Summer Fun at the MFAH

Welcome! The MFAH is the place to be this summer, with activities for all ages—adults and kids alike. You'll find wonderful opportunities to connect with and explore the world of art through gallery programs, guided tours, art-making, films, and more. The MFAH is especially lively on Thursdays, when general admission is free and the Museum is open late. Click for some handy tips.

► General Tips for All Visitors
► Visiting Tool Kit for Families
► Parking Info
Enjoying the Museum for Free

See & Do Something New Every Day!
In addition to the ideas below, check the online calendar often for a look at all the possibilities.

Let's Go to the Movies

See a movie on the big screen! The MFAH presents the best in cinema year-round, and the Museum's Brown Auditorium Theater is the perfect place to beat the summer heat.

► Click here for the full schedule.

Take a Break

Fuel your Museum outing at Cafe Express. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the café is the perfect place to enjoy freshly prepared food in an artistic setting.

At lunchtime, visit a curated selection of Houston's finest food trucks, parked adjacent to Cullen Sculpture Garden.

Present your lunch receipt from Cafe Express or a participating food truck at any Museum admissions desk and receive free same-day general admission on weekdays from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Enter the Museum during those hours, and stay as long as you wish, until closing time.

Sign Up for One-Week Art Classes

Have a fun and creative summer! The Glassell Junior School offers week-long classes for ages 4 to 18. Choose from topics such as Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Architecture, Animation, and Photography. Registration is open throughout the summer semester. For information, call 713.639.7700.

Explore Bayou Bend

Bayou Bend, the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts, is set amidst 14 acres of beautiful gardens. Choose from a variety of tours and programs, many designed especially for children. Be sure to stop in at the Kilroy Visitor and Education Center to make the most of your visit.

 For more about visiting Bayou Bend, click here or call 713.639.7750.

Visit Rienzi

Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts, sits on four acres of wooded gardens. In addition to tours and other special events, during June and July Rienzi offers Storytime for children as well as art workshops for the whole family.

 For more about visiting Rienzi, click here or call 713.639.7800. Rienzi is closed in August.