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

The MFA connects students through distance learning with its global collection of art. Explore with an MFA educator through live programs on a range of topics scheduled 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!

Free Admission for New England K–12 Teachers

K–12 educators in school, after school, or community settings in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont can receive one free general admission ticket or $7 special exhibition entry when they show their school ID at any ticket desk. Please check the Special Offers section in Tickets for more details.

Online purchases and advance tickets not available for this discount. Retired teachers and home school educators are not eligible. Offer not valid Wednesdays 3–4 pm or in advance.

School Group Visits

The Museum is currently rethinking the group experience. We are working to welcome groups back to the MFA in fall 2022.


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.