Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center – September Happenings

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Become the ultimate spy by using all of the skills you learned this summer! Blend into your environment when you make a wig disguise at Junktion, construct S.E.C.R.E.T. mirrored glasses to make sure no one is following you, then join hands together with other Kidtropolis artists to create a unique piece of community art.

Fiestas Patrias – September 9th – 15th

On September 15, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo climbed atop a church and encouraged people to fight for Mexico’s independence. This “cry” for liberty marks the anniversary of Mexico’s “Grito de Dolores” and is celebrated with music, fireworks and parades. Join the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center as they

The Cyberchase – The Chase Is On! exhibit takes kids on a virtual math adventure. 

The Cyberchase – The Chase Is On! exhibit takes kids on a virtual math adventure.

commemorate Mexico’s fight for freedom. Design an independence flag inspired by Mexican folk art. Make your own Mola design. Engage in activities where you’ll learn about the national arthropod of Mexico, the grasshopper. And finally, create a drum to join in the celebration!

Mid-Autumn Festival  – September 16th – 26th 

Revel in the majesty of the moon and the joys of the harvest as the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center celebrates the Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Festival. Celebrate with activities such as creating a scene of floating lanterns, learning about the Moon Rabbit and making your own rabbit ears, constructing a flip book of the moon phases and more! Plus, take a whirlwind adventure through Vietnam in the exhibit Dragons and Fairies: Exploring Viet Nam through Folktales.

Hooked on Books Wonderweek  – September 23rd – 29th

Explore the world of books! Engage in literacy by etching an image from your favorite book and stamping it on a piece of paper to create your own story print, creating your own velvet botanical bookmark and other story time activities!

Ongoing Exhibits

Cyberchase – The Chase Is On! 

It is the classic good vs. evil adventure! Hacker, a power-hungry villain, is on a mission to take over Cyberspace.  Now, it is up to you, three curious kids and a cyber bird to use wits and smarts to save the Cyber world! Join forces with the Cyber Squad – Matt, Inez, Jackie and Digit – in an original quest to save Cyberspace! Blast off into Cyberchase – The Chase Is On!, an out-of-this-world math adventure in which you play hero and save the day. The exhibit is located in the Can I Solve That? gallery sponsored by ECOLAB®.

Dragons & Fairies: Exploring Viet Nam Through Folktales

Enter a magical place where aspects of modern day life in Vietnam interweave with centuries-old folktales. Created by the Children’s Museum of Houston, Dragons & Fairies: Exploring Viet Nam Through Folktales provides a profusion of hands-on, interactive experiences about the culture of people in Vietnam. The exhibit is located in the How Are We Alike? gallery sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants of Greater Houston in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Houston/Galveston.

How Does It Work?

Explore how the natural world works in this physical science-themed exhibit that challenges you to discover the answers to your own scientific questions. How Does It Work? uses concrete examples to examine scientific principles, prompting you to make meaningful connections between the phenomena you encounter at each component and real life experiences. The exhibit is located in the How Does it Work? gallery sponsored by Ann and John Johnson.


This kid-friendly, bilingual exhibit located in the How Does My Baby Grow? gallery will give tots 35 months and under the opportunity for exploration, discovery, experimentation and wonder using all of their senses – touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight – within distinct areas designed to develop critical thinking, problem solving, fine and gross motor skills, as well as oral language development.  Tot*Spot is a

Kidtropolis Academy, part of the Kidtropolis exhibit. 

Kidtropolis Academy, part of the Kidtropolis exhibit.

safe environment that provides multiple opportunities for quality interaction between child and parent, allowing parents to have positive experiences with their children through play.


It’s a city for kids, run by kids!  Kidtropolis marks a brand new spot on the map as a real-life kid-metropolis complete with skyline, city government, occupations and systems that make a city work.  It’s where kids can choose to be whatever they want to be!  The exhibit, which mirrors and highlights the diverse community of Fort Bend County, engages you in financial literacy and civic engagement.

The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center – A Very Special Project of the Children’s Museum of Houston is located at 198 Kempner Street in Sugar Land.  Hours are 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.  General admission for adults and children ages one and up is $12. For more information, visit or call 832-742-2800.