Children’s Museum Houston


Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 – Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019


Learn the importance of having strong structures and how to build in this series of Structural Engineering workshops! Use high-powered tools, programming equipment and more in the Chevron Maker Annex with the Kid's Maker Crew.

In Level 1 you will begin to learn basic engineering principles of structural engineering by designing and building a weight-bearing bridge.

In Level 2 you will design and construct a building to withstand a series of simulated natural disasters.

In Level 3 you will put your knowledge of structural engineering to the test as you design and build a space-capsule to protect a load and withstand the extreme conditions of outer-space!

Please check the Workshop times for each Level below.  

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 workshop and tinkering opportunities.

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


  • Location: Chevron 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 Houston.

Special Offers / Dining

The Children's Museum 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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