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2018 Free Fun Fridays

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Here is the Free Fun Fridays schedule for this summer

sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation


Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts.  Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, you can visit 10 spots statewide for for FREE. 

August 3

  • Franklin Park Zoo, Boston
  • Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis
  • The Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River, Fall River
  • Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley
  • Naumkeag, The Trustees, Stockbridge
  • Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester
  • Osterville Historical Museum, Osterville
  • Historic Deerfield, Deerfield
  • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst
  • Paragon Carousel, Hull

August 10

  • Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, Boston
  • The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
  • Jacob’s Pillow Dance, Becket
  • Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit
  • Nichols House Museum, Boston
  • Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Boston
  • Wenham Museum, Wenham
  • Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton
  • The Greenway Carousel, Boston
  • Freedom Trail Foundation, Boston

August 17

  • JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
  • Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth
  • Commonwealth Museum, Boston
  • Lynn Museum, Lynn
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston
  • Fort Devens Museum, Devens
  • Fruitlands Museum, The Trustees, Harvard
  • Old State House, Boston
  • Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield
  • Museum of the First Corps of Cadets, Boston

August 24

  • Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, Cambridge
  • Buttonwood Park Zoo, New Bedford
  • Mass MoCA, North Adams
  • Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich
  • Cape Cod Children’s Museum, Mashpee
  • Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton
  • The Old Manse, The Trustees, Concord
  • Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst
  • Hull Life Saving Museum, Hull
  • Museum of African American History, Boston and Nantucket

August 31

  • Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge
  • EcoTarium, Worcester
  • Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster
  • Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, North Chatham
  • USS Constitution Museum, Boston
  • Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester
  • Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester
  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown
  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library & Mapparium, Boston

June 29

  • Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Boston
  • MIT Museum, Cambridge
  • Berkshire Theatre Group, Stockbridge
  • Nantucket Whaling Museum, Nantucket
  • The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home, Lenox
  • Concord Museum, Concord
  • Worcester Art Museum, Worcester
  • Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
  • Children’s Museum in Easton, Easton
  • Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port

July 6

  • Boston Children’s Museum, Boston
  • Peabody Essex Museum, Salem
  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Hyannis
  • Battleship Cove, Fall River
  • Amelia Park Children’s Museum, Westfield
  • Gore Place, Waltham
  • Falmouth Museums on the Green, Falmouth
  • Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield
  • Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth
  • New England Quilt Museum, Lowell

July 13

  • Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Boston
  • Charles River Watershed Association, Weston
  • Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Brookline
  • Chesterwood, Stockbridge
  • The Telephone Museum, Waltham
  • Venfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, Lenox
  • The Sports Museum, Boston
  • Children’s Museum at Holyoke, Holyoke
  • International Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke
  • Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington

July 20

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston
  • Gloucester Stage Company, Gloucester
  • The Gardens at Elm Bank (Massachusetts Horticultural Society), Wellesley
  • Chatham Shark Center, Chatham
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford
  • Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association, Nantucket
  • Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History, Weston
  • Springfield Museums, Springfield
  • The Discovery Museum, Acton
  • The Hall at Patriot Place, Foxborough

July 27

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, Lenox
  • Commonwealth Shakespeare, Boston
  • JFK Hyannis Museum, Hyannis
  • Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg
  • Old Colony History Museum, Taunton
  • Boston Athenaeum, Boston
  • Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich
  • Arnold Arboretum, Boston
  • Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton