Docent-guided tours make cross-curricular connections to develop skills for looking at art, describing art, thinking deeply, and connecting with works of art. These tours are dedicated to the Museum’s four district partners, who bring their entire group of 3rd-grade and 4th-grade students across each district.

2019–2020 School Year
Docent-guided tours are fully booked for the remainder of the academic year, and the Museum is unable to provide docent-guided tours to non-district partner groups. If you are interested in bringing a group of students to the MFAH, please request a self-guided experience:

• Self-Guided Visits for Schools

Questions about scheduling self-guided tours? Contact schooltours@mfah.org

How to Prepare for Your Visit

Please review the below documents before your visit.

  • The Museum’s collections and special exhibitions include works of art expressing a range of subject matter, including the nude or partially nude human form. Be sure to prepare students for the possibility of viewing these images before you arrive. Museum staff members are happy to answer questions or address concerns about the works on view prior to your Museum visit.
     
  • Tour FAQs 
    Details on where to drop off and park, and eat lunch; photography permissions; late arrivals; cancellations; and more
     
  • Guidelines for School Group Chaperones
    Information to help prepare chaperones for your visit

Getting the Most Out of Your Museum Visit

Preparing your students for their Museum visit, being active in designing the visit, and reflecting back on the visit in the classroom maximize the experience for students’ learning.