Special Event

February Vacation Week

Wednesday, February 22–Saturday, February 25, 2023
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Included with General Admission

Discover how art is connected to the world around us! All are invited to February Vacation Week for free activities exploring art from around the world.

All ages and abilities welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. See Visiting with Kids and Family for more information.


Drop-In Art Making: Photo Collage

10 am–4 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard

Have your picture taken, then use patterned paper, drawing materials, and mixed media to transform it into a photo collage inspired by “Behind Blue Eyes,” an artwork in the exhibition “Who Holds Up the Sky?” that highlights children’s perspectives on the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Drop-In Art Making: Impressionist Landscapes

10 am–4 pm
Druker Studios, Linde Family Wing

The Impressionists used quick brush strokes and a variety of bright colors to create an “impression” of the world around them. Take a look at Impressionist artworks on view in galleries 252, 253, and 255, then head to Druker Studios to create your own Impressionist-inspired landscape using watercolors and oil pastels.

Drop-In Art Making: Embossed Artwork

10 am–4 pm
Koch Gallery, 250

Learn about the metalworking technique known as repoussé or repoussage. Then give it a try by pressing on the back of a piece of metal to create a design that pops out on the front.

Family Tour: A Neighbor Just Like You

10:30 am, 11:15 am, 1 pm, 1:45 pm, and 2:30 pm
Meet at Sharf Visitor Center

Join a family-friendly tour to discover how artists have depicted special moments of everyday life in neighborhoods near and far. Tours last 30 minutes.

Story Hour

10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Gallery LG36

Stop by to hear children’s stories about the world around us. Leave after one story or stay for the whole hour.

Drop-In Gallery Activity: Art-Inspired Mindfulness

Occurs every day but Saturday, February 25
11 am and 3 pm
Gallery 255

Take a break in the galleries with a 30-minute art- and nature-inspired movement and mindfulness exercise. Join an MFA Educator in practicing gentle yoga poses so you’re refreshed and ready to continue your visit. Fun for all ages and abilities!

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Wheelchair accessible


Supported by the Cogan Family Foundation Vacation Week Adventures Fund.