We'll be sharing photos and videos from 2014 Free Fun Fridays activities here!

For now here are some from 2013.


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Free Fun Fridays Frequently Asked Questions & Answers


faq baloonsCan groups attend?

Due to the popularity of Free Fun Fridays, we recommend that groups call their venue of choice several weeks in advance to ensure that the venue is able to accommodate them during their free day. Given the large number of participants, groups may opt to visit a site on another day to fully enjoy all of the venue’s offerings.

Are the events really free?

YES! Individuals and families can visit all participating venues for free (parking may cost extra depending on the venue).

What hours are free?

The open hours vary from venue to venue. Please see the weekly pages which can be found by clicking on a week or venue from our schedule page and/or each venue’s individual website for more details about hours of operation, directions, parking, etc.

Where can I get more information about a specific venue i.e. hours of operation, parking, etc.?

For additional information, please click on the name of an individual venue on our schedule page and you will be redirected a weekly page which contains this information. Additional information can also be found on the link to their website.

Do you have to be in any special category to get in?

No, for most venues there are no age, residency, membership, or other requirements to participate. The only exception is the Reagle Music Theatre, which requires all guests to be at least 5 years of age.

Are there tickets involved?

For most venues, there is no ticket, ID, coupon, or password required.

For some of the theatres and the Boston Harbor Islands National Park free tickets will be handed out on the day of the event do to capacity limitations. More information regarding the distribution of tickets will be available several weeks before each venue’s Free Fun Friday.

Please read the additional information in each week’s detailed page to learn more about venues with special considerations concerning their Free Fun Friday. If you have additional questions please contact Highland Street or the individual venue.




Did You Know...Cape Cod Museum

July 9, 2014

Massachusetts is teeming with dozens of great museums, and we’re lucky that so many have chosen to be part of Free Fun Fridays!

In the first two weeks, we’ve opened eight museums, a zoo, a historic house, a music venue, and a dance festival to nearly 38,000 attendees free of charge.


Highland Street Foundation’s 5 Secrets for Free Fun Fridays 2014

July 7, 2014

With more than 65 amazing venues open to the public for free every Friday throughout the summer, there is no shortage of exciting exhibits, lesser known venues and outstanding experiences. Below, we’ve compiled a list of our top 5 secrets for this summer’s Free Fun Fridays!


Welcoming back Free Fun Fridays!

June 25, 2014

Welcome back to Free Fun Fridays! The calendar is compiled, the banners are hung and we are ready to go.

This year, the program is expected to welcome tens of thousands of visitors to our 67 partner institutions throughout the summer, and we hope to see you at many of them!


Free Fun Fridays Back For Sixth Year!

June 20, 2014

We’re thrilled to announce the return of Free Fun Fridays, Highland Street’s annual summer program that allows access to some of the state’s most treasured cultural spots.


• 7/1/14 - Channel 7 News Reports on Free Fun Friday's (Click here to watch the video)


• 6/20/14 - WGBH Reports on Free Fun Friday's (Click here to watch the video)


• 6/2/14 - Boston Magazine (Click here read the article)


• 6/16/13 – MetroWest Daily News - “Highland Street Foundation adds more sites to Free Fun Fridays” (Click here to read full article)


• Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays program recently highlighted in Boston Globe (Click here to read full article)


• Highland Street Foundation Announces 5th Annual Free Fun Fridays. Statewide Summer Program that Offers Free Admission to 60 Museums and Cultural Venues. (Click here to read press release)





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