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


Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna's Imperial Collections
June 14–September 13, 2015

Tickets purchased online or on-site are good for any day, any time, during regular Museum hours. Reduced-rate tickets are available for Thursdays.

  TuesdaySunday Thursday
MFAH Members (Join now!) Free Free
Adults (19+) $18 $10
Senior Adults (65+ with ID), Military (with ID) $13 $10
College Students (with ID), Youth (13–18) $13 $10
Children (12 & younger) Free Free


General Admission
General admission provides viewing of the MFAH art collections and most exhibitions. Purchase online or drop by any admissions desk at the Museum.

MFAH Members (Join now!) Free
Adult General Admission (19+)  $15
Senior Adult General Admission (65+ with ID)  $10
Military General Admission (regular discount)* $10
Military General Admission (May 25–Sept. 7)** Free
College Student General Admission (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.

**Memorial Day through Labor Day, as part of the Blue Star Museums program, the MFAH offers free general admission to active-duty military personnel and their families (not including ticketed exhibitions). Present identification in person upon arrival. The $10 admission is applicable to 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.
• 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.

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 Saturday and Sunday 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? Get almost half off 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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