Children's Museum of Houston

Houston, United States

Children's Museum of Houston


Children's Museum Houston (CMH) is a children's museum in the Museum District in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1980 and housed in a building designed by Robert Venturi, it offers a multitude of innovative exhibits and bilingual learning programs for kids ages birth to 12 years. It serves more than 1,400,000 people annually and operates as a 501(c)(3) under the direction of a Board of Directors. It is one of 190 children's museums in the United States and 15 children's museums in Texas.

The Museum was founded in 1980 by a group of Houston parents who hoped to elevate early childhood development to a community-wide priority. The museum opened in 1984, and it originally leased space from the Blaffer Gallery of the University of Houston. Several years later, it moved to 11,000-square-foot (1,000 m2) of leased space in the former Star Engraving Company Building on Allen Parkway.

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