The MFA is here to support teachers in an ever-changing educational landscape. While we do not currently offer school group visits, we are developing new offerings and resources for teachers to engage students with the MFA's global collection.

Connect your classroom to the MFA!

Distance Learning Programs

Bring the MFA into your classroom with expanded K–12 Distance Learning Programs. Reserve an individual classroom videoconference program on a date of your choice, or join free livestreamed programs offered throughout the school year.

Educator Professional Development

The MFA offers workshops and training for educators throughout the year. For more information about upcoming opportunities, visit Educator Professional Development.

Digital Resources for Educators

The MFA is here to support teachers in an ever-changing educational landscape with resources to engage students with the Museum's global collection and connect your classroom to the MFA!

Discounted Admission for New England K–12 Teachers

New England K–12 teachers in a school, after school, or community setting can receive one discounted general admission ticket for $15. See Tickets for eligibility details.

School Group Visits

We are reimagining the group experience and look forward to welcoming groups back to the MFA starting on January 30, 2023. Reservations begin December 12, 2022. Please check Groups for updates on our progress.

Sponsors

Arbella Insurance Foundation

Lead Sponsor

MFA School Programs are supported by the Smith Family Thinking Through Art Program Fund; the Germeshausen Foundation Fund for Youth and Family Learning; the Edwin S. Webster Foundation Fund for School Programs; the Bernard J. Rothwell School Bus Fund; the School Programs for Lawrence Public Schools Fund; the Gallery Instructors and Gallery Instructor Associates Fund for the Partnership with the Boston Public Schools; the Ulf B. and Elizabeth C. Heide Education Fund; the Mabel Louise Riley Fund for School Programs; the Gloria and Irving Fox Fund for Education; the Education of Children in the Museum Fund; the Patricia and Robert Lawrence Fund for Education; the Dorothy Wagenknecht Fund; the Morton P. Prince Fund; and the Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation Fund.

Presented with support from The Rabb/Goldberg/Cahners Fund for Teacher Resources, and the Louise O. and Robert F. Levin Fund for Innovation in Teaching.

The Gallery Instructor Program is funded through a generous endowment by Marcia and Louis Kamentsky. Support is also provided by the Bascha Snyder Education Fund, the Grace S. Dane Fund, and the National Docent Symposium Gallery Instructors Fund for Professional Development.

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

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.

Educators’ Looking Guide

Close-looking practices designed by MFA Teens to enhance students’ Museum experience.

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MFA Art Finders: Let Us Help You Find Art

Describe your topic or unit of instruction and an experienced volunteer MFA educator will reply with suggestions of works of art and resources for your lessons.

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Boston Public Schools Art Challenge

Who inspires you as an artist? This challenge went out district-wide to Boston public school students in January 2021. In this video, see submissions by young artists inspired by "Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation."