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Summer Escape

  • 198 Kempner Street
  • Sugar Land, TX 77498
  • Dates: June 1, 2024 - August 7, 2024
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center
  • Phone: (713) 535-7238
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: GA Adults and Children (+1) $15 | GA Seniors (65+) $14.00 | Members and Children under 1 FREE
  • Overview


    Portal into a daily summer adventure at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center and access endless possibilities!
    June 1 to Aug. 4
    Gone are the days of predictability and routine!  Unlock your inner potential, break free from the ordinary, and embrace the thrill of discovery at “Summer Escape” at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center – A Very Special Project of Children’s Museum Houston, from June 1 to Aug. 17, 2024.  With themed WonderWeeks and special events, each day promises a new and exciting adventure!
    Prepare to step into a world where the ordinary is extraordinary as we bring to you an unparalleled summer experience that combines learning with excitement.  With interactive exhibits, engaging activities, and hands-on learning opportunities, you’re invited to make your summer escape and unleash your creativity and curiosity like never before!


    Need for Speed
    Friday, June 14
    Rev up your engines and brace yourselves for a turbocharged adventure! 

    • Join Sonic and Knuckles, the dynamic duo of speed, as they zip around the Discovery Center, bringing their high-octane energy to every corner.
    • Dive headfirst into the thrilling world of Sonic the Hedgehog with dioramas that transport you straight into his iconic video game world, complete with loop-de-loops, springs, and golden rings.

    Kidpendence Day
    Thursday, July 4
    Don’t miss an unforgettable celebration of liberty, unity, and the American spirit!

    • Join us for an unforgettable Captain America meet-and-greet, complete with a thrilling story time adventure that will captivate heroes of all ages!
    • Get ready for an explosive celebration of science as we honor the red, white, and blue with dazzling demos, featuring a 21-Mentos geyser salute, sizzling stars, and the creation of patriotic lava lamps!
    • Show your patriotic spirit with fabulous red, white, and blue glasses, perfect for Kidpendence Day celebrations!

    Ohana Means Family
    Friday, July 5
    Sponsored by Caldwell & Steinbring Dentistry for Children
    Prepare for an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the beloved tale of “Lilo & Stitch”!

    • Join forces with the mischievous yet lovable Stitch as he makes a special appearance for an unforgettable meet and greet experience that will leave you starstruck.
    • Feel the rhythm of the islands as you groove along to the beat of Lilo's Polynesian dance class performance, immersing yourself in the vibrant culture of Hawaii.
    • Unleash your creativity at the Stitch character painting workshop, where you'll bring the beloved blue alien to life on canvas with every stroke of the brush.

    Play It Cool
    Friday, July 19
    Get ready to chill out where frosty fun awaits around every corner!

    • Join Anna, Elsa, Hans, and Olaf for a Frozen-inspired sing-along extravaganza that will have you belting out your favorite tunes as you journey through the enchanting kingdom of Arendelle.

    Royal Revelry
    Friday, Aug. 2
    Sponsored by Caldwell & Steinbring Dentistry for Children
    Step into a realm of timeless enchantment, where the magic of the Renaissance meets the whimsy of fairy tales!

    • Embark on an unforgettable journey as you mingle with Disney-inspired princesses such as Belle, and Rapunzel, who will regale you with tales of courage and kindness.
    • Unleash your creativity at the shields and flower crown workshops, where you'll craft regal accessories fit for royalty.

    Sweet Escape
    June 5 to 9
    Get ready for a delectable adventure and prepare to embark on a mouthwatering journey filled with sweet surprises!

    • Fashion a delightful ice cream cone hat to wear and craft a colorful lollipop-themed fan to keep you cool in style.
    • Dive into the world of molecular gastronomy as you learn to create your own "boba" using sodium alginate.

    Escape Gravity
    June 12 to 23
    Get ready to defy gravity and embark on an interstellar adventure and cosmic exploration!

    • Gear up for a journey to the stars as you design your own astronaut helmet, ready to explore the mysteries of space.
    • Let your imagination soar as you craft a rocket wand that's truly out of this world and create a mobile showcasing the eight planets in our solar system.
    • Dive into the science of propulsion with hands-on experiments, building straw and film canister rockets that will launch you to new heights.

    Alien Escape
    June 26 to July 7
    Prepare for an out-of-this-world adventure of cosmic creativity, scientific discovery, and galactic fun that will leave you starstruck! 

    • Design rocket ships, alien spacecraft, and dazzling fireworks that will soar through the air, capturing the excitement of interstellar travel.
    • Dive into the gooey fun of alien slime by making and investigating Oobleck, a mysterious non-Newtonian fluid that behaves like a liquid from another planet.
    • Embark on a stellar journey to craft your very own dazzling constellation using yarn, a hole puncher, and a metallic marker!

    Escape the Heat
    July 10 to 21
    Beat the summer heat and let cool creativity and scientific fun collide!

    • Craft your own sun using weaving techniques and make a wearable crab hat that's perfect for beach vibes.
    • Transform paper plates into colorful watermelons, rainbows, or flowers, creating stylish fans to keep you cool.
    • Dive into science by making fake snow with sodium polyacrylate.

    Dungeon Escape
    July 24 to Aug. 4
    Embark on an epic adventure set to transport you to a world of dragons and knights!

    • Unleash your creativity by using your handprint to craft a ferocious fire-breathing dragon and transform yourself into a majestic dragon with a custom mask.
    • Embrace your royal side by making a classic floral crown and designing a shield fit for a knight.
    • Unleash your creativity by transforming still images into your very own simple animation and discover the power of your imagination!
    • Discover the power of air with dragon breath air cannons and explore the science behind toroidal vortexes.
    • Dive into the fascinating world of toroidal vortexes and uncover the secrets behind the formation of these mesmerizing rings!