Plan Your Visit
We are pleased to welcome you back into the Museum with expanded health and safety protocols. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) is working diligently to ensure a seamless and contact-free Museum experience. Learn what to expect on your future visit, below.
- Social distancing is encouraged and easy to maintain in CAMH’s spacious galleries.
- Face masks are encouraged when in the Museum for all visitors three years of age and older.
- The Museum will provide free masks available at the front desk.
- Washing your hands and using hand sanitizer before arriving and throughout your visit is encouraged.
- Persons who are feeling ill or who have been exposed to COVID-19 within the past two weeks are asked to visit at a later date.
Admission to CAMH is always free due to the generosity of our members and donors.
Juneteenth — Closed
Independence Day — Closed
Thanksgiving Eve — Closed
Thanksgiving — Closed
Christmas Eve — Closed
Christmas — Closed
New Year’s Eve — Closed
New Year’s Day — Closed
Holiday hours vary annually based on when they fall on the calendar.
In the Galleries and Online
CAMH’s tours are designed to cultivate critical and flexible thinking. Tours are for visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and interests. Tours are discussion-based and led by a member of CAMH’s esteemed FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Team. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the attached form to request a tour.
CAMH’s tours are designed to cultivate critical and flexible thinking. Even if you are not able to bring your group or students to the Museum in-person, we can still meet virtually and show you around our galleries. CAMH’s tours are designed to cultivate critical and flexible thinking. Virtual tours are for visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and interests. Contact email@example.com or fill out the attached form to request a tour.
Educational Outreach Series
Are you interested in a synchronous learning opportunity with CAMH? Or want to share more resources with your students about contemporary art, artists, and ideas? Check out our Educational Outreach series, designed to bring the Museum’s galleries to classrooms. Each video includes activities that focus on our past and current exhibitions and are available for K–12th grade.
CAMH is conveniently located in the Museum District.
Things to Do
CAMH is one of 19 organizations that make up Houston’s vibrant Museum District. Located within a 1.5-mile radius of the Mecom Fountain, Houston’s Museum District includes not only CAMH but the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), The Menil Collection, the Houston Zoo, Lawndale Art Center, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and many, many more. Spend the day in Houston’s Museum District!
To plan your stay in Houston, go to visithoustontexas.com.
Places to Eat
From the weekly food trucks to the local restaurants, there is something for everyone in the Museum District! Within walking distance of CAMH, you can find several restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines, including Barnaby’s, Bodega’s Taco Shop, Pondi Café, Lucille’s, Cafe Leonelli at MFAH, MF Sushi, The Monarch at the Hotel Zaza, and Pinewood Cafe.
For more information on the curated selection of food trucks at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, click here.
Where to Stay
The Hotel Zaza is situated in the heart of the Museum District and features a beautiful art collection, delicious restaurant, and luxurious spa. The Museum District is also conveniently located near the Medical District, Downtown, and Midtown—each has a variety of hotel options.
CAMH is wheelchair accessible. Exhibition labels are available in English, Spanish, and large print at the front desk. Guided tours in Korean, French, or Spanish are available upon request for groups of eight to twelve people. Please complete our tour request form at least two weeks before your potential tour. You must provide two possible tour dates and times.
Photos and/or videos taken at CAMH and associated events may be published in print or posted online for download, in online photo albums, on photo/video sharing sites such as Flickr and YouTube, and on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, etc. Photos and videos may also be made available on CD, DVD, Flash Memory devices, or through email.
By visiting CAMH and/or attending an event, photos and videos of you at the event may be published in any or all of the above mentioned media and devices at the sole discretion of CAMH. By your attendance at the Museum, you are consenting to photographs being taken and shared through the above-listed platforms unless you expressly revoke your consent by contacting the front desk to receive a sticker that will alert CAMH staff to not take your photograph.
Please note that the CAMH staff members are instructed to ask permission from parents or guardians before taking photos of individual children. If a parent or guardian declines to have their child photographed, the Museum staff member has been instructed to refrain from photographing the family. If a staff member refuses to comply with your request, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photographers may use CAMH grounds as settings for their photography shoots so long as they are respectful of other CAMH visitors and so long as they do not disturb CAMH grounds. Photographers and the subjects of the photographs are not allowed to touch any sculptures or to be in any water features or fountains. Photographers are responsible for following applicable copyright law. For all commercial and professional photography requests, including bridal portraiture, please contact CAMH Communications and Marketing Department during business hours by phone at 713.284.8255 or by email.
Still photography for personal use is permitted, unless otherwise specified, provided no flash or tripod is used. Videotaping is not permitted. No photographs or videotapes may be reproduced, distributed, or sold without permission from CAMH. CAMH Gallery Attendants can help visitors identify the areas where photography is permitted.
CAMH reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises. Museum personnel are authorized to enforce all policies and procedures included herein.
If you feel you hold the copyright to an image found on CAMH’s website, please contact CAMH Communications and Marketing Department during business hours by phone at 713.284.8255 or by email.
CAMH is firearms-free. Firearms, including without limitation handguns, shotguns, and rifles (whether concealed or openly carried) are prohibited on CAMH premises. See Sections 30.06 and 30.07 for more information. For more information about the Texas “open carry” law, please visit houstontx.gov/police/open_carry.