Children’s Museum of Houston

Tanabata Festival

Friday, Jul. 7, 2017 – Friday, Jul. 7, 2017

10:00 AM – 03:00 PM


The Children’s Museum of Houston and the Consulate General of Japan at Houston invite you to celebrate the Make a Wish! “Tanabata 七夕” Japanese Star Festival. As legend is told in the Japanese culture, Vega and Altair are separated by the Milky Way.  They are allowed to meet only once a year on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month.  This reunion marks the celebration of Tanabata (meaning the evening of the 7th).


  • 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 - $5 2 hours - $6 3+ hours - $7 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 Cafe, offers nutritious eats and treats for any time of day! Enjoy a healthy meal with fresh salads, preservative-free sandwich bread and vegetarian options prepared daily - all at low prices.

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