WHAT:  It’s time to push your boundaries at the Children’s Museum of Houston!  With only a few weeks left before school begins, show off all you have learned at the Summer of Epic Adventure – where superheroes come to train!  Face the Ultimate Test using your newly trained physical and mental abilities combined with strategy, creativity and lots of imagination.

Special Events:

  • Get Your Gear On – Plastic Fusion Masks:  Design a super mask that will keep your identity safe.  Event Time:  11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Mon. – Sat); Noon to 2 p.m. (Sunday) in How Does It Work?
  • “Calling All Superheroes” Live Epic Showdown:  Catch the Boredom Bandit and save the Brain. Event Times:  From Aug. 15 to 18, Noon, 1 & 2 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.); 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. (Saturday); 1, 2 & 3 p.m. (Sunday) in the Brown Auditorium
  • Epic Experience – Giant Jenga:  How tall of a tower could you withstand before it crumbles?  Event Time:  Every day from 3 to 5 p.m. in How Does It Work?
  • Comic Book Artist Presentation:  Learn from a comic book artist who brings superheroes to life.  Event Time:  Saturday, Aug. 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Brown Auditorium.

On-Going Activities:


  • Super Secret Quiz:  Geek out with an electronic quiz box at Inventors’ Workshop.
  • Balance Board Mazes:  Test your balancing skills while moving a maze ball at Power Science Lab.
  • Phonebook Friction:  Use your muscles to try and pull two phonebooks apart at Science Station.
  • Rice Bottles.:  Lift a bottle full of rice off the counter using one chopstick at Science Station.
  • Friction Race:  Check out how friction affects matchbox cars at Science Station.
  • DIY Mosaics:  Make art from scratch and piece it together at Alexander Art Academy.
  • Achi:  Stretch your mental muscle with a strategy game at the ExxonMobil Math Cart.
  • Circle Logic:  Beat your opponent with a logic challenge at the ExxonMobil Math Cart.
  • Choose Your Own Adventure:  What would a hero do in certain situations?  Find out at Junktion.
  • Superhero Photo Frame:  Crown your heroic achievements  at Junktion.

WHEN:                  The Ultimate Test Celebration, August 15 – 22, 2013 ***Activities, events and times subject to change.

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

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

Second Saturday of every month opens at 9 a.m. for members.

General Museum Admission: $9 per person and $8 for seniors 65+ and for active duty military personnel.  Children under one and Museum Members receive free admission.

Free Family Night every Thursday 5 – 8 p.m.

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

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