Free Fun Friday

The Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free. They reach out to schools, veterans groups, libraries, seniors centers, and many other community organizations to ensure that everyone knows that they are also welcome.

Friday June 28:

  • Lyric Stage Company of Boston
  • Cape Ann Museum
  • Clark Art Institute
  • MIT Museum
  • Nichols House Museum
  • Norman Rockwell Museum
  • Plimoth Plantation
  • The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home
  • Wenham Museum
  • Worcester Art Museum

Friday, July 5:

  • Amelia Park Children’s Museum
  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum
  • Children’s Museum in Easton
  • Edward Gorey House
  • Falmouth Museums on the Green
  • Jacob’s Pillow
  • Museum of Printing
  • Pilgrim Hall Museum
  • The Old Manse, The Trustees
  • The Telephone Museum

Friday, July 12:

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Charles River Watershed Association
  • Chesterwood
  • Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River
  • Gloucester Stage Company
  • Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
  • New England Quilt Museum
  • The Patriots Hall of Fame
  • Smith College Museum of Art
  • Springfield Museums

Friday, July 19:

  • Boston Children’s Museum
  • The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
  • Battleship Cove
  • Cape Cod Children’s Museum
  • Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • Peabody Essex Museum
  • Sandwich Glass Museum
  • Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
  • The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Friday, July 26:

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate
  • Cape Cod Museum of Art
  • Commonwealth Museum
  • Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
  • Fitchburg Art Museum
  • Historic Deerfield
  • Larz Anderson Auto Museum
  • The Gardens at Elm Bank (Mass Hort)
  • Ventfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum

Friday, August 2:
Franklin Park Zoo
Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood
Chatham Shark Center
Children’s Museum at Holyoke
Concord Museum
International Volleyball Hall of Fame
Lynn Museum
Museum of Russian Icons
Naumkeag, The Trustees
Old State House

Friday, August 9:

  • Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park
  • Davis Museum at Wellesley College
  • Gore Place
  • Hancock Shaker Village
  • JFK Hyannis Museum
  • Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • Old Colony History Museum
  • Worcester Historical Museum
  • The Greenway Carousel

Friday, August 16:

  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
  • Berkshire Theatre Group
  • Cahoon Museum of American Art
  • Discovery Museum
  • Fruitlands Museum, The Trustees
  • Fuller Craft Museum
  • Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
  • Paragon Carousel
  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum
  • USS Constitution Museum

Friday, August 23:

  • The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
  • Berkshire Museum
  • Boston Athenæum
  • Buttonwood Park Zoo
  • Emily Dickinson Museum
  • Fort Devens Museum
  • Freedom Trail® Foundation
  • Heritage Museums & Gardens
  • Museum of African American History
  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library & Mapparium

Friday, August 30:

  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
  • Griffin Museum of Photography
  • Hull Lifesaving Museum
  • Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Museum of the First Corps of Cadets
  • Osterville Historical Museum
  • Capron Park Zoo
  • EcoTarium

Please visit or call 617.969.8900 for more information


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