What to Expect

ExxonMobil School Tours

Wondering what a guided experience at the MFAH will be like for your students?  Take an inside look at the school tour program here: 

Preparing for Your Visit

In advance of a student visit, the MFAH will email you information to prepare you and your students for the Museum visit. The logistical information included in the packet—such as bus parking information, group arrival and check-in information, and Museum guidelines—will help you and any additional chaperones plan your outing. See our packet of docent and guided tour materials for more information.

If you booked a guided tour:
A gallery educator, one of the individuals who will be working with your students during their visit, will contact you by phone or e-mail to review the details of your upcoming visit and learn more about your students. To ensure a successful tour, the gallery educator will want to discuss your goals for the Museum visit, how the visit fits in with what students are studying in class, and any previously submitted special requests.

If you booked a self-guided visit:
Don't miss out on the supplemental resources and opportunities available to your students. From in-gallery resources to sketching materials, learn how to guide students' learning in the Museum on our Self-Guided Visits page.

After receiving confirmation of your scheduled student visit via email, the MFAH will connect with you again to design a Museum experience that fits the needs of your student.

The MFAH School Tour Program receives generous funding from ExxonMobil. Additional support is provided by the Junior League of Houston, Inc.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.