Spring Family Day at Bayou Bend & Rienzi

Spring Family Day at Bayou Bend & Rienzi

Visit the two MFAH house museums—Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and Rienzi—for an afternoon of free, family-friendly programs that connect art, nature, history, and science. Park at Bayou Bend and take the complimentary shuttle between locations!

“Glorious Gardens” at Bayou Bend | Outside, enjoy music and theatrical performances; a storytelling program; and gardening-focused games, activities, and demonstrations. Inside, discover the influences of the natural world on American art and design. The gardens theme provides the perfect inspiration for Arbor Day on April 29.

“Exploration & Mapping Technology” at Rienzi | Activities focus on 18th-century scientific expeditions, exploration, and mapping technology. Enjoy storytime in the gardens, and participate in art activities with connnections to a telescope and a globe in the Rienzi Collection. Inside, explore the galleries, where docents are on hand to answer your questions.


► Bayou Bend is the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts. Learn More
► Rienzi is the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts. Learn More
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Education programs at Bayou Bend receive generous funding from Sharon G. Dies; Susan Vaughan Foundation; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; Bobbie Nau; Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation; William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust and additional generous donors.

The education programs also receive endowment income from funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; and the James William Glanville and Nancy Hart Glanville Endowment.

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Alkek and Williams Foundation; Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.


Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007
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1406 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77019
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