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My peques and I spent a week learning about fire safety and firefighters which we wrapped up with a trip to the Houston Fire Museum.
There is a children’s area that my peques absolutely loved. My hombrecito loved the fire pole that you could slide down and he was so proud when he finally worked up the courage to do it without my help. Both of my children really enjoyed driving the model fire truck in this part of the museum. They took turns driving and turning the lights on. They weren’t too jazzed about the fire suits they could dress up in initially. I convinced them to try them and they had a blast pretending to put out a house fire together. There was also a couple of puzzles to play with too,
Admission to the museum was very affordable. I only paid $8 for admission for all 3 of us and parking was free. There is only street parking available and we were lucky that it was a slow day so there was plenty.
The museum is very small so you won’t need a lot of time to see everything. The displays are definitely geared towards older kids and adults. My nenes are on the younger side so so while they enjoyed seeing early fire truck models they didn’t fully appreciate the rich history that the museum has to offer. On a busy day, I could see where parking could be an issue.
Overall, I would give the Houston Fire Museum a 4/5 rating if you’re looking for things to do with young nenes. It was small and not super little kid friendly. It’s still a fantastic little museum. I found the information available interesting but wish I could have been more thorough. The kid’s area was a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend going with another adult so that you can tag team to watch the nenes while the other takes in the museum.
For a kid-friendly outing be sure to check out my post about the Kids Bowl Free program.