Family Programs

Stimulate your family’s imagination and inspire a love of art from around the world as you explore our museum together!

Ages 2-5

Museum Minis

Come and play at the MFA! Museum minis invites children ages 2 to 5 years old and their favorite grownups to join us in the galleries for stories, games, songs, and art. From shapes to colors and artists to animals, there is always something fun to discover. Inspire your little learner’s imagination as you explore our collection in a brand new way together.

First Wednesday of each month from 10am-11 am. Free for members or included with the cost of admission.

Reservation required. Check out the full Museum Minis schedule below:


  • January 8 – Horsin’ Around!
  • February 5 – Showtime!
  • March 4 – Busy Bees!
  • April 1 – Silly Situations!
  • May 6 – Petite Painters!
  • June 3 – Colors of the Rainbow!

Grades 1-4

Single-Day Fall Camps at the mfa

Monday, November 18, 2019: Grateful for Grasshoppers

From creepy crawly to art, by golly! Discover how contemporary artist Jennifer Angus transforms thousands of insects into immersive installations, explore the fables that inspired her most recent work, learn about bugs from around the world, and make your very own creature creations! This camp includes a curated tour of the special exhibition ‘The Grasshopper and the Ant’ and other stories: as told by Jennifer Angus.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019: Thankful for Theater

Join us as we explore the pop culture of the past! Experience artifacts of early theatre, create your own costumes and props, and perform a piece from Ancient Greece. This camp includes a curated tour of the special exhibition Ancient Theater and the Cinema.

Camps run 9 am-4 pm. Costs are $40 per day for members, $50 for Not-yet-Members.

All Ages
Explore More! Family Days

Join us each month for a special day of family fun! With arts and crafts, family tours, scavenger hunts, and other special programming, there’s a lot to do at the MFA. Each month will feature a different theme so your family can explore with us again and again!

Third Saturday of the month from 11 am to 2 pm. Free for Members or with the cost of admission. No reservation required. Check out the upcoming schedule below:

All Ages
painting in the park

Painting in the Park is our annual outdoor celebration of all things art. It’s colorful, creative, messy, and more! With a wide variety of hands-on activities inspired by the MFA Collection, the whole family will experience the art inside the museum in a brand new way. This April event is FREE to the public and takes place in Straub Park right next to the museum. Check our Calendar for April’s activities and join us at Painting in the Park!