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
During August, Detective Days are available any time we're open!
Beginning in September, 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.