Gallery Tours

All visitors are welcome to drop in and enjoy a gallery talk! These tours, led by Museum educators, share connections between different works of art, cultures, and time periods.

See our calendar for topics and any changes to the regular schedule. Join a gallery talk at the following times:

• Tuesday & Wednesday: 1 p.m.
• Thursday: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 6 p.m.
• Friday: 11 a.m., 1 p.m.
• Saturday: 12 noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
• Sunday: 1 p.m.

Although tours are geared toward adults, children are also welcome to attend. No reservations are required. Free with Museum admission; free for Museum members.


Tours for Museum Members

Museum members are invited to attend exclusive, hour-long tours on Saturdays at 11 a.m. Advance reservations are recommended: E-mail rsvp@mfah.org or call 713.353.1550.

See members-only tours, previews, and events in the coming week.

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Lunch + Look

Drop in on a 1 p.m. weekday gallery talk as part of the Lunch + Look program. Make the MFAH your lunchtime retreat on weekdays and get in for free! Stop by Cafe Express or enjoy the varied cuisine at the daily food truck. Then bring your receipt to any admissions desk for free same-day general admission on weekdays between 12 noon and 2 p.m. and stay as long as you wish, until closing time.

► Dining at the MFAH

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Group Tours

Guided group tours, available for adult groups of 10 or more, encourage participants to look closely, to discuss observations, and to make connections between works of art. Each tour lasts about an hour and can be tailored to meet a variety of interests.

See topics and details to help you plan plan your group tour.

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Audio Guides

For a more self-directed learning experience, Museum audio guides offer a variety of seasonal tours developed and narrated by curators and conservators. Tour the MFAH art collections and temporary exhibitions at your own pace with audio guides, available for rent in the lobbies.

Learn more about audio tours.

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