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General admission tickets available for dates through September 2024. Tickets for “Hallyu! The Korean Wave” available for March 24–July 28, 2024 (Member Preview March 20–23). Select from the calendar below.

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Exchanges and Returns

If your plans change, please see our policy regarding ticket return and exchange options.

Ticket Information

  • Last entry 30 minutes before Museum closing.
  • Tickets are available for purchase in person (pending exhibition ticket availability) or in advance on mfa.org or by phone at 1-800-440-6975. $6 per-order processing fee applies to all phone orders.
  • General admission tickets are valid for the Museum’s entire operating hours on the given visit day.
    • General admission tickets do not include access to “Hallyu! The Korean Wave.”
  • Access to “Hallyu! The Korean Wave” (opens March 24) requires a specific exhibition ticket that includes general admission.
    • Once inside the exhibition, visitors may stay as long as they like.
    • No re-entry into a special exhibition.
    • Make sure to add any free youth tickets to your order at the same time as you add adult tickets.

For more information about purchasing, using, and exchanging tickets, please see Ticketing Policies.

Member Tickets

Members are required to reserve a ticket for special exhibitions and are encouraged to reserve exhibition tickets in advance. See Membership FAQ for detailed information.

Open Houses

Admission to the Museum is free to all Massachusetts residents on the following days:

  • Monday, January 15, 2024 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • Monday, May 27, 2024 (Memorial Day)
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024 (Juneteenth)
  • Monday, October 14, 2024 (Indigenous Peoples’ Day)

No advance tickets. Visitors must supply a valid Massachusetts zip code to gain free admission. Tickets available in person on a first-come, first-served basis.

Community Celebrations: $5 Admission after 5 pm

Enjoy $5 minimum, pay-what-you-wish tickets on the following days. Special exhibition tickets (general admission included) are available in advance online. General admission tickets are only available in person day of, starting at 5 pm.

  • Thursday, September 21, 2023 (Latinx Heritage Night)
  • Thursday, November 9, 2023 (Diwali)
  • Thursday, December 7, 2023 (Hanukkah)
  • Thursday, February 15, 2024 (Lunar New Year)
  • Thursday, March 14, 2024 (Nowruz)
  • Thursday, May 16, 2024 (ASL Night)

Free and Discounted Admission Programs

Want free tickets? Members get free admission to the MFA anytime. Join us now. Please note that retroactive tickets are not available.

All United States active duty military and veterans can receive free general admission tickets for themselves and up to 5 guests and $7 special exhibition tickets in person with a US active duty military or veteran ID. Offer not valid in advance.

Free general admission tickets and free special exhibition tickets are available to students, faculty, and staff from participating colleges and universities in person with a valid student or faculty ID. Offer not valid in advance.

Pozen Community College Access Program is made possible by Liz and Bob Pozen.

The Lunder Maine Student Membership Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is generously funded by The Lunder Foundation.

The McLane Family New Hampshire Student Membership Program allows New Hampshire students of all ages in public and private school, as well as those who are home schooled, to visit the Museum free of charge.

Bank of America cardholders may receive one complimentary General Admission ticket or one $7 Special Exhibition ticket during the first full weekend of each month (Saturday and Sunday). Tickets are limited to one ticket per cardholder, and you must present your Bank of America card in person at a ticket desk on the applicable weekend to access your ticket. Additional guests are required to purchase tickets separately. Exhibition tickets are subject to availability.

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Massachusetts residents who present Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) or ConnectorCare cards in person can receive up to four $3 adult admission tickets, and four free youth (ages 7–17) tickets good for general admission or a timed-entry exhibition.

Card to Culture is a collaboration between the Mass Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector. See the full list of participating organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.

Wonderfund Access cardholders can receive up to four $3 adult admission tickets, and four free youth (ages 7–17) tickets good for general admission or a timed-entry exhibition, per card. This offer is available to cardholders in person at MFA ticket desks. Offer not valid in advance.

$10 tickets are available to members of the Institutional Pass Program. Please contact the public library, school, or nonprofit organization to which you’re associated for information about how to access $10 tickets in advance online or in person on the day of your visit.

K–12 teachers in a school, after school, or community setting in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont receive one discounted general admission ticket for $15 with proof of active teaching status. Timed tickets to select special exhibitions are an additional $7. Show your school ID or a letter from your principal or director at any ticket desk.

Membership Discount

The Museum offers K–12 teachers discounts on membership, which are valid for $30 off a membership at the Individual, Family and Friends, or Ambassador level. If you believe you are eligible, you may request the discount by visiting a ticket desk during your next visit or by calling 1-800-440-6975. If you have questions about your eligibility for the discount, e-mail membership@mfa.org.

Please note the discount cannot be applied retroactively to a previously purchased membership.

A valid school ID, letter on institution stationery from a K–12 principal or administrator, or a valid/active MTA card may be requested. MTA members must be actively teaching; retired status is not accepted.

Thanks to a partnership between the MFA and the City of Boston, Boston Public Schools students and up to three family members can visit the MFA for free every first and second Sunday of the month! General admission is redeemable with a valid BPS student ID number, in person at the ticket desk.

Please contact the representative at your company who is responsible for the MFA partnership to access your free admission tickets.

If you’re ordering tickets for 15 or more nonmember adults, you’ll receive $5 off each general admission or special exhibition ticket. The discount is applied automatically during the checkout process with 15 or more adult full-priced tickets in your cart.

Bulk ticket discount sales are final and can’t be adjusted or refunded on arrival. This discount does not extend to youth tickets and can’t be combined with other offers.

Please note, this offer is different from a group reservation. Bulk ticket holders receive an e-mail with each ticket in a multipage PDF attachment that can either be printed out or scanned off a mobile device before entering. Bulk ticket holders enter at the Huntington Avenue Entrance and should be aware that a short wait outside the entrance might be necessary while our staff organizes ticket scanning and entry.

Onsite bus parking and private guided tours are not available to bulk ticket holders. To expedite entry and take full advantage of your time in the galleries, we recommend not bringing backpacks, large bags, or food, which may require a wait for the public coat check.

Redeem Admission toward Membership

Visitors who have purchased full-priced admission tickets can request to redeem the cost of the tickets toward an MFA membership within 30 days of their visit. See Membership: Frequently Asked Questions for more details.