Free Fun Fridays

2flowershslogoFree Fun Fridays are back.

Since 2009, Free Fun Fridays have enabled local residents to visit treasured cultural venues and recreational activities throughout the state at no cost.  The event series begins on Friday, June 24th and will continue through Friday, August 26th.  Worcester-area attractions include the Worcester Art Museum, EcoTarium, the Worcester Historical Museum and Old Sturbridge Village.

Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) was pleased to announce the return of ‘Free Fun Fridays’ during summer 2016.  The program is coordinated by the Highland Street Foundation and provides free entry to 80 museums and cultural events across the Commonwealth.

“This free event series is a great opportunity for friends and families across the state,” said Sen. Moore. “By providing free access to cultural landmarks in our state, this programming empowers parents and youth to make the most of their summer.  I encourage area residents to spread the word to family, friends, coworkers and neighbors who may be interested.”

Last year, there were 70 Free Fun Fridays. This year, there are 80. Check out the full schedule above and below. Where will you be headed summer?

Friday, June 24, 2016

  • Tanglewood
  • Lyric Stage Company of Boston
  • Clark Art Institute
  • Worcester Art Museum
  • Children’s Museum at Holyoke
  • International Volleyball Hall of Fame
  • The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home

Friday, July 1, 2016

  • Boston Children’s Museum
  • The Sports Museum
  • Heritage Museums & Gardens
  • Falmouth Museums on the Green
  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum
  • Amelia Park Children’s Museum
  • Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
  • Wenham Museum

Friday, July 8, 2016

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Plimoth Plantation
  • Peabody Essex Museum
  • Cape Ann Museum
  • Buttonwood Park Zoo
  • Children’s Museum in Easton
  • The Hall at Patriot Place
  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Friday, July 15, 2016

  • Edward M. Kennedy Institute
  • Boston Athenӕum
  • Larz Anderson Museum
  • Cape Cod Children’s Museum
  • Edward Gorey House
  • Danforth Art Museum/School
  • Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
  • Fitchburg Art Museum

Friday, July 22, 2016

  • Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park
  • Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • Cape Cod Museum of Art
  • Pilgrim Hall Museum
  • The Eric Carle Museum
  • Fruitlands Museum
  • Museum of Russian Icons

Friday, July 29, 2016

  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
  • Commonwealth Museum
  • Battleship Cove
  • Marine Museum at Fall River
  • Sandwich Glass Museum
  • Nantucket Whaling Museum
  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden
  • Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Friday, August 5, 2016

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • The Old State House
  • The Greenway Carousel
  • Springfield Museums
  • Historic Deerfield
  • Hancock Shaker Village
  • The Old Manse, The Trustees
  • Worcester Historical Museum

Friday, August 12, 2016

  • MIT Museum
  • The Museum of the NCAAA
  • Concord Museum
  • Garden in the Woods
  • Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
  • Naumkeag, The Trustees
  • Emily Dickinson Museum
  • The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

Friday, August 19, 2016

  • The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
  • USS Constitution Museum
  • The Discovery Museums
  • EcoTarium
  • The Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • Fuller Craft Museum
  • Griffin Photography Museum

Friday, August 26, 2016

  • Franklin Park Zoo
  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • Freedom Trail Foundation
  • Museum of African American History
  • Norman Rockwell Museum
  • Berkshire Museum
  • Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

For additional information, including a complete listing of free activities, please call (617) 969-8900 or visit


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