When are museums in Boston reopening? Here are the dates

Though museums in the city were allowed to reopen on Feb. 1, most are waiting a bit longer.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. MFA Boston

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Boston returned to Phase 3, Step 1 of Massachusetts’ reopening plan Monday, allowing city museums to reopen at 25% capacity after having to close again in December.

But that doesn’t mean every museum in Boston is opening immediately. Some are opting to reopen later in the week or month, while others have yet to announce a reopening date.

Here’s when museums and other attractions are opening back up in Boston in February:

Commonwealth Museum: Opens Monday, Feb. 1.

Museum of Fine Arts: Opens Wednesday, Feb. 3. Timed tickets for February available Wednesday through Sunday.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Opens Friday, Feb. 5. Tickets past Feb. 17 are not yet available.


New England Aquarium: Opens Friday, Feb. 5.

Museum of Science: Opens Monday, Feb. 8. Reservations for members open Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Museum of African American History: Opens Thursday, Feb. 11.

Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum: Opens Tuesday, March 4.

Institute of Contemporary Art: Opens Saturday, March 20. Tickets on sale March 12.

Boston Children’s Museum: Closed until further notice.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: Closed until further notice.

USS Constitution Museum: Closed until further notice.

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