Special events and in-gallery activities are a great way to enjoy the MFA with your family. Extend your experience with at-home art activities inspired by the MFA’s collection and special exhibitions.
At the Museum
The MFA is a great place to bring children. Learn how to make the most of your Museum visit.
Explore the MFA with your children! Search for objects and images—from cats and flowers to mythical creatures to arms and armor—to learn interesting facts and get ideas for art-making activities. Each activity focuses on a specific theme, linking intriguing objects from many cultures.
Activities for Kids and Families
The MFA offers studio art classes and workshops for families, children, teens, and adults, taught by experienced educators who are also professional artists. Students are invited to question, explore, experiment, and solve problems as they create and interact with art.
A customized introduction to the MFA and its collections for groups of children from early childhood, after school, nontraditional school settings, special needs programs, and summer camps. Participatory and interactive, programs at the MFA last an hour and a half and include a tour and an art-making activity.
Specially designed home school programs for children between the ages of 6-18 years that meet on Friday mornings September through June.
Learn something new! Enjoy free step-by-step instructions for a variety of art-making techniques related to the Museum’s collections.
Listen to a story and make art while watching free 15-minute videos appropriate for children ages 4 and under.
Enjoy Junior Artists with free videos online! Kids can see exactly how to create their own art project inspired by a work of art in the Museum’s collection. Recommended for children ages 5 to 8.