We've conducted a very scientific survey of the upcoming summer blockbuster films and have concluded that some 246 percent of all summer movies now involve superheroes. The Children's Museum is celebrating the reign of the hero with its Summer of Epic Adventure. ''Superheroes embody the qualities we want kids to be when they grow up: They're fearless, take chances, care for others, have a good heart, and fight for what's good and right,'' said Public Relations and Promotions Director Henry Yau. Kids will be able to learn the skills necessary to suit up and save the world. Activities will include gadget-building, costume-making, vehicle construction, and a series of mental and physical training exercises to assure participants are in peak shape once evil rears its ugly head.
On June 30, they’ll celebrate the 75th birthday of Superman himself, with an appearance by the one and only Man of Steel. Special Superman Birthday Bash festivities include a chance to take photos and create your own iPad action comics and join Telephone Man in a heroic adventure where he calls on the Boredom Bandit to give up and release The Brain.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Through June 30. Children's Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz. For information, call 713-522-1138 or visit www.cmhouston.org. Free to $9.
June 21-30, 2013