April School Vacation Week

A Splash of Color

Recommended for ages 4 to 13

Tuesday–Friday, April 22–25, 2014
10 am–4 pm (to 8 pm on Wednesday)

Join us for an adventure in color! Listen to stories, watch music and dance inspired by color, take a family tour, or make artwork inspired by the objects and colors that you see.

All ages and abilities welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. FREE admission for kids all week. (Kids 6 and under always get FREE admission to the MFA, and kids 7 to 17 are free during non-school hours. See Visiting with Kids for more information.)


Special Events

Sign Language Interpretation

Family Tours | Every 15 minutes from 10:15 am–Noon (ASL interpretation Wed at 10:15 and 11:15 am) | Sharf Visitor Center
Story Hour | 10:30 am | Gallery 274
SambaViva | 11:30 am1 and 2 pm (ASL Interpretation Wed at 1 pm) | Alfond Auditorium

Art-Making Activities

Drop in anytime between 10 am and 4 pm (until 8 pm on Wed)

We Love Boston | Shapiro Family Courtyard
Mini Monet | Druker Family Pavilion, Classroom 159
Color-Foil Creations | Gallery 259
Tinted Art | Gallery 223

Additional Resources

"Quilts and Color" Family GuideSharf Visitor Center
Explore “Quilts and Color” with activities and ideas for looking at and discussing the colorful quilts on display in Gund Gallery, LG31.

A Guide to Family Fun at the MFA | Sharf Visitor Center
Pick up a free pocket-sized informational guide on visiting and exploring the Museum with kids. Includes tips, gallery games, and ideas for looking at and discussing art together.

Art Connections | Sharf Visitor Center
Pick up an Art Connections Card and explore Big and Small, Writing, and other themes throughout the Museum. Made possible by The Lowell Institute.

MFA Guide: Kids’ Tour | Available at all ticket desks and Sharf Visitor Center
MFA Guide Sign Language Interpretation Blind or Low Vision Assistive Listening System Audio Description
The MFA Guide kids’ mobile tour introduces young visitors age 6 to 10 to the Art of the Americas and Contemporary collections. The galleries are brought to life with the help of three quirky characters: Lucia, a high school reporter; Steve, an adventurous 10-year-old; and Malone, an art detective. Together they help kids look at art in new, creative ways.
Available at all ticket desks, including the Member Desk in Sharf Visitor Center, and Gund Gallery, LG31. Members $5; nonmembers $6; kids 17 and under $4. Free for visitors who are Deaf or blind.
MFA Guide is made possible through the generous support of the John W. Henry Family Foundation.

Behind the Scenes Galleries | Galleries 125 and 225, Art of the Americas Wing
Learn about all 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. 

The MFA is committed to accessibility for all visitors. For information, visit /access, e-mail, or call 617-267-9300 or 617-369-3188 (TTY).

Wheelchair Accessibility All programs are wheelchair accessible.
Assistive Listening System Assistive listening devices are available in Remis Auditorium or at the Sharf Visitor Center.
Sign Language Interpretation ASL interpretation
Blind or Low Vision Accessible to visitors who are blind or have low vision
Audio Description Audio description