Visit the Houston Toy Museum for a one of a kind experience in the heart of the Houston Heights! Guests of all ages and backgrounds will likely be able to point to something in the museum and say, "I remember that!". Our collection includes toys dating back to the late 1800s and our exhibits focus not only on the toys themselves, but their inventors, and well as the artists behind the design and branding of the toys you know and love.
Our exhibits showcase a timeline of popular toys throughout the decades and explore how world events and technological advancements impacted toy production and the future of toys. We dive deep as we explore racial representation in toys, as well as the influence of gender stereotypes on the way that certain toys were marketing to boys and girls.
We explore the idea of learning through play, take a look at the toys that had an impact on future career choices, and the evolution of an industry of learning toys that is today known as S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics).
We predict that you will leave the museum feeling like you learned something new about your favorite toy. Or maybe you'll leave with a newfound interest in a toy you overlooked before.
Although the Houston Toy Museum is not considered a children's museum, we have something for every member of the family, including an interactive space with some hands on fun for the little ones.
A note about accessibility: Our building was originally constructed in the 1940s and most of our exhibit space is located upstairs. At this time our location is not wheelchair accessible but we hope that this can be remedied in the future.
Date & Time
Oct 6 - Dec 30, 2022