The MFA is open 7 days a week.
Monday and Tuesday 10 am–5 pm
Wednesday–Friday 10 am–10 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am–5 pm


Members FREE
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Students (18+) $23
Youths 7–17* FREE*
Children 6 and under FREE

Early Closing for mfaNOW Overnight

On Fri, Dec 9, the Museum closes early at 8:30 pm for the mfaNOW Overnight. Entry through Linde Family Wing begins at 9 pm.

*For youths ages 7–17, admission is free during weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise admission for youths is $10.

Holidays and Closing

The Museum will be closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • Patriots’ Day (third Monday in April)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

The Museum will close early at 5 pm on the following days:

  • Thanksgiving Eve (November 23, 2016)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24)
  • New Year’s Eve (December 31)

Admission Details

Included in the Price of Admission

  • All-day access to galleries and special exhibitions.
  • One free repeat visit within 10 days (applies to full-price Adult, Senior, and Student tickets only).
  • Free Guided Tours and Gallery Talks.

Buy Tickets Online

Buy tickets and MFA guides in advance for adults, seniors, and students (18 and older).
MFA Guide

Pick up your tickets at the self-service kiosks in the Huntington and Fenway lobbies.

Members Visit Free

Free and faster admission, discounts on dining, shopping, and parking, and a full calendar of events.

Getting Here

For map, transportation and parking information, and directions, visit Getting Here

Special Offers

Free Days

Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution (suggested donation $25).

The Museum is free to all visitors on the following Open House days: Monday, January 18, 2016 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day Open House); Saturday, February 6, 2016 (Lunar New Year Celebration); Monday, May 30, 2016 (Memorial Day Open House); Friday, July 8, 2016 (Free Fun Friday); and Monday, October 10, 2016 (Fall Open House).

Military Personnel and Families

Blue Star Museums is a program that offers free admission to museums for all active-duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. In addition, the MFA is expanding its offer of free admission for active-duty personnel and their families year round. The military ID holder, an additional adult, and youth ages 17 and under receive free admission to the Museum.

Blue Star Museums

University Students

The University Membership Program allows eligible students to enter the Museum free of charge when they present their valid student ID at any MFA ticket desk. We also offer students (with proper identification) member-priced tickets to educational and public programs when purchased in person on the day of the event, and a 10% discount on purchases made in our Museum Shops. Check here to see if your college or university participates in the University Membership Program.

EBT Discount

Massachusetts residents who present Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards at a ticket desk may receive up to four $3 tickets good for adult, senior, or student admission. These discounted tickets must be purchased with cash.

Youths aged 17 and under are always free.

Pass Programs

Go Boston

Go Boston Card, by Smart Destinations, provides access to 70 of Boston’s top attractions and tours—including the Museum of Fine Arts—for one low price. Cardholders receive a full-color guidebook and can choose how many attractions to visit and how much time to spend—from 1 to 7 days. Save up to 55% off full admission prices.

Learn more or purchase a Go Boston Card

Go Boston Card


Save on admission to Boston’s best attractions with Boston CityPASS. CityPASS ticket booklets are valid for nine days beginning with the first day of use. Cost: Adult $55 (value $99.30); Child (3-11) $42. Purchase booklets at any MFA ticket desk or online. Includes:

  • MFA or Boston Harbor Cruises
  • New England Aquarium
  • Museum of Science
  • Skywalk Observatory

Learn more or purchase a CityPASS now

Boston CityPASS

Massachusetts Teachers Association

Members of the Massachusetts Teachers Association receive a $2 discount from admission when presenting their valid MTA membership ID at any ticket desk.

Other Offers

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Bring your MFA ticket stub to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum within two days of purchase and save $2 on adult/senior general admission.


Members of the International Student Identity Card program receive a $2 discount from admission when presenting their ISIC membership card at any ticket desk.