Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the Museum is closed through June 30, 2020.Read More About COVID-19 Response
|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|
Closed: New Year’s Day (January 1), Patriots’ Day (April 15), Independence Day (July 4), Thanksgiving (November 28), and Christmas Day (December 25).
Closing early at 5 pm: September 24, Thanksgiving Eve (November 27), Christmas Eve (December 24), and New Year’s Eve (December 31).
|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, and New Hampshire and Maine resident students receive free admission.
Admission includes all-day access to galleries and special exhibitions, and one free repeat visit within 10 days (applies to full-price Adult, Senior, and Student tickets only).
Members Visit Free
Free and faster admission, discounts on dining, shopping, and parking, and a full calendar of events
Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution (suggested donation $25).
The Museum is free to all visitors on the following days:
Blue Star Museums
This program 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 all active-duty personnel, veterans, and their families year round. The military or veteran ID holder and five family members (6 total) receive free admission to the Museum.
MFA Military Access Program
- Starting May 27, 2019, all active-duty military and veterans and five family members receive free admission year-round.
- The MFA’s expanded access includes monthly drop-in tours for all military families, active duty and veterans.
- This benefit includes a $30 discount on MFA membership for all military (active duty and veterans).
- Active Military: Present active duty or military spouse or dependent ID for any US military branch.
- Veterans: Present valid veteran ID for any US military branch.
The University Membership Program offers free admission to students, faculty, and staff with a valid ID from participating colleges and universities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Students are also eligible for free or discounted tickets to certain lectures and films, a 10% discount in Museum Shops, and are invited to attend exhibition Member Previews. Visit College and University Students for more information.
Pozen Community College Access Program is made possible by Liz and Bob Pozen.
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.
Through our partnership with the Bank of America Museums on Us program, all visitors who present an active Bank of America or Merrill Lynch debit or credit card and a valid photo ID will receive free general admission on the first full weekend (consecutive Saturday and Sunday) of each month. Admission is nontransferable and for the cardholder only.
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 Holders who are Massachusetts residents are eligible for a $30 discount on MFA membership. Must present valid EBT card.
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, 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.
K–12 educators are eligible for a $30 discount on MFA membership. Must present valid school ID, letter on institution stationery from a K–12 principal or administrator, or a valid/active MTA card. MTA members must be actively teaching; retired status is not accepted.
Bring your MFA ticket stub to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum within two days of purchase and save $2 on adult/senior general admission.
Members of the International Student Identity Card program receive a $2 discount from admission when presenting their ISIC membership card at any ticket desk.