Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and the exhibition Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum’s Collection 50 Years after Apollo 11. In the spirit of community and collaboration, join the fun at this summer festival filled with music, art activities, games, and more for all ages.


  • Salute the lunar landing with moon pies and cake from the MFA Café
  • Enjoy bites from the evening's food carts: Popston and Coffee-Q
  • Stop by the Art of the Spirits Bar 


  • Art-making activity: Silver Moon Surfaces
  • Design activity: Interstellar Fashion
  • Art-making activity: Planetary Paper Marbling
  • Kinetic sand touch station
  • Space Invaders arcade game
  • Play Garden Quest III: The Legend of Stella


  • Outer Space Storybook Station with Harris County Public Library
  • Activities with experts from NASA 
  • Stargazing with Houston Astronomical Society on the BBVA Roof Garden


  • MFAH self-guided tour and playlist
  • Episodes from the classic TV series The Jetsons
  • “Night Music” with the Midnight Chamber Players
  • A performance by local band Flower Graves

“Summer Festival: Celebrating the Moon” takes place rain or shine.

Drop in! This event is free. Admission to the Museum and the exhibition Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum’s Collection 50 Years after Apollo 11 is available separately. For ages 12 & younger, MFAH admission is always free. The Museum closes at 7 p.m.

► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.

MFAH Learning and Interpretation and Education programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Susan Vaughan Foundation; CFP Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Carruth Foundation, Inc.; Ann and John Bookout; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; Texas Commission on the Arts; the Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation; Dr. Angela Apollo; the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design; Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III; Humanities Texas; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; Marilyn G. Lummis; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; John L. Nau III; The Summerlee Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler; Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation; The Junior League of Houston, Inc.; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and Jim Gordon; and the Lubrizol Foundation.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.