The MFAH offers tours and packages to groups of 10 or more for the Museum’s collections and select exhibitions. Membership benefits and free individual admission may not be used in conjunction with school or group visits. For information, call 713.639.7878.
Group Visits of the MFAH Collections
For a discounted group rate, make your reservations two weeks in advance, and make your payment a minimum of 24 hours prior to your visit.
Group admission: $12 per person. Senior and youth groups receive an additional discount: $8 per person for senior groups (65+) and $6 per person for youth groups (13–18). Children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. School group visits are coordinated through the museum's Education Department.
Guided Group Tours
Intimate guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more. Group tours include orientation, all-day museum admission, and shopping discounts. See one of the many exhibitions on view, or select a themed tour from the topics below. Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance, and payment must be received a minimum of two weeks prior to the tour. Guided Group Tour Request Form
Guided Group admission: $19 per adult. Senior, youth, and child groups receive an additional discount: $16 per person for senior groups (65+) and $14 per person for youth groups (13–18) and child groups (12 and younger). School group visits are coordinated through the museum's Education Department.
Guided tours of the following topics are available:
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MFAH
Explore some of the best-known and best-loved works of art in the MFAH collections in this one-hour guided tour. Browse 100 Highlights of the MFAH for a glimpse at museum favorites.
TOURS OF THE MFAH COLLECTIONS
Looking for a more-focused tour? Choose from the themes and collections below:
"American Painting & Sculpture"
See how American art reveals fascinating stories of the country’s history and traditions as you tour the museum’s collection of 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century American paintings and sculpture. Stroll through the galleries with your guide and view fine examples of American art by William Merritt Chase, Frederic Remington, John Singer Sargent, and other noted artists.
"Arts of Asia"
Discover Asian art from five geographic areas: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and Korea. Bridge the past with the present while viewing ancient works from 2400 BC to contemporary objects of the 21st century.
"Impressionist Masterpieces of the MFAH"
Explore the museum’s remarkable Beck Collection of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and early Modernism. Experience works of art expressed through color and light, and see the dynamic brushwork of artists including Mary Cassatt, Vincent van Gogh, and Claude Monet.
Tours for School Groups
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Enhance your visit by combining a guided tour with the perfect culinary experience for your group. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks at the Museum’s own Cafe Express.
Group Visits to Rienzi
Experience the glamour and glory of 18th-century Europe at Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts. Rienzi features one of the world’s finest collections of Worcester porcelain. Discount admission rates and guided group tours are available Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
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Group Visits to Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Travel back in time to colonial America at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts. The estate is set amidst 14 acres of richly landscaped gardens adorned by fountains and statues. Discount admission rates are available for groups of 24 or more.
To schedule your visit, call 713.639.7758.
All guests are welcome to drop into free gallery talks, available every day! These tours, led by dedicated museum educators, share connections between different works of art, cultures, and time periods. See the Gallery Talks and Tours page to learn more about these free tours and visit our calendar for upcoming topics.
Private Events & Entertaining
Make your next celebration distinct by hosting it at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston—the largest fine arts museum in the Southwest. To learn more about corporate entertainment privileges and benefits, contact the MFAH Development Department at 713.639.7571. For general inquires, contact the MFAH Special Events Department at 713.639.7754.