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 18, 2014, for tours, art, and more—all for free—during our Free Fun Friday! The MFA is one of 66 cultural venues from around the state offering free admission this summer, thanks to support of the Highland Street Foundation. Click here to learn more about Free Fun Fridays.  

Family Activities

Art Making: Watercolor | Huntington Avenue, 9:30 am–2 pm | (Rain location: Shapiro Family Courtyard, Room 159, 10 am–2 pm)
Art Making: Clay Sculpture | Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159, 10 am–4 pm
Artist Toolbox Cart: Painting | Gallery 242, 11 am–4 pm
Drawing in the Galleries | Koch Gallery 250, 11 am–3 pm 

Additional family resources are available at the Sharf Visitor Center including Art Connections Cards in English and Spanish and the MFA Guide Kids' Tour.


Meet at Sharf Visitor Center. 

Highlights of the Museum Collections | 10:30–11:30 am
Art of Asia | 11 am–Noon
Art of the Americas | 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Introduction to the Contemporary Collection | Noon–12:45 pm
3 in 30 Minutes | 12:30–1 pm
Art of the Ancient World | 1–2 pm
Art of Europe | 2–3 pm
Art of the Americas | 3–4 pm


MFA Guide   Sign Language Interpretation   Blind or Low Vision   Assistive Listening System  MFA Guide

Available at all ticket desks, Sharf Visitor Center, and entrance to Gund Gallery (LG31).
There’s a mobile MFA Guide for you—available in 7 foreign languages; for visitors who are Deaf, blind, or have low vision; and for kids. 


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 18, 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, valet parking will resume at 4 pm. There will be no bus parking on July 18.

Dining: The Garden Cafeteria will stay open until 8 pm, the New American Cafe will stay open until 9 pm, and Taste until 9:30 pm to accommodate visitors. Learn more about here.


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.