Museum of Fine Arts Playdates

Visit Massachusetts for family fun with MFA Playdates North Shore Baby, Children and Families

Bring your toddler to enjoy story time and looking activities in the galleries, followed by art making. Tours leave on a rolling basis starting at 10:15 am. The last tour leaves at 10:55 am. Each month focuses on a specific theme, join us in October for “Fall on the Farm.” Recommended for children ages 4 and younger with adults. No registration required.

The Playdates ticket desk is located in the Sharf Visitor Center. After you receive your ticket and meet the group’s teacher, head over to the Shapiro Family Courtyard to draw, color, and read while you wait for your tour to leave.

All galleries are stroller accessible; please plan on bringing your stroller on your tour. If desired, a nursing room is available off of the Hemicycle Gallery. Baby changing areas are located in restrooms throughout the Museum.

Stay after the program to explore the Museum on your own or with new acquaintances, and enjoy snacks or lunch in the Garden Cafeteria or Calderwood Courtyard; choose from a great selection of kid-friendly options from any of our dining venues.

NEW! BILINGUAL (SPANISH) PLAYDATES starting in October 2015! Join us on the first Monday of the month as we welcome the educators of Pine Village Preschool, voted The Best Language Immersion School by the Boston Parents Paper for the second year in a row, for an immersive experience for your child in espanol!  For more information about Pine Village Preschool visit:

Upcoming Themes: 

  • October 5th and 19th: “Fall on the Farm”
  • November 2nd and 16th: “Wearable Art”
  • December 7th and 21st: “Wild Winter”
First and Third Monday Monthly 10:15 - 11am
FREE with Museum Admission