Bayou Bend Family Days welcome you for fun and learning during selected months, usually on the third Sunday. An afternoon of fun and entertainment awaits! Find activities, games, demonstrations, and performances throughout the gardens and historic mansion. Enjoy tours of the first floor of the house, hosted by volunteers from Houston Junior Woman’s Club. Admission is free!

2020 SCHEDULE

  • Sunday, February 16 “The Art of Movement”
  • Sunday, May 17 “Our Classical Past”
  • Sunday, September 20 “Shaping Nature”
  • Sunday, October 18 “Global Influences”
  • Sunday, November 15 “Celebrate the Season”

Presenting Sponsor:

Tilman Fertitta Family



Past Events in This Series

Bayou Bend Family Day “The Art of Movement”

An afternoon of fun and discovery awaits at Bayou Bend Family Days! Enjoy activities, games, demonstrations, and performances throughout Bayou Bend’s gardens and historic mansion.


Bayou Bend Family Day “Seasonal Splendor”

An afternoon of fun and entertainment awaits at Bayou Bend Family Days! Enjoy activities, games, demonstrations, and performances throughout Bayou Bend’s gardens and historic mansion.

Bayou Bend & Rienzi Family Day

Families are invited to art workshops, games, performances, and more during this afternoon of fun presented jointly by Rienzi and Bayou Bend. Please park at Bayou Bend. Complimentary transportation between the two house museums is provided.

Bayou Bend Family Day “Suffrage”

An afternoon of fun and entertainment awaits at Bayou Bend Family Days! Enjoy activities, games, demonstrations, and performances throughout Bayou Bend’s gardens and historic mansion.

Bayou Bend Family Day “Musical Traditions”

An amazing afternoon of fun and entertainment awaits at Bayou Bend Family Days! Find activities, demonstrations, and performances throughout Bayou Bend’s gardens and historic mansion.

Bayou Bend & Rienzi Family Day

Families are invited to art workshops, games, performances, and more during this afternoon of fun presented jointly by Rienzi and Bayou Bend. Complimentary transportation between the two house museums is provided.

Bayou Bend Family Day “Fabric”

An amazing afternoon of fun and entertainment awaits at Bayou Bend Family Days! Find activities, demonstrations, and performances throughout Bayou Bend’s gardens and historic mansion.

Bayou Bend Family Day “African American Heritage”

An amazing afternoon of free fun and entertainment awaits! Find activities, music, craft workshops, demonstrations, performances, giveaways, and more throughout Bayou Bend’s gardens and the historic mansion.


Bayou Bend Family Day “Festive Celebrations”

Activities, demonstrations, and performances celebrate the holidays past and present!

Bayou Bend & Rienzi Family Day

Families are invited to art workshops, games, performances, and more during this afternoon of fun presented jointly by Rienzi and Bayou Bend.

Bayou Bend Family Day “Hispanic Heritage”

An amazing afternoon of fun and entertainment awaits at Bayou Bend Family Days! Activities, demonstrations, performances, and more celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the history of Latino influences on U.S. culture.

Bayou Bend Family Day “Portraits of American Families”

Activities, demonstrations, and performances abound throughout Bayou Bend’s gardens and the historic mansion. Learn about the families of early America through the art and objects they left behind.

Bayou Bend Family Day “Remember the Ladies: Women in America”

Activities, demonstrations, and performances abound throughout Bayou Bend’s gardens and the historic mansion. Investigate how women took part in American history.

Bayou Bend Family Day “By the Numbers”

Activities, demonstrations, and performances abound throughout Bayou Bend’s gardens and the historic mansion. Learn about the ways early Americans used math daily, from navigating and map-making to art and design.


Bayou Bend Family Day at Emancipation Park “We the People: Our National Thanksgiving”

Fun and entertainment await at Bayou Bend’s Family Day! Location: Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Avenue

Bayou Bend & Rienzi Family Day

Families are invited to enjoy art workshops, gallery games, performances, and more during this afternoon of fun presented jointly by the two MFAH house museums. The event takes place at Rienzi and also at Bayou Bend’s Kilroy Visitor & Education Center. 

Bayou Bend & Rienzi Family Day

Enjoy a fun afternoon of art workshops, gallery games, performances, and much more. Admission is free, with complimentary transportation between the two house museums.

Bayou Bend Family Day: Spring into the Season

An amazing afternoon of free fun and entertainment awaits! Activities, music, craft workshops, demonstrations, performances, giveaways, and more abound throughout the gardens and the historic mansion.

Bayou Bend Family Day: Inventions and Innovations

An amazing afternoon of free fun and entertainment awaits! Activities, music, craft workshops, demonstrations, performances, giveaways, and more abound throughout the gardens and the historic mansion.


Bayou Bend Family Day: Texas Legends & Energy Legacies

An amazing afternoon of free fun and entertainment awaits! Activities, music, craft workshops, demonstrations, performances, giveaways, and more abound throughout the gardens and the historic mansion.