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Family Learning Day

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive Map & Directions

Rienzi
1406 Kirby Drive Map & Directions

9 a.m.–12 noon at Bayou Bend
11 a.m.–2 p.m. at Rienzi

Homeschool families: Take advantage of an opportunity to visit both MFAH house museums for this special social-studies program.
 
At Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, activities, tours, and presentations center on the theme "Life in Colonial America." Learn about how children lived in the period just before the American Revolution, including how they dressed, what they ate, what sorts of chores they were expected to do, and what they did to play and have fun.
 
At Rienzi, learn about the culture of 18th-century Europe by closely examining the objects and art created during the time period. Participate in an interactive tour or scavenger hunt, and visit learning stations for an in-depth look at the science and materials used to make decorative arts. Families are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch and eat in Rienzi’s gardens before or after their tour
 
Admission & Parking
Tickets are $6 for children 6–12 and free for accompanying family members (a minimum of one paid admission per family is required). Each ticket is valid for both house museums. Space is limited, and advance purchase is recommended.
 
Park at Bayou Bend and take a shuttle between the two sites (parking at Rienzi is limited). Picnic lunches are permitted on the grounds of Bayou Bend's Visitor Center and in the gardens at Rienzi, but not in the historic gardens of Bayou Bend. For more information, call 713.639.7750 or 713.639.7800.

Education programs at Bayou Bend receive generous funding from Occidental Petroleum Corporation; Mr. William J. Hill; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; The Americana Foundation; The Crain Foundation; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; The Susan Vaughan Foundation; Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation; Sheila and Steve Miller; and Denise Monteleone.

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation;
The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.