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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) boasts an impressive permanent collection of ancient and contemporary art. In addition to the main campus, the MFAH includes the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and Rienzi, two "house museums" for American and European decorative arts. The Museum also offers educational programs for adults and children, as well as a film series. Every Thursday, admission to the museum is free, sponsored by Shell.

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1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005


$10 for adults, $5 for seniors, $5 for youth (6 to 18), and children 5 and younger are free.Free on Tuesdays!


Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 12:15 to 7 p.m.


Fine Art + Food Trucks, Special Film Presentations, Special Art Exhibits


Art Exhibits, Dining, Guided Tours, Films, Cullen Sculpture Garden, Festivals


  • Is photography allowed at the MFAH?

    Photography is allowed in certain galleries including the permanent collection. It is not permitted in special exhibits. When in doubt, ask the museum attendants. And no flash photography, of course.
  • Can I re-enter the MFAH if I leave?

    Visitors can reenter the museum on the same day they purchase their tickets. Simply show the MFAH sticker upon reentry.

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