Children’s Museum Houston

Power Science Experiments

Friday, Jul. 1, 2016 – Friday, Aug. 5, 2016

Explore the science behind your health in the Power Science Lab, located in PowerPlay! Play the role of scientist as you participate in interactive experiments that focus on biology, the human body and nutrition. Pick up your lab coat, goggles and nitrile gloves as you step into the Power Science Lab to use everyday lab equipment such as microscopes, petri dishes, test tubes and more!

The Power Science is open from 10 am - 6 pm, but please allow enough time to complete experiments prior to closing.

About the Programs & Activities

This Month's power science lab experiments

*Please note these experiments rotate regularly and may not be available every day. 

Glucose "Sugar" Test
Visitors will test the levels of sugar found in everyday snacks by doing a Benedict's reagent test. They will also be able to determine which snacks provide the most nutrients by comparing sugar levels. Experiment time: 15 Minutes

Visitors will be able to extract and examine DNA found in bananas! Experiment time: 15 Minutes

Different foods contain different amounts of fat. Visitors will be able to test and compare fat levels found in common snacks. Experiment Time: 10 Minutes

Acid in juices
Test for acidity in different common beverages. Visitors will discover how acidity affects their teeth and learn how to make healthier choices when choosing beverages to enjoy. Experiment time: 10 Minutes 

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  • 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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