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Summer Discovery Days at Bayou Bend August 2, 2020

By The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Tags: gardens, fun, art, museum, houston, digital, mfah, summer, bayou-bend, kids, activities, discovery

WHAT
Summer Discovery Days at Bayou Bend

WHEN
August 11–September 7 (except August 25–28)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Tuesdays–Saturdays
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Sundays
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Labor Day, September 7

HOW
Make a reservation for self-guided fun!
• For same-day visits, or to schedule in advance, call 713.639.7750.
• To sign up by email, contact bayoubend@mfah.org and a staff member will reply with details. 
$10 for adults, free for children 18 & younger.

Summer Discovery Days

Grab your smartphone or tablet and spread out across Bayou Bend’s 14 acres of gardens for Summer Discovery Days. Self-guided, family-friendly explorations await at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, in Houston’s historic River Oaks neighborhood.

Garden Yoga
Use the expansive gardens to try out some kid-friendly yoga poses, inspired by trees, butterflies, flowers, and seeds. (Ideal ages: 3–12)

Shapes, Colors, and Numbers
The Bayou Bend landscape features several great examples of the basic building blocks of learning. Follow prompts through the grounds to find age-friendly challenges for young visitors. (Ideal ages: 3–7)

Tree Inspector
Bayou Bend is home to an impressive variety of tree species. Use prompts to look for grand examples scattered throughout the property. (Ideal ages: 6–12)

Kid Curators
Stroll through selected first-floor room galleries in the house, learn interesting facts about objects, vote for your favorites, and see how your choices match up with those of other kids. (Ideal ages: 6–12)

Escape the Gardens: Digital Scavenger Hunt
Getting into the gardens was easy, but what about finding your way out? Visual clues help you make decisions leading to locations on the grounds. Solve text-based puzzles that create unique combinations and journeys for each player. (Ideal ages: 9–18)

Photo Challenge
Try your hand (and eye) at photography challenges. Photos are uploaded to a special viewing gallery, so you can share your experience with other visitors. Get inspired by their ideas, or add your own. (Ideal ages: 9–18)

Train Your Brain
Challenge your memory and observation skills using landmarks around the grounds and brain teasers related to the art, history, and natural beauty of Bayou Bend. (Ideal ages: 9–18)

Summer Discovery Days at Bayou Bend are generously supported by Mary Lynn and Steve Marks.