|Sunday||10 am–5 pm|
|Monday||10 am–5 pm|
|Wednesday||10 am–5 pm|
|Thursday||10 am–10 pm|
|Friday||10 am–10 pm|
|Saturday||10 am–5 pm|
Last entry 30 minutes before Museum closing.
Closed New Year’s Day, Patriots’ Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Best Times to See “Hokusai”
Weekend tickets to “Hokusai” have been selling out, so we recommend visiting on a weekday or on a Thursday or Friday evening.
This summer we’re modernizing a historic part of our building that first opened in 1915. Select Art of Europe galleries on Level 2 will close from time to time. Please check Gallery Updates on the day of your visit for more information.
|Members||Adults||Youths 7–17||Youths 0–6|
|“Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence” + General Admission||Free||$34||$17||Free|
See Tickets for information about free and discounted admission programs.
Health and Safety
Masks are not required but recommended indoors. Our enhanced cleaning protocols and hand sanitizer stations remain in place at the Museum. If you have any symptoms like a cough or high temperature, please stay home and contact us to reschedule your visit.
General admission tickets are available in person or in advance online or by phone. Tickets are valid for the full visit day. General admission does not include admission to special exhibitions requiring a separate ticket.
Timed-Entry Exhibition Tickets
Certain exhibitions require everyone, including members and children, to purchase or reserve a timed-entry exhibition ticket and to enter the gallery within the 30-minute entry window. Timed-entry exhibition tickets include general admission for the day of the visit.
Keeping the MFA a Safe and Welcoming Space For All
The MFA is committed to being a place where everyone belongs. This is only truly possible when our visitors, volunteers, and staff recognize and honor one another with dignity and respect. We have no tolerance for any acts of harassment or harmful behavior. Your words and actions matter. Thank you for keeping the MFA a safe and welcoming space for all.
See masterpieces of Old Kingdom Egyptian sculpture, art of the Islamic world, treasures from the Chinese Song dynasty, and more.
Have Questions? Start Here
For more information and to reserve tickets, visit Tickets.
Do I need a ticket for my child or baby even though they are admitted for free?
Yes, all visitors regardless of age are required to have a ticket. Visitors with special exhibition tickets must enter the exhibition within the 30-minute window on the ticket.
How do I present tickets purchased or reserved online at the door for entry?
Visitors and members who reserve tickets in advance are encouraged to select the “Print at Home” option to receive tickets electronically. Tickets may be presented on a mobile device or printed on paper. All tickets will be scanned at the door. To speed up your entry, have your tickets ready when you arrive at the Museum.
Can I return or exchange tickets if my plans change?
Yes, if you let us know in advance, there are options for returning or exchanging tickets. See our Ticketing Policies for more information and how to contact us.
Can I purchase a ticket on-site at the Museum?
Yes, general admission and special exhibition tickets are available in person at the Museum. Please note that special exhibition tickets are timed entry and subject to availability. To ensure your visit includes one of our special exhibitions, we recommend reserving a timed-entry exhibition ticket in advance online or by phone.
Can I visit with a group? What is the largest group I can bring with me?
You may add up to 9 admission tickets to your order when reserving in advance.
Guided and self-guided visits are available for PreK–12 audiences, Access programs, and self-guided visits for college groups that are part of the University Members program. Guided tours are not currently available for other adult groups.
To reserve your group visit for dates January 30–June 30, 2023, see Groups.
Health and Safety
Do I need to be vaccinated?
Effective February 19, 2022, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is no longer required for entry into the Museum, in accordance with the lifting of the City of Boston’s B Together policy.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Masks are not required in the galleries, but are recommended.
What should I do if I don’t feel well on the day of my visit?
If you or a guest are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of your visit (fever, cough, chills, and/or difficulty breathing) or are quarantined due to exposure to COVID-19, we ask that you stay home and contact the MFA at email@example.com or 617-267-9300 for assistance with rescheduling your visit.
How is the MFA keeping me safe during my visit?
The Museum has enhanced cleaning protocols in place and hand sanitizing stations can be found throughout the building. The Museum’s heating and ventilation systems have upgraded filters that remove the particles that carry viruses, and the systems have also been adjusted to bring outside air into the building more frequently. We recommend that visitors wear face masks indoors, but masks are not required.
Preparing for Your Visit
Is the Fenway Entrance open?
No, the Fenway Entrance is currently closed.
Are coat checks open?
Yes, we offer complimentary coat check at the Huntington Avenue Entrance.
Bags smaller than 11 x 15 inches are welcome. Backpacks must be carried as a handbag or worn on the front side of the body. Bags in excess of 11 x 15 inches containing needed medical equipment, or for use in nursing or baby care, are allowed in the Museum if tagged at arrival.
Are the gift shops open?
The Signature Shop, located across from the ticketing desks in the Huntington Avenue Entrance, and the Linde Family Wing Bookstore and Shop on Level 1 are open.
Can I get something to eat?
Please visit Dining for more information about the Museum's dining venues.
Are all the galleries open?
Please see Gallery Updates for the latest information about what’s on view.
Can we stay in the Museum as long as we like?
Your ticket is valid until the Museum closes, but there is no re-entry to special exhibitions.
Will there be guided tours offered during my visit?
In-person guided tours are suspended at this time.
For more member information, visit Membership FAQ.
Can I use my membership card for admission?
For general admission, membership cards admit MFA members daily per the limits of their membership level. For special exhibitions, timed-entry tickets are required for all visitors (members, nonmembers, children) for specific exhibitions; members cannot gain entry to special exhibitions with their membership card alone. Members have access to free or discounted special exhibition tickets, limited to the benefits of their membership level. We encourage all members to reserve tickets in advance online or by phone.
If my plans change, can I exchange or return my special exhibition ticket?
Yes. We know sometimes plans change—if yours do, please help more people in our community enjoy the Museum by rebooking, exchanging, or canceling your tickets ahead of time. We hope you come to the Museum as planned, but if you decide not to, other visitors might miss out if you don’t use your timed-entry tickets.
Members, if you need to reschedule:
- To reschedule timed-entry special exhibition or any paid tickets, contact us in advance of your visit date by calling 1-800-440-6975 to exchange your tickets for another date. Tickets are non-refundable, but can be exchanged prior to the visit date. A $4 exchange fee applies.
- If you do not arrive for a special exhibition at your ticketed time, you will forfeit your limited free exhibition ticket(s) and we will not be able to reschedule you for another time slot.
How do university or corporate members reserve tickets?
For details on how to access free or discounted university or corporate member tickets, please visit the Special Offers section on the Tickets page.
Can I join or renew on-site?
Yes, you can join or renew on-site, over the phone, online, or send a check by mail to:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
The Museum is committed to accessibility for all visitors. For general access information, call 617-267-9300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will there be wheelchairs available to borrow?
Yes, wheelchairs will be available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis. See Accessibility for more information.
Will there be gallery stools available for sitting?
Yes, gallery stools will be available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis from the Sharf Visitor Center.
Is the Museum wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the Museum is fully wheelchair accessible.
May I bring my service animal?
Yes, the MFA welcomes service dogs.
What if I need a special accommodation?
Please visit Accessibility to see if your request is addressed. If not please contact 617-267-9300 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.