Detective Days at Bayou Bend

Mystery is afoot at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, where children ages 6 to 12 can unleash their inner sleuths to solve seasonal riddles with clues that teach them about horticulture, art, design, and American history. Each young detective receives a clipboard, a magnifying glass, and a dossier. Upon finishing their assignments, detectives return the equipment to the pickup point to receive a personalized certificate of completion.

June 9August 30, 2015
"Critter Hunt" (gardens), ages 5 to 9
"The Case of the Missing Trees" (gardens), ages 8 to 12
"Early Texas History" (house), ages 5 to 12
"National Symbols" (house), ages 5 to 12


Hunts in the gardens: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday & 1–4 p.m. Sunday
Hunts in the house: 1–4 p.m. Friday, Saturday & Sunday


Free for children 18 and younger
$10 for adults
Drop in! No reservations required. Each party should be accompanied by an adult.

Detective Days at Bayou Bend are generously supported by Denise Monteleone.