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