Children’s Museum of Houston


Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 – Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019


Cheers to a new year! The Children's Museum of Houston is kicking off 2019 with a bang! Stop by and enjoy all of our activities during our Rockin’ New Year WonderWeek!

Special Events:

  • Dec. 31: Rockin' New Year's Noon Bash: Ring in the new year at the stroke of noon during Houston's longest New Year's Eve celebration for kids!
    • Event time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 


  • New Frame of Mind: Draft your New Year's resolution and put it inside your unique photo frame at Alexander Art Academy.
  • Prosperous Peas!:  Welcome the new year by growing your own black-eyed peas and learn about parts of a seed at EcoStation.
  • The World is Waiting for You:   Illustrate some of your craziest adventures on our board at EcoStation.
  • Rocket Reactions: Learn all about the chemistry behind canister rockets at Science Station.
  • 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.
  • Cabbage Chemistry: Watch how the anthocyanin in cabbage juice changes colors from deep red to green depending on pH of the substance to which it is added at 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.
  • New Year Noisemaker:  Ring in the New Year with a noisemaker at Junktion.
  • Upcycled Wrapping Paper Jewelry: Upcycle unused holiday gift wrapping paper into beautiful bracelets at Junktion.
  • New Year, New You Crown: Start off 2019 on a good note by noting your resolutions on a New Year’s crown at Junktion.
  • Countdown to 2019:  Be the first to get to get "2019" in this dice game at Math Cart.
  • Christmas Ornaments: Laser cut your own Christmas ornament, then add some LED's or vinyl stickers to bring it to life in Chevron Maker Annex.
  • DIY String Lights: Light up your Christmas decorations by making your own string lights in Chevron Maker Annex.
  • Snow Globes: Make your own winter wonderland within a snow globe in Chevron Maker Annex.
  • Programmable Tree Lights: Code a holiday light show and wrap it around your tree in Inventor's Workshop.


  • 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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