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


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.


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

Museum Admission and Discounts

University Membership Program

The University Membership Program offers free admission to students with a valid ID from participating colleges and universities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.


Students with a valid ID from participating schools are also eligible for:

  • 10% discount on purchases made in MFA Museum shops
  • $5 tickets for regularly priced films, lectures, and concerts
  • $10 tickets for Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lectures and special film screenings

Tickets are available day-of, in person only, pending availability. Valid student ID is required, with limit of one ticket per ID, with some programs not included.

Student Tickets for Thursday Night Courses

The MFA is delighted to offer a limited number of complimentary tickets for students at participating schools to attend Thursday evening public course sessions taught by area faculty and MFA staff. Please e-mail to reserve a free ticket at least one week in advance.

Member Previews

The MFA invites students, staff, and faculty at participating schools to attend exhibition Member Previews and enjoy new exhibitions before they open to the public. Please bring college ID to gain admission. No ticket required.