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Know before you go! Remember to bring your mask: all visitors over the age of two are required to wear one at the Museum, regardless of vaccination status. See our full safety guidelines.

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Advance timed-entry tickets are required for all visitors, including members and children. No ticket sales on site at the Museum. No early arrival or late entry.

Ticket Options

General Admission

Access to select open galleries and exhibitions. Does not include admission to “Monet” and “Basquiat.”

“Monet” + General Admission

Sold out through April.

“Basquiat” + General Admission

Ticket On-Sale Dates

May Tickets

Members: April 20, 12 pm
Nonmembers: April 21, 10 am

Due to high demand for admission tickets, please expect wait times of up to an hour during the initial hours of the on-sale.

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Exchanges and Returns

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

Ticket Information

  • A ticket is required for each individual to enter the building, including members and youths 17 and under. Make sure to add free youth tickets to your order at the same time as you add adult tickets.
  • If you’re unable to secure tickets in your cart for your entire party within one time slot, please choose a different time that can accommodate your entire group.
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance on mfa.org or by phone at 1-800-440-6975. $6 per-order processing fee applies to all phone orders. There are no on-site, day-of purchases.
  • General Admission tickets do not include access to the special exhibitions “Writing the Future” and “Monet and Boston”
  • Separate tickets on different days must be purchased to visit both “Writing the Future” and “Monet and Boston”; they cannot be seen on the same day in a single visit
  • Entry time slots are 60 minutes; visitors must enter the Museum and the specific exhibition, if applicable, within that 60-minute window.
  • Once inside the building, visitors may stay as long as they like
  • No re-entry into a special exhibition or building
  • Maximum ticket quantity per order of 6

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

Member Tickets

Members need to reserve a timed-entry ticket in advance. See Membership FAQ for detailed information.

$5 Admission

Modified admission pricing ($5 minimum) during the 3–4 pm entry time slot every Wednesday presented by Chase.

Special Offers

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

All active duty military and veterans can receive free general admission tickets and $7 special exhibition tickets when reserved in advance online. Please contact access@mfa.org for information about the program and how to access tickets. Offer not valid Wednesdays 3–4 pm.

MFS Investment Management

Sponsored by MFS Investment Management.

Free general admission tickets and $7 special exhibition tickets are available to students, faculty, and staff from participating colleges and universities when reserved in advance online. Please contact the representative at your college or university who is responsible for the MFA partnership to access free admission ticket information. If you are unable to locate the correct contact, please e-mail membership@mfa.org for assistance. Offer not valid Wednesdays 3–4 pm.

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 can find the promo code for Museums on Us tickets on the MFA entry in the map view of Bank of America’s Museum on Us program page. The promo code allows Bank of America cardholders to reserve one free admission ticket during the first full weekend of each month. Tickets are limited to one ticket per cardholder, and you must present your Bank of America card with your ticket when you arrive at the Museum. Bank of America Museums on Us tickets are not available on site and are subject to availability.

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Massachusetts residents who present Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) or Connector Care cards can receive up to four $3 admission tickets, good for adult general admission or special exhibition tickets. Please contact tickets@mfa.org for information about the program and how to access tickets online in advance. Offer not valid Wednesdays 3–4 pm.

EBT Card to Culture is a collaboration between the Mass Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Department of Transitional Assistance. See the full list of participants.

Enjoy the MFA on Wednesdays with modified admission pricing ($5 minimum) during the 3–4 pm entry time slot. Special thanks to Chase for supporting the MFA and providing discounted admission for all to enjoy.


$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. Offer not valid Wednesdays 3–4 pm.

K–12 teachers in a school, afterschool, or community setting in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont can receive free general admission tickets or $7 special exhibition tickets with proof of active teaching status. Please contact your teachers union or school for details on how to access tickets online in advance. If they do not have the information, please contact teacherresources@mfa.org from your school e-mail address. Retired teachers and home school educators are not eligible. Offer not valid Wednesdays 3–4 pm.

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

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 one year of their visit.