Children’s Museum Houston

Coder Kids

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 – Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018

10:00 AM – 01:00 PM


Program, create and share your own games, music, and animations with Coder Kids! Use the power of coding and let your imagination run wild. Just grab a laptop and jump into the wonderful world of coding!

Event time and location: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Alexander Art Academy.


  • Points, Pixels, and Pointilism: Create an image using colorful dots in Alexander Art Academy.
  • Global Cloud Challenge: Map the world's clouds using your smartphone at EcoStation.
  • Stingray Paper Airplane: Prepare for takeoff when you construct your own stringray paper airplane in Junktion.
  • Boomerang Bonanza: Create your own boomerang and test it out at Junktion.
  • Origami Crown: Become royalty as you make your own origami crown in Junktion.
  • We Built This City: Collect materials by rolling dice, then design your own structure at Math Cart.
  • Flexagons: Explore the intersection of geometry and  engineering through creating  folded paper shapes called "flexagons" in Science Station.
  • This Lab Rules: Think fast! Test your reaction time and learn the physiology behind how our body works in 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.
  • DNA Extraction: Learn about the structure of DNA and how to extract it from strawberries in Power Science Lab.
  • Pipe Dreams: Dream up something extraodinary and build it using PVC pipes in Inventor's Workshop.
  • Self-Defeating Fan Car: Construct a car that tries to move in two directions at once, then figure out how to make it move in Maker Annex.

**Events and times are subject to change.


  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Closed Sunday and Monday. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.  
  • General Admission: $15 per person and $14 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 - $8, 2 hours - $9, 3+ hours - $10. 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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