Programs for Visitors with Disabilities
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.
- A new underground parking garage, located at 5101 Montrose Boulevard, is open, joining the existing parking garage at 1144 Binz. The outdoor lot across from 1001 Bissonnet is closed permanently.
- We recommend that guests with limited mobility use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building. Both the Montrose and the Binz parking garages feature wheelchair-accessible parking, though please note that the garage at 1144 Binz is closer to a Museum entrance.
- 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. Art Beyond Sight is offered on the second Saturday of the month. Visit the calendar for listings. Admission is free, but space is limited, so be sure to preregister. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and for more information.
Visitors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
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 email@example.com to sign up and for more 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.
Assistance for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Visitors
Assistive listening devices are available for use during lectures, films, and other programs in the Brown Auditorium Theater. To request an assistive listening device, speak to any staff person in attendance.
Closed captioned listening devices will be available to patrons for digital films in the Brown Auditorium Theater by this summer.
Visitors on the Autism Spectrum
Preparing for your visit a few days in advance can help visitors on the autism spectrum, and the visitors who accompany them, have the most enjoyable experience possible.
For more information about the Museum’s accessibility and programs for visitors with disabilities, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713.639.7300.