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Children’s Museum of Houston’s exhibits and events for August 2015

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EXHIBITS:

KLUTZ® AMAZINGLY IMMATURE

Now – Jan. 5, 2016

Sponsored by The Fondren Foundation, The William Stamps Farish Fund and Cameron

Immaturity is NOT a four-letter word – literally and metaphorically.  In fact, the Children’s Museum of Houston is out to prove that immaturity and genius go hand in hand with its brand-new exhibit KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature.

Based on KLUTZ® Encyclopedia of Immaturity Vol. 1 and 2, the KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature exhibit will offer you the opportunity to embrace your inner zany genius while exploring what these behaviors can teach you about science, engineering, math, and literacy.

With activities such as pulling a tablecloth out from under a place setting to learn about inertia, building a boomerang as an introduction to elements of aerodynamics, and folding paper rings to explore geometry, KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature will create an environment which encourages multi-generational communication and learning through laughter, play, comedy and memories of different generations’ childhood hijinks.

Produced by the Children’s Museum of Houston in partnership with KLUTZ®, KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature premieres nationally in Houston through Jan. 5, 2016 before travelling to 15-cities over the next six-years.

 

YALÁLAG: A MOUNTAIN VILLAGE IN MÉXICO

Now – Nov. 6, 2016

One of the original Children’s Museum of Houston exhibits, Yalálag returns with a facelift and a bang to provide you with the opportunity to experience the day-to-day life of people who live in Villa Hidalgo Yalálag—a Zapotec village located in the Sierra Juárez Mountains of Oaxaca, México.

The exhibit explores the customs, daily life and heritage of modern day people there.

The realistic environments provide authentic opportunities for you to "step into" life in Yalálag and discover a culture that is unique but shares the same social values we do.

You’re invited to an exotic trip south of the border to learn about the cultural attributes that give the people of Yalálag a unique take on life!

So, pack your bags and go on a journey “south of the border.”

 

 

 

EVENTS:

SUMMER OF EPIC ADVENTURE:  FORCES UNITE

Now – Sept. 7, 2015

Gear up, train up and put your powers to the test!

Superheroes will rise during the Summer of Epic AdventureForces Unite.

Dr. Boredom has stolen all superheroes and villains’ powers.

It’s up to you to help forces unite, beat Boredom and all that stands against summer fun!

Don’t miss action-packed activities, live musical production, character appearances and extraordinary events.

 

SPIDER-MAN DAY

Aug. 1, 2015

Our spidey senses are tingling!

The Children’s Museum of Houston will get tangled in a web of excitement during Spider-Man Day.

The day includes interactive activities, a Spider-Man appearance and a Silly String Showdown!

Duke it out in Spider-Man inspired silly string shootout!

Catch the masked crusader spin into gear for an appearance.

 

 

FUTUREVET® WOOF-SHOPS

Sponsored by Banfield Pet Hospital

Aug. 1 & 8, 2015

What does it en-“tail” to be a responsible pet owner?  Do you have what it takes to be a vet?

The Children’s Museum of Houston has joined the FutureVet® pack to bring you a series of interactive workshops that will unleash the joys of being a pet owner but also teach about the responsibilities that come with being one.

This multi-part, tail wagging show-and-tell will also walk you through the basics of veterinary medicine.

You will even get a treat at the end of the presentation – your own “doggie” diploma and goodie bag!

FREE BACK-TO-SCHOOL VACCINATIONS

Every Free Family Night Thursday in August

Administered by Texas Children’s Mobile Clinic Program

All children under 18 needing immunizations as required for admission by school districts will have the opportunity to receive FREE vaccinations at the Children’s Museum of Houston this summer.

Committed to creating a community of healthy children, Texas Children’s Mobile Clinic Program will administer back-to-school vaccinations to the first 200 people to arrive every Thursday Free Family Night through August 27.

To qualify, parents and guardians will need their child’s immunization records.

All required school vaccines will be provided except for TB Test or FLU.

No need to pre-register.

KIDMAKERS EXPO

Aug. 7, 2015

In partnership with Smithsonian Latino Center

The Children’s Museum is partnering with the Smithsonian Latino Center’s ¡Descubra! program to promote STEM and building science skills in children.

Come meet kid inventors of the future as they showcase inventions made in our Chevron Maker Annex.

Local and national inventors will be carry out interactive activities.