General admission for children 17 years and under is always free

Plan A Visit

Tickets & Timed Entry

Tickets can sell out fast, and may not be available at the door, particularly during popular days of the week and times of day. Buy your tickets in advance to avoid the line and guarantee entrance at your preferred time.

If you are joining us with children 17 and under, their general admission is free every day at the Gardner. Be sure to book their tickets with your reservation. 

If you are planning a visit for 11 or more people, please contact the Box Office at 617 278 5156 or for further assistance.

  • Please arrive no more than five minutes earlier than your designated time slot. We may not be able to accommodate visitors more than five minutes before the time on their ticket.
  • Members and Patrons are strongly encouraged to reserve tickets in advance of their visit as limited tickets may be available at the door. Only an advance ticket reservation ensures your spot. See below for more information.
  • Single-use guest passes cannot be redeemed online, please contact the Box Office at 617 278 5156 or at least 48 hours prior to your visit.
  • By purchasing a ticket, you agree to assume all risk of injury or illness resulting from, or in connection with, or incidental to your visit to the Museum, whether occurring before, during, or after your visit. Please avoid visiting if you have symptoms of COVID-19, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days prior to your visit, or have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days prior to your visit.

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