Museum Admission

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Plan your visit with Museum operating hours and the latest visiting guidelines.

Group Visits and Tours
The Museum offers tours and packages to groups of 10 or more for Special Exhibitions and the MFAH Permanent Collections. With advance notice, reservations are available for group tours and school groups.

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No Need to Pay Museum Admission If You Are . . .

  • A member of the MFAH. Not a member? Learn more and join today.
  • Age 12 or younger.
  • Active-duty members of the U.S. military or reserves with valid ID, as well as military families with dependent cards. Available in person at any admissions desk.
  • A Lone Star Card holder. Present your Lone Star Card and photo ID at any admissions desk.
  • A Texas public library cardholder, age 18 or younger and visiting on a Saturday or Sunday. This offer does not apply to programs or events.
  • A student with an art-related assignment or a college student who attends an institution in the University Partnership Program.
  • Visiting only the library, shop, restaurants, or Glassell School.
  • Visiting on a Thursday, when admission to the MFAH Permanent Collections is free for all individuals, courtesy of Shell USA, Inc. Special Exhibitions require a separate, discounted ALL ACCESS ticket on Thursday.
  • An artist with works in the MFAH Permanent Collections. Admission for one guest is included.
  • A Bank of America cardholder visiting on the first Saturday or Sunday of the month. Bank of America’s Museums on Us program provides each cardholder with one free admission.
    • Present a valid Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and photo ID at any admissions desk.
    • Admission is nontransferable and good for one free admission for the cardholder only.
    • Offer does not include admission to programs or events.
    • Bank of America associates are also eligible for free admission during Museums on Us weekends. Present proof of current employment and photo ID.

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