Skate inside the MFAH at Monet on Ice

Photo credit: Mark Doliner via CC

Take to the ice and take in some Monet’s great works of art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston hosts Monet on Ice on Saturday, January 17 and Sunday, January 18, 2015.

For just two days, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston introduces an ice skating rink, so visitors to the Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River can take a spin on the ice before viewing Monet’s paintings of a frozen river and winter scenes.

There will also be additional family-friendly activities like sketching in the galleries and a Monet-inspired photo op from 1pm to 4pm.

Ice Skating at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

At 800 square feet, the temporary rink will be smaller than what Houstonians are used to at Discovery Green and the Galleria and accommodate 25 skaters at one time. It’s expected to be a popular attraction, so those who have their heart set on skating within the MFAH should buy their tickets online or arrive with plenty of time in the day.

Skates are provided at the rink and are included in the admission price. Skaters under 10 must be accompanied by guardians 16 years or older.

Monet on Ice at MFAH

  • Dates: Saturday, January 17 and Sunday, January 18, 2015
  • Times: Saturday noon to 6pm; Sunday 12:15pm to 5pm
  • Location: Law Building, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77005
  • Admission: Included with a ticket to MFAH’s exhibition Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River,  which is $23 for adults 19 and older; $18 for youth ages 13 to 19 and for seniors 65 and older. It’s also $18 for students and active military with valid current IDs. Click here to order tickets in advance.