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Museum Hours

Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, 12:15 to 7 p.m.
Closed Monday, except holidays
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day


• Check the daily calendar for exceptions. 
• Bayou Bend and Rienzi observe different hours.
• For parking garage hours, fees, and locations, visit mfah.org/parking.

General Admission

Your general admission provides viewing of the MFAH art collections. Purchase online or drop by any admissions desk.

• Save on ticketed exhibitions with a Combo Pack! See two special exhibitions for one discounted price—general admission included. Learn more & get tickets

MFAH Member (Join now!) Free
Adult General Admission (19+)  $15
Senior General Admission (65+ with ID)  $10
Military General Admission (with ID)* $10 or Free
College Student General Admission (19+ with ID) $7.50
Youth General Admission (13–18) $7.50
Child General Admission (12 & younger) Free

*The MFAH, a collaborator in the Blue Star Museums program, offers free general admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and up to five family members—including U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, and NOAA Commissioned Corps—from Memorial Day through Labor Day. (Offer does not apply to ticketed exhibitions.)
• The $10 miltary admission fee is available to military retirees and veterans, including their spouses, year-round.
• For all free and discounted military tickets, present ID in person at admissions desk.

No Need to Pay General Admission If …

  • You are visiting on a Thursday, when general admission is free for everyone, courtesy of Shell. Ticketed exhibitions are separate from general admission and remain ticketed on Thursdays.
  • You are age 12 or younger. This age group receives free general admission every day.
  • You are age 18 or younger and visiting on a Saturday or Sunday with a library card from any public library in Texas. The library cardholder receives one free general admission; offer does not apply to ticketed exhibitions or events.
  • You are a visitor to the library, shop, or café.
  • You are a teacher visiting the Kinder Foundation Education Center in the Law Building.
  • You are a college student with an art-related assignment or attend an institution that participates in the University Partnership Program. Learn more.

Museums on Us 
Free General Admission for Bank of America Cardholders

  • Each Bank of America cardholder is allowed one free general admission to the MFAH as part of the
  • Museums on Us customer benefit program, applicable to the first full weekend of each month.
  • Present a valid Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and photo ID at point of entry.
  • Admission is non-transferable and good for one free general admission for the cardholder only.
  • Offer does not include free admission to ticketed exhibitions or events.
  • Bank of America associates are also eligible for free general admission on designated Museums on Us
  • weekends. Associates must present current proof of employment and photo ID.

Buy CityPASS and Save

Want to explore Houston’s sights for one easy price? Save 48% on admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and four other Houston attractions when you buy a CityPASS ticket booklet. Learn more and buy online.

Group Visits and Tours

The Museum offers tours and packages to groups of 10 or more for the Museum's collections and selected exhibitions. Membership benefits and free individual admission may not be used in conjunction with school or group visits. Learn More

The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza; BBVA Compass Roof Garden; and Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden

Open daily, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Free Admission

The above information applies to the main Museum campus.
Bayou Bend and Rienzi have separate admission schedules.

Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India

On view March 4August 19, 2018

Tickets include access to the Museum’s art collections. Make it a combo for just $2 more! Save when you combine your tickets to Peacock in the Desert with admission to Mike + Doug Starn: Big Bambú. A two-exhibition combo pack is $25. Learn more about combo tickets.

MFAH Member (Join now!) Free
Adult (19+) $23
Senior (65+ with ID), Military (with ID), College Student (19+ with ID), Youth (13–18) $18
Child (12 & younger) Free

Mike + Doug Starn: Big Bambú 

On view June 10September 3, 2018

Tickets include access to the Museum’s art collections. Make it a combo! Save when you combine your tickets to Mike + Doug Starn: Big Bambú  with admission to Peacock in the Desert. A two-exhibition combo pack is $25. Learn more about combo tickets.

MFAH Member (Join now!) Free
Adult (19+) $18
Senior (65+ with ID), Military (with ID), College Student (19+ with ID), Youth (13–18) $13
Child (12 & younger) Free

Before purchasing your tickets to Mike + Doug Starn: Big Bambú, read the visitor guidelines carefully Guidelines & tickets

Group Visits and Tours

The Museum offers discounted admission for visits, tours, and packages to groups of 10 or more for the Museum’s collections and selected exhibitions.

Learn more at mfah.org/grouptours. Questions? Contact groupsales@mfah.org or 713.639.7878.

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