Mother’s Day Weekend | May 11 & 12, 2019
Create a family memory this Mother’s Day with art, activities, and special offers throughout the MFAH. Enjoy exhibitions and programs at the Museum, Bayou Bend, and Rienzi all weekend.

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Fun for All Ages

Before you head into the galleries, stop by the Kinder Foundation Education Center (KFEC) for tips on making your visit more enjoyable. The KFEC offers family packs, sketching materials, computer stations, books, and free Wi-Fi. Friendly staff members help you explore the art collections and exhibitions in new ways.

Tours, Family Programs & More
Throughout the weekend, the Museum offers a variety of activities. Enjoy gallery tours, family programs, and films on Mother's Day! Check the daily calendar for details.

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

Sunday, May 12, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free admission for moms & grandmothers!

Bring the special women in your life for an afternoon of nature, beauty, and art at beautiful Bayou Bend. On Mother’s Day, moms and grandmothers receive free admission and complimentary lemonade and cookies. The afternoon also features an outdoor performance by harpist Hope Cowan from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 713.639.7750.


Sunday, May 12, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free admission for moms & grandmothers!

Celebrate Mother’s Day with an outing at Rienzi. Explore the galleries and grounds of the lovely estate, which is situated on four acres of wooded gardens. In addition to free admission, mothers and grandmothers receive a rose. To take a tour, make a reservation in advance! 

For more information, visit or call 713.639.7800.

Mother’s Day Brunch at the MFA Café

Sunday, May 12, 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Treat Mom to brunch before or during your Museum visit! Stop by the MFA Café on Mother’s Day for a special buffet brunch, served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Museum is open from 12:15 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Buffet Menu
• Hot Selections: Prime rib, crab-cake benedicts, scrambled eggs, bacon, pancake bar with assorted toppings
• Bites: Assorted savory pinwheels, salmon platter, deviled eggs
• Salads and sides: Wild-rice salad; arugula, pear, and gorgonzola salad
• Platters: Antipasto tray, cheese plate 
• Assorted pastries

$28 for adults
$12.50 for ages 12 & younger
Adult price includes drip coffee and access to the mimosa bar. (Visits are limited!)

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Gifts for Mom

The Gift of Art
Give Mom a year of art with a Museum membership. She’ll enjoy blockbuster exhibitions, free general admission and discounts at the MFA Shop and the MFA Café all year long. Memberships start at just $60. Learn more.

The Perfect Present at the MFA Shop
Stop by the MFA Shop on the main campus as well as the Shop at Bayou Bend for unique gifts sure to please, from scarves, jewelry, and home decor to prints, art books, and more.