Programs for Families
Family Activity Books
Enjoy family time with a museum twist! Families can create and discover together with printable books that feature coloring sheets, search activities, and drawing exercises inspired by works of art in the MFAH collections.
Let’s Make Art! At-Home Art Making
Let’s make art! Use downloadable step-by-step instructions and follow along with how to videos featuring artists and educators as they guide you in fun and exciting art making activities to do at your home with your family.
Summer Art Explorers: Playing with Art!
Explore inspiring and extraordinary works of art. Take a trip through the Museum in person or online, and discover amazing art in the modern and contemporary collections. 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.
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.
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; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Sharon G. Dies; Susan Vaughan Foundation; and additional generous donors.