Hours & Admissions

Museum Hours

► See the latest visitor protocols here. Advance timed tickets recommended. We welcome all visitors at any time.

Hours of Operation
Wednesday | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday | 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday | 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday | Closed except selected holidays
Tuesday | Closed

• Bayou Bend and Rienzi observe different hours.
• For parking garage hours, fees, and locations, visit mfah.org/parking

General Admission

General admission provides access to the MFAH art collections. Purchase online or drop by any admissions desk.

MFAH Member (Join now!) Free
Adult General Admission (19+)  $19
Senior General Admission (65+ with ID)  $16
College Student General Admission (19+ with ID) $12
Youth General Admission (13–18) $12
Child General Admission (12 & younger) Free
Military General Admission (with ID)* Free

*The Museum provides free general admission to active members of the U.S. military and reserves with valid ID, as well as to military families with dependent cards. Available in person at any 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 Oil Company. 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 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 visiting only the library, shop, café, or Glassell School.
  • 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 Participants in the Texas Lone Star Card Program

Participants in the Texas Lone Star Card program receive free access to the buildings on the Museum’s main campus, as well as Bayou Bend and Rienzi. A guest who presents a Texas Lone Star Card and photo ID can receive 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, or Bank of America Private Bank 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.

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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; PNC 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.

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