Bring your group to the Museum for a self-guided or guided tour of the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. Enjoy group privileges including a dedicated entrance, quick processing, storage bins for coats, and other group perks. 

For reservations, simply complete our online request form at least four weeks prior to your preferred dates. You will receive a confirmation packet via mail.

For cancellations, changes, or more information, e-mail groups@mfa.org, or call 617-369-3310 and have your 7-digit order number available. Please note that we charge a $3 processing fee for every change made after the confirmation has been sent.

We want your MFA visit to be a success! Please take a minute to look at tour options to choose the right tour for you, and visit Tips for Groups before booking your visit. We'll see you soon.

Guided Tours

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Trained gallery instructors lead one-hour student-centered, interactive tours for students or youth in grades K–12. Please note that early entry time slots are available for certain guided tours.

We offer a number of guided tour options. Find the one that's best for you.

What Artists Do

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Gallery instructors guide students on a one-hour tour, then studio art instructors lead a one-hour art project.

Funding from the Alice W. Dorr Foundation Scholarship allows the Museum to offer a full scholarship option to participate in the WAD program.

Self-Guided Visits

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Groups are welcome to discover the Museum on their own. Self-guided time slots are only available when guided tours are not offered.

MFA Guides

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Our touch screen guides provide in-depth information throughout the Museum, including special exhibitions.

MFA Guide

Admission and Fees

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Student and Youth Groups

Self-Guided Visits

$7 per student, plus $3 per-order processing fee

Guided Tours

$9 per student, plus $3 per-order processing fee

What Artists Do

$17 per student, plus $3 per-order processing fee (includes materials)

MFA Guides

$2 each

Chaperones

One chaperone for every ten students is required and admitted free.
Additional adults are charged $20 each.

Schools-in-Need Assistance and Other Programs

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The MFA offers funding for schools in need that want to bring groups to the Museum, as well as other programs that assist with admission fees. For more information, and to apply, visit School Programs.

Explore the Collections

Search the collections to see what's on view or browse more than 450,000 objects.

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Request a Visit

Choose a tour and complete our online request form.

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