Museum audio tours offer a variety of seasonal guides developed and narrated by curators and conservators for visitors' self-directed learning experiences. Tour the MFAH art collections and temporary exhibitions at your own pace.

New material, including tours in Spanish, is added on a continual basis. All tours are available in the lobbies for a single daily rental of $5, or $4 for Museum members.

The MFAH Collections

Beyond the Surface
Explore the mysteries and stories behind the Museum's art collections as told by the conservators, who are charged with preserving these works for the future. From vases to sculpture to paintings to installation pieces—pick and choose as you go, from a selection of 30 objects. Available in both English and Spanish.

Special Exhibitions

Homelands and Histories: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh
May 6–October 1, 2017

Photographer Fazal Sheikh recounts stories of several people featured in his portraits. Access the tour for free online to listen at home, or with your smartphone and headphones in the galleries.

The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta
October 8, 2017–January 28, 2018

The optional audio tour explores Oscar de la Renta’s life, inspirations, and fashion through interviews with the designer’s clients, family, and close associates—including exhibition curator André Leon Talley and local lenders. Audio-tour players, based on availability, are offered as guests enter the exhibition. Available in both English and Spanish.