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, CAMH is working diligently to ensure a seamless and contact-free Museum experience. Learn what to expect on your future visit, below.
- CAMH’s spacious galleries allow for at least six feet of space between building occupants at all times.
- Parties may remain together, but a minimum of six feet of distance must be maintained between all other non-family members.
- Face masks must be worn (covering mouth and nose) by all staff and by all visitors three years of age and older.
- Masks for those without them will be provided at the welcome desk.
(numbers may change daily depending on the recommendation of the CDC and Houston City Government)
- The upper level Brown Foundation Gallery will reach maximum capacity at 150 visitors and staff members.
- The lower level Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery will reach maximum capacity at 70 visitors and staff members.
- Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer before arriving and throughout your visit.
- 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.
- Temperatures will be taken upon arrival using touchless thermometers for all visitors and staff.
- The Museum has enhanced the ongoing cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day.
- In response to the pandemic, CAMH now has an app offering visitor resources and exclusive Museum content will be made available to the public. The CAMH App offers a unique self-guided tour of all exhibitions as well as a contact-free alternative to traditional exhibition brochures. Visitors are encouraged to bring earbuds to listen to the exclusive audio components the app offers.
UPDATE: As of Monday, October 4, 2021, CAMH will remain closed for the installation of the upcoming exhibition of The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse. The Museum will reopen to the public with regular hours of operation on Friday, November 5, 2021.
Admission to CAMH is always free due to the generosity of our members and donors.
Juneteenth — Closed
Independence Day — Closed
Thanksgiving Eve — Early Closure
Thanksgiving — Closed
Christmas Eve — Early Closure
Christmas — Closed
New Year’s Eve — Closed
New Year’s — Closed
Holiday hours vary annually based on when they fall on the calendar.
In the Galleries and Online
Education Video 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 video series.
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 Tours are designed to cultivate critical and flexible thinking. Virtual tours are for visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and interests. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form to request a virtual tour.
Art Kits for Students
K-12 Educators who have used CAMH’s Virtual Education Video Series with their students are eligible to apply to receive a maximum of 30 Art Kits from CAMH to gift to their students. This opportunity is available to Houston-based Educators. Art Kits contain basic but useful supplies for a variety of projects including paper, scissors, tape, stickers, a glue stick, sketchbooks, a mask, hand sanitizer, a snack, instructions for a variety of CAMH’s Drop-in Experiences and Open Studios, and more. Teachers are responsible for picking up and distributing the Art Kits to students, sharing images, and testimonials with CAMH. Limited supplies are available.
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is conveniently located in the Museum District.
Visiting the Museum District
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, 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 visithouston.com.
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, MFA Café, 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.
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 Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (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 email@example.com.
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.
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is firearms-free. Firearms, including without limitation handguns, shotguns, and rifles (whether concealed or openly carried) are prohibited on Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 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.