Safe trick-or-treating, 4 – 6 p.m. every day!

Oct. 9 – Nov. 2

Moe’s Monster Mash Bash open till 8 p.m. on Oct. 31


HOUSTON — Monstrous mayhem will be unleashed when the Children’s Museum of Houston is transmogrified into the Monsters’ Museum of Houston for three weeks of Halloween. From Oct. 9 to Nov. 2, 2014, we dare you to witness how monsters have rummaged, scoured, combed, and turned upside down the Museum to make room for their monster lairs. This hair-raising experience will allow you to “catch monsters” in the act, interact with their pals, observe and comprehend their behavior, participate in monster hobbies, and discover why monsters may be just simply misunderstood!


  • Go on a trick-or-treat monster hunt, 4 – 6 p.m. weekdays, 4 – 8 Thursdays, and all day weekends!
  • Examine slime blobs left by slobbering monsters, Oct. 21 – Nov. 2
  • Don’t let monsters feed on innocent pumpkins. Paint pumpkins to disguise as monsters, Oct. 25.
  • Avoid raising suspicions and blend with monsters using Monster Beacons, Oct. 18.
  • Don’t terrify on your own. Channel your mad scientist skills and create Eerie Monster Sidekicks, Oct. 11.
  • Make Drippy Monsters appear or disappear.
  • Master the monster language by making shrieking Monster Calls, Oct. 9 – 19.
  • Party with DJ Frankenstein during Moe’s Monster Mash Bash till 8 p.m. on Oct. 31!


The Museum’s beloved Moe Monster will steer you through a gnarling Halloween adventure complete with daring dragons, ghastly ghosts, rotten mummies, otherworldly aliens, man-eating plants, musical skeletons and more, with the intention of learning from the best and brightest in Monsterdom! Let him be your guide and carry your own mini Moe Monster (Oct. 9 – 19).

We encourage you to drop your human disguise, dress in a menacing monster costume and release your inner monster to avoid raising suspicion from other monsters and their pals (let’s not provoke them). Join Monsterdom and blend into the crowd of monsters when you wear your own Wild Rumpus-inspired hat (Oct. 21 – Nov. 2) or stop by Halloween Street and make a Zombie Disguise (Oct. 9 – 19).   Design and your own Franken-monster and create a safe-haven for him with a Monster Mansion (Oct. 21 – Nov. 2). All monsters need their own homes in Monsterdom!

Uncover the “terribly gone wrong” experiments concealed in the Crazed Chemist Lab where Frankenstein’s wrath is set to be unleashed. Bring to life scary Halloween creatures and make clenching vampire jaws using hydraulics (Oct. 21 – Nov. 2). Or dare to challenge monsters’ skills by diverting them of your location with the most hauntingly, scary maze (Oct. 9 – 19).

Get caught in a web of mystery at the Spider Lair where some of the most sinister spiders reside and Dancing Ghosts are charged with a spirited life force. This is where mysterious monster hobbies are untangled every week and Monster Blood and Veins are all the craze too! Come out and examine monster Blood Oaths which messages can only be revealed by the monster within you (Oct. 9 – 22).

The Bat Colony’s “infestation” will make you wish you were blind as a bat. This shuddery sight will make you want to flap your bat wings to get away. But it may also change your perspective on how bats are more than meets the eye.

Head outside to the Pumpkin Patch for a well-deserved photo opp. Bring your camera! Abominable stories about terrible, giant and hungry monsters await you at the Haunted Library. Don’t forget there’s trick-or-treating 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, 4 – 8 p.m. on Thursdays, and all day weekends and Halloween Day!


OCT. 31, 4 to 8 P.M.

Howl at the moon while you bask in Houston’s ultimate Halloween party for kids. Let the ghoul time’s roll as you boogie to the hauntingly hip tunes of DJ Frankenstein during Moe’s Monster Mash Bash. The event will feature Monster Feet Making (4 – 7:30 p.m.), face painter and balloon artist (4 – 7 p.m.), dancing and trick-or-treating from 4 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31! Be sure to come dressed in your most boo-tiful or frightfully freaky monster costume!


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



“America’s No. 1 Children’s Museum” by Parents Magazine, listed among Forbes’ and USA Today’s “Best Children’s Museums in the U.S.,” winner of Houston A-List “Best Museum 2010, 2012, 2013 & 2014” and Nickelodeon Parents’ Picks “Best Museum in Houston 2009 & 2010,” the Children’s Museum of Houston is a’s nationwide 5-star children’s museum. It is dedicated to transforming communities through innovative, child-centered learning with a vision to spark a passion for lifelong learning in all children. Founded in 1980 and housed in a whimsical building designed by internationally acclaimed architect Robert Venturi, the Children’s Museum of Houston offers a multitude of innovative exhibits and bilingual learning programs for kids ages birth to 12 years. The Museum serves more than 1,100,000 people annually and operates as a 501(c)(3) under the direction of a Board of Directors. It is located at 1500 Binz in Houston’s Museum District. Admission is $9 per person and $8 for seniors 65 years and older and for members of the military. Children under one and Museum Members receive free admission.

Free Family Nights are offered Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. courtesy of Laura and John Arnold, Houston Endowment, The Junior League of Houston, Inc., John P. McGovern Foundation, Pi Beta Phi Foundation, and The Wortham Foundation, Inc. Business Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 6 p.m. The Museum is open at 9 a.m. on the Second Saturday of every month for Museum Members. The Museum is closed Mondays but open on Federal Holidays, during Houston Independent School District’s Spring Break and during the summer months from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please visit or call (713) 522-1138. The Children’s Museum of Houston is A Playground for Your Mind™ Can your mind come out to play?™


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