What is the XPass?

How does MFA Membership differ from the XPass?

MFA Membership includes free admission for a full year, along with a host of additional events, benefits and privileges not available to XPass holders or the general public. See our full list of MFA Member benefits.

Is the XPass a six-month membership?

No, the XPass is not a six-month membership. While the XPass includes free admission and access to specific events, it does not include the full benefits available in the MFA’s Membership program.

I’m an MFA Member. Should I purchase an XPass?

Most of the perks included in the XPass are already available to MFA Members. If you are interested in tickets to the March 3 MFA Late Nites, you can purchase these online, in advance as of January 11, 2018. Be sure to mark your calendars!

Full XPass Benefits

XPass entitles you to:

  • Free admission to the MFA from October 1, 2017 through April 1, 2018
  • Free ticket to October 13 and March 3 MFA Late Nites
  • Access to Member Preview, October 15–17
  • Access to Member Guest Days, November 9–12
  • 10% discount in the “Takashi Murakami” exhibition shop
  • Member pricing for Tattoo, Prints, and Design lecture, November 30
  • Free tattoo artist demonstration, November 15

Buy a Single XPass
Buy a Dual XPass

XPass is available for sale online only.

Museum Admission

I have my XPass on my mobile device. How do I use it?

Beginning on October 1, 2017, your XPass entitles you to free Museum admission. Skip the ticket lines and present your XPass displayed on your mobile device to the guards at either the Fenway or Huntington Avenue entrances. Your XPass will be scanned for admission. XPass will only be accepted for admission on mobile devices. The XPass is nonrefundable, nontransferable, and valid October 1, 2017, through April 1, 2018.

I lost the e-mail containing my XPass.

E-mail XPass@mfa.org to request that the e-mail containing your XPass be re-sent to you. Please note, the XPass will not be forwarded to e-mail addresses not associated with your account. Be sure to check your spam folder to ensure the first, and any subsequent, delivery of your XPass gets to you.

My phone has no power. How do I access my pass?

Please go to any Museum ticket desk for assistance. You will need to provide the representative with a valid ID.

Can I bring in children with my XPass?

The XPass only provides free Museum admission for adults, but children 17 and under are always admitted for free on weekends and weekdays after 3 pm, and, with a general Museum membership, children are admitted free all the time.

How do I use my XPass to bring in guests during Member Guest Days?

XPass holders are able to bring up to four additional guests during Member Guest Days November 9–12. No tickets are required; just show your XPass on your mobile device to the guards at either the Fenway or Huntington Avenue entrances.

How do I preview “Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics” before it opens to the public?

No tickets are required; just present your XPass on your mobile device at the Gund Gallery entrance for admission to “Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics” before it opens to the public on October 18.

Retail Discount

How do I get my discount in the Murakami Shop?

Simply present your XPass on your mobile device at the time of purchase to receive your 10% discount at the Murakami Shop, outside the exhibition on Level LG.

MFA Events

MFA Late Nites

If you are interested in the March 3 MFA Late Nites, you can reserve your free ticket(s) online, in advance as of January 11, 2018. Be sure to mark your calendars!

Lecture: Tattoos, Prints, and Design (November 30)

Navigate to Tattoos, Prints, and Design to obtain member pricing on tickets. Tickets may either be printed out and brought the night of the event or may be picked up at the Huntington ticket desk the evening of the event.