Artful Adventures offers two specially designed home school classes for children ages 3 and older. The morning class meets the second and fourth Friday of each month from 10:30 am-12 pm September through June, and the afternoon class meets most Friday afternoons from 1:30-3 pm September through June. Children are divided into 4 groups by age (3-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-11 years, and teens). Each visit lasts an hour and a half and combines gallery exploration with an art-making activity. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are only available online. Tickets for the current week's class are only available for sale until 1 pm on Wednesday. More information about these classes and assistance with purchasing tickets can be found below.
Special arrangements can be made for groups of 10 or more children that are unable to visit the MFA on Fridays. For more information please visit Artful Adventures.
$9.50 per child (includes materials and Museum admission) One adult chaperone is FREE with each purchased child ticket and also receives a discount on parking in Museum facilities. Additional adults $25.
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are only available online. Tickets for the current week's class are only 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.
NEED ASSISTANCE? Access step-by-step instructions for purchasing tickets online HERE.
Adults are always welcome to stay with their child throughout the duration of the class.
Class Cancellations, Snow Closings, and Refunds
2013-2014 Class Descriptions
Drivers can receive the members parking rate by presenting their Home School Class admissions ticket to a parking attendant in the Museum Road Garage lobby before paying upon departure. Please note: Parking discount only applies to self-park options, not valet.Parents and guardians can also receive up to 30 minutes free parking in the MFA Garage by presenting your Home School Class admissions ticket and white parking ticket to the garage attendant in the garage office.
Entrance & Meeting Location
If you arrive late please go to an admissions desk or to the Sharf Information Center so that a staff member can help you join the group.
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.
Drop-off & Pick-up
Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. For their safety they cannot enter, exit, or spend time in the galleries without a parent, guardian, or Museum Instructor.
Coats, Bags, and Baby Items
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. Baby strollers are allowed in all galleries, but they may not be left unattended. Please leave strollers with a guard at one of the coat checks when not in use.