|The MFA is open 7 days a week.|
|Monday–Tuesday||10 am–5 pm|
|Wednesday–Friday||10 am–10 pm|
|Saturday–Sunday||10 am–5 pm|
|Children 6 and under||Free|
|Youths 7–17*||Free / $10*|
*Youths 7–17 admitted free weekends, weekdays after 3 pm, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise admission for youths is $10.
**Participants in the University Membership program receive free admission. NH and ME resident students also receive free admission.
Included in the price of admission:
- All-day access to galleries and special exhibitions
- One free repeat visit within 10 days (applies to full-price Adult, Senior, and Student tickets only)
- Free Gallery Activities and Tours
Buy tickets and MFA guides in advance for adults, seniors, and students (18 and older).
Pick up your tickets at the self-service kiosks in the Huntington and Fenway lobbies.
Free and faster admission, discounts on dining, shopping, and parking, and a full calendar of events
For map, transportation and parking information, and directions, visit Getting Here.
Holidays and Closings
The Museum will be closed on the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day (January 1)
- Patriots’ Day (April 15)
- Independence Day (July 4)
- Thanksgiving (November 28)
- Christmas Day (December 25)
The Museum will close early at 5 pm on the following days:
- Thanksgiving Eve (November 27)
- Christmas Eve (December 24)
- New Year’s Eve (December 31)
Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution (suggested donation $25).
The Museum is free to all visitors on the following Open House days:
Blue Star Museums
This program offers free admission to museums for all active-duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. In addition, the MFA is expanding its offer of free admission for all active-duty personnel, veterans, and their families year round. The military or veteran ID holder and five family members (6 total) receive free admission to the Museum.
MFA Military Access Program
- Starting May 27, 2019, all active-duty military and veterans and five family members receive free admission year-round.
- The MFA’s expanded access includes monthly drop-in tours for all military families, active duty and veterans.
- This benefit includes a $30 discount on MFA membership for all military (active duty and veterans).
- Active Military: Present active duty or military spouse or dependent ID for any US military branch.
- Veterans: Present valid veteran ID for any US military branch.
The University Membership Program provides free admission to the Museum with valid student ID from participating schools. We also offer students $5 tickets to regularly priced films when purchased in person on the day of the screening, and a 10% discount on purchases made in our Museum Shops. See if your college or university participates in the University Membership Program.
Students attending New Hampshire and Maine colleges and universities are eligible for free admission with a valid student ID. In addition, undergraduate students from New Hampshire and Maine attending school in other states are also eligible for free admission with a valid student ID and a proof of residence. Free admission is generously provided by the Lunder Maine Student Membership program and the McLane Family New Hampshire Student Membership Program.
Everett Residents April 7–August 4, 2019
As part of Encore Boston Harbor’s sponsorship of the exhibition, all Everett residents receive free admission to the MFA (for two adults and up to six kids per visit) with proof of residency.
Boston Public Library Cardholders June 1–30, 2019
As our organizing partner on this exhibition, BPL cardholders receive free admission to the MFA (for two adults and up to six kids per visit) and a 10 percent discount in the exhibition shop. eCards not valid.
Through our partnership with the Bank of America Museums on Us program, all visitors who present an active Bank of America or Merrill Lynch debit or credit card and a valid photo ID will receive free general admission on the first full weekend (consecutive Saturday and Sunday) of each month. Admission is nontransferable and for the cardholder only.
Massachusetts residents who present Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards at a ticket desk may receive up to four $3 tickets good for adult, senior, or student admission.
Youths aged 17 and under are always free.
EBT Card Holders who are Massachusetts residents are eligible for a $30 discount on MFA membership. Must present valid EBT card.
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.
Go Boston Card, by Smart Destinations, provides access to 70 of Boston's top attractions and tours—including the Museum of Fine Arts—for one low price. Cardholders receive a full-color guidebook and can choose how many attractions to visit and how much time to spend—from 1 to 7 days. Save up to 55% off full admission prices.
K–12 teachers in a school, afterschool, or community setting in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont receive free admission with proof of active teaching status. Visit any ticket desk and present your current teacher ID or letter from the principal or director on letterhead. You will also be asked to provide your e-mail address. Retired teachers and home school educators are not eligible. Not valid for additional chaperones on School Group Visits.
Retired members of the Massachusetts Teachers Association receive a $2 discount on general admission prices when presenting their valid MTA card.
K–12 educators are eligible for a $30 discount on MFA membership. Must present valid school ID, letter on institution stationery from a K–12 principal or administrator, or a valid/active MTA card. MTA members must be actively teaching; retired status is not accepted.
The Pozen Community College Access Program offers free admission to students, faculty, and staff from community colleges at the 15 schools, in 24 locations, that comprise the Massachusetts Community College system: Roxbury, Bunker Hill, North Shore, Massasoit, Northern Essex, Mass Bay, Middlesex, Cape Cod, Bristol, Quinsigamond, Mount Wachusett, Springfield Technical, Holyoke, Greenfield, and Berkshire. Students, faculty, and staff must provide valid ID.
Pozen Community College Access Program is made possible by Liz and Bob Pozen.
Bring your MFA ticket stub to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum within two days of purchase and save $2 on adult/senior general admission.
Members of the International Student Identity Card program receive a $2 discount from admission when presenting their ISIC membership card at any ticket desk.