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.


Special Exhibitions

Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929–1940
February 21May 30, 2016
Hear from an automobile collector, a car historian, and the exhibition's curator as they share insights into the vehicles' designs and histories. Available in both English and Spanish.


High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter
April 17–August 14, 2016

Learn more about the subjects and fashions depicted in magnificent paintings by ​19th-century artist Franz Xaver Winterhalter. Helga Aurisch, curator of European art and organizing curator of the exhibition, joins other MFAH staff members to narrate this engaging audio guide. Available in both English and Spanish.