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
Children 6 and under Free
Youths 7–17* Free*
Students (18+)** $23**
*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.
**Participants in the University Membership program receive free admission. NH and ME resident students also receive free admission.

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.

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 22, 2017)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24)
  • New Year’s Eve (December 31)

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:

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 provides free admission to the Museum with valid student ID from participating schools. We also offer students $5 tickets to regularly priced films when purchased in person on the day of the screening, and a 10% discount on purchases made in our Museum Shops. See if your college or university participates in the University Membership Program.

Students attending New Hampshire and Maine colleges and universities are eligible for free admission with a valid student ID. In addition, undergraduate students from New Hampshire and Maine attending school in other states are also eligible for free admission with a valid student ID and a proof of residence. Free admission is generously provided by the Lunder Maine Student Membership program and the McLane Family New Hampshire Student Membership Program.

Bank of America’s Museums on Us Program

As part of Bank of America’s Museums on Us program, all visitors who present an active Bank of America or Merrill Lynch debit or credit card and an active valid photo ID shall receive free general admission on the first full weekend (consecutive Saturday and Sunday) of each month. Admission is nontransferable and for the cardholder only.

Bank of America logo

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.

Go Boston Card

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

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.