At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, students and teachers are invited to explore works of art spanning six continents and thousands of years of history. We offer innovative programs for students and teachers that encourage exploration of the MFA’s world-renowned collections and groundbreaking exhibitions.

In 2013-2014, we are offering new tours in the Art of Asia, as well as a new tour designed specifically for students in grades K-2 called Explorations for Early Learners. In addition, as of January 1, 2014, we are now offering classroom outreach programs and distance learning programs.

Connect your classroom to the MFA!

School Group Visits

For more information about bringing your school group to the MFA, see School/Youth Group Visits.

For a list of tour options that are available during the 2013-2014 school year with Massachusetts curriculum frameworks connections, see Student/Youth Group Tour Descriptions.

Teacher Professional Development

The MFA offers workshops and training for educators throughout the year. For more information about upcoming opportunities, visit Teacher Professional Development.

Student Rhetoric Competition

The 10th annual Student Rhetoric Competition will take place on May 21, 2014. For more information, visit the Student Rhetoric Competition page.

School Partnerships

The MFA maintains longitudinal, dynamic relationships with individual schools and school districts. Learn more about School Partnerships.

Outreach Programs

Schools within the I-495 corridor of Boston can schedule a trained Gallery Instructor to visit your classroom for an interactive, student-centered program. Learn more about outreach programs.

Distance Learning Programs

No matter how far you are from Boston, you can schedule a museum educator to visit your classroom virtually for an interactive, student-centered program. Learn more about distance learning programs.

Artful Adventures

The Artful Adventures program provides opportunities for children ages 3 and older to connect with the art and cultures of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas through engagement with the MFA collections. For more information, visit Community Programs.

Schools in Need

The MFA offers funding to assist schools in need that want to bring student groups to the Museum.

Boston Public Schools and Lawrence Public Schools always receive free admission. To request a school group visit, please complete our request form and indicate that you are a Boston or Lawrence public school.

Learn more about the Rothwell School Bus Fund and the Alice W. Dorr Foundation Scholarship for the What Artists Do (WAD) program.

The Lunder Maine Student Membership Program

The Lunder Maine Student Membership Program allows Maine students of all ages in public and private school, as well as those who are home schooled, to visit the Museum free of charge.

To request a school group visit, please complete our request form and indicate that you are visiting from a school in Maine.

The McLane Family New Hampshire Student Membership Program

Effective September 1, 2012, the McLane Family New Hampshire Student Membership Program allows New Hampshire students of all ages in public and private school, as well as those who are home schooled, to visit the Museum free of charge.

To request a school group visit, please complete our request form and indicate that you are visiting from a school in New Hampshire.

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