Children’s Museum of Houston


Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 – Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019


Learn the basic engineering principles of mechanics as you program, design and build in this mechanical engineering workshop with the Maker Crew in our
Chevron Maker Annex workspace!

In Level 1 you will begin to learn basic engineering principles while using CAD software to design a small yet crucial piece of a hydraulic arm.

In Level 2 you will learn how to troubleshoot a prototype hydraulic arm.

In Level 3 you will be able to design and build your own hydraulic arm!

Upon completion of this Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 workshops, interested participants will be invited to join our brand new Kid's Maker Crew - with exclusive workshops and tinkering opportunities.

Please note that the preceding level(s) must be completed before moving on to the next level. When available, only register for next level 2 and/or 3 if you have completed the previous level(s).


  • Workshop Dates: Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20; Nov. 9 and 10
  • Workshop time: 
    • Saturday, Oct. 12
      • 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Level 1: Registration Closed
    • Sunday, Oct. 13
      • 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Level 1: Registration Closed
    • Saturday, Oct. 19
      • 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Level 1: Registration Closed
      • 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.- Level 2: Registration Closed
    • Sunday, Oct. 20
      • 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Level 1: Registration Closed
      • 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.- Level 2: Registration Closed
    • Saturday, Nov. 9
    • Sunday, Nov. 10
  • Location: Chevron Houston Texans Maker Annex
  • Age requirements: Children 8 and up with accompanying adult (younger siblings will not be allowed in the workshop space.)
  • Fee: $5.00 (this is in addition to museum admission costs)
  • Workshop length:  90 minutes

**Activities, events and time 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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