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Children's Museum becomes an adults-only playground with sexy Wonder Women & hunky Supermen

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24 Jennifer Dinh, from left, Naomi Simmons, Shipley’s “Glaze,” Shawn Simmons, Chris Chang and Rachel Brown at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
Jennifer Dinh, from left, Naomi Simmons, Shipley’s “Glaze,” Shawn Simmons, Chris Chang and Rachel Brown. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
18 Nicole Cordner and Pierre Gourmelon at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
Nicole Cordner and Pierre Gourmelon. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
17 Christie Carlile, left, and Lindsay Aitchison at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
Christie Carlile, left, and Lindsay Aitchison. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
26 Leila Nouchedehi, from left, with Mario Olmedo, Kristina Olmedo at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
Leila Nouchedehi, from left, Mario Olmedo and Kristina Olmedo. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
23 Paula Ocampo, from left, Kim Nguyen and Natalia Diaz at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
Paula Ocampo, from left, Kim Nguyen and Natalia Diaz. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
22 Crystal Phan, left, and Theresa Phan at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
Crystal Phan, left, and Theresa Phan. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
21 Esteban Carbajaol and  Pauline Luong at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
Esteban Carbajaol and Pauline Luong. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
19 Ako Eckert and Alomar Young at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
Ako Eckert and Alomar Young. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
10 Johnny Lee and Loanvy Nguyen at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
Johnny Lee and Loanvy Nguyen. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
16 Maddy Daviss, left and Bianca Diaz at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
Maddy Daviss, left, and Bianca Diaz. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
14 Allison and Wes Clayton at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
Allison and Wes Clayton. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
9 Matt Eyman and Farrah Akhtar at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014.
Matt Eyman and Farrah Akhtar. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
8 Henry Yao, from left, Cason Sickling and Erika Yanez at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
Henry Yao, from left, Cason Sickling and Erika Yanez. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
3 Jennifer Brush and Jeff Lorenson at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
Jennifer Brush and Jeff Lorenson. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
2 Lemuel Restauro, from left, Cindy Le, Lisa Bonilla and Joe Oliver at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
Lemuel Restauro, from left, Cindy Le, Lisa Bonilla and Joe Oliver. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
1 NAMES at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
Katie Fulmer, left, and Dr. Yasmin Maldonado. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
7 Marina Ostrowicki at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
Marina Ostrowicki. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
4 Kenny Tran, left, and Anthony Nguyen at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
Kenny Tran, left, and Anthony Nguyen. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
24 Jennifer Dinh, from left, Naomi Simmons, Shipley’s “Glaze,” Shawn Simmons, Chris Chang and Rachel Brown at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
18 Nicole Cordner and Pierre Gourmelon at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
17 Christie Carlile, left, and Lindsay Aitchison at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
26 Leila Nouchedehi, from left, with Mario Olmedo, Kristina Olmedo at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
23 Paula Ocampo, from left, Kim Nguyen and Natalia Diaz at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
22 Crystal Phan, left, and Theresa Phan at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
21 Esteban Carbajaol and  Pauline Luong at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
19 Ako Eckert and Alomar Young at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
10 Johnny Lee and Loanvy Nguyen at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
16 Maddy Daviss, left and Bianca Diaz at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
14 Allison and Wes Clayton at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
9 Matt Eyman and Farrah Akhtar at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014.
8 Henry Yao, from left, Cason Sickling and Erika Yanez at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
3 Jennifer Brush and Jeff Lorenson at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
2 Lemuel Restauro, from left, Cindy Le, Lisa Bonilla and Joe Oliver at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
1 NAMES at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
7 Marina Ostrowicki at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014
4 Kenny Tran, left, and Anthony Nguyen at the Children's Museum Freak Out Friday June 2014

Was there a Wonder Woman costume left anywhere for purchase on Friday? We doubt it as the Children's Museum of Houston was overrun with caped heroines and heroes and a good number of masked villains when the popular haunt of kiddos was transformed into grown-up party central for the "Freak Out Friday, Villain's Vengeance" bash.

It was one of the few museum parties where IDs were checked at the door (really), one of the few times that "no kids allowed" applied. Deep Eddy Vodka and other libations flowed while the DJ blasted hit tunes through the halls of the popular playland.

The evening, that doubled as a sneak peak of the "Summer of Epic Adventure" programs, was the third annual partnering between Yelp and CMH. As the museum's Henry Yao noted, "They're here and they'll write reviews of the museum . . . we view these guests as our future donors." Operative word "future," as this crowd was primarily a twentysomething bunch.

More than 700 RSVP'd for the party that featured 19  vendors plying everything from Shipley's donuts to Lucille's frito pie.

More than 700 RSVP'd for the party that featured 19  vendors plying everything from Shipley's donuts to Lucille's gourmet frito pie to Maggiano's lasagna. Spreading indoors and outdoors across the museum playing field, the turnout was the largest to date for a Houston Yelp event. 

"It's really a great way to go and be honest and give an opinion of a business or restaurant," explained Wes Clayton, a social worker and member of the Yelp Elite Squad. He and wife Alison Clayton, who works at M.D. Anderson, not only partied but also checked out the museum for review. Wes contributes 25 to 30 reviews to the site each year.

Batman, Spiderman, Maleficent and the like had their faces painted, sampled tastes from Cookie Cup Commotion and Brisket House and played with all the exhibits that are usually reserved for youngsters. Marina and Nicholas Ostrowicki had visited the museum numerous times with their three children but this night was their first with the kids at home.

It was a Yelp party first for the devlish Ursa Major (aka Katie Fulmer) who noted of the varied food offerings, "It's really cool that you can try a lot of places from around town in one place." She and sidekick oncologist Dr. Yasmin Maldonado paired as an evil duo.

Who were those masked men and women? They included Lemuel Restauro, Cindy Le, Lisa Bonilla, Joe Oliver, Tammy Dang, Jennifer Tran, Nicole Cordner, Pierre Gourmelon, Jennifer Brush and Jeff Lorenson.

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