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Boston and Massachusetts Museums for Free

Free Fun Fridays in Massachusetts.
Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many museums and galleries in Massachusetts. The program, sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, attracted more than 900,000 visitors.

The Free Fun Fridays program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months.


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June 23
The Discovery Museums, Acton
Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Boston
Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston
The Sports Museum, Boston
The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home, Lenox
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

June 30
Boston Children’s Museum, Boston
MIT Museum, Cambridge
Maritime Gloucester, Gloucester
New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford
Springfield Museums, Springfield
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge
The Gardens at Elm Bank, Wellesley
EcoTarium, Worcester

July 7
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston
Falmouth Museums on the Green, Falmouth
The Hall at Patriot Place, Foxborough
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington
Venfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum, Lenox
Children’s Museum in Easton, North Easton
Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth
Amelia Park Children’s Museum, Westfield

July 14
Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Boston
Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Brookline
Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, Cambridge
The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill
Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton
Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester
Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown
Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port

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July 21
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston Athenaeum, Boston
The Museum of the NCAAA, Boston
Fruitlands Museum, The Trustees, Harvard
Tanglewood, Lenox
Lynn Museum, Lynn
Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield
Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich
Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History, Weston

July 28
The Eric Carle Museum, Amherst
JFK Presidential Library & Museum, Boston
Commonwealth Museum, Boston
Arnold Arboretum, Boston
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston
Historic Deerfield, Deerfield
Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis
Berkshire Theatre Group, Stockbridge
Wenham Museum, Wenham

August 4
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston
Old State House, Boston
The Greenway Carousel, Boston
The Old Manse, The Trustees, Concord
Fort Devens Museum, Devens
JFK Hyannis Museum, Hyannis
Children’s Museum at Holyoke, Holyoke
International Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke

August 11
Jacob’s Pillow Dance, Becket
Franklin Park Zoo, Boston
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton
Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg
Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Hyannis
Smith College Museum of Art, Northhampton
Naumkeag, The Trustees, Stockbridge
Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester
Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester

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August 18
Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Freedom Trail Foundation, Boston
Concord Museum, Concord
Buttonwood Park Zoo, New Bedford
Cape Cod Children’s Museum, Mashpee
Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

August 25
Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park, Boston
Museum of African American History, Boston
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster
USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown
The Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River, Fall River
Nantucket Whaling Museum, Nantucket
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams
Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth
Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich

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