The great thing is that the MFA is free on Wednesday evenings, and also you can order reduced price passes ahead of time from your local library because otherwise the admission price is prohibitively expensive (particularly if you'd like to go several times a year). It used to be that the membership fee was relatively reasonable, but that's expensive now, too. The other bit problem with the MFA is that parking is such a nightmare around there, and being on the E line makes public transportation a pain, too. All of that said, it's such a great museum. You can spend all day going from one gallery to another, and the collection is quite comprehensive. They don't have as many docent led programs as other great museums do (the Met, museums in London), which is unfortunate. Special exhibits are also really high priced. The museum store is very good.