Mystery is afoot at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, where children ages 6 to 12 can unleash their inner sleuths to solve seasonal riddles with clues that teach them about horticulture, art, design, and American history. Each young detective receives a clipboard and a dossier. Upon finishing their assignments, detectives return the equipment to the pickup point to receive a personalized certificate of completion.


Hunts in the Gardens
Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday, 1–4 p.m.

Hunts in the House
Detective Days are available Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 1–4 p.m.


Free for children 18 & younger
$10 for adults
Drop in! No reservations needed. Each party should be accompanied by an adult.

Detective Days at Bayou Bend are generously supported by Denise Monteleone.