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, tell the ticketing assistant you would 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.
  • You will receive a clipboard with a selection of detective hunts to choose from. Go on one hunt—or all!
  • Upon finishing the assignment, return your clipboard to the pickup point, and provide your name and email address to have a personalized, official detective certificate sent to you.
  • 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 House & Hunts in the Gardens
Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

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

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