Kachow! The Woodlands Children’s Museum is saying goodbye to summer and hello to the new school year with its annual Shake Your Summer Sillies Out event, featuring a final visit with the CARS movie characters. 

On Saturday, August 7, 2021, museum guests will have an opportunity to get up close for a photo meet and greet with the famous racecar who loves going faster than fast, Lightning McQueen. His trusted tow-truck friend Tow Mater and the Tipping Tractor they met in the pasture will also visit. The replica vehicles will be available at the museum from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. 

Lightning McQueen at The Woodlands Children's Museum

This summer, we have been delighted to feature the CARS characters at several of our events. Due to their popularity, we are providing them one more time before the end of summer,” stated Angela Colton, the museum’s Executive Director. “It is truly magical to see a child’s excitement when they get to meet – in real life – a television hero.

The annual Shake Your Summer Sillies Out event will also feature the musical talents of Mr. Tom on-stage inside the museum, and children will be able to take part in a collaborative car-themed art project in The Muse art bar. Outside, families can stay cool with a delicious snowball available for purchase from Cheri’s N’awlins Sneaux Bawls.

Lightning McQueen at The Woodlands Children's Museum

Guests are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase tickets for this popular event at www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org. If space permits, a very limited number of tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the event.  Each ticket will be for a timed session in an effort to provide families with a safe and enjoyable experience. Tickets are $5 for museum members and $10 for non-members. Ticket prices include admission to the museum and a visit with the CARS characters.

Tow Mater at The Woodlands Children's Museum

Summer hours for the museum are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am – 2 pm, and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 am – 4 pm. The museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays. 

The Woodlands Children’s Museum is located in the Panther Creek Village Center at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381. Tickets and additional information can be found at www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org and by following the museum on Facebook @TheWoodlandsChildrensMuseum and on Instagram and Twitter @TheWoodlandsCM.