Changes to the Visitor Experience
Special Exhibition Timed-Entry Tickets
Special 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.
|Members||Adults||Youths 7–17||Youths 0–6|
|“Fabric of a Nation” +
See Tickets for information about free and discounted admission programs.
If your plans change, please see our policy regarding ticket return and exchange options.
|Wednesday–Sunday||10 am–5 pm|
Last entry at 4:30 pm
Closed January 1, July 4, November 25, and December 25
Reserved special exhibition hours for high-risk visitors (ticket required): Thursdays , 10–11 am
Keeping the MFA a Safe and Welcoming Space
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.
Health and Safety
Have Questions? Start Here
For more information and to reserve tickets, visit Tickets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You may add up to 9 admission tickets to your order when reserving in advance. Group reservations (for 10 or more tickets) are unavailable at this time.
The Museum is currently rethinking the group experience. We are working to welcome groups back to the MFA in fall 2022. Please check back for updates on our progress.
Health and Safety
All visitors and staff are required to wear masks both inside and outside the building regardless of vaccination status, in accordance with the latest CDC guidance. 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.
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.
All visitors and staff are required to wear masks both inside and outside the building regardless of vaccination status, in accordance with the latest CDC guidance.
Preparing for Your Visit
No, the Fenway Entrance is currently closed.
Yes, we offer complimentary coat check at the Huntington Avenue Entrance.
Bags smaller than 11 x 15 inches are welcome (no luggage please). 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.
The Linde Family Wing Bookstore and Shop on Level 1 is open. Other retail operations are temporarily closed.
Please visit Dining for more information about the Museum's dining venues.
Please see Gallery Updates for the latest information about what’s on view.
Your ticket is valid until the Museum closes, but there is no re-entry to special exhibitions.
In-person guided tours are suspended at this time.
For more member information, visit Membership FAQ.
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.
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.
For details on how to access free or discounted university or corporate member tickets, please visit the Special Offers section on the Tickets page.
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.
Yes, wheelchairs will be available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis. See Accessibility for more information.
Yes, gallery stools will be available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis from the Sharf Visitor Center.
Yes, the Museum is fully wheelchair accessible.
Yes, the MFA welcomes service dogs.
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