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


  • Celebrate the 50th anniversary of 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 
  • Star gazing with Houston Astronomical Society on the BBVA Roof Garden


  • MFAH Self-Guided Tour and Playlist
  • Watch episodes from the classic TV series The Jetsons
  • Enjoy "Night Music" with the Midnight Chamber Players
  • Experience a live 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.

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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.