The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, welcomes higher education audiences to engage deeply with its collections, programs, and spaces. Whether connecting with the Museum as part of a class or with friends and family, the MFA offers many ways to deepen learning, inspire curiosity, and connect with others.

Student Opportunities

There are many ways to become more involved with the MFA. Consider applying for an internship or staff position, and learn more about MFA Ambassadors.

Research

Looking for information about works of art in the MFA’s collections? Search our collections database and library of videos.

Events for College Students, Faculty, and Staff

Visiting the Museum

The MFA offers many opportunities to learn, unwind, and connect with others through exhibitions, programs, and social events.

A College Student’s Guide to the MFA

Designed with college students in mind, check out these tips for exploring the MFA in person and remotely while learning about how museums operate.

Museum Admission and Discounts

University Membership Program

The University Membership Program offers free ticketed admission to students, faculty, and staff with a valid ID from participating colleges and universities in Massachusetts.

Interested in learning more about how your institution can participate in the University Membership Program? Contact us at membership@mfa.org or 617-369-4136.


Pozen Community College Access Program

The Pozen Community College Access Program offers free ticketed admission to students, faculty, and staff with valid ID from community colleges across the Commonwealth. Museum admission is available for 15 schools, in 24 locations, that comprise the Massachusetts Community College System.


New Hampshire and Maine Colleges and Universities

Students, faculty, and staff attending New Hampshire and Maine colleges and universities are eligible for free ticketed admission with a valid ID. In addition, undergraduate students from New Hampshire and Maine attending school in other states are also eligible for free ticketed 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.


Group Visits

The Museum is currently rethinking the group experience. We are working to welcome groups back to the MFA in fall 2022. Please check Groups for updates on our progress.

Sponsors

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.