The Woodlands Children’s Museum is excited to announce a new partnership with The John Cooper School, providing the community with an imaginative new exhibit designed to ignite curiosity and inspire creative play, problem-solving, and engagement for families and children.

The John Cooper School’s Dream and Build Exhibit features a magnificent 15-foot sculpted dragon, walk-through castle towers, interactive building blocks, and an open play concept that allows young minds to explore the realms of architecture, engineering, design, and critical thinking.

“We are delighted to partner with The John Cooper School to create this inspired space for children,” stated Angela Colton, Executive Director of The Woodlands Children’s Museum.  “Both of our organizations share a passion for early learning and fostering a child’s natural curiosity.  This exhibit offers an enchanting journey of creativity and exploration for families.”

The large building blocks in the exhibit feature over 20 different shapes and sizes, including bricks, cylinders, chutes, channels, and other parts that suggest motion and connectivity.  Children can enjoy an endless variety of play patterns as they stack, line up, and move around the modular pieces.  Recent studies show that playing with blocks is linked to improved performance in math test scores, language development, pre-literacy preparation, problemsolving skills, and social development.

Dave Dunlap, Chairman of The Woodlands Children’s Museum Board of Directors and a former Chair and Member of the Board of Trustees at The John Cooper School, expressed his support for the collaboration and the importance of providing access to early math, science, and engineering concepts.

Dr. Stephen Popp, Head of The John Cooper School, emphasized the importance of community partnerships in fulfilling their mission as an educational exemplar in The Woodlands. “We are excited to partner with the children’s museum to promote curiosity and creativity, and to provide young learners an opportunity to innovate and collaborate in this dynamic space.” 

The John Cooper School’s mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifelong learners.

The Dream and Build Exhibit is included with admission to The Woodlands Children’s Museum.  For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit  The Woodlands Children’s Museum is located in the Panther Creek Village Center at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280, The Woodlands, Texas 77381.  Hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm.  The museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays.