Children’s Museum August Happenings
Children’s Museum of Houston expands beyond the limits of your imagination during Sci-Fi Summer
Don’t miss an action-packed live production every day!
Open seven days a week, NOW to Labor Day
HOUSTON (July 14, 2017) – The Children’s Museum of Houston’s “Sci-Fi Summer” will take you to infinity and beyond! From NOW through Labor Day weekend, you’re invited to take off on an out-of-this world adventure where imagination and reality collide. Come and explore the endless possibilities of time, space and mind-boggling discoveries where there are no limits to where you’re going, even if it means doing it all over again. The future is what you make of it now! Teleport to your own “Sci-Fi Summer” adventure and imagine what you’ll know tomorrow! It’s a “Sci-Fi Summer” at the Children’s Museum of Houston!
- Experience a close encounter of a rockin’ kind! Travel through intergalactic wormholes and dimensions during an action-packed live production of “The Galactic Journey.”
- Join a galaxy ranger team and protect the Space Port from incoming asteroids by using a catapult to launch pulsar orbs.
- Be in for a shock as you build a Scribble Bot and create dynamic drawings using LEGO® in a Robotics Lab.
- Make a transport interchange at the Museum’s all-new “Coding Hangout” exhibit where you create code to bring your imaginings to life – it does compute!
- Go in search of E.O. (extraordinary) characters.
- Unlock your curiosity and tap into S.E.C.R.E.T. discoveries by going on undercover missions.
- Cross interstellar galaxies and beam into infinity using an Infinity Mirror. Then freeze time by capturing the moment with a selfie!
“THE GALACTIC JOURNEY” LIVE MUSICAL PRODUCTION (Showing Daily)
An inventor, wanting to explore strange, new worlds and seek out new life and new civilizations (but not interested in boldly going to them through long, boring spaceflights) uses wormholes – portals that cut across space-time – to bring them within a step of his lab. But, something goes horribly wrong. During a demonstration of his work at the Children’s Museum of Houston, the wormholes begin forming exponentially, putting strain on the containment fields and causing our world to merge with the other worlds, times, and dimensions. If it continues to go out-of-control, the chain-reaction bleed between all points in the multi-verse will go critical. Can the inventor, with the help of a time traveler, friends from other worlds and you, explore the worlds, neutralize the wormholes, and stop the malfunction? Find out during an action-packed live production happening every day. Check online for times.
BLAST OFF TO THE BRINK OF BEYOND! (“Sci-Fi Summer” August Events)
Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Children’s Museum of Houston makes a retro throwback to activities celebrating the third generation of computer and video games commonly known as 8-bit technology. Whether you are an 8- bit seasoned-pro or gaming newbie you are guaranteed to have blast experiencing some of the technology that became a game changer. Bring your camera!
TREKKIES vs. STAR WARS
Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Calling all Star Trek and Star Wars fans! It’s highly illogical but the Children’s Museum of Houston is boldly going where no man has gone before. Galaxies will collide when Star Trek and Star Wars fans face off at the ultimate throw down. You’re invited to dress up, team up with your favorite side and become part of this intergalactic saga during a fan celebration. Resistance is futile. Live long and prosper and may the force be with you!
For photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4aaqzkrc28jw3o6/AABjvJat2Q_TbO2stZnONAZ7a?dl=0
Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(Open at 9 a.m. for Museum Members)
Gotta catch ‘em all! Become the fiercest Pokémon trainer on Pokémon Day during the Children’s Museum of Houston’s Sci-Fi Summer! Stop by for a meet-and-greet with your favorite Pokémon characters Ash, and Pickachu when they make a special guest appearance.
For photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l8lrrktp31p5f9p/AAAQLA3AL1CrOcowJa_recOQa?dl=0
TROLLS ON A ROLL
Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ever had a bad hair day? It’s time to own it and let the good times roll. The Trolls are on a roll in on their quest to show you that happiness comes within yourself. You’re invited to sing, dance and hug all day long. Caution and optimism do go hand in hand. Hang out with the Trolls and don’t forget to bring your camera during this fan celebration.
***Activities, events and times subject to change. For more, check out www.cmhouston.org
TIME WARPED TRAVEL
Come join us as we take on a whirlwind adventure through different galaxies, realities, and timelines. Hold on tight as you prepare yourself to be Twisting Time with an out of this world tie-dye art at Art Academy. Decorate a paper armband “time travelling watch” to help you travel back in time and make your own Sonic Screwdriver just like in “Doctor Who” at Junktion.
SCI-FI FX SCIENCE
July 20 through Aug. 2
Ever wondered what was behind some of the best special effects in film and television? Explore the real science of how technology can be used to alter reality. Experiment with surrealism in a collage that is sure to feel like it’s from another planet at Art Academy. Become an out of this world alien and design
your own galaxy-inspired amagraph to learn about optical illusions at Junktion.
Help us celebrate the best robots, droids, and new technology of our reality and the future during our Robotic Realties Wonder Week sponsored by OXY (Occidental Petroleum Corporation). Tap into your creativity and create your own unique robot artwork by mixing and matching craft materials at Art Academy. Power up your droid through batteries before your opponent does at Math Cart.
THE FINAL FRONTIER
Adventure through time and space and explore the wonders of the universe during our WonderWeek “The Final Frontier”. Are we really alone? Find out during our final two weeks of summer! Blast off in to the unknown when you engineer this fast, flying rocket at Junktion. Warp speed ahead! Turn dots of paint into streaks on your paper surface as it moves into hyper drive at Art Academy.