Get Ready for Your Visit

The MFA is open—to fresh ideas, all visitors, and the infinite possibilities inspired by art. Our renowned collection tells a multifaceted story of the human experience—a story that holds unique meaning for everyone. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Members get free tickets. Join today.


Sunday 10 am–5 pm
Monday 10 am–5 pm
Tuesday Closed
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.


  Members Adults Youths 7–17 Youths 0–6
General Admission Free $27 $10 Free
“Fashioned by Sargent” +
General Admission
(opens October 8)
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

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.

On View

See masterpieces of Old Kingdom Egyptian sculpture, art of the Islamic world, treasures from the Chinese Song dynasty, and more.

On View | Gallery Updates | Map

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.

Guided and self-guided visits are available for PreK–12 audiences, Access programs, and 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, see Groups.

Health and Safety

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.

Masks are not required in the galleries, but are recommended.

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 or 617-267-9300 for assistance with rescheduling your 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

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. 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 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.

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.

Please check our Program Calendar on the day of your visit for available tours.


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

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.

Please visit Accessibility to see if your request is addressed. If not please contact 617-267-9300 or e-mail for more information.


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