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 Themes and Dates

Musical Traditions
January 19, 2014
Hear American music and learn about its diverse roots.
Animal Influences
February 16, 2014 
See the way animals inspire art, inside and out!
Bayou Bend in Bloom*
March 16, 2014
Enjoy spring in the city with programs celebrating nature.
Great Books
April 27, 2014
Get inspired by great writing.
Energy: A Texas Legacy
October 19, 2014
Discover the history of energy in Houston, from the Hogg family to the present.
Celebrating Community*
November 16, 2014
Learn about early settlers and their contributions to American life.
Season of Joy
December 21, 2014
Take part in holiday traditions from many cultures.
*presented with Rienzi (both houses open for programs; complimentary shuttle between the two locations)

Bayou Bend Family Days are presented by: