Free Fun Fridays

About Free Fun Fridays


Our 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. We reach out to schools, veterans groups, libraries, seniors centers, and many other community organizations to ensure that everyone knows that they are also welcome.

2018 Free Fun Fridays Schedule

June 29th

June 29th

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 6th

July 6th

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 13th

July 13th

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 20th

July 20th

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston • Boston
Gloucester Stage Company • Gloucester
The Garden at Elm Bank (Mass Hort) • 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 27th

July 27th

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

August 3rd

August 3rd

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 10th

August 10th

Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park• Boston
The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston• 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 17th

August 17th

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 24th

August 24th

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 & Nantucket

August 31st

 

August 31st

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 and Mapparium • Boston

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Since 2009


Free Fun Fridays has drawn more than 900,000 visitors to venues throughout the Commonwealth. The program has grown to include participating venues in every corner of the state, helping them open their doors for free to the community.
Lyric Stage Company of Boston
When: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
Where: 
140 Clarendon Street FL 2
Boston, MA 02116
United States
Description: 

11 am. Tours throughout day

(617) 585-5678

MIT Museum
When: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
Where: 
265 Massachusetts. Avenue Building N
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States
Description: 

10 am-5 pm

(617) 258-9116

Berkshire Theatre Group
When: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
Where: 
111 South St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
United States
Description: 

10 am-End of Show

(413) 448-8084

Nantucket Whaling Museum
When: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
Where: 
8 Howard Street
Nantucket, MA 2554
United States
Description: 

10 am-5 pm

(508) 228-1894

The Mount: Edith Wharton's Home
When: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
Where: 
2 Plunkett St
Lenox, MA 01240
United States
Description: 

10:00 am- 3:00 pm

(413) 551-5100

Concord Museum
When: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
Where: 
200 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
United States
Description: 

9 am- 5 pm

(978) 369-9763

Worcester Art Museum
When: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
Where: 
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
United States
Description: 

10 am- 4 pm

(508) 799-4406

Clark Art Institute
When: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
Where: 
225 South St
Williamstown, MA 01267
United States
Description: 

10 am- 5 pm

(413) 458-2303

Children's Museum in Easton
When: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
Where: 
9 Sullivan Ave
North Easton, MA 02356
United States
Description: 

9 am- 4 pm

(508) 230-3789

Edward Gorey House
When: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
Where: 
8 Strawberry Lane
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
United States
Description: 

11 am- 4 pm

(508) 362-3909

Boston Children's Museum
When: 
Friday, July 6, 2018
Where: 
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
United States
Description: 

10 am- 5 pm

(617) 426-6500

Peabody Essex Museum
When: 
Friday, July 6, 2018
Where: 
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970
United States
Description: 

10 am- 5 pm

(978) 745-9500

Cape Cod Maritime Museum
When: 
Friday, July 6, 2018
Where: 
135 South Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
United States
Description: 

10 am- 4 pm

(508) 775-1723

Battleship Cove
When: 
Friday, July 6, 2018
Where: 
5 Water Street
Fall River, MA 02721
United States
Description: 

9 am - 5 pm

(508) 678-1100

Amelia Park Children's Museum
When: 
Friday, July 6, 2018
Where: 
29 S. Broad Street
Westfield, MA 01086
United States
Description: 

10 am - 4 pm

(413) 572-4014

Gore Place
When: 
Friday, July 6, 2018
Where: 
52 Gore St
Waltham, MA 02453
United States
Description: 

10 am- 3 pm

(781) 894-2798

Falmouth Museums on the Green
When: 
Friday, July 6, 2018
Where: 
55-65 Palmer Avenue
Falmouth, MA 02541
United States
Description: 

10 am-4 pm

(508) 548-4857

Hancock Shaker Village
When: 
Friday, July 6, 2018
Where: 
1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
United States
Description: 

10 am-5 pm

(413) 443-0188 

Pilgrim Hall Museum
When: 
Friday, July 6, 2018
Where: 
75 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
United States
Description: 

9:30 am-4 pm 

(508) 746-1620

New England Quilt Museum
When: 
Friday, July 6, 2018
Where: 
18 Shattuck St
Lowell, MA 01852
United States
Description: 

10 am-4 pm

(978) 452-4207

Edward M. Kennedy Institute
When: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
Where: 
210 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125
United States
Description: 

10 am-5 pm

(617) 740-7000

Charles River Watershed Association
When: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
Where: 
190 Park Rd
Weston, MA 02493
United States
Description: 

9 am - 4 pm. Boating begins at 10 am

(781) 788-0007

Larz Anderson Auto Museum
When: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
Where: 
15 Newton Street
Brookline, MA 02445
United States
Description: 

9 am-4 pm

(617) 522-6547

Chesterwood
When: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
Where: 
3 Williamsville Rd
Stockbridge, MA 01262
United States
Description: 

10 am-5 pm

(413) 298-3579

The Telephone Museum
When: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
Where: 
289 Moody St Suite 111
2 Patriot Pl
Waltham, MA 02453
United States
Description: 

10:30 am- 3 pm

(781) 314-6864

Venfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum
When: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
Where: 
104 Walker Street
Lenox, MA 01240
United States
Description: 

10 am- 4 pm

(413) 637-3206

The Sports Museum
When: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
Where: 
100 Legends Way
Boston, MA 02114
United States
Description: 

10 am- 5 pm

(617) 624-1234

Children's Museum at Holyoke
When: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
Where: 
444 Dwight St
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States
Description: 

9 am- 4 pm

(413) 536-7048

International Volleyball Hall of Fame
When: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
Where: 
444 Dwight St
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States
Description: 

10 am - 4:30 pm

(413) 536-0926

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
When: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
Where: 
14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
United States
Description: 

10 am- 2 pm

(413) 644-9040

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
When: 
Friday, July 20, 2018
Where: 
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States
Description: 

10 am- 10 pm

(617) 369-3896

Gloucester Stage Company
When: 
Friday, July 20, 2018
Where: 
 267 E Main St
Gloucester, MA 01930
United States
Description: 

Box office opens 6 pm, Shows at 7:30

(978) 281-4433

The Garden at Elm Bank (Mass Hort)
When: 
Friday, July 20, 2018
Where: 
900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482
United States
Description: 

10 am- 4 pm

(617) 933-4900

Chatham Shark Center
When: 
Friday, July 20, 2018
Where: 
235 Orleans Rd
North Chatham, MA 02650
United States
Description: 

10 am- 4 pm

(508) 348-5901

New Bedford Whaling Museum
When: 
Friday, July 20, 2018
Where: 
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740
United States
Description: 

9 am- 5 pm

(508) 997-0046

Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association
When: 
Friday, July 20, 2018
Where: 
 4 Vestal St
Nantucket, MA 02554
United States
Description: 

10 am- 4 pm

(508) 228-9198

Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
When: 
Friday, July 20, 2018
Where: 
241 Wellesley Street Regis College
Weston, MA 02493
United States
Description: 

9 am - 5 pm

(781) 768-8367

Springfield Museums
When: 
Friday, July 20, 2018
Where: 
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
United States
Description: 

10 am - 5 pm

(413) 263-6800

The Discovery Museums
When: 
Friday, July 20, 2018
Where: 
177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
United States
Description: 

9 am -8:30 pm

(978) 264-4200

The Hall at Patriot Place
When: 
Friday, July 20, 2018
Where: 
1 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035
United States
Description: 

10 am to 5 pm

(508) 698-4800

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
When: 
Friday, July 27, 2018
Where: 
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115
United States
Description: 

11 am- 5 pm

(617) 566-1401

Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood
When: 
Friday, July 27, 2018
Where: 
297 West St
Lenox, MA 01240
United States
Description: 

9:30 am- End of Show

(413) 637-5180

Commonwealth Shakespeare
When: 
Friday, July 27, 2018
Where: 
139 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02111
United States
Description: 

6 pm- End of Show

(617) 426-0863

JFK Hyannis Museum
When: 
Friday, July 27, 2018
Where: 
397 Main St
Hyannis, MA 02601
United States
Description: 

9 am - 5 pm

(508) 790-3077

Fitchburg Art Museum
When: 
Friday, July 27, 2018
Where: 
25 Merriam Parkway
Fitchburg, MA 01420
United States
Description: 

10 am- 4:30 pm

(978) 345-4207

Old Colony History Museum
When: 
Friday, July 27, 2018
Where: 
66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780
United States
Description: 

10 am- 4 pm

(508) 822-1622

Boston Athenaeum
When: 
Friday, July 27, 2018
Where: 
10 1/2 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
United States
Description: 

9 am - 5 pm

(617) 227-0270

Sandwich Glass Museum
When: 
Friday, July 27, 2018
Where: 
129 Main Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
United States
Description: 

9:30 am- 5 pm

(508) 888-0251

Historic Deerfield
When: 
Friday, July 28, 2017
Where: 
80 Old Main St
Deerfield, MA 01342
United States
Description: 

9.30am-4.30pm

Arnold Arboretum
When: 
Friday, July 27, 2018
Where: 
125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130
United States
Description: 

10 am - 3 pm

(617) 524-1718

Museum of Russian Icons
When: 
Friday, July 27, 2018
Where: 
203 Union Street
Clinton, MA 01510
United States
Description: 

10 am - 4 pm

(978) 598-5000

Franklin Park Zoo
When: 
Friday, August 3, 2018
Where: 
1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121
United States
Description: 

10 am-4 pm

(617) 541-5466

Cape Cod Museum of Art
When: 
Friday, August 3, 2018
Where: 
60 Hope Lane
Dennis, MA 02638
United States
Description: 

10 am- 3 pm

(508) 385-4477

The Children's Museum of Greater Fall River
When: 
Friday, August 3, 2018
Where: 
441 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720
United States
Description: 

10 am- 5 pm

(508) 672-0033

Davis Museum at Wellesley College
When: 
Friday, August 3, 2018
Where: 
106 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02481
United States
Description: 

10 am- 3 pm

(781) 283-2354

Naumkeag, The Trustees
When: 
Friday, August 3, 2018
Where: 
5 Prospect Hill Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262
United States
Description: 

10 am- 5pm

(781) 283-2051

Worcester Historical Museum
When: 
Friday, August 3, 2018
Where: 
30 Elm Street
Worcester, MA 01609
United States
Description: 

10 am - 4 pm

(508) 753-8278

Osterville Historical Museum
When: 
Friday, August 3, 2018
Where: 
155 W Bay Rd
Osterville, MA 02655
United States
Description: 

9 am to 4 pm

(508) 428-5861

Historic Deerfield
When: 
Friday, August 3, 2018
Where: 
84 Old Main Street
Deerfield, MA 01342
United States
Description: 

9:30 am to 4:30 pm

(413) 774-5581

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
When: 
Friday, August 3, 2018
Where: 
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
Description: 

10 am to 4 pm

(413) 559-6300

Paragon Carousel
When: 
Friday, August 3, 2018
Where: 
205 Nantasket Ave
Hull, MA 02045
United States
Description: 

10 am to 5 pm

(781) 925-0472

Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park
When: 
Friday, August 10, 2018
Where: 
Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02210
United States
Description: 

8 am - 6 pm

(617) 223-8667

The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston
When: 
Friday, August 10, 2018
Where: 
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
United States
Description: 

10 am - 9 pm

(617) 478-3100

Jacob's Pillow Dance
When: 
Friday, August 10, 2018
Where: 
358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA 01223
United States
Description: 

8 am - 6 pm

(413) 243-9919

Cahoon Museum of American Art
When: 
Friday, August 10, 2018
Where: 
4676 Falmouth Rd
Cotuit, MA 02635
United States
Description: 

8 am- 12 am

(508) 428-7581

Nichols House Museum
When: 
Friday, August 10, 2018
Where: 
 1330, 55 Mt Vernon St
Boston, MA 02108
United States
Description: 

10 am - 5 pm

(617) 227-6993

Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists
When: 
Friday, August 10, 2018
Where: 
300 Walnut Avenue
Boston, MA 02119
United States
Description: 

10 am- 5 pm

(617) 442-8014

Wenham Museum
When: 
Friday, August 10, 2018
Where: 
132 Main Street
Wenham, MA 01984
United States
Description: 

10 am - 4 pm

(978) 468-2377

Fuller Craft Museum
When: 
Friday, August 10, 2018
Where: 
455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301
United States
Description: 

10 am - 4 pm

(508) 588-6000

The Greenway Carousel
When: 
Friday, August 10, 2018
Where: 
Rose Kennedy Greenway
Boston, MA 02114
United States
Description: 

11 am- 6 pm

(617) 292-0020

Freedom Trail® Foundation
When: 
Friday, August 10, 2018
Where: 
139 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02111
United States
Description: 

10 am- 4 pm

(617) 357-8300 

JFK Presidential Library and Museum
When: 
Friday, August 17, 2018
Where: 
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
United States
Description: 

9 am- 5 pm (617) 514-1550

Plimoth Plantation
When: 
Friday, August 17, 2018
Where: 
137 Warren Avenue
Plymouth, MA 02360
United States
Description: 

9 am - 5 pm

(508) 746-1622

Commonwealth Museum
When: 
Friday, August 17, 2018
Where: 
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
United States
Description: 

8:30 am- 4:30 pm

(617) 426-0863

Lynn Museum
When: 
Friday, August 17, 2018
Where: 
590 Washington St
Lynn, MA 01901
United States
Description: 

10 am - 2 pm

(781) 581-6200

New England Historic Genealogical Society
When: 
Friday, August 17, 2018
Where: 
101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
United States
Description: 

9 am - 5 pm

(617) 226-1211

Fort Devens Museum
When: 
Friday, August 17, 2018
Where: 
94 Jackson Rd # 305
Devens, MA 01434
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 5:00pm

Fruitlands Museum, The Trustees
When: 
Friday, August 17, 2018
Where: 
102 Prospect Hill Rd
Harvard, MA 01451
United States
Description: 

10 am- 4 pm

(978) 456-3924

Old State House
When: 
Friday, August 17, 2018
Where: 
206 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02109
United States
Description: 

9 am -6 pm

(617) 720-1713

Berkshire Museum
When: 
Friday, August 17, 2018
Where: 
39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
United States
Description: 

10 am- 5 pm

(413) 443-7171

Museum of the First Corps of Cadets
When: 
Friday, August 17, 2018
Where: 
227 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02116
United States
Description: 

9 am- 5 pm

(617) 267-1726

Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
When: 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Where: 
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Description: 

9 am- 5 pm

(617) 496-1638

Buttonwood Park Zoo
When: 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Where: 
425 Hawthorn Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
United States
Description: 

9 am- 5 pm

(508) 991-4556

MASS MoCA
When: 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Where: 
1040 Mass Moca Way
North Adams, MA 01247
United States
Description: 

10 am- 7 pm

(413) 664-4481

Heritage Museums & Gardens
When: 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Where: 
67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
United States
Description: 

10 am- 5 pm

(508) 888-3300

Cape Cod Children's Museum
When: 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Where: 
577 Great Neck Road S
Mashpee, MA 02649
United States
Description: 

10 am- 5 pm

(508) 539-8788

Smith College Museum of Art
When: 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Where: 
20 Elm St
Northampton, MA 01063
United States
Description: 

10 am- 5 pm

(413) 585-2654

The Old Manse, The Trustees
When: 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Where: 
269 Monument St
Concord, MA 01742
United States
Description: 

10 am- 5 pm

(978) 369-3909

Emily Dickinson Museum
When: 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Where: 
280 Main Street
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
Description: 

10 am- 5 pm

(413) 542-8161

Hull Life Saving Museum
When: 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Where: 
1117 Nantasket Ave
Hull, MA 02045
United States
Description: 

10 am- 4 pm

(781) 925-5433

Museum of African American History
When: 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Where: 
United States
Description: 

10 am- 4 pm

(617) 725-0022

Old Sturbridge Village
When: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Where: 
United States
Description: 

8:30 am- 5 pm

(508) 347-0216

EcoTarium
When: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Where: 
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604
United States
Description: 

10 am- 5 pm

(508) 929 2700

Norman Rockwell Museum
When: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Where: 
9 Glendale Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262
United States
Description: 

10 am- 5 pm

(413) 931-2235

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
When: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Where: 
United States
Description: 

9:30 am- 4 pm

(508) 896-3867

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
When: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Where: 
United States
Description: 

10:30 am- 4 pm

(508) 945-8889

USS Constitution Museum
When: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Where: 
Building 22
Charlestown Navy Yard
Charlestown, MA 02129
United States
Description: 

9 am- 6 pm

(617) 426-1812

Cape Ann Museum
When: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Griffin Museum of Photography
When: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
When: 
Friday, August 31, 2018