19 Museums, Something New Everyday!

Free Admission Times

There are many opportunities to visit the Museum District institutions for free!

Always Free

  • Asia Society Texas Center (all spaces except Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery)
  • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
  • DiverseWorks (Gallery Space)
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
  • Houston Center for Photography
  • Houston Museum of African American Culture
  • The Jung Center of Houston
  • Lawndale Art Center
  • The Menil Collection
  • Rice University Art Gallery
  • Rothko Chapel

Specific Free Times
General Admission Only

  • Buffalo Soldiers National Museum-FREE Thursday 1-5 pm
  • Children's Museum of Houston - FREE Thursday 5 – 8 pm
  • Czech Center Museum Houston - FREE last Monday of the month 12 - 4 pm
  • The Health Museum - FREE Thursday 2 – 5 pm
  • The John C. Freeman Weather Museum - FREE Thursday 12 – 4 pm
  • Holocaust Museum Houston - FREE Thursdays 2 - 5pm
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science - Permanent Exhibit Halls FREE Thursdays 2 pm - 5pm
  • The Houston Zoo offers free admission to guests on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, from 2 p.m. until closing. June, July, and August do not have Free Afternoons.
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - FREE Thursday 10 am – 9 pm