Program offerings for 2020–21 school year coming soon!

Virtual Classroom Visits

Virtual Classroom Visits connect classrooms with a museum educator for an interactive exploration of artworks from the MFA’s global collections. During the 45-minute distance learning program, a museum educator engages students in discussion and leads activities to encourage a deeper understanding of the work of an art museum and how artworks connect us to the human experience, both past and present, via live video conference.


Fees are calculated based on the total number of classrooms booked per program topic.

One classroom: $175
Two classrooms: $300
Three classrooms: $425
Four or more classrooms: $425 for the first three, plus $100 for each additional classroom



Distance Learning is available on Mondays–Fridays, 8 am–4 pm, Eastern.


Programs are 45 minutes.

Group Size

Programs are intended for individual classrooms of 30 or fewer students because of the interactive nature of the program.


For reservations, submit a request form at least 4 weeks prior to your preferred dates.

Distance Learning Requirements

What You Need

Classrooms need a computer with camera and microphone connected to the internet and digital projector or smart board. Computer audio should be connected to speakers to allow the entire classroom to hear the MFA educator.

How We Connect

Schools will connect with the museum via Zoom, a free web-based platform. Prior to the program, teachers will receive a Zoom link via e-mail. Click the link to connect to your program. If this is your first time using the Zoom platform, the link will prompt you to install the free software; installation should take less than two minutes and does not require you to create an account.

Test Calls

A test call is not required if you have previously used Zoom. If you are a new user or would prefer a test call, please e-mail to schedule.


For further information about program content or program logistics, e-mail

For reservations, submit a request form at least 4 weeks prior to your preferred dates.