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Image courtesy of Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center

Looking for a weekend activity with the whole family that’s fun and educational? You’ve come to the right place. The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center is the ultimate family destination that encourages innovative learning for kids in technology, science, as well as art!

What’s more, they have a special admission discount going on right now! Read more to find out. 

The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, a project of the Children’s Museum of Houston, is 12,000 square feet of cultural and educational exhibits for children. All exhibits give children the opportunity to experience them firsthand, in a safe way. With four hands-on exhibits, the Discovery Center is a great destination for children of all ages.

If you and the family are looking for a fun activity, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know for your perfect day at the center

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center – Exhibits to Explore

Kidtropolis, USA


You’ll look twice at Kidtropolis, a city run by kids that looks just like Fort Bend county! This exhibit helps teach kids about financial literacy and civic engagement. Watch as your children become shoppers, business owners, and leaders in Kidtropolis.

How Does It Work?

How does it work - Fort Bend Discovery Center

Are your little ones interested in engineering and aerodynamics? Physics and chemistry? Get hands-on experiences at the How Does It Work exhibit. The exhibit includes many interactive activities, including a Kid Lift, which allows you to raise yourself in the air to see how pulleys work and an overhead ball coaster to see how objects travel.

Shocks & Jolts

Shocks and jolts at Fort Bend Discovery Center

It’s electric! This exhibit is all about the properties of electromagnetism and provides children with the opportunity to build their own circuits. Shocks and Jolts include activities like the electromagnetic launcher, chain, and ring launcher, all while learning about electricity and magnetic fields.

Cum Yah Gullah

Cum Ya Gullah

Experience Gullah life and heritage with this cultural gallery at the Discovery Center. Here, children can dive into the history of Gullah culture and reflect on their own cultures. From music to storytelling, children will experience Gullah life through sounds and musical traditions and even get to play in a Gullah Home.

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center – Plan Your Visit 

Before heading to the Discovery Center, be sure to reserve your tickets online, as advanced online tickets are required to enter. Museum member? Walk-ups are permitted with your membership!

The museum is open from 10 AM to 6 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays and offers free parking. 

General admission, which includes all exhibits, begins at $12 per person, $11 for seniors 65 and up, and free for children under one and members. 

Exclusive Discount

Currently, the Center is offering $3 off general admission for up to six people. Take advantage of this deal for your next family outing and use the promo code: FBCHEAP at checkout.


While the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center doesn’t have a cafeteria, light snacks and drinks are for sale.


All parking is free at the Discovery Center. You can find the best parking at the Imperial Market lot and on Kempner Street.


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