The Houston Children’s Museum is a great museum. Unfortunately, taking a family of four can run you a minimum of $48, not including any special exhibits. In this post, I’ll describe how you can get FREE tickets to the Houston Children’s Museum.
In my (albeit limited) opinion, the Houston Children’s Museum is one of the best children’s museums around. My kids especially love Kidtropolis, where they can pretend to be adults, working at various jobs. (They might not find it so fun if they had to go to that job day after day after day…. but I digress.)
Now, I could go on and on about all the amazing exhibits the Children’s Museum has to offer, because, after all, Google loves long blog posts, and that might make this post more likely to show up in search results. But let’s be honest, I’m not making money off this post, and all you care about is how you can save money on museum tickets. So here goes.
Free Tickets to the Houston Children’s Museum
My trick for getting free tickets to the Houston Children’s museum is…. go to the library!
Yes, that’s right. It’s all just a ploy to get y’all to read more! Ok, I’m kidding. About the reading more part. Not the going to the library part.
Have you ever noticed these yellow mesh bags at the library, likely hanging on a rotating wooden shelf? If not, ask the librarian next time you’re there. They are called ‘Flip Kits.’ They’re self-contained kits containing math and reading activities. Tags on each kit indicate what age or grade level they are for.
The kits themselves are fairly hit or miss. We had one recently that came with a book about bar graphs, bag of toy animals to count and some laminated sheets on which to draw bar graphs showing which group of animals had more.
Unfortunately, as we found out, someone had swapped the dry erase marker with a regular ol’ marker. (Pro tip, if you color over a regular marker with a dry erase marker, you’ll be able to erase the regular marker.)
What you’re really looking for, however, is a sheet of paper inside the kit containing a survey. This survey is intended to help the library improve the kits (I think). But the cool part is, when you return the kit and hand in the survey, THEY GIVE YOU A FREE FAMILY 6-PACK OF TICKETS TO THE HOUSTON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM.
I’m not kidding. Just. Like. That. How cool?
Are you still here? Get to the library!!