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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

“Royals” Doggie Day

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 – Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019

01:00 PM – 04:00 PM
US/Central

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Bring your favorite canine pals to a fun-filled afternoon on The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza! Dress up your crowd-friendly, leashed dogs for activities inspired by the dogs on view in the portraits of Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to WarholBe sure to visit the exhibition beforehand for inspiration from 500 years of British royalty.

  • The “Most Regal” dog-costume competition begins at 2:45 p.m. Spots are limited, so arrive early to sign up. The winner receives a dog-spa appointment valued at $150. Special guest judges include Houston Chronicle writer Amber Elliott and Julie Keck with Jackson the Dalmatian
  • Walk your pup in the royal pawrade, open to all
  • Enjoy refreshments by Big Boss Bites and Popston
  • Stop by the doggie-portrait photo booth to snap memorable pics
  • Join in art-making activities to craft royal collars and crowns (for both pets and people!)
  • Visit the vendors, including the Barkday Planner, Best Friends Animal Society, Kim Tonks Photography, Three Dog Bakery, and Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming
  • And more!

• Find out about the royal pets that inspired Doggie Day! A new blog post highlights the dogs depicted in the portraits of “Tudors to Windsors.”

Drop in! This event is free. Admission to “Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol” is available separately.

► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • General Admission

    • MFAH Members FREE
    • Adults $15
    • Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
    • Military (with ID) $10
    • College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
    • Youth (13–18) $7.50
    • Children (12 & younger) FREE
    • Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
    On Thursday, general admission is free for everyone.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.

    Two Parking Garages        

    Parking Garage Hours

    Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Parking Garage Fees

    • Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
    • The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    • For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
    Recommendation for guests with limited mobility: Use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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