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.


Available Audio Tours

Beyond the Surface
Explore the mysteries and stories behind the Museum's own collection 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.


Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River
On view October 26, 2014–February 1, 2015
Join director Gary Tinterow, conservator David Bomford, and the exhibition's organizing curators, Helga Aurisch and Tanya Paul, for insights into Claude Monet's life and lifelong inspirations: France's River Seine and light. This tour is accompanied by the music of Maurice Ravel, provided by the Houston Symphony. Available in both English and Spanish. Exhibition info