Tours, Performances, Activities & More

Bayou Bend Family Days welcome you for fun and learning during selected months, usually on the third Sunday.*

Admission is free! Enjoy:

  • Station-guided house tours of the first floor (children under 10 are welcome!)
  • Access to Bayou Bend's remarkable historic gardens
  • Performances by fantastic musicians, puppeteers, dancers, storytellers, and more
  • Craft activities suited for young children
  • Educational themes related to aspects of Bayou Bend
  • Exhibitions, demonstrations, and workshops centered around the day’s theme 

The first-floor house tours are hosted by volunteers from Houston Junior Woman’s Club.

*Check the calendar for specific days.

Presenting Sponsor:

Tilman Fertitta Family

Spring 2019 Family Days

Sunday, February 171 p.m.–5 p.m.
African American Heritage
Learn about African American artisans and inventors, musicians and authors, and others who shaped history through their work.

Sunday, March 17, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Explore the ways that textiles are woven into daily life.

**Sunday, April 14, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
See how buildings and other structures form the foundation of American style.

Sunday, May 19, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Musical Traditions
Celebrate the history of American music and musicians.

**On selected dates, Family Day is presented jointly with Rienzi! Complimentary transportation between the two house museums is provided.