As Houstonians and visitors drive toward the East side of Binz Street through the buzzing excitement of the Houston Museum District, a warm feeling begins to overcome them as they approach the corner of Binz and La Branch. A brightly colored building peeks out, inviting passersby to step through its monumental columns and into a place of learning and adventure... the Children's Museum of Houston, of course!
So how did this special building come about? Just as the Pantheon in Rome, Great Sphinx of Giza, the Taj Mahal, St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow or even Houston's very own Astrodome, someone dreamed it and made it happen through a process we like to call Constructioneering.
So what is Constructioneering? Well... Honestly, we made the word up by mashing together "construction" and "engineering" but it means the process it takes to plan something as great as the Children's Museum of Houston building! Constructioneering is about tapping into your creative side while using design tools, like equations and technology, to dream, imagine, problem-solve, innovate, design and build for a purpose.
You're invited to grab a construction hat and vest as you try out hands-on, minds-on challenges while learning about the constructioneering that was needed to design the Children's Museum of Houston!