Artful Adventures offers two specially designed home school programs for children ages 3 and older. The morning program meets the second Friday of each month from 10:30 am-12 pm during the school year. The afternoon program meets on Friday afternoons, September through June, from 1:30-3 pm. Children are divided into 4 groups by age (3-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-11 years, and 12-15 years). Each visit lasts an hour and a half and combines gallery exploration with an art-making activity.
Special arrangements can be made for home schooling groups of 10 or more children who are unable to visit the Museum on Fridays at 1:30 pm. To learn more, please visit Artful Adventures.
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are only available online. Tickets for the current week's class will only be available for sale until 1 pm on Wednesday.
We no longer offer day-of ticket sales at the Museum. Tickets need to be purchased online in advance of each class date. Purchasing tickets ahead of time ensures that we can adequately prepare for each class by having enough teachers and materials and can maintain small group sizes.
Adults are always welcome to stay with their child throughout the duration of the class.
Class Cancellations, Snow Closings, and Refunds
Entrance & Meeting Location
Please enter through either the Huntington or State Street Corporation Fenway Entrance and pick up your ticket(s) at a ticketing kiosk or at the admissions desk. You may enter the Museum at anytime after 10 am. We will be meeting in the Education Center in the Druker Family Pavilion, Room 160 before each class. Please meet your instructors in the classroom by 10:15 am - we will begin our programming at 10:30 am.
Please enter through the State Street Corporation Fenway Entrance and pick up your ticket(s) at a ticketing kiosk or at the admissions desk. If you wish to arrive before the program begins at 1:30 pm you may enter the Museum at anytime after 10 am. We will be meeting in the Alfond Auditorium Lobby before each class. Please use the staircase or elevator on Level 1 (Room 140) to get to Level G. Please meet your instructors in the Lobby by 1:15 pm - we will begin our programming at 1:30 pm.
Coats, Bags, and Baby Items
Drop-off & Pick-up
Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. For their safety they cannot enter or exit the MFA without a parent or guardian.
Works of art in the Museum should not be touched. Use walking feet in the Museum. Use inside voices. Always stay together as a group. Please don't eat, drink, or chew gum in the galleries.