Children’s Museum of Houston offers a wide array of events for youth to enjoy throughout the holiday season.

Yoga First Sunday

Sunday, Dec 2 | 2:30 p.m.

Get ready to settle down on the mat and explore your inner light! Zen out and “chillax” during a brand new series at the Children’s Museum of Houston. Join us every first Sunday of the month for a 30-minute children’s Yoga session as we play with balance and practice stretches, poses and breathing exercises.

Sensory Friendly Day

Monday, Dec 10 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Children’s Museum of Houston invites you to an exclusive event for children with autism. Sensory Friendly Day is an opportunity for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to explore the Museum. Doors will be closed to the public.  There will be no music and sound-reducing headphones will be available. Outside food and drinks will be allowed (Fresh Café will be closed).

Pre-registration is required. To register, please contact Lydia Dungus, Reservations Coordinator at 713-535-7238 or by email at

Frozen Over

Dec 22 – 29

Have your ever seen real snow? Come play in some during our Frozen Over event!

Meet Santa

Monday, Dec 24 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The man in red invites you to fuel up with milk and cookies at the Children’s Museum of Houston before his big departure!  Join the holiday countdown with a cookie jar full of fun and Santa Claus before he embarks on his annual journey around the world!  Make sure you’re on the right list and that he checks it twice before it’s too late!  P.S. Don’t forget your own wish list!

New Year’s Noon

Monday Dec 31 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kids finally don’t have to stay up till midnight to celebrate the New Year! The Children’s Museum of Houston’s Rockin’ New Year’s Noon is the city’s longest-running New Year’s Eve celebration just for kids!  This end-of-year bash rings in the New Year at the stroke of noon with a parade and shimmering ball drop, just like in Times Square!

Paper Jam Wonderwek

Nov 29 – Dec 5

Propel your creativity using the power of paper! Learn how you can use paper to make something incredible.

Holiday Who-Bilation Wonderweek

Dec 6 – Dec 12

To step into the pages of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale! Activity areas buzz with laughter and creative energy as you take part in Grinch-related holiday programming. 

Season of Sharing Wonderweek

Dec 13 – Dec 19

Holidays celebrated throughout the world will vibrantly burst under one roof! Ramadan, Diwali, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, Christmas in Norway, Kwanzaa, and the Lunar New Year will be represented in Houston’s only multicultural holiday exhibit for children.

Winter Wonderland Wonderweek

Dec 20 – Dec 26

Join us as we welcome our Winter Wonderland WonderWeek and partake in painting a snowy landscape, make static electrics now and create your own holiday wreath!

Rockin’ New Year Wonderweek

Dec 27 – Jan 9

Cheers to a new year! The Children’s Museum of Houston is kicking off 2019 with a bang! Stop by and enjoy all of our activities during our Rockin’ New Year Wonder Week!

Free Family Night every Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m.

Free Family Nights are made possible courtesy of Laura and John Arnold, Houston Endowment, Inc., The Junior League of Houston, Inc., the John P. McGovern Foundation, Houston Pi Beta Phi Foundation, and The Wortham Foundation, Inc.

Para Los Niños (Sponsored by The Powell Foundation)

Para Los Niños is a free family literacy program dedicated to increasing the capacity of libraries and their community-based partners to serve families whose first language is Spanish.  Para Los Niños workshops take place at public libraries, community centers, clinics, Head Start and Even Start Centers.  Museum and/or library staff provides parents with a model of how and what to read to their child, hands-on activities that are easily replicated at home, and discuss free resources available to them.  Participants also receive free passes to visit the Children’s Museum of Houston! Help us get the word out; everyone is invited!

Dec 4th Henington-Alief 11:00 a.m.
Dec 4th Walter 4:00 p.m.
Dec 5th Looscan 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m
Dec 12th Bracewell 10:30 a.m.      
Dec 17th Carnegie 11:00 a.m.
Dec 18th Frank 12:15 p.m.
Dec 19th Collier 12:30 p.m.
Dec 26th Moody 11:00 a.m.
Dec 26th HPL Southwest Express 4:00 p.m.
Dec 28th Stimley Blueridge 11:30 a.m.

For more information about the Para Los Niños program, please visit