It goes without saying, but summers in Texas are hot. While some people flee the Lone Star State for cooler climates during the summer months, most of us have to wait it out here in the sweltering summer heat. Luckily, the Children’s Museum of Houston is rolling out some new and exciting ways to escape the high temperatures with their new “License to Chill” event. If your kids are in danger of melting in the sun, don’t miss this exciting – and cheap – way to beat the heat.

The Children’s Museum of Houston’s License to Chill begins on Saturday, June 30 at 10:00 a.m. License to Chill will bring a wide range of fun new activities for families to enjoy at the Children’s Museum, including a special “unicorn” therapy session in the Allen Family Courtyard from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ponies will be available for special petting sessions and photo opportunities for kids and parents, and a “unicorn” or two just might make an appearance!

In the Kids’ Hall Alcove, a new “Brain on Art” exhibit will let kids peer into the mysteries of the human mind and examine how brain activity is measured during creative tasks. Brain on Art runs at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

In the Brown Auditorium, the Children’s Museum will host an interactive yoga session geared specifically towards kids and families. The exercises and poses are geared towards relaxation and rejuvenation – a perfect way to recharge after melting in the summer heat. The Yoga Interactive sessions will be at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

In addition to the special License to Chill activities and exhibits, the Children’s Museum’s Super-Powered Summer exhibits are still on display, including many superhero-themed interactive activities designed to unleash every child’s inner hero. Don’t miss the Light-Up Superhero Mask maker in the Chevron-Houston Texans Maker Annex!

The License to Chill event is free with the cost of regular museum admission: $12 for adults and kids, $11 for seniors and active duty military personnel, and free for tots under a year old. As always, Museum Members receive free admission as part of their membership and you can always check out the museum for free on Thursday nights.