Children’s Museum Houston

Thanksgiving with Santa

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 – Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017


The Children’s Museum of Houston is excited to host its 12th annual Thanksgiving with Santa event. Get into the holiday spirit with exhilarating activities and engage in the Museum’s terrific Thanksgiving traditions!  Don’t forget to bring your camera to snap pictures with Santa.


  • Elves on The Shelf Dance Show:  Were you naughty or nice?  Santa’s elves are on a mission to find out. Event time: 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. in Brown Auditorium. 
  • Santa Meet-and-Greet: Bring your wish list and snap a picture with Santa! 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Brown Auditorium.
  • Thanksgiving Vests & Pennant Flag: Rock these to wobble alongside our turkey. Event time: All Day, in One World Discovery Room and in Tree Top Discovery Room. 

*Activities, events and times 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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