Bayou Bend Family Days

Tours, Performances, Activities & More

Bayou Bend Family Days welcome you for fun and learning during select months, usually on the third Sunday.* Family Days are always free and open to the public. Enjoy:

  • Station-guided house tours of the first floor (children under 10 are welcome!)
  • Access to Bayou Bend's remarkable historic gardens
  • Performances by fantastic musicians, puppeteers, dancers, storytellers, and more
  • Craft activities suited for young children
  • Educational themes related to aspects of Bayou Bend
  • Exhibitions, demonstrations, and workshops centered around the day's theme

The first-floor house tours are hosted by volunteers from Houston Junior Woman's Club. Giveaways and promotions are offered through media sponsor Houston Public Radio (KUHF 88.7 and KUHA 91.7 FM).

*Check the calendar for specific days.

2014 Schedule

Energy: A Texas Legacy
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Discover the history of energy in Houston, from the Hogg family to the present.
Celebrating Community
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Learn about early settlers and their contributions to American life.
This event is a joint presentation with Rienzi. Both house museums are open for programs, with a complimentary shuttle between the two locations.
Season of Joy
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Take part in holiday traditions from many cultures.
PLEASE NOTE Repair work has required closure of the bridge that serves as the public entrance, but Bayou Bend remains open, and Family Days go on as scheduled. A free shuttle service transports guests to the historic property, with stops at the Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center and the entrance on Lazy Lane. Buses run continuously throughout the duration of the program.

Bayou Bend Family Days are presented by: