USA Today is conducting a reader’s poll to determine the best museum in the U.S. and the Children’s Museum of Houston is a top contender.
Click here to vote. You can vote every day if you like. You don’t have to be 18 and no photo ID is required. You can encourage friends and family to vote. Voting runs from now to February 17th.
Let’s win this, Houston!
Also in the running are esteemed national resources including The American Museum of Natural History in Central Park, NY, NY; the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum; the Metropolitan Museum of Art and more. The Children’s Museum of Houston is the only Texas museum in the running.
Houston and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis are neck and neck for the lead. When prodded by KTRH News, Executive Director Tammie Kahn was able to make a powerful stump speech. “Now is the time to make [your] vote count,” Kahn enthused. “We don’t want to be second best to Indianapolis because we’re not. Please turn out. Please click. Please vote.”
In 2011 Parents Magazine named The Children’s Museum of Houston “America’s Number One Children’s Museum.” Nickelodeon Parent’s Pick shoes it as the Best Museum in Houston in 2009 and 2010. Houston A-List recognized it as the Best Museum in 2012 and 2013.
“We dance to a different drummer than most of the other Children’s Museums,” Kahn tells KTRH News. “On the social side we are committed to doing some really important things for the community. The 50,000 sq. ft. of gallery space we have is devoted to developing children and their learning illiteracies from birth to age 12.”
Kahn says the museum is also devoted to parents, because they are the first teachers of children, and reflects the vast cultural diversity of Houston.
“We change programming here every week,” Kahn says. “We celebrate all the holidays and traditions of all the families that have chosen to make Houston their home.”