• TxDOT construction on State Highway 288
State Highway 288, one of the closest major highways to the Museum District, is undergoing construction with intermittent lane closures. Stay up to date with SH 288 information: Drive288.com

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A new underground parking garage, located at 5101 Montrose Boulevard, is now open! 

  • The outdoor parking lot on Bissonnet, across from the Law Building, is closed permanently.
  • Parking is available in two garages: an above-ground garage at 1144 Binz Street, and a new underground garage at 5101 Montrose Blvd.
  • Parking is free in both garages for MFAH visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursdays. General admission to the Museum is free on Thursdays, courtesy of Shell.
  • Guests with limited mobility: We recommend that you 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. 

Parking Garage Locations

  • 1144 Binz Street
  • 5101 Montrose Boulevard 
    As you head toward the Museum from the Montrose garage, enjoy the art and nature in the Cullen Sculpture Garden, created by sculptor Isamu Noguchi.


Parking Garage Hours

Both parking garages are open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Parking Fees*

Parking payments may be made only with a major credit card. Also accepted: MasterCard and Visa debit cards.

  MFAH Members Visitors
0–30 minutes FREE FREE
31 minutes–4 hours $6 $10
4–12 hours $10 $18
12–24 hours $35 $35

*Parking is free in both garages for MFAH visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursdays. General admission to the Museum is free on Thursdays, courtesy of Shell.

More Parking Information for . . .

Still have parking questions? Please contact us at guestservices@mfah.org or at 713.639.7300 during business hours.

Parking at the MFAH House Museums

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

• Free parking is available. Guests with limited mobility may enter Bayou Bend at 2940 Lazy Lane.


• Free parking is first come, first served. Handicap-access spaces are available.

Take METRORail & Get Discounted Tickets!

You may park along the METRORail line and take the train to the MFAH. Parking is available at the Fannin South Park and Ride, located at 1604 West Bellfort (at Fannin Street, just outside of 610 Loop South), for $3 a day. Then, hop on the METRORail for $1.25 one way and exit at the Museum District Station located between Ewing and Binz. This will bring you within steps of the MFAH Visitors Center. The Museum campus also features stops on several METRO bus routes, including Airline/Montrose and Bissonnet.

Show your Metro Q® Fare Card and receive $5 off admission to the MFAH!

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Houston Bcycle

Houston Bcycle is a bike-sharing program that serves as an additional transportation alternative to the Museum. A Houston Bcycle station is located on the Museum’s campus at 5650 San Jacinto, across from the Museum District METRORail station.

You can check out a bike directly from your phone and map your ride to the nearest station, or customize to the destination of your choice with the Bcycle app. The app allows you to view the location of all B-stations, as well as how many bikes and docks are available.

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More Transportation Options

Lone Star Cab
Contact Lone Star Cab at 713.444.444 or houstontransportationservices.com

Yellow Cab
Contact Yellow Cab Houston at 713.236.1111 or yellowcabhouston.com

Uber Houston
Learn more about hailing a ride in Houston at uber.com/cities/houston