Holiday Vacation Activities For Families

Children 17 and under are admitted to the Museum of Fine Arts free of charge. Add your own ideas for holiday vacation activities in the comment section.


Here is an idea on how to enjoy the upcoming holiday vacation for school kids.

Go to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and join their free, art-making activities.

The MFA will celebrate the winter season with Holiday Vacation Week, from Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Monday, Dec. 31. 

Of special interest is The Postcard Age: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection, featuring over 400 cards from throughout Europe and America. Step back in time and see how postcards depicted daily life, culture, and style.

Then look forward to the New Year and create a postcard with a New Year's resolution on the back and personal drawing on the front.

All children, ages 17 and under, are admitted to the Museum free of charge during holiday vacation week.

Family Art-Making Activities

10 am–4 pm daily
The New Year is a time to reflect upon the past, and make plans for the future. Join us in taking inspiration from the past to create the artwork of today and beyond. Bring home your artwork to enjoy all year.

Americas through the Ages Charm Necklace Art of the Americas Wing Level 3 
Explore the four floors of the Art of the Americas Wing. As you move from the oldest American art in the lower level (LG) to the modern work on the top level, think about the connections you can make between the art of the past and the present. Create your own charm necklace inspired by the art you see and the connections you make.

New Year's Resolution Postcard Lois B. and Michael K. Torf Gallery 184
Available until 8 pm on Wednesday, December 26
Step back in time to 100 years ago and see how postcards depicted daily life in "The Postcard Age."Create your own postcard for the coming year with your New Year's resolution on the back and a drawing of yourself accomplishing it on the front!

Coin Design Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins 212C
Marvel at different types of coins from the ancient world. Notice the symbols, mottos, and metals in these miniature sculptures; then design and emboss your own coin creation.

Pets: Then and Now Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion Room 159
Search for a variety of animals in the woodblock prints in "Cats to Crickets: Pets in Japan’s Floating World" (Gallery 278A). Examine how animals were part of daily life in Japan in the 1700s and 1800s, and then join us in the studio Room 159 to create a print about the role of animals in your life today.

For more information about the vacation week activities and the MFA visit its website.


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