As a family, we have been to our fair share of children’s museums. This summer, we had the opportunity to visit the Children’s Museum of Houston and it has easily become one of our favorites. If you are looking for things to do in Houston, this is it! It is easy to see why it was voted Best Children’s Museum by Parents Magazine, as it has something for every age and interest.
My kids’ personal favorite of the museum was the Invention Convention – my kids spent the most time here. Stations are set up to allow your child’s creativity to flow and build things using all sorts of cool materials. We built a rocket and launched it in the launch cage and a Lego car and raced it down the track. My daughter especially enjoyed the workshop area kids were invited to make a marble track out of everyday items like Dixie cups, coffee filters, and pipe cleaners. Another example of how the museum provides something for every interest.
During the summer, weekdays are filled with summer camp/daycare groups so I was told weekends are slower. I imagine a weekday durning the school year is the perfect time to come to the museum. I particularly liked how many employees I saw throughout the museum, helping the kids and showing them ways to do the different activities. They also offered tons of fun games & activities throughout the day, again offering something for everyone.