|The MFA is open 7 days a week.|
|Monday–Tuesday||10 am–5 pm|
|Wednesday–Friday||10 am–10 pm|
|Saturday–Sunday||10 am–5 pm|
|Children 6 and under||Free|
|Youths 7–17*||Free / $10*|
*Youths 7–17 admitted free weekends, weekdays after 3 pm, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise admission for youths is $10.
**Participants in the University Membership program receive free admission. NH and ME resident students also receive free admission.
Included in the price of admission:
- All-day access to galleries and special exhibitions
- One free repeat visit within 10 days (applies to full-price Adult, Senior, and Student tickets only)
- Free Gallery Activities and Tours
Buy Tickets Online
Buy tickets and MFA guides in advance for adults, seniors, and students (18 and older).
Pick up your tickets at the self-service kiosks in the Huntington and Fenway lobbies.
Members Visit Free
Free and faster admission, discounts on dining, shopping, and parking, and a full calendar of events
For map, transportation and parking information, and directions, visit Getting Here.
Holidays and Closings
Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution (suggested donation $25).
The Museum is free to all visitors on the following Open House days:
- Monday, January 21, 2019 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day Open House)
- Saturday, February 9, 2019 (Lunar New Year Celebration)
- Monday, May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day Open House)
- Monday, October 14, 2019 (Fall Open House)
Military Personnel and Families
Blue Star Museums is a program that offers free admission to museums for all active-duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. In addition, the MFA is expanding its offer of free admission for active-duty personnel and their families year round. The military ID holder, an additional adult, and youth ages 17 and under receive free admission to the Museum.
The University Membership Program provides free admission to the Museum with valid student ID from participating schools. We also offer students $5 tickets to regularly priced films when purchased in person on the day of the screening, and a 10% discount on purchases made in our Museum Shops. See if your college or university participates in the University Membership Program.
Students attending New Hampshire and Maine colleges and universities are eligible for free admission with a valid student 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.
Starting July 1, 2017, new US citizens living in Massachusetts can receive a free one-year membership to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Just come to the Museum, show a copy or photo of your naturalization certificate at any ticket desk within one year of your swearing-in, and you will get a free Museum membership for one year.
MFA Citizens membership includes:
- Special in-person welcome packet and introduction to the Museum
- Free admission to the Museum for one year for two adults and unlimited children (age 17 and under)
- Free MFA mobile guide rental for MFA Citizens members (available in 9 languages)
- Member discounts on programs, shopping, parking, and dining
- Print and e-mail newsletters about upcoming MFA programs
- Invitations to member events
Join us and celebrate your new US citizenship at your Museum!
Bank of America’s Museums on Us Program
As part of Bank of America’s Museums on Us program, all visitors who present an active Bank of America or Merrill Lynch debit or credit card and an active valid photo ID shall receive free general admission on the first full weekend (consecutive Saturday and Sunday) of each month. Admission is nontransferable and for the cardholder only.
EBT Card to Culture
Massachusetts residents who present Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards at a ticket desk may receive up to four $3 tickets good for adult, senior, or student admission.
Youths aged 17 and under are always free.
EBT Card to Culture is a collaboration between the Mass Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Department of Transitional Assistance. See the full list of participants.
Go Boston Card
Go Boston Card, by Smart Destinations, provides access to 70 of Boston’s top attractions and tours—including the Museum of Fine Arts—for one low price. Cardholders receive a full-color guidebook and can choose how many attractions to visit and how much time to spend—from 1 to 7 days. Save up to 55% off full admission prices.
K–12 teachers in a school, afterschool, or community setting in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont receive free admission with proof of active teaching status. Visit any ticket desk and present your current teacher ID or letter from the principal or director on letterhead. You will also be asked to provide your e-mail address. Retired teachers and home school educators are not eligible. Not valid for additional chaperones on School Group Visits.
Retired members of the Massachusetts Teachers Association receive a $2 discount on general admission prices when presenting their valid MTA card.
Pozen Community College Access Program
The Pozen Community College Access Program offers free admission to students, faculty, and staff from community colleges across the Commonwealth. Museum passes have been distributed to on-campus representatives at the 15 schools, in 24 locations, that comprise the Massachusetts Community College system: Roxbury, Bunker Hill, North Shore, Massasoit, Northern Essex, Mass Bay, Middlesex, Cape Cod, Bristol, Quinsigamond, Mount Wachusett, Springfield Technical, Holyoke, Greenfield, and Berkshire.
Pozen Community College Access Program is made possible by Liz and Bob Pozen.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Bring your MFA ticket stub to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum within two days of purchase and save $2 on adult/senior general admission.
International Student Identity Card
Members of the International Student Identity Card program receive a $2 discount from admission when presenting their ISIC membership card at any ticket desk.