Museums and Galleries

Information on admission to various museums and galleries around Houston can be found below. If you are looking to explore more of Houston’s cultural and artistic scene, make sure to check out these venues! If you have any questions, please contact the Passport to Houston Committee at passport.rpc@gmail.com.


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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: The Passport to Houston program has partnered with the Houston Museum of Fine Arts to provide Rice undergraduates with free membership. All you need is a valid Rice Undergraduate ID.

Houston Museum of Natural Science: The Passport to Houston program has partnered with the Houston Museum of Natural Science to provide Rice undergraduates with free membership. All you need is a valid Rice Undergraduate ID. Your undergraduate Rice ID also qualifies you to receive the “member rate” on special exhibits.

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum: Admission is $5 with student ID. Free on Thursdays.

Contemporary Arts Museum: Free admission

DiverseWorks: Free admission

FotoFest: Free admission

The Health Museum: Discount admission of $5 with the Discount Flyer for Rice & a Rice ID (students and staff). Regular admission for adults is $8. Free Family Thursdays: 2-5 pm

Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park: To obtain your complimentary one-year “Individual” Membership, complete the online membership form and provide your Rice Student ID number where payment information is requested.

Holocaust Museum: Free admission

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft: Free admission

Houston Center for Photography: Free admission

Jung Center of Houston: Free admission

Lawndale Art Center: Free admission

Menil Collection: Free admission

The Rothko Chapel: Free admission

Rice Gallery: Free admission