Hours & Admissions

Museum Hours

Tuesday–Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, 12:15 to 7 p.m.
Closed Monday, except holidays
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

► Museum open extended hours during final weeks of Sculpted in Steel
Thursday, Friday & Saturday | May 12–14, May 19–21, May 26–28 | 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The closing day for Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929–1940 is Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. To make sure you have extra time to see this remarkable exhibition, the entire Museum is staying open late on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during the last three weekends.


Exhibition Tickets

Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929–1940

On view February 21–May 30, 2016

Tickets purchased online or on-site are good for any day, any time, during regular Museum hours. Exhibition tickets include access to High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter and general admission fees.

MFAH Member (Join now!) Free
Adult (19+) $23
Senior (65+ with ID), Military (with ID) $18
College Student (19+ with ID), Youth (13–18) $18
Child (12 & younger) Free

 


High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter

On view April 17–August 14, 2016

Tickets purchased online or on-site are good for any day, any time, during regular Museum hours. Exhibition tickets include general admission fees.

MFAH Member (Join now!) Free
Adult (19+) $15
Senior (65+ with ID), Military (with ID) $10
College Student (19+ with ID), Youth (13–18) $7.50
Child (12 & younger) Free

 


General Admission

Your general admission provides viewing of the MFAH art collections.
Purchase online or drop by any admissions desk at the Museum.

MFAH Member (Join now!) Free
Adult General Admission (19+)  $15
Senior General Admission (65+ with ID)  $10
Military General Admission (with ID)* $10
College Student General Admission (19+ with ID) $7.50
Youth General Admission (13–18) $7.50
Child General Admission (12 & younger)  Free


*For discounted military admission, present identification in person at time of purchase. The $10 admission is applicable to active-duty personnel, reserves, and retirees, including spouses, of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard, and Coast Guard.

No Need to Pay General Admission If . . . 
• You are visiting on a Thursday, when general admission is free for everyone, courtesy of Shell. Ticketed exhibitions are separate from general admission and remain ticketed on Thursdays.
• You are age 12 or younger. This age group receives free general admission every day.
• You are age 18 or younger and visiting on a Saturday or Sunday with a library card from any public library in Texas. The library cardholder receives one free general admission; offer does not apply to ticketed exhibitions or events.
• You are a visitor to the library, shop, or café.
• You are a teacher visiting the Kinder Foundation Education Center in the Law Building.
•  You are a college student with an art-related assignment or attend an institution that participates in the University Partnership Program. Learn more.

Museums on Us 
Free General Admission for Bank of America Cardholders
• 
Each Bank of America cardholder is allowed one free general admission to the MFAH as part of the
Museums on Us customer benefit program, applicable to the first full weekend of each month.
• Present a valid Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and photo ID at point of entry.
Admission is non-transferable and good for one free general admission for the cardholder only.
• Offer does not include free admission to ticketed exhibitions or events.
• Bank of America associates are also eligible for free general admission on designated Museums on Us
weekends. Associates must present current proof of employment and photo ID.

Buy CityPASS and Save
Want to explore Houston’s sights for one easy price? Save 48% on admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and four other Houston attractions when you buy a CityPASS ticket booklet. Learn more and buy online.

Group Visits and Tours
The Museum offers tours and packages to groups of 10 or more for the Museum's collections and selected exhibitions. Membership benefits and free individual admission may not be used in conjunction with school or group visits. Learn More

Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden
Open daily, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Free Admission

The above information applies to the main Museum campus.
Bayou Bend and Rienzi have separate admission schedules.

 


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