Welcome! The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is the place to be this summer, with activities for all ages—adults and kids alike. You'll find wonderful opportunities to connect with and explore the world of art through gallery activities, tours, art making, films, and more. The MFAH is especially lively on Thursdays, when general admission is free and the Museum is open late. Kids 12 & younger always get in free!

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See & Do Something New Every Day!
In addition to the ideas below, check the online calendar often for a look at all the possibilities.
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Programs for Adults

Explore the Art

Lose yourself in the Museum’s art collections, and explore the wonderful variety of special exhibitions. Among the highlights:

• Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India on view through August 19
• Mike + Doug Starn: Big Bambú on view through September 3
• Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age on view June 24–September 16
and more!

Bring the Family


Discover everything the Museum has to offer with these programs and activities for families! Check the links below for more information.

At the MFAH

 Sunday Family Zone Sundays, 1 p.m.

• Sunday Family Studio Selected Sundays, 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

MFAH Playdate Tuesdays, June 5–August 7,10:45 a.m.

Family Storybook Circle Tuesdays, June 5–August 7, 11:30 a.m.

Summer Art Explorers Thursdays in June & July, 11 a.m.

• Little Artists First Friday & Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m.

Our Youngest Artists Selected Fridays & Saturdays, 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Music on the Plaza Selected Fridays, June 15–August 17, 5–8 p.m.

At the House Museums

Family Discovery Day at Rienzi Saturday, June 2, 1 p.m.

• Storytime Tours at Rienzi Wednesdays in June & July, 10 a.m.

• Bastille Day at Rienzi Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.

• 4th of July Celebration at Bayou Bend Wednesday, July 4, 12 noon

 Detective Days at Bayou Bend Tuesdays–Saturdays, 10 a.m. & Sundays, 1 p.m.

Let’s Go to the Movies


See a movie on the big screen! The MFAH presents the best in cinema year-round, and the Museum’s Brown Auditorium Theater is the perfect place to beat the summer heat.

Highlights include Jazz on Film in June, the Ingmar Bergman retrospective that begins in August, and the series Armchair Travel: Exhibition on Screen all summer long!

See the schedules & get tickets.

Time to Eat

Fuel your outing with a stop at the MFA Café, open for lunch Tuesday through Sunday! In addition to the Italian-inspired menu, enjoy daily specials and weekend brunch options.

Plus, you can check to see which of the different daily food trucks is parked under the covered porch of the Beck Buiding at 5601 Main Street.

On weekdays, bring your lunch receipt from the MFA Café or food truck to any admissions desk and receive free same-day general admission from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Enter the Museum during those hours, and stay as long as you wish, until closing time.

Visit Bayou Bend


Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts, is set amidst 14 acres of beautiful gardens in the historic River Oaks neighborhood.

Choose from a variety of tours and programs, many designed especially for children, And be sure to stop in at the Kilroy Visitor and Education Center to make the most of your visit!

 For more about Bayou Bend, visit mfah.org/bayoubend or call 713.639.7750.

Discover Rienzi


Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts, sits on four acres of wooded gardens in River Oaks.

 For more about Rienzi, visit mfah.org/rienzi or call 713.639.7800. Rienzi is closed in August.