Activities & Resources
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston552in Houston, TX 77005
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Strollers are permitted, so families can bring the little ones. And you don't need to leave the MFAH to take a lunch break or grab a bite for dinner - Cafe Express, on the lower level of the Beck Building, serves sandwiches, salads, and more. The cafe even has a kids' menu with burgers, pasta, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Outdoor seating faces a multi-leveled waterfall, and high chairs and booster seats are available. Restrooms are nearby in the museum.
All public galleries in the Museum are wheelchair-accessible.
The museum offers special family activities to make visits fun for parents/caregivers and their little ones, including art puzzles, sketching, counting games, and more. Ask for a family pack upon checking in at the ticket desk.
Sundays are Family Days at the MFAH, featuring Creation Station, a drop-in studio workshop. Families make their own paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs, and more - all inspired by art in the museum. Family Days also include a Storytime Tours program: after hearing stories in the galleries and relating them to works of art, kids and adults create their own art and stories. Families can also participate in informal, artist-led sketching sessions.
The first Sunday of each month is designated Target Free First Sunday, featuring free admission, themed activities for kids and families, live music, films, artist workshops, and more.
For an outdoor break, take a stroll through the Cullen Sculpture Garden across the street at Montrose Boulevard and Bissonnet Street, open daily from 9am-10pm, for free.
The museum shop has not only items related to the exhibits, but also a wide selection of toys, games, puzzles, art books for kids, and arts-and-crafts project kits.
MFAH also operates the Glassell School of Art, which includes the "Junior School," offering year-round art instruction to children ages four to 18. The Glassell Junior School is a few blocks from the Museum, at 5100 Montrose Boulevard; call during office hours, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm [713.639.7700].
Bayou Bend and Rienzi are also operated by the Museum.