Information for Instructors

Cost for Students

If your students need to complete an assignment, they receive free general admission if they show their student IDs and the assignment instructions. Without assignment instructions, they can receive special student admission prices with ID. Learn more about admissions, including free Thursdays.

University Membership Program
This is an annual membership program for area colleges and universities, available for the entire school or specific departments. The program offers free admission, discounts, and special events for undergraduate students enrolled in participating schools. For questions or information, contact

Book a Tour

You can show your students the MFAH a few different ways! Pick the method that works best for your classroom:

Research and Resources

Hirsch Library for Art Research and the MFAH Archives
Located in the Law Building, the Hirsch Library is one of the largest art research libraries in the Southwest. Make an appointment, and a helpful research librarian can assist in finding everything you need among the thousands of resources available. You may also visit their website to browse the online catalog, as well as access records kept by the MFAH Archives, including photographs, newspaper clippings, audio recordings, architectural drawings, and correspondence.

Kinder Foundation Education Center
The Museum offers a wide array of resources to help you and your students in the Kinder Foundation Education Center in the Law Building. You can also explore the easily accessible KFEC resources online. Don’t miss the opportunity to download research materials and check out books, DVDs, images, posters, and more—free of charge.

Works on Paper Study Center
Instructors interested in specific works not on view may make an appointment to see art in the Works on Paper Study Center, the only facility of its kind in the Southwest. The Works on Paper Study Center is open by appointment and is available for groups of up to 20 to view works from the MFAH collections of Photography and Works on Paper.

Further Research
Research opportunities are available in many different locations at the Museum.