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Children’s Museum of Houston Ranked #1 Best Children’s Museum in the Country


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Parents magazine names 10 best children’s museums across the U.S.

Parents magazine announced the Children’s Museum of Houston (CMH) is the No. 1 children’s museum in the nation!  The magazine revealed the exclusive findings from its 10 Best Children’s Museums survey.

“We are honored Houston’s efforts to create the Ultimate Playground for your Mind™ have been recognized by Parents’ Magazine as the No. 1 Children’s Museum from a field of such great museums, said Tammie Kahn, CMH executive director.  “Every day we offer new mind-blowing, family-engaging ways to learn more about this exciting, ever-changing world, and we do it in ways that will bring a smile to your face-guaranteed!  It’s all about engaging our children in development of 21st Century skills in ways that encourage them to be confident learners and leaders in the years ahead. And helping parents get the support they need to nurture the potential in their children, ” said Kahn.

Parents researched children’s museums across the U.S. to identify those with clever educational exhibits, mommy-and-me outings and festivals, healthy places for lunch, nursing areas, family restrooms and stroller parking.  Parents then worked with the 300-plus members of the Association of Children’s Museums and eliminated those museums without a lot for kids under 3.  Then, the magazine asked the remaining museums questions to help decide the leaders.  After tallying the scores, Parents went to local moms to ask for insider tips.

According to the Parents survey, the 10 Best Children’s Museums are:

1.The Children’s Museum of Houston
2.The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
3.Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia
4.Boston Children’s Museum
5.Madison Children’s Museum
6.Kohl Children’s Museum
7.Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
8.Children’s Museum of Phoenix
9.National Museum of Play, Rochester, NY
10.Minnesota Children’s Museum

“Because of the generosity of our funders and board, CMH’s unlimited access and policies ensure every family is welcomed, no matter their ability to pay, ” said Kahn.  “Our visitors reflect the broad ethnic and socio economic diversity of Houston.  There is no other place like it here in Texas or in the entire country.”


Parents, published monthly by Meredith Corporation, has been America’s #1 family magazine for more than 80 years. Since its inception in 1926, it has been a trusted source by every generation of parents.  Currently, the magazine is a powerful community of nearly 16 million readers devoted to supporting the efforts of parents, educators and other citizens who strive to make the world a better place for our children. Parents can be found online at 

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