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


Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Children 6 and under Free
Youths 7–17* Free / $10*
Students (18+)** $23**

*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.

Admission Details

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

Getting Here

For map, transportation and parking information, and directions, visit Getting Here.

Holidays and Closings

The Museum will be closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • Patriots’ Day (April 15)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Thanksgiving (November 28)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

The Museum will close early at 5 pm on the following days:

  • May 10
  • Thanksgiving Eve (November 27)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24)
  • New Year’s Eve (December 31)

Special Offers

Free Days

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:

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.

Blue Star Museums

University Students

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.

MFA Citizens

Starting July 1, 2017, new US citizens living in Massachusetts can receive a free one-year membership to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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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

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.

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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.

Learn more or purchase a Go Boston Card

Go Boston Card

K–12 Teachers

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 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. Students, faculty, and staff must provide valid ID.

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.