FAQs for Students

How much does it cost to visit the MFAH?


If you are here to complete an assignment, simply present your student ID and the assignment instructions for free general admission. Otherwise, Museum admission is $7.50 with student ID.

Admission is always free to the Hirsch Library, Cullen Sculpture Garden, Glassell School exhibitions, Cafe Express, and MFAH Shop. Learn more about ways to visit for free.


Where can I find information for my assignment?

There are several ways to find information about artists and works of art, and to do general art research. Make an appointment with the Hirsch Library, and a helpful research librarian can help you find everything you need among the thousands of resources available. You may also browse the online catalog, as well as access information about the MFAH Archives, which keeps records including correspondence, photographs, architectural drawings, newspaper clippings, and audio recordings.

The Museum also offers a wide array of resources to help you in the Kinder Foundation Education Center, which is in the lower level of the Caroline Wiess Law Building. You may also explore its online resources.

Research opportunities are available in many different locations at the Museum.


Where can I eat at the MFAH?


The Museum has options for coffee, meals, snacks, and more. Stop by Cafe Express on the lower level of the Beck Building, or visit the daily food truck in Cullen Sculpture Garden. Please remember that food and beverages are not allowed in the galleries or the Museum.

► Dining at the MFAH


May I take photographs?

Yes and no. In general, you may take still, no-flash photographs for private, noncommercial use in Museum galleries that are devoted to the MFAH collections, including Cullen Sculpture Garden. However, some works in the collections cannot be photographed. Your best bet is to ask Museum staff to help you identify the areas where photography is permitted. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever. For more information, see MFAH Policies.


Does the MFAH offer art and art history classes?


Yes. Check out the course schedule for the Glassell School of Art, where you can take art history and studio courses year-round.


What kinds of events and programs can I attend?


Visit mfah.org/calendar for a look at the wide range of educational and social events at the MFAH.