The Children’s Museum of Houston
The Children’s Museum of Houston covers more than 90.000 square feet and has 14 exhibits. You can spend the whole day there without feeling bored or seeing exactly the same things. Parents Magazine ranked this Houston museum as the #1 children’s museum in 2011. The biggest challenge when visiting the Houston museum is finding an empty time. This museum, which is Texas-sized, allows visitors to spread out and enjoy their favorite activities. These are some of our favorite exhibits.
If you are able, take the train.
Houston’s Metro Rail line makes it easy to get to the Children’s Museum of Houston. The rail trip is an adventure that takes you to the museum. It’s also a pleasant walk from the station. Take the Red Line from the Museum District station. You can also park on the streets around the Museum District.
Be early or later
It’s possible to avoid crowds if you arrive at the venue right when it opens (at 10am). It is less crowded when you go in the afternoon, around 3:30-4:00pm. You should also know that the museum offers a free family night every Thursday from 5-8pm. This allows anyone to visit the museum at no cost. This is a great option for people on a tight budget but it’s not for everyone who wants to be surrounded by the crowds and those looking for an intimate experience in Houston.
Visit the Tot Spot
The Tot Spot is a favorite place to take your baby if they are between 0 and 35 months old. The Tot Spot is a great place to take your baby to play with toddlers and babies. It can be easy to forget about this area in all of the excitement. But once you get off the elevator it becomes obvious that it’s very popular among new parents who want to spend quality time with their kids. The padded playground features a ball pit and tunnels for crawling through. There are also padded climbing areas. Toys that support developmentally-appropriate play activities can be cleaned regularly. At entry, adults must remove their shoes.
This interactive metropolis is small enough for children to explore. They can pretend they are a bank teller or business owner, shopper and veterinarian. You can teach them the basics of saving and spending by giving them a Kidtropolis dollar “kidcard” that they can use anywhere in the city.