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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 selected holidays
Closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day

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

General Admission

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

MFAH Member (Join now!) Free
Adult General Admission (19+)  $17
Senior General Admission (65+ with ID)  $14
Military General Admission (with ID)* $14 or Free
College Student General Admission (19+ with ID) $10
Youth General Admission (13–18) $10
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 Armed Services Day through Labor Day. (Offer does not apply to ticketed exhibitions.)
• The $14 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 age 12 or younger. This age group receives free general admission every day.
  • You are visiting on a Thursday, when general admission is free for everyone, courtesy of Shell Oil Company. Ticketed exhibitions are separate from general admission and remain ticketed on Thursdays.
  • You present a Lone Star Card and photo ID.
  • 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.

Free Admission for Lone Star Card Participants

Lone Star Card participants receive free access to the buildings on the Museum’s main campus, as well as Bayou Bend and Rienzi! A guest who presents a Lone Star Card and photo ID can get free admission for up to 6 people on one card. 

Excludes dated and timed-entry events, including films, programs, special events, and some ticketed exhibitions. Please be sure to call ahead for tour information for Bayou Bend (713.639.7750) and Rienzi (713.639.7800).

Museums on Us 
Free General Admission for Bank of America Cardholders

Each Bank of America cardholder gets one free general admission to the MFAH as part of the Museums on Us customer benefit program, applicable to the first full weekend of every month.

Present a valid Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U.S. Trust credit or debit card and photo ID at point of entry. Admission is nontransferable 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. Present current proof of employment and photo ID.

Save with CityPASS

Houston CityPASS makes sightseeing easy and affordable. Save 47% on admission to Houston’s 5 top attractions, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Learn more and purchase booklets or printable vouchers 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.

Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art

On view March 10June 27, 2019

Tickets, available online and on-site, include Museum general admission and entry to Van Gogh Up Close.

Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art

Any Day,
Any Time

MFAH Member (Join now!) Free
Adult (19+) $25
Senior (65+ with ID), Military (with ID), College Student (19+ with ID), Youth (13–18) $20
Child (12 & younger) Free

The optional audio tour, available in both English and Spanish, is free with your exhibition ticket, as availability allows.

Give the Gift of Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art

Surprise someone with the experience of a lifetime! This beautiful commemorative package provides admission for two guests to see Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art, on view March 10 through June 27, 2019.

These special Van Gogh gift tickets are available only at the MFAH admission desks, while supplies last. Pick some up today! See Museum hours here.

William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects

On view May 23–September 15, 2019

Tickets, available online and on-site, provide access to the Museum’s collections and some displays. Present your exhibition ticket to access the immersive and interactive installations in Cullinan Hall. Before entering the installation, please check backpacks, umbrellas, and large bags at the coat check at the Main Street entrance. Children 12 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult. Guests in wheelchairs and with strollers may experience the installation along the perimeter. Works of art in the North Foyer and Hirsch Library are accessible without presenting an exhibition ticket.

William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects
Any Day,
Any Time
MFAH Member (Join now!) Free Free
Adult (19+) $19 $10
Senior (65+ with ID), Military (with ID), College Student (19+ with ID), Youth (13–18) $16 $10
Child (12 & younger) Free Free

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 Questions? Contact or 713.639.7878.

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