Juneteenth Freedom Fest at Children's Museum Houston

Sun Jun 16, 2024
9:00am to 5:00pm CT
Age: All ages
Price: $17 adults and children; members free
Children's Museum Houston

Celebrate Juneteenth at Children's Museum Houston with music, art and theater.


The oldest national commemoration of the ending of slavery, Juneteenth, truly celebrates freedom for all. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston to inform enslaved African-Americans of their freedom, putting into effect the Emancipation Proclamation. Today, Juneteenth celebrates education, achievement and freedom. Celebrate this pivotal moment in American history!


DJ Ferbidden: Feel the beat and move your feet as you groove and bust a move to music that celebrates Black culture.

When: 9 am to 2 pm in Kids' Hall Alcove

Community Mural: Come celebrate Juneteenth with helping paint and create a special mural!

When: From 10 am to 1 pm in Concrete Jungle

Juneteenth Champions Art Exhibition: Ted Ellis' "Juneteenth Champions" art exhibition highlights 29 influential African Americans in history; some living, some passed. Prints of the painted portrait as well as information of each will be showcased!

When: From 9 am to 5 pm in New Kids Hall

Juneteenth Story Time: Tonya Duncan Ellis will be joining us and reading They Built Me for Freedom: The story of Juneteenth and Houston's Emancipation Park. Van G. Garrett will be on site to read his book: Juneteenth: A Picture Book got Kids Celebrating Black Joy.

When: At 11 am and 1 pm in Parent Resource Library

Express Children's Theatre: This exciting and interactive live show uses music, poetry and dance to celebrate the vital contributions of African Americans to the social, political and cultural life of the United States!

When: 2:30 pm in Brown Auditorium

Champions Documentary and Q&A: Come enjoy a mini documentary about the art exhibit and who the exhibit is based around! We'll have some Champions around to take pictures and answer questions!

When: 3:30 pm in Brown Auditorium

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.