All visitors are welcome to drop in and enjoy gallery tours! Museum educators share connections between different works of art, cultures, and time periods.
Gallery tours are offered on a varied schedule. Check the calendar for times and topics.
Although tours are geared toward adults, children are also welcome to attend. No reservations are required. Free with Museum admission; free for MFAH members.
Self-Guided Tour: #InstaTourMFAH
Discover the MFAH through some of the most photographed works of art! You don’t need Instagram or even a smartphone to take the guided #InstaTourMFAH. Simply pick up a copy of the guide at an admissions desk—or download and print it out yourself—and use the prompts and questions to experience the Museum in a new way.
• Download the #InstaTourMFAH guide
• Check out what visitors are posting
Guided group tours, available for adult groups of 10 or more, encourage participants to look closely, to discuss observations, and to make connections between works of art. Each tour lasts about an hour and can be tailored to meet a variety of interests.
Gallery Tours at Bayou Bend & Rienzi
Bayou Bend and Rienzi, the two MFAH house museums nestled in the historic River Oaks neighborhood, offer docent-led tours of the collections.
Choose a highlights tour or a more in-depth study tour of the Bayou Bend Collection of American decorative arts and paintings.
► Learn more about Bayou Bend's guided tours.
Take a docent-led tour of Rienzi's European decorative arts and paintings, or visit for special-topic talks offered throughout the year.
► Learn more about Rienzi's house tours.