HomeAid Houston’s Project Playhouse launched earlier this year in partnership with First America Homes, the building division of the Signorelli Company. First America constructed Mission Control playhouse, that is raising funds to ensure HomeAid will continue their mission ‘to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach’. Historically these elaborate playhouses have been on display in late summer during Astros home stands at Minute Maid Park. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the playhouse explored alternative locations. HomeAid announced that Mission Control has landed at its new home from Sept. 29 to Oct. 16 at The Woodlands Children’s Museum.

HomeAid, a 501(c)(3) charity of the Greater Houston Builders Association, has partnered with the Astros and the Astros Charitable Foundation for the last 14 years to raise valuable funds through its annual fundraiser Project Playhouse.

“The opportunity to host Project Playhouse at the museum is a great fit for our mission to educate, empower, and excite children and families through play,” stated Angela Colton, executive director of The Woodlands Children’s Museum. “Play is such an important part of a child’s growth and development, and we are honored to be able to join HomeAid Houston in their support of play and for families in need.”

Mission Control features spaceship designed amenities and decor including an operable Dutch-style spaceship door, a detachable slide, a flat screen TV, gaming system and gaming chairs to make manning Mission Control comfortable, and space-themed furniture. The playhouse is also air conditioned and includes electricity. It has also been constructed to fit within the Greater Houston community standard deed restrictions.

“HomeAid and First America Homes are grateful and proud to be part of The Woodlands Children’s Museum experience,” said Carole Brady, executive director of HomeAid. “The team at the museum has been incredibly supportive and also shares our vision to raise awareness about homelessness. We thank them, the First America crew and all of the generous sponsors who have stepped up during an unprecedented time to ensure Mission Control raises funds that will build hope in our community.”

The museum is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Woodlands Children’s Museum has served area families for almost 20 years through special events, workshops, hands-on exhibits, and weekly activities that offer children opportunities for learning through play. The museum primarily serves families with children age 8 and under and welcomes more than 120,000 guests each year. The Woodlands Children’s Museum is located at the Panther Creek Village Center at 4775 West Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280, The Woodlands.