MFA Late Nites: Frequently Asked Questions

This is a popular event and it is held after regular Museum hours. Only one entrance will be open: the Huntington Avenue Entrance. If you have a ticket, join the end of the ticket holders line. If you need to purchase a ticket, or one of your party needs to buy one, get in the same-day ticket sales line.

You can expect to be outside in line for some time, but we’ll try to keep you warm and entertained. The Museum opens for MFA Late Nites at 8 pm, but everyone must be checked in, so even though we go as quickly as we can, there will be a wait. Wait times vary throughout the evening.

Ticketing

The website says advance tickets are sold out! How can I get into the event?

Tickets will be available for purchase in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Huntington Avenue Entrance, starting at 8 pm, the night of the event.

Will the tickets sell out?

MFA Late Nites is a very popular event. Advance tickets have sold out in the past, so we recommend purchasing your tickets as soon as possible. Tickets will be available for purchase in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Huntington Avenue Entrance starting at 8 pm, the night of the event.

How much do tickets cost?

Advance tickets are $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Tickets are $20 at the door the night of the event for members and nonmembers.

Can I buy tickets online the day of the event?

No online sales the day of the event. After online advance ticket sales close at 8 pm on the day before the event—or earlier, if the event sells out—tickets are only available for purchase in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Huntington Avenue Entrance starting at 8 pm, the night of the event.

Will tickets sell out the night of the event?

All tickets on sale at 8 pm the night of the event will be available at the Huntington Avenue Entrance on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is expected to be popular, so please arrive early to secure your tickets and join the party!

How early should I arrive to buy tickets the night of the event?

Doors for this event open at 8 pm. The event is expected to be popular, so please arrive early to secure your tickets.

Can I schedule a group visit for MFA Late Nites?

Group reservations are not available for MFA Late Nites.

Can I purchase a ticket for my friend who is arriving later on?

No, you may only purchase tickets for members of your party who are present when you enter the Museum.

Members

Do members get in free?

No. The ticket price for members is $12 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets are required for all event attendees, including MFA members and are available for purchase online at mfa.org until 8 pm the night before the event.

Do I need to buy a ticket in advance if I am a member?

Tickets are required for all event attendees, including MFA members and are available for purchase online at mfa.org until 8 pm the night before the event.

I'm a University member. Are there any student discounts?

There are not student discounts for MFA Late Nites.

Lines

Will you have two separate lines for pre-purchased ticket holders and people who are purchasing tickets at the door?

There will be two lines: one line for ticket holders and one line for same-day purchase in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Huntington Entrance the night of the event starting at 8 pm.

I already have my ticket but my friend doesn't. Can I wait in line with them?

Ticketholders may wait in the same-day ticket sales line if some people in their party need to purchase tickets on the night of the event. Your ticket will need be scanned at the ticket desk to gain entry.

Do I have to stand in line if I already have a ticket?

There will be a designated line for ticketholders to check-in, separate from the same-day ticket sales line. Ticketholders may stand in the same-day ticket sales line if a member of their party does not have a ticket yet.

Food

How long will I wait in line for food?

Depending on popularity, average wait time is 5 to 15 minutes.

Will the food sell out?

Some food offerings may sell out so we recommend you get in line for food earlier in the night.

Will there be vegetarian or vegan, or dishes made without gluten?

Yes, there will be vegan options and dishes made without gluten added.

Parking

What time does the garage close?

The garage closes at 3 am, one hour after the event finishes.

How much does it cost to park on site?

Regular rates apply. Please visit Parking for more information.

Attire

Is there a dress code for MFA Late Nites?

Casual to fancy, almost anything goes. Please note MFA policy for attire is as follows:

Shirt and footwear are required for entry.

To ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all, please note that revealing clothing, face masks, and full-face makeup are not permitted for visitors. Exceptions may be made for health concerns and religious attire at the discretion of MFA staff.

General

Will the event be rescheduled if there is bad weather?

If it is determined that the event needs to be cancelled due to weather or other circumstances, it will not be rescheduled. Ticket holders will be notified if the event is cancelled due to weather by 2 pm on the day of the event. Refunds will be issued for purchased tickets.