The galleries of the MFAH main campus, Rienzi & Bayou Bend are open on a new schedule. Advance timed tickets are recommended. We welcome all visitors at any time. Learn more & get tickets 

Programs for Families

Summer Art Explorers: Playing with Art!

This summer, explore inspiring and extraordinary works of art. Take a trip through the Museum in person or online, and discover amazing art in the Modern & Contemporary collection. Print the downloadable guides to use at home, or bring them with you to the MFAH—the choice is yours. Available in English and Spanish, each guide contains activities, conversation starters, and instructions for an art project to make at home.


Family Activity Book

Enjoy family time with a museum twist! Families can create and discover together with this printable book, which features coloring sheets, search activities, and drawing exercises inspired by works in the MFAH collections.

Visiting Toolkit for Families

Bringing your family to the Museum? Wondering where to start? Check out the links in this Visiting Toolkit for Families to get the inside scoop on parking, bringing a stroller, how to talk to your kids about Museum Manners, and games you can play when you get here!

Classes and Workshops

Classes and workshops at the MFAH are designed to offer an in-depth learning experience for the entire family. Homeschool Family Workshops provide curriculum-linked gallery experiences and studio projects for homeschool families in the Houston area. The Glassell Junior School, on the MFAH campus, offers art instruction for children ages 3 to 18. Year-round classes and workshops at Glassell run the gamut of creativity—from multimedia & cartooning to miniatures & wearable art.

Art at Home

Looking to extend your Museum visit at home? Look at art from home and find a wealth of online information about works of art in the MFAH collection that you can enjoy with your family.

Look! Discover! Create! Family Experiences at the Museum

When your family walks through the doors of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, you’ll find a studio or gallery program designed just for you! Family programs at the MFAH reach out to the next generation of life-long museumgoers by providing opportunities to keep learning about the processes, techniques, and motivations behind some of the world’s most treasured works of art.

Thank You

Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Jerold B. Katz Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; H-E-B; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Susan Vaughan Foundation; and additional generous donors.