Summer Fun at the MFAH

Welcome! The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is the place to be this summer, with activities for all ages—adults and kids alike. You'll find wonderful opportunities to connect with and explore the world of art through gallery programs, guided tours, art-making, films, and more. The MFAH is especially lively on Thursdays, when general admission is free and the Museum is open late.

► General Tips for All Visitors
► Visiting Tool Kit for Families
► Parking Info
Enjoying the Museum for Free

See & Do Something New Every Day!
In addition to the ideas below, check the online calendar often for a look at all the possibilities.

Explore the Galleries

Lose yourself in the Museum's art collections, and explore the variety of special exhibitions, including:

Soto: The Houston Penetrable On view through September 1
Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris On view through September 14
Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House On view through September 21

 ► See all exhibitions on view.

Family Fun

Explore everything the Museum has to offer with these programs and activities for families—all free with admission! Check the calendar for more information.

Let's Go to the Movies

See a movie on the big screen! The MFAH presents the best in cinema year-round, and the Museum's Brown Auditorium Theater is the perfect place to beat the summer heat.

See the schedule & get tickets.

Take a Break

Fuel your Museum outing at Cafe Express. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the café is the perfect place to enjoy freshly prepared food in an artistic setting.

At lunchtime, visit a different food truck every day, next to the Cullen Sculpture Garden.

On weekdays, present your lunch receipt from Cafe Express or a participating food truck at any Museum admissions desk and receive free same-day general admission on weekdays from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Enter the Museum during those hours, and stay as long as you wish, until closing time.

Explore Bayou Bend

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts, is set amidst 14 acres of beautiful gardens in the historic River Oaks neighborhood.

 For more about Bayou Bend, visit or call 713.639.7750.

Check It Out! More for Families

Make your visit a great experience for the entire family.

Visiting the MFAH on Thursday?
Read up on some handy tips!

Looking for fun gallery activities?
► Visit the Kinder Foundation Education Center to discover the possibilities. 

Interested in more family programs?
► Visit the online calendar for year-round activities.

Questions? Feel free to e-mail for more information.