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.
Learn more about Artful Adventures at the MFA
Home School ProgramsA specially designed home school program for children between the ages of 3-15 years that meets on Friday afternoons, September through June.
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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 HealingArtful 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.
Tours and badge workshops specifically designed for scouts.
Off-Site Programs & FestivalsOff-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.
Teen Arts CouncilThe 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.
Learn more about the Teen Arts Council
MFA Community Visits
The MFA provides free admission for need-based nonprofit agencies and community organization visits based on eligibility.