Head to the Museum for Summer Fun!
Find wonderful opportunities to connect with and explore the world of art through gallery programs, guided tours, art-making, films, and more. Admission is always free for children 12 and younger, and on Saturdays and Sundays, ages 13–18 receive free admission with their library card from any public library in Texas.
Visit mfah.org/calendar anytime for a comprehensive listing of upcoming progams and events.
Summer Art Explorers
Thursdays in June & July, beginning June 12
11 a.m.–2 p.m. each day
MFAH Summer Art Explorers gives families the chance to investigate new works of art through interactive activities, sketching in the galleries, and studio experience. Visit the Gallery Cart to investigate art pieces from around the world, with the help of looking activities, games, and conversation with a friendly MFAH educator. To enhance your visit, sketch some of the art you see with the materials provided. Then, in the studio, create your own work of art inspired by the work of art being investigated that day.
The MFAH is for Teens!
Teen programs at the Museum are for motivated teens where investigation + experimentation + exploration create innovation.
Sign up for What Does It Means to Make?, an art making workshop that explores new materials and ways of making art. Looking Labs is a gallery discussion where teens discover how to become savvy museum goers! Teen Arts Group Insights brings teens together to think critically, express their ideas, and experience the Museum from behind the scenes.
All teens ages 13–18 are welcome. Preregistration is required for all teen programs but no previous art experience needed.
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Programs at Bayou Bend & Rienzi
Bayou Bend | Detective Days
Tuesdays–Sundays every week
Summer sleuths ages 6 and up explore mysteries at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts. Each detective receives an Investigator's Kit and a bottle of water for keeping cool during the hunt.
Rienzi | Summer Storytime Tours
Wednesdays throughout June & July, beginning June 4
Introduce children to the magic of art and literature in an intimate, house-museum setting. Offered 10–11 a.m., Storytime Tours are a fun and interactive activity featuring stories related to themes highlighted in the Rienzi Collection. Recommended ages: 3+
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