School Vacation Week Adventures

December Vacation Week

Saturday, December 26, 2015–Sunday, January 3, 2016
(except January 1; Museum closed)
10 am–4 pm (Wednesday, December 30 to 8 pm)

Theme: Celebrations

It is the season for celebrations. Spend time with friends and family creating and celebrating art!

Cogan Family Foundation Vacation Week Adventures

February School Vacation

Monday–Friday, February 15–19, 2016
10 am–4 pm (Wednesday to 8 pm)

Tune in to Art

Whistle while you work and discover some of the many creative ways artists have been inspired by music in their work. Enjoy free drop-in activities all week, including storytelling, musical performances, family tours and art activities.

April School Vacation

Tuesday–Friday, April 19–22, 2016
10 am–4 pm (Wednesday to 8 pm)

Ready, Set, Recycle

From painted landscapes to artwork made from recycled trash, artists celebrate our planet in innovative and beautiful ways. Create your own recycled art, watch a green performance, go on a family tour and listen to earthy stories. Enjoy free drop-in activities all week.

Always Available

Art Connections Cards, Sharf Visitor Center

Pick up an Art Connections card and explore the Museum. Look for cats, dogs, and mythical creatures or choose another theme for your search.

MFA Guide, Available at all ticket desks and Sharf Visitor Center
Join Lucia, high school reporter, as she explores the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art in the Guide for Kids and Families. Families and kids ages 6 to 10 will enjoy amazing, amusing works of art with Lucia as their guide. Nonmembers $6; Members $5; kids 17 and under $4. MFA Guide is made possible through the generous support of the John W. Henry Family Foundation.

Visiting the MFA with Children, Sharf Visitor Center
Pick up one of our free pocket-sized informational guides on visiting and exploring the Museum with kids. Includes tips for parents, gallery games, and ideas for looking at and discussing art.

Behind the Scenes, Galleries 125 and 225, Art of the Americas Wing
Peek behind the scenes and learn about the hidden work that happens every day at the MFA. Watch a video, try out the interactive kiosks, or just relax and enjoy a view of Boston.