Mother’s Day Weekend at MFAH

May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Recurring daily
1001 Bissonnet Street | Houston, TX 77005
Area of Town: Museum District


Explore any or all of the exhibitions on view! Among the highlights:

• Ron Mueck
• Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950
• Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats
• Homelands and Histories: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh
• And more: See all exhibitions

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 are on hand to help visitors explore the art collections and exhibitions in new ways, through digital content, artist videos, and more.

Guided Tours
Gallery talks and tours, led by Museum educators, share connections between different works of art, cultures, and time periods. No reservations required! See all topics available.

MFAH Films
Take Mom to the movies! The MFAH presents the best in contemporary, classic, independent, and international films year-round. See what's playing.

Family Programs
Share art-making and gallery-exploring as a family with an afternoon of Sunday Family Zone + Studio, free with admission!

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

Free Bayou Bend admission for moms on May 13 & 14, 1–4 p.m.!

Bring the special women in your life for an afternoon of nature, beauty, and art at beautiful Bayou Bend. On Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14, mothers and grandmothers receive free admission and complimentary lemonade and cookies. As a special bonus, enjoy a musical performance by Ars Lyrica in the beautiful Diana Garden at 2:30 p.m. on both days. 

All accompanying guests receive discounted admission, and children 9 and younger are admitted free. Bayou Bend’s gorgeous gardens and both floors of the house are open for audio tours.

For more information about Bayou Bend, visit or call 713.639.7750.


Celebrate Mother’s Day with an outing at Rienzi. The lovely estate is situated on four acres of wooded gardens. On Sunday, May 8, Moms enjoy complimentary admission and a fresh flower to take home!

  • Explore the galleries and gardens during a Mother’s Day Open House.
  • Shutterbugs and nature lovers may take advantage of Sunday Garden Photography. Admission to Rienzi's gardens is always free!
  • Houston Grand Opera Studio presents a gallery recital at 5 p.m. Learn more and get tickets.

For more information about Rienzi, visit or call 713.639.7800.

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