The Chevron & Houston Texans Maker Annex is a place for children to invent, construct and showcase their work. The space encourages kid makers to tap into their creative potential with access to resources such as 3D printing, casting, programming with Arduino and Scratch, building and soldering circuits, robotics, animation, game development, circuit bending, laser cutting and more.

This 450-square foot space provides unique education values, including:

  • Pursuing semi-guided STEM maker projects of your choice.
  • Showcasing completed or in-progress projects to other Museum visitors.
  • Gaining the knowledge and skills needed for your interests from local maker leaders, consisting of STEM-field professionals.

Each workshop is designed to expose kid maker participants to a handful of tools and materials. It is our belief that safety and tool literacy go hand in hand. To provide a safe environment that can best teach the skills and habits needed to safely work with the tools in the Maker Annex, workshops are limited to ages 8 and up, with a parent or guardian.

The Chevron and Houston Texans Maker Annex is located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. Learn more at





Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Focus Tours (9:45  a.m. – Noon OR 1:45 – 4 p.m.)
Wednesday Focus Tours (9:45  a.m. – Noon OR 1:45 – 4 p.m.)
Thursday General Public Workshop (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.)
Friday Parent Workshop Series (2 – 4 p.m.)
Saturday General Public Workshop (2 – 4 p.m.)