Saturday, May. 4, 2019 – Saturday, May. 4, 2019

01:00 PM – 03:15 PM


In this captivating blend of comic caper and thriller, 30-something Juan (Gael García Bernal) still lives at home. Frustrated by his lack of professional progress and ambition, he convinces his friend Benjamin (Leonardo Ortizgris) to join him and break into Mexico City’s Anthropology Museum to steal priceless Mayan artifacts. While the actual robbery is meticulously planned, the amateur thieves have no idea how to sell these treasures once they have them! Incredibly based on a real events, Museo’s assured blend of themes and genres is both profound and hilarious.

“Museo is the work of a genuinely creative directorial talent, and the early family scenes, richly detailed and shrewdly acted, provide just the right emotional context for this squabbling, indecisive gang of two.” - Chicago Tribune

“Museo is a fun, stylish, singular heist flick that's about so much more than the theft itself.” - Los Angeles Times

“Ruizpalacios relies on anecdotes to show reflections about time, sense of responsibility, identity and art itself.” - En Filme

“...cinematographer Damián García knows exactly how to shoot it, the boys feet magnified as the gingerly step through archeological models, his camera swiveling until they are upside down on screen, then casting their shadows on a wall...” - Reeling Reviews

Read an interview with the filmmaker.


  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • General Admission

    • MFAH Members FREE
    • Adults $15
    • Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
    • Military (with ID) $10
    • College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
    • Youth (13–18) $7.50
    • Children (12 & younger) FREE
    • Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
    On Thursday, general admission is free for everyone.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Make visiting a snap! Visit for complete parking info, including a map you can download.

    Two Parking Garages        

    Parking Garage Hours

    Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Parking Garage Fees

    • Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
    • The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    • For hourly rates, go to
    Recommendation for guests with limited mobility: Use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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