Houston has some great museums... and I love to visit them all. But there is one museum that my kids love... and I like visiting, even during peak museum hours!
The Houston Health Museum, our sponsor, has lots of room, lots of interactive displays and 2 new exhibits. Unlike the chaos at the amazing Children's Museum (which we do like!), the Health Museum is usually calm and full of fun learning opportunities.
There are tables were kids can build tools, like for someone in a wheel chair to reach the ground, use the adaptive skis to race downhill, design a wheelchair for the beach or for sports or for the street... and much more.
I will say that if you just want to look around, this exhibit won't take long and might be boring. But if you stop at each station and engage with it, you could play for a long long time.
You can see both of these exhibits through January 1, 2018... and you can always see the permanent exhibits and conduct experiments at the Cell Lab!