Introduce your kids to Henry David Thoreau (or at least to some of his ideas) at the Childrens Museum of Houstons new exhibit Out on a Limb Adventures with Nature and Arts. It was Thoreaus view of nature, along with that of environmentalist Rachel Carson and author Richard Louv, that inspired the interactive display.
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Visitors can investigate four areas: Forest Jam, Whirlwind, Light Play and Gnome Home, each with hands-on activities, crafts, physical activities and, of course, a little edutainment about the natural world. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. 1500 Binz. For information, call 713‑522‑1138 or visit www.cmhouston.org. $7 to $8.
Mondays-Sundays. Starts: July 4. Continues through Sept. 18, 2011