The Children’s Museum of Houston is looking for photos of children’s faces to be a part of their block-long picture mosaic which will be unveiled during the museum’s expansion grand opening Mach 14. The mosaic will be featured in the hallway leading from the current building to the new building.
With their parent’s permission, children can upload a photo from a home computer to cmhouston.org/photos or visit the museum’s new photo booth, 1500 Binz. Children are encouraged to make any face they choose, from serious to goofy.
During the grand opening, the museum will introduce a new, three-level building addition that will offer seven state-of-the-art, interactive exhibits. The exhibits include the chance to build robots in Invention Convention; anchor the news, run a business, get elected as mayor in Kidtropolis, USA; explore nanotechnology in the Matter Factory; portal through a mathematical quest in Cyberchase-The Chase is On!; climb a three-story structure in PowerPlay; and provide a stimulating environment for children under 3 in Tot*Spot. The expanded Museum galleries, exhibits and programming will focus on building knowledge of mathematics, science, civic engagement, financial literacy, diverse cultures and arts, personal fitness, materials science, invention and engineering and early childhood development.
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday from noon-6 p.m., with free family night on Thursdays from 5- 8 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, $4 for seniors 65 and older and free for children under two.