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 programs, guided 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 & under always get in free to the MFAH!

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Enjoying the Museum for Free

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

Explore the Art

Lose yourself in the Museum's art collections, and explore the wonderful variety of special exhibitions, including:

Kusama: At the End of the Universe On view through September 18
Infinite Pause: Photography and Time On view through September 5
• Selections from the Museum’s Collection: Post-War Painting and Sculpture On view through September 5
Statements: African American Art from the Museum’s Collection On view through September 25

 ► See all exhibitions on view.

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, 1–4 p.m.

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

MFAH Playdate Tuesdays in June & July, and Tuesday, August 2,10:45 a.m.

Family Storybook Circle Tuesdays in June & July, and Tuesday, August 2, 11:30 a.m.

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

Our Youngest Artists Fourth Friday of the month, 10:30 a.m.

Saturday Sketch! Selected Saturdays, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

At the House Museums

• Detective Days at Bayou Bend Tuesdays–Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sundays, 1–4 p.m.

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

See the schedule & 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 are parked next to Cullen Sculpture Garden.

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.

Check It Out! More for Families

Make your visit a great experience for the entire family.

Looking for fun gallery activities?
► Visit the Kinder Foundation Education Center to discover the possibilities.

Interested in more family programs?
► Visit the online calendar for year-round activities.

Questions? Feel free to e-mail families@mfah.org for more information.