Audio Tours

Museum audio tours offer a variety of seasonal guides developed and narrated by curators and conservators for visitors' self-directed learning experiences. Tour the MFAH art collections and temporary exhibitions at your own pace.

New material, including tours in Spanish, is added on a continual basis. All tours are available in the lobbies for a single daily rental of $5, or $4 for Museum members.

The MFAH Collections

Beyond the Surface
Explore the mysteries and stories behind the Museum's art collections as told by the conservators, who are charged with preserving these works for the future. From vases to sculpture to paintings to installation pieces—pick and choose as you go, from a selection of 30 objects. Available in both English and Spanish.


Spectacular Rubens
On view February 15–May 10, 2015
Join director Gary Tinterow, chairman of conservation David Bomford, and curators from the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Museo Nacional del Prado on this tour about the exhibition Spectacular Rubens, which brings together tapestries and preparatory paintings by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens. Twelve audio stops explore the inventive and creative powers of Rubens as he fulfills the commission of Spain's Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia to celebrate the principles of the Roman Catholic Church.