Children’s Museum Houston


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

10:00 AM – 06:00 PM


Calling all S.E.C.R.E.T. agents!  Online chatter tells us that R.I.V.A.L. is up to no good and ready to sabotage the Children’s Museum of Houston’s “Hour of Code” event.  “Hour of Code” is a global movement celebrated in more than 180-countries during Dec. 3 to 9.  It is designed to demystify "code" and to show that anybody can learn the basics of computer science and programming.

Special Events:

  • The Grinch: Saving Christmas with Code: ​Use coding magic to program drones and a high-tech sleigh to capture presents, and travel down the mountain to bring Christmas back to Whoville.
  • Code With Elsa and Anna (Frozen): Explore the beauty of ice with Elsa and Anna using code by creating snowflakes and patterns to share with your friends.
  • Animate Your Name: Use Scratch to animate your name, initials or your favorite word.
  • Make a Flappy Game: Make your very own Flappy Bird game, then add it to your phone in one click!

Event time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Inventors' Workshop 


  • 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.

 ***Activities, events, and times 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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