Children’s Museum of Houston


Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 – Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018


Who says ugly can’t be cute?  The new holiday chic is what’s inside!  You’re invited to a holiday merry making extravaganza which will include designing your own holiday wrapping paper, making classic holiday toys, using computer coding software to program a holiday tree light show, making ugly holiday vests with LEDs.  Even if it’s ugly, it’s yours to keep!  Plus, join Mrs. Claus for traditional holiday tales about our “Seasons of Sharing” exhibit houses.

Plus, save $3 off admission when you wear an ugly sweater!

Special Events: 

  • Classic Holiday Stories: Join Ms. Clause for a read-aloud of some of your favorite holiday stories
    • Event time and location: 11:15 a.m., 1:15, and 3:15 p.m. in Parent Resource Library.
  • Toy Shop in Inventor's Workshop: Make classic holiday toys and program your own light show and show it off on a Christmas tree.
    • Event time and location: All day in Inventor's Workshop.
  • Ugly Holiday Vests: Design your own Ugly Holiday vest, and wear it as you snap a picture under our Christmas tree!
    • Event time and location: All day in Junktion.
  • DIY Wrapping Paper: Design the perfect holiday wrapping paper for your perfect gift.
    • ​Event time and location: All day in Junktion.
  • Letters to Santa: Make sure your letter to Santa is on it's way by dropping it off in our Santa Mailbox!
    • Event time and location: All day in Junktion.
  • Elf Showing: Come watch the holiday classic Elf starring Will Ferrell!
    • Event time and location: All day in Brown Auditorium.

**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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