With collections that span over 5,000 years and represent cultures from around the globe, the MFA can be a dynamic and adaptable teaching tool for faculty across the disciplinary spectrum. Enroll in an interdisciplinary faculty workshop, book a group visit for your class, secure tickets to lectures, and conduct research through our online database and other resources.

Faculty Workshops

Teaching with art objects can be a powerful way to advance curricular objectives across disciplines and enhance students’ learning skills. Through interdisciplinary workshops, faculty can explore how to use objects and exhibitions in their teaching while connecting with area colleagues.

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Looking for information about works of art in the MFA’s collections? Search our collections database and library of videos.

Museum Admission, Discounts, and Institutional Passes

University Membership Program

The University Membership Program offers free admission to students, faculty, and staff with a valid ID from participating colleges and universities in Massachusetts.

Interested in learning more about how your institution can participate in the University Membership Program? Contact us at membership@mfa.org or 617-369-3395.

Pozen Community College Access Program

The Pozen Community College Access Program offers free admission to students, faculty, and staff with valid ID from community colleges across the Commonwealth. Museum admission is available for 15 schools, in 24 locations, that comprise the Massachusetts Community College System.

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.

Institutional Passes

The Institutional Pass Program allows public libraries, schools, and non-profit organizations to annually purchase a book of passes that provide discount Museum admission for its constituents. Each pass provides up to two people with $10 admission per person, redeemable at any MFA ticket desk.