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

  • When you arrive, simply ask for a Detective Days clipboard and a dossier at the admissions desk.
  • Detective Days kits are free with Bayou Bend admission, which is free for ages 9 & younger.
  • Upon finishing their assignments, detectives return the equipment to the pickup point to receive a personalized certificate of completion.
  • Recommended for ages 6–12.
  • Have a large group of 10 or more young detectives? Please contact us ahead of time to ensure that we have plenty of supplies! Call 713.639.7750 for arrangements.

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

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

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