Free MFA admission for students, faculty, and staff of participating schools

The University Membership Program offers free admission to students, faculty, and staff with valid ID from participating colleges and universities in Massachusetts. See below for list of participating institutions.

Discounted Tickets

Students with valid ID from a participating school are also eligible for a 10% discount on purchases made in MFA Museum shops, as well as $5 tickets for regularly priced films, lectures and concerts, and $10 tickets for Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lectures and special film screenings. Tickets are available day-of, in person only, pending availability. Valid student ID is required, with limit of one ticket per ID, with some programs not included.

New Hampshire and Maine Colleges and Universities

Students, faculty, and staff attending New Hampshire and Maine colleges and universities are eligible for free admission with a valid 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.

University Members


Art Institute of Boston (undergraduate and graduate students)
Babson College (undergraduate students)
Berklee College of Music (undergraduate students)
Boston Architectural College (undergraduate and graduate students)
Boston College (undergraduate and graduate students)
Boston Conservatory (undergraduate students)
Boston University (undergraduate and graduate students)
Brandeis University (undergraduate students)
Curry College (undergraduate students)
Eastern Nazarene College (undergraduate students)
Emerson College (undergraduate and graduate students)
Emmanuel College (undergraduate and graduate students)
Framingham State College (undergraduate students, Arts and Humanities only)
Gordon College (undergraduate students)
Harvard University (undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students, including DCE)
Lasell College (undergraduate and graduate students)
Lesley University (undergraduate and adult learning division students)
Massachusetts College of Art (undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students)
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (undergraduate and graduate, Boston campus only)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (undergraduate and graduate students)
Montserrat College of Art (undergraduate students)
New England Conservatory (undergraduate and graduate students)
New England School of Photography (undergraduate students)
Northeastern University (undergraduate, graduate, and USPP students)
Showa, Boston (undergraduate students)
Simmons University (undergraduate and graduate students)
Stonehill College (undergraduate students)
Suffolk University (undergraduate and graduate students)
Tufts University (undergraduate and graduate students)
University of Massachusetts, Boston (undergraduate students)
Wellesley College (undergraduate students)
Wentworth Institute of Technology (undergraduate students)
Wheaton College (undergraduate students)


The Lunder Maine Student Membership Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is generously funded by The Lunder Foundation.

Bates College
Bowdoin College
Central Maine Community College
Colby College
College of the Atlantic
Eastern Maine Community College
Heartwood College of Art
Husson University
Kennebec Valley Community College
Maine College of Art
Maine College of Health Professions
Maine Maritime Academy
New England Bible College
New England School of Communications
Northern Maine Community College
Saint Joseph College of Maine
Southern Maine Community College
Thomas College
Unity College
University of Maine
University of Maine at Augusta
University of Maine at Farmington
University of Maine at Fort Kent
University of Maine at Machias
University of Maine at Presque Isle
University of Southern Maine
University of New England
Washington County Community College
York County Community College

New Hampshire

The McLane Family New Hampshire Student Membership Program allows New Hampshire students of all ages in public and private school, as well as those who are home schooled, to visit the Museum free of charge.

Colby-Sawyer College
Daniel Webster College
Dartmouth College
Franklin Pierce University
Great Bay Community College
Keene State College
Lakes Region Community College
Manchester Community College
Nashua Community College
New England College
New Hampshire Institute of Art
NHTI, Concord’s Community College
Northeast Catholic College
Plymouth State University
River Valley Community College
Rivier University
Saint Anselm College
Southern New Hampshire University
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
University of New Hampshire, Durham
University of New Hampshire, Manchester
University of New Hampshire School of Law
White Mountains Community College