10 am–9:45 pm

Free admission for all.

What’s better than a Friday in the summer? A free Friday in the summer! Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on July 8, 2016, for tours, art, and more—all for free—during our Free Fun Friday! The MFA is one of 70 cultural venues from around the state offering free admission this summer, thanks to support of the Highland Street Foundation. Learn more about Free Fun Fridays.

Family Art-Making Activities

Colorful Kites | Huntington Avenue Entrance, 9:30 am–2 pm (Rain location: Koch Gallery 250, 10 am–2 pm)
Clay Cartouches | Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, 10 am–4 pm
Drawing in the Galleries | Shapiro Family Courtyard, 11 am–3 pm and 6–9 pm

Tours and Talks

Highlights of the Museum Collections | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center, 10:30–11:30 am
Art of Asia | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center, 11 am–Noon
Art of the Americas | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Introduction to the Contemporary Collection | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center, Noon–12:45 pm
3 in 30 Minutes | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center, 12:30–1 pm
Art of the Ancient World | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center, 1–2 pm
Art of Europe | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center, 2–3 pm
Art of the Americas | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center, 3–4 pm
Spotlight Talks: “Elemental“ | 6, 6:30 and 7:15 pm | Edward H. Linde Gallery, 168

More to Explore

Artist Toolbox Cart: Painting | Koch Gallery 250, 11 am–4 pm
Family Art Cart | Shapiro Family Courtyard, 10 am–4 pm
Family Guide: Exploring “Hokusai” | Sharf Visitor Center
Art Connections | Sharf Visitor Center
MFA Guide | Available at all ticket desks, Sharf Visitor Center, and entrance to Gund Gallery (LG31). MFA Guide   Sign Language Interpretation   Blind or Low Vision   Assistive Listening System

Additional Information

Tickets: Tickets are required for free admission, available at all ticket desks. Please note, Film tickets are not free.
Groups: Given the popularity of Free Fun Fridays, we recommend groups opt to visit on another day to fully enjoy all the MFA has to offer. However, if you would like to visit as a group on Free Fun Friday, July 17, help us serve you better by completing the group visit request form.
Parking: On-site parking at the Museum can fill up quickly—especially during popular exhibitions, holidays, and free days—we encourage you to take advantage of public transportation. Visit the Getting Here section of our website for more information. Please note, from 10 am-4 pm valet parking will be located at the Fenway Entrance and will resume at 4 pm at the Huntington Avenue Entrance. There will be no bus parking on July 17.
Dining: To accommodate visitors the Garden Cafeteria will stay open until 8 pm and the New American Cafe will stay open until 9 pm. Learn more about dining options.

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


Made possible through the support of the Highland Street Foundation.

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