Saturday, August 17, 2019
10:15 am–11:00 am
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center (130.10)

Theme: Helping Hands

Free with Museum Admission
Add to Calendar 2019-08-17 10:15:00 2019-08-17 11:00:00 MFA Playdates 08/17/2019 - 10:15 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

New Sensory Friendly tours! Join us at the 10:15 am tour on Mondays for a welcoming, inclusive Playdates experience. Tours will return to a quieter, low-lit gallery for art activities. Please see below for a preview of Playdates at the MFA.

Playdates take place on the first Monday and third Saturday of the month. See below for date and theme details.

Bring your toddler to enjoy story time and looking activities in the galleries, followed by art making. Tours leave on a rolling basis starting at 10:15 am. Each month focuses on a specific theme. Recommended for children ages 4 and younger with adults. This program is included with Museum admission, no registration is required.

The Playdates ticket desk is located in the Sharf Visitor Center. After you receive your ticket and meet the group’s teacher, head over to the Shapiro Family Courtyard to draw, color, and read while you wait for your tour to leave.

All galleries are stroller accessible; please plan on bringing your stroller on your tour. If desired, a nursing room is available off of the Hemicycle Gallery. Baby changing areas are located in restrooms throughout the Museum.

Stay after the program to explore the Museum and enjoy snacks or lunch in the Garden Cafeteria or Calderwood Courtyard; choose from a great selection of kid-friendly options from any of our dining venues.

Bilingual (Spanish) Playdates will return in October 2019! Join us on the first Monday of the month as we welcome the educators of Pine Village Preschool, voted The Best Language Immersion School by the Boston Parents Paper for the second year in a row, for an immersive experience for your child in espanol! For more information about Pine Village Preschool visit:

Occurs on the first Monday and third Saturday of the month. See below for date and theme details.


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Theme: Shapes All around Me

Monday, October 7, 2019

Theme: Old MacDonald's Farm

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Theme: Old MacDonald's Farm

Monday, November 4, 2019

Theme: Let's Make Music

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Theme: Let's Make Music

Monday, December 2, 2019

Theme: Winter Adventures

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Theme: Winter Adventures

Monday, January 6, 2020

Theme: Sculpture

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Theme: Sculpture

Monday, February 3, 2020

Theme: Precious Pets

Monday, August 5, 2019

Theme: Helping Hands

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Theme: Around the World

Monday, July 1, 2019

Theme: Around the World

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019