► Plan ahead for your visit! Please be advised of City of Houston construction on Montrose Boulevard.

The City of Houston has begun work on a major sewer upgrade on Montrose Boulevard between Barkdull and Bissonnet streets. During the project, the two center lanes of traffic on Montrose—one northbound, and one southbound—are blocked for excavation. As a result, access to and from the 5101 Montrose parking garage is possible only via the northbound lane. There is no access from the southbound lane of Montrose into the Montrose garage. When exiting the garage, you must turn right.

The new mid-block crosswalk across Montrose to the Glassell School of Art and The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza is now active, so be sure to take extra caution when using the crosswalk, as construction may reduce drivers’ visibility.

The City of Houston’s best estimate is that this work will last through the month of August.

♦ Make visiting a snap! Enlarge the map to see main-campus parking options, or download the PDF

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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METRO’s Summer of Fun Pass for Students

METRO offers free rides to students all summer.

From June 1 to September 1, 2018, METRO’s Summer of Fun Pass gives K–12 students the opportunity to travel anywhere METRO goes—any time, any day—for free!

You can apply for your pass online, by mail, or in person.

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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