Artful Adventures

A customized introduction to the MFA and its collections for groups of children from early childhood, after school, nontraditional school settings, special needs programs, and summer camps. Participatory and interactive, programs at the MFA last an hour and a half and include a tour and an art-making activity.

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Home School Programs

Specially designed home school programs for children between the ages of 3-15 years that meet on Fridays, September through June.

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Birthday Parties

Customized 2 hour parties include a gallery tour, an art-making activity, a story, and time for everyone to eat. For children ages 3 years and older.

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Artful Healing

Artful Healing is a program offering theme-based tours and art making activities at area hospitals and healthcare centers for children, youth, teens, and their families in a group setting or in patients' rooms. Beyond The Spectrum is a monthly program designed for children on the Autism Spectrum.

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Scouting

Tours and badge workshops specifically designed for scouts.

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Learn more about programs for Girl Scouts

Off-Site Programs & Festivals

Off-site programs last 1 hour and include a story, hand-on materials and pictures from the Museum's collections, and an art-making activity. Museum instructors can also provide drop-in art-making activities for children of all ages during a festival or event.

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Community Arts Initiative

The Community Arts Initiative works with after-school programs and community organizations to introduce young people to our collections and the art-making process.

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Learn more about the Artist Project

Teen Arts Council

The Teen Arts Council (TAC) is an apprenticeship program for a group of teenagers who work for the Museum in a variety of leadership and learning opportunities and serve as ambassadors promoting the MFA in the Greater Boston community.

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MFA Community Visits

The MFA provides free admission for need-based nonprofit agencies and community organization visits based on eligibility.

View guidelines and application information

Resources & Links

Helpful forms and links to studies and organizations that explore why learning about art is a vital component of education.

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Community Partners

Our Community Partners help kids explore and create art.

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