Assistance for Visitors with Limited Mobility

Visitors with limited mobility are encouraged to use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building. From the Beck Building, most public areas of the Museum, including the galleries, Brown Auditorium Theater, Visitors Center, café, and shop are wheelchair accessible. The Cullen Sculpture Garden is also accessible.

The MFAH has wheelchairs that visitors may check out free of charge with a valid photo ID. The wheelchairs are available from the bag- and coat-check desks in the lobbies of the Beck Building, Law Building, and Visitors Center on a first-come, first-served basis. Motorized wheelchairs are permitted. Elevators are available throughout the Museum.

Parking Information

  • A new underground parking garage, located at 5101 Montrose Boulevard, is now open. However, we recommend that those with limited mobility should use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building or the wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz. The outdoor lot across from 1001 Bissonnet is closed permanently.
  • Learn more about parking and transportation options.

Blind or Partially Sighted Visitors

Art Beyond Sight
The MFAH offers “Art Beyond Sight” as a gallery program for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Trained gallery educators use verbal descriptions and hands-on materials to engage participants with the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. Visit the calendar for listings. Admission is free, but space is limited, so be sure to preregister. Contact tours@mfah.org to sign up and for more information.

Visitors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Looking Together
Discover and discuss works of art together in the galleries during this hour-long program designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, with their family members or care partners. Looking Together is offered on the second Monday of the month. Visit the calendar for listings and times. Admission is free, but space is limited, so be sure to preregister. Contact tours@mfah.org to sign up and for more information.

Looking Together programs can be specially arranged for groups of visitors with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Contact tours@mfah.org for information.

Looking Together is made possible through a partnership between the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter.

Contact Us

For more information about the Museum’s accessibility and programs for visitors with disabilities, e-mail tours@mfah.org or call 713.639.7300.