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, or call 617-369-3310 and have your 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. To prepare for your arrival, download the MFA School Group Visit Checklist (PDF). We’ll see you soon.

Guided Tours

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

This two-part program combines a guided tour with a related art-making activity. The first hour is a guided tour of your choice, led by a gallery instructor. The second hour encourages students to reflect on what they saw in the galleries and make their own art to take home.

Self-Guided Visits

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

What can we do on a self-guided visit?

We have downloadable activities for groups on self-guided visits.

Check out Self-Guided Visit Activities

MFA Guides

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

Admission and Fees

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


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

Schools-in-Need Assistance and Other Programs

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 Programs for Schools in Need.