School Programs

The MFA is here to support teachers in an ever-changing educational landscape.

School Group Visits

Inspire students, connect to your curriculum, and provide the opportunity to engage with exceptional works of art in person through a visit to the MFA. Guided and self-guided visits are available for PreK–12 audiences.

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. Learn about upcoming opportunities.

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!

Free and Discounted Admission

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.

BPS Sundays

Thanks to a partnership between the MFA and the City of Boston, Boston Public Schools students and up to three family members can visit the MFA for free every first and second Sunday of the month! General admission is redeemable with a valid BPS student ID number, in person at the ticket desk.

Artful Adventures at the MFA

A customized introduction to the MFA and its collections for groups of children from early childhood, after school, nontraditional school settings, special needs programs, and summer camps. Participatory and interactive, programs at the MFA last an hour and a half and include a tour and an art-making activity.

Home School Programs

Specially designed home school programs for children between the ages of 6-18 years that meet on Friday mornings September through June.


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.

The Gallery Instructor Program is funded through a generous endowment by Marcia and Louis Kamentsky. Additional support from 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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