Mystery is afoot at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, where children can unleash their inner sleuths to solve seasonal riddles using clues that teach about horticulture, art, design, and American history!

  • When you arrive, simply mention at the admissions desk that you’d like to participate in Detective Days.
  • This activity is designed for children 6 and older. Admission is free for ages 6 to 18, and $10 for adults.
  • Upon finishing their assignments, detectives return their clipboards to the pickup point to receive a personalized certificate of completion.
  • Do you have a group of 10 or more young detectives? Please call before your visit so plenty of supplies will be on hand! Contact 713.639.7750 to make arrangements.


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

Hunts in the House
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

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