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Ghostbusters Day at the Children’s Museum of Houston

Who you gonna call? The Children’s Museum of Houston is calling on the Ghostbusters! Help the Ghostbusters gang investigate and capture pesky ghouls and save the Museum from ectoplasmic chaos during Halloween Monster Mayhem. Don’t forget to bring your camera! I ain’t afraid of no ghost!

 

Ghostbusters Day, Oct. 22, 2016                

*Activities, events and times subject to change.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Ghostbusters Character Appearances: Meet some of your favorite characters from the Ghostbusters!

Event Time:   10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Brown Auditorium.

Houston Area Ghostbusters: Your friendly neighborhood Ghostbusters will be on alert and onsite.

Event Time: Throughout the day inside Museum.

ON-GOING ACTIVITIES:

  • Ghost Doll: Design a spooky ghost doll that will follow you home at Junktion.
  • Slimer Mask: Become everyone’s favorite pizza eating ghost at Junktion.
  • Ecto Goggles: Fashion your own pair of Ecto goggles to perceive the unknown at Junktion.
  • Monster Slime: Ooze with ickiness with a gooey concoction of monster slime at Science Station.

HOURS/COST:

  • MUSEUM HOURS: Tues. – Sat.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun: Noon – 6 p.m.
  • General Museum admission: $12 per person and $11 for seniors 65+ and for active duty military personnel. Children under one and Museum Members receive free admission.
  • For more information, visit www.cmhouston.org or call (713) 522-1138.

Children’s Museum of Houston: Wearable Technology and Robotics With a Latin Twist

Outsmart Dr. Boredom in a final showdown to save summer fun during the Summer of Epic Adventure – Forces Unite! The Museum is partnering with the Smithsonian Latino Center’s ¡Descubra! Meet the Science Expert to captivate the inquisitive minds of kids and fuel your determination to discover using STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Chevron Maker Annex Kid Creations: Meet kid inventors of the future as they showcase their inventions.

¡Descubra! Meet the Science Expert:

  • Wearable Technology and Robotics: Latino scientists and innovators will demonstrate tech trends.
  • Create-It: Engage in a maker project of your own at Smithsonian Latino Center’s interactive station.
  • Meet the Science Expert: Hang out with STEM pros representing Latino-specific STEM organizations.
    • Jose “Pepe” Contreras-Vidal: A professor in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Houston. He will examine your brain activity and discuss how he harnesses that activity to develop robotics.
    • Javier Fadul: Has presented at TEDxHouston and SxSW on the possible futures of innovation and the accelerating returns of technologies that change the world. He will discuss the future of wearable technology.

 WHEN:

KidMakers Expo

August 7, 2015, from 2 to 6 p.m.

***Activities, events and times subject to change.

WHERE:

Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz St., Houston, TX 77004

HOURS/COST:

MUSEUM SUMMER HOURS: – Sat.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun: Noon – 6 p.m.

  • General Museum admission: $10 per person and $9 for seniors 65+ and for active duty military personnel. Children under one and Museum Members receive free admission.
  • For more information, visit www.cmhouston.org

Children’s Museum of Houston Honors National Autism Awareness Month With An Exclusive Sensory Event

The Children’s Museum of Houston will host Sensory Friendly Day on Monday, April 6, in honor of National Autism Awareness Month. Sensory Friendly Day is an opportunity for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing differences to explore the Museum. This exclusive event, held from 10 am to 2pm,  will provide a comfortable, protected and accepting environment, allow parents to make connections with other families, and offer new tools and resources. There will be no music and sound reducing headphones will be available. Outside food and drinks will be allowed (Fresh Café will be closed).
• Music Therapy Activities: Move and groove to therapeutic music in Tree Top Discovery Room. Sign up at the Information Booth.
• Obstacle Course: Test your bilateral coordination and balance as you race through our fun and challenging obstacle course in PowerPlay.
• Hands-on Specialists: Learn more about your child’s development as they engage in fun sensory activities with our Board Certified Speech Pathologists and Behavior Analysts.
• Color Blast Wheel: Create a color wheel to learn the science of seeing colors at Junktion.
• Beat of Your Own Balloon Drum: March to the beat of your own balloon drum at Junktion.
• Snuggly Bear: Design your own fuzzy friend at Junktion.
• Count and Pop: Pop till you drop while playing this fun game at Exxon Mobil Math Cart.
• Dog Whistles: Experiment with pitch by making your own whistle at Science Station.
• Rainbow Paper: Separate and see the beautiful colors light produces at Science Station.
• Smell Cups: Put your nose to the test and identify different smells at Science Station.
• Sink or Float: Build a boat and find out how long will keep afloat at Inventors’ Workshop.
• Are you my bat baby?: Match bat babies to their mothers using your sense of smell at EcoStation.
• Bat Origami: Create a beautiful bat origami by using your tactile senses at EcoStation.
• Bubble Painting: Create your own bubbly work of art at Alexander Art Academy.

Special Sensory Friendly Day Admission: $5 per person. Children under one and Museum Members receive free admission. Pre-registration required. Please contact Lydia Dungus at ldungus@cmhouston.org or call (713) 535-7238 to make a reservation.

For more information, visit www.cmhouston.org or call (713) 522-1138.

Ring In The Holidays With The Snow Queen At The Children’s Museum!

SnowQueen

WHAT: When the holidays are over and Santa is back in the North Pole, what’s a kid to do? Have a ball and welcome the winter season with the Children’s Museum of Houston and the Snow Queen herself! Be a part of her entourage and receive the royal treatment when you come dressed as a snow queen for $2 off general admission. Frosty snowmen are invited too! (Admission applies only to those who dress up). Bring your camera!
Take in the most of our holiday exhibits and activities, including making your own Winter Wishing Wand at Junktion or matching snowflakes at EcoStation. You won’t want to miss this cool event!
WHEN: Snow Queen Visits the Children’s Museum!
Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, from 1 to 3 p.m.
***Activities, events and times subject to change.

WHERE: Children’s Museum of Houston
1500 Binz St.
Houston, TX 77004

• MUSEUM HOURS: Tues. – Sat.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun: Noon – 6 p.m.
• General Museum admission: $9 per person and $8 for seniors 65+. Children under one and Museum Members receive free admission.
• For more information, visit www.cmhouston.org or call (713) 522-1138.