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Venue:Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)
Dates:Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - Saturday, February 25, 2023
Cost:Free see below
Category:Arts & Culture
boston february vacation week at the mfa photoStarting Wednesday, February 22, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is offering a variety of activities for all ages during February Vacation Week.

Discover how art is connected to the world around us with family-friendly activities, including art making and story hour as well as guided tours and mindfulness exercises.

Vacation Week activities and programs are free with Museum admission and run through Saturday, February 25—no advance registration is required.

Events and Activities:
Family Tour: A Neighbor Just Like You
Occurs every day except Saturday, February 25: 10:30 am, 11:15 am, 1 pm, 1:45 pm, and 2:30 pm, meet at Sharf Visitor Center

Join a family-friendly tour to discover how artists have depicted special moments of everyday life in neighborhoods near and far. Tours last 30 minutes.

Drop-In Gallery Activity: Art-Inspired Mindfulness
11 am and 3 pm

Take a break in the galleries with a 30-minute art- and nature-inspired movement and mindfulness exercise. Join an MFA Educator in practicing gentle yoga poses so you’re refreshed and ready to continue your visit.

Story Hour
10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Stop by to hear children’s stories about the world around us. Leave after one story or stay for the whole hour.

Drop-In Art Making: Embossed Artwork
10 am–4 pm, Koch Gallery

Learn about the metalworking technique known as repoussé or repoussage. Then give it a try by pressing on the back of a piece of metal to create a design that pops out on the front.

Drop-In Art Making: Photo Collage
10 am–4 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard

Have your picture taken, then use patterned paper, drawing materials, and mixed media to transform it into a photo collage inspired by Behind Blue Eyes, an artwork in the exhibition Who Holds Up the Sky? that highlights children’s perspectives on the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Drop-In Art Making: Impressionist Landscapes
10 am–4 pm, Druker Studios, Linde Family Wing

The Impressionists used quick brush strokes and a variety of bright colors to create an “impression” of the world around them. Take a look at Impressionist artworks on view in galleries 252, 253, and 255, then head to Druker Studios to create your own Impressionist-inspired landscape using watercolors and oil pastels.

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465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA map
Phone: (617) 267-9300

The Museum is accessible by taking the Green line “E” train to the MFA stop, the Orange line to Ruggles stop, or bus #39 to Ruggles Street. The MFA is also a stop on the Beantown Trolley. The Museum is expecting many visitors to School Vacation Week, so parking will be limited. For more information on the MFA’s School Vacation Week, please call 617.369.3300 or visit the MFA’s website at

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