Closed Now
Wed–Sun 11am–7pm
Free Admission
1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006
Closed Now
Wed–Sun 11am–7pm
Free Admission
1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006


Menil Policies

Menil Park and Green Space Policy

Hours and Permissions

  1. Green spaces are open daily from dawn to dusk.
  2. Written permission is required prior to any special use, such as a class, performance, or any other function that impacts use by the general public.
  3. Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited at this time.
  4. Please address any questions to info@menil.org.

Prohibited Items and Activities

  1. Glass containers
  2. Amplified music
  3. Littering; please use trash receptacles or appropriate recycling containers.
  4. Alcoholic beverages
  5. Open fires or grills and furnishings (such as tables or lanterns)
  6. Smoking
  7. Unlicensed possession of firearms
  8. Hammocks, slacklines, or tightropes
  9. Climbing up trees or on sculptures

Vehicles and Transportations

  1. Motorized vehicles, including scooters, are prohibited off roadways and beyond parking areas.
  2. Transportation on skateboards or bicycles is welcome, but upon arrival please dismount and walk or carry any non-motorized vehicle across the grass.


  1. Dogs must remain leashed.
  2. Pet owners are required to pick up after pets.

The Menil does not allow organized classes, performances, or and events at this time. Special requests can be sent to info@menil.org for approval. Please visit our Contact page if you have additional questions.

Learn more about the surrounding green spaces by visiting Menil Park and Neighborhood.

Photography and Video Policy

The Menil Collection seeks to provide a quiet and contemplative environment for viewing works of art. The museum allows photography for personal use in the main building foyer and corridors, along with our outdoor spaces. Please do not use a flash or tripod (or similar equipment) as these can damage the artwork and disturb other visitors. We ask that you refrain from photography within the galleries.

Press and professional photographers should contact press@menil.org for permission to shoot on campus.

Advance notice is required and your request must include a completed request form. The Menil does not permit the use of furniture props, confetti or small items that can litter the area, or the use of museum restrooms for outfit changes.

All other image inquiries, including those related to scholarship and research, should be directed to rights@menil.org.