Enjoy free activities for families all week long. Cultures across the world and throughout history celebrate the New Year. Join us to make artwork in our galleries inspired by the theme of celebration! You can also explore different areas of the collection with our Art Connections Cards, and check out a tote bag from the Sharf Visitor Center.

Family Art-Making Activities

10 am–4 pm daily

Ceremonial Masks | Gallery 171
Drum Design | Gallery 270
Feasting Vessels | Gallery LG32 and Shapiro Family Courtyard
Party Time | Gallery 242

Always Available

Art Connections Sharf Visitor Center

Pick up an Art Connections card and explore celebrations, photography, and other themes throughout the Museum.

Made possible by The Lowell Institute.


MFA Guide MFA Guide: Kids' Tour Assistive Listening System Audio Description Sign Language Interpretation

Available at all ticket desks, Sharf Visitor Center, and Gund Gallery, LG31.

The 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. Members $5; nonmembers $6; kids 17 and under $4. Free for visitors who are Deaf or blind.

Made possible through the generous support of the John W. Henry Family Foundation.


A Guide to Family Fun at the MFA | Sharf Visitor Center

Pick up one of our free pocket-sized informational guides on visiting and exploring the Museum with kids. Includes tips, gallery games, and ideas for looking at and discussing art together.


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


Made possible by The Lowell Institute.

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