Free admission for all
Enjoy activities inspired by “Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular.” Watch a musical performance with Zaira Meneses and her band Son Jarocho, catch an interactive bilingual performance for families, take a tour, and join in on art making and hula hooping!
Military Access Program
Today marks the beginning of the MFA’s expanded accessibility to military families—active duty and veterans—including year-round free admission and discounted membership. Go to Visit for more information.
Military Access Program is sponsored by MFS Investment Management.
Musical Performance: Fiesta en la Casa Azul
1:30 and 3:30 pm, Remis Auditorium
Join classical guitarist Zaira Meneses and her band Son Jarocho for a lively musical and dance performance celebrating the beauty of Mexican culture and Frida Kahlo’s artistry. Great for all ages.
Free performance ticket required.
Limited availability: first come, first served. Performance tickets available at Remis Auditorium Box Office starting 60 minutes before show times.
Performance: Los Colores de Frida
11 am and 2 pm, Alfond Auditorium
Enjoy a dynamic show for all ages. Los Colores de Frida combines bilingual storytelling, music, visual arts, puppets, and audience participation. Presented in collaboration with Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA).
Free performance ticket required.
Limited availability: first come, first served. Performance tickets available at Alfond Auditorium starting 30 minutes before show times.
Hula Hoop: Shake It and Make It!
10 am–4 pm, Huntington Avenue Lawn
Join local hula hoop artist Sarah Daly, a.k.a. Foxy Hooper, to learn the art of hula hooping and making hoops! Decorate your own handcrafted hula hoop, then join Sarah and her team for entertaining interactive sessions. Hoops provided for those not making them.
Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Rain Location: Shapiro Family Courtyard
Jump into Summer
11 am–2 pm, Huntington Avenue Lawn
Enjoy the kickoff to summer with a fun, family-friendly activity!
Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Rain Location: Gallery 168
2–5 pm, Huntington Avenue Entrance
Visit the Boston Public Library’s bike-powered mobile library! Browse and borrow books, sign up for a library card (MA residents), and talk to BPL staff about programs and resources.
Visit “Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular” in Galleries 332 and 334 and find tiny skeletons, an embroidered dress, and framed milagros charms, and then return to the Linde Family Wing for art making.
Art Making: Springy Skeletons
10 am–4 pm, Gallery 168
Look at the small skeletons in “Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular” made for the Mexican holiday, Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). In Gallery 168, make your own springy skeleton.
Art Making: Embroidered Flowers
10 am–4 pm, Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, Room 160
Find the Tehuana dress in Gallery 334. This dress, embroidered with flowers and vines, is like those that Frida Kahlo wore. In Room 160, try embroidering with burlap and yarn.
Art Making: Making Milagros
10 am–4 pm, Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159
In “Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular,” look at the tiny Mexican folk charms in a frame. People place milagros in altars, shrines, and churches to hope for healing. In Room 159, think of someone you wish to be happy or healthy, then make milagros out of cardboard and foil.
Tours, Talks, and Walks
11 am, Noon, and 1 pm, Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
Take a 30-minute walk with a Museum educator to see some kid-friendly highlights in the collection.
Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
10:30 am, Highlights of the Museum Collections
11 am, Three Masterpieces from Asia
11:30 am, Art of the Americas
Noon, Introduction to the Contemporary Collection
12:30 pm, 3 in 30 Minutes
1 pm, Art of the Ancient World
2 pm, Art of Europe
3 pm, Art of the Americas
Join one of these hour-long tours to learn about the MFA’s global collections.
11:30 am and 2 pm, Riley Seminar Room,156
Meet Layla Bermeo, Kristin and Roger Servison Assistant Curator of American Paintings, and learn about the decisions and questions behind creating the exhibition “Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular.”
American Sign Language Tour
1 pm, Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
ASL guide Takiyah Harris leads a one-hour tour of the MFA’s collection on the theme of families.
Tour en español: Obras destacadas en la Colección del Museo
2 pm, Nos reunimos en el Sharf Visitor Center
Únase a Silvina Mizrahi en una gira que destaca la colección global del MFA. La gira concluirá en “Frida Kahlo y el Arte Popular.” En Español.
Available at all ticket desks and Sharf Visitor Center
Rent a mobile MFA Guide to explore the Museum’s encyclopedic collection.
Members $5; Nonmembers $6; Kids 17 and under $4. Free for visitors who are Deaf or blind.
Family- and Kid-Friendly Self-Guiding Materials
Sharf Visitor Center
Pick up an Art Connections activity card to explore writing, chocolate, birds, and other themes (available in English and Spanish); get a My MFA Sketchbook to draw in the galleries; or find the helpful Guide to Family Fun at the MFA (available in English, Spanish, and Chinese) with tips, games, and more for exploring the Museum.
Are you or is someone you know a new US citizen? Learn more at any ticket or member desk.
New US citizens living in Massachusetts can receive a free one-year family membership to the MFA! Just come to the Museum, show a copy or photo of your naturalization certificate at any ticket desk within one year of your swearing-in, and you will get a free Museum membership for one year.