcoStation.
  • Cranberry Chemistry: Conduct acid/base reactions using cranberry juice in Science Station.
  • Dream Clouds: Share your dreams of changing the world at Junktion.
  • Peace Doves: Create a world symbol of peace at Junktion.
  • Star Promise: Take the pledge to be kind and fair at Junktion.
  • Egg Carton Shake Up: Be the first person to "shake" to 100 in Math Cart.
  • The Olfactory Knows: Play a matching game with your nose and learn the physiology behind your sniffer in Power Science Lab.
  • DNA Extraction: Extract and examine DNA found in strawberries at Power Science Lab.
  • Testing for Reducing Sugars: Utilize Benedict's Solution as you test to see which substance contains the most reducing sugar 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.
  • Laser-Cut LED Paper Lanterns: Celebrate Lunar New Year as you laser-cut your own paper lanterns in Chevron-Houston Texans Maker Annex.
  • Playground Architects: Be the architect behind your very own playground, then bring it to life in Inventor's Workshop.

***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.

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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