Bringing your family to the museum? Wondering where to start? Check out the links in this Visiting Toolkit for Families to get the inside scoop on parking, bringing a stroller, how to talk to your kids about Museum Manners, and games you can play when you get here!
Visit anytime or join a scheduled family program. Every Sunday, it's ArtTime—Family Time at the MFAH. From gallery experiences to sketching to family packs, MFAH programs and resources are designed to create a unique, engaging Sunday afternoon experience for the entire family. Programs are free with general admission and require no pre-registration. To find out details about specific programs and resources, click on the links provided at right.
Classes and workshops at the MFAH are designed to offer an in-depth learning experience for the entire family. Let’s Go! Family Workshops give families the tools they need to enjoy visiting the museum on their own. Homeschool Workshops provide curriculum-linked gallery experiences and studio projects for homeschool families in the Houston area. The Glassell Junior School, on the MFAH campus, offers art instruction for children ages 4 to 18. Year-round classes and workshops at Glassell run the gamut of creativity—from multimedia to cartooning, from miniatures to wearable art.
Looking to extend your museum visit at home? Check out our printable activities, which offer information about a work of art in the MFAH collection as well as a related art project you can do at home. In the section "Look at MFAH Art from Home," you can find a wealth of online information about works of art in the MFAH collection that you can enjoy with your family.