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.

2017 Free Fun Fridays Schedule

June 23rd

June 23rd

Lyric Stage Company of Boston • Boston
Mary Baker Eddy Library • Boston
The Sports Museum • Boston
Clark Art Institute • Williamstown
The Mount: Edith Wharton's Home • Lenox
Worcester Art Museum • Worcester
Peabody Essex Museum • Salem
The Discovery Museums • Acton

June 30th

June 30th

Boston Children's Museum • Boston
MIT Museum • Cambridge
Norman Rockwell Museum • Stockbridge
Springfield Museums • Springfield
EcoTarium • Worcester
Maritime Gloucester • Gloucester
New Bedford Whaling Museum • New Bedford
The Garden at Elm Banks (Mass Hort) • Wellesley

July 7th

July 7th

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum • Boston
New England Historic Genealogical Society • Boston
Venfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum • Lenox
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center • Great Barrington
Amelia Park Children's Museum • Westfield
Falmouth Museums on the Green • Falmouth
Pilgrim Hall Museum • Plymouth
Children's Museum in Easton • North Easton
The Hall at Patriot Place • Foxborough
 

July 14th

July 14th

Edward M. Kennedy Institute • Boston
The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum • Chestnut Hill
Harvard Museums of Science & Culture • Cambridge
Larz Anderson Auto Museum • Brookline
Provincetown Art Association & Museum • Provincetown
Edward Gorey House • Yarmouth Port
Museum of Russian Icons • Clinton
Cape Ann Museum • Gloucester

July 21st

July 21st

Museum of Fine Arts • Boston
Tanglewood • Lenox
Boston Athenaeum • Boston
The Museum of the NCAAA • Boston
Fruitlands Museum, The Trustees • Harvard
Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History • Weston
Lynn Museum • Lynn
Hancock Shaker Village • Pittsfield
Sandwich Glass Museum • Sandwich

July 28th

July 28th

JFK Presidential Library & Museum • Boston
Commonwealth Museum • Boston
Arnold Arboretum • Boston
The Eric Carle Museum • Amherst
Berkshire Theatre Group • Stockbridge
Historic Deerfield • Deerfield
Cape Cod Museum of Art • Dennis
Wenham Museum • Wenham
Tower Hill Botanic Garden • Boylston

August 4th

August 4th

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company • Boston
Old State House • Boston
The Greenway Carousel • Boston
Fort Devens Museum• Devens
Children's Museum at Holyoke • Holyoke
International Volleyball Hall of Fame • Holyoke
The Old Manse, The Trustees • Concord
JFK Hyannis Museum • Hyannis

August 11th

August 11th

Franklin Park Zoo • Boston
Fuller Craft Museum • Brockton
Cape Cod Maritime Museum • Hyannis
Worcester Historical Museum • Worcester
Griffin Museum of Photography •  Winchester
Fitchburg Art Museum  • Fitchburg
Jacob's Pillow Dance • Becket
Smith College Museum of Art • Northampton
Naumkeag, The Trustees • Stockbridge

August 18th

August 18th

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston • Boston
Old Sturbridge Village • Sturbridge
Freedom Trail® Foundation • Boston
Buttonwood Park Zoo • New Bedford
Cape Cod Children's Museum • Mashpee
Concord Museum • Concord
Berkshire Museum • Pittsfield
Emily Dickinson Museum • Amherst

August 25th

August 25th

Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park• Boston
USS Constitution Museum • Charlestown
Plimoth Plantation • Plymouth
MASS MoCA • North Adams
Nantucket Whaling Museum • Nantucket
The Children's Museum of Greater Fall River • Fall River
Museum of African American History • Boston
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History • Brewster
Heritage Museums & Gardens • Sandwich

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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 23, 2017
Where: 
140 Clarendon Street FL 2
Boston, MA 02116
United States
Description: 

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT at 3pm. Tickets available starting at 11am. Theatre tour at 1pm. (4 tickets per party.  No children under 5.)

Mary Baker Eddy Library
When: 
Friday, June 23, 2017
Where: 
200 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115
United States
Description: 

10 am- 4 pm

Programming will spotlight the Library’s Mapparium exhibit, a world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe. Additionally, they will offer cultural performances, art activities, and storytelling throughout the day.Additionally, they will offer cultural performances, art activities, and storytelling throughout the day

The Sports Museum
When: 
Friday, June 23, 2017
Where: 
100 Legends Way
Boston, MA 02114
United States
Description: 

10.00 am- 4.00 pm

When guests arrive, they should go up the escalator to Level 2 and there will be an information table right next to the ProShop. Featured will be arts and crafts, a spinning wheel of giveaways, pictures and autographs with Boston sports mascots, and shooting hoops on the arena floor.

Clark Art Institute
When: 
Friday, June 23, 2017
Where: 
225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
United States
Description: 

10:00 am- 5:00 pm

The Mount: Edith Wharton's Home
When: 
Friday, June 23, 2017
Where: 
2 Plunkett St
Lenox, MA 01240
United States
Description: 

10:00 am- 3:00 pm

Worcester Art Museum
When: 
Friday, June 23, 2017
Where: 
55 Salisbury St
Worcester, MA 01609
United States
Description: 

11:00 am- 5:00 pm

Peabody Essex Museum
When: 
Friday, June 23, 2017
Where: 
161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970
United States
Description: 

10:00am- 5:00pm

The Discovery Museums
When: 
Friday, June 23, 2017
Where: 
177 Main St
Acton, MA 01720
United States
Description: 

9:00am- 8:30pm

Boston Children’s Museum
When: 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Where: 
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 5:00pm

MIT Museum
When: 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Where: 
77 Massachusetts Avenue
N51
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States
Description: 

10:00am- 5:00pm

Norman Rockwell Museum
When: 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Where: 
 9 Glendale Rd
Stockbridge, MA 01262
United States
Description: 

10:00am- 5:00pm

Springfield Museums
When: 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Where: 
21 Edwards St
Springfield, MA 01103
United States
Description: 

10:00am- 5:00pm

EcoTarium
When: 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Where: 
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604
United States
Description: 

10:00am- 5:00pm

New exhibit: City Science! The middle level of the museum will be transformed for this 2,500 square foot exhibit featuring live animals, interactive components and natural history specimens.Visit http://www.ecotarium.org/events-activities/free-fun-friday for all info and admission at 4 p.m.

Maritime Gloucester
When: 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Where: 
23 Harbor Loop
Gloucester, MA 01930
United States
Description: 

10:00am- 6:00pm

New Bedford Whaling Museum
When: 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Where: 
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740
United States
Description: 

9:00am - 5:00pm

The Garden at Elm Banks (Mass Hort)
When: 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Where: 
900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 4:00pm

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
When: 
Friday, July 7, 2017
Where: 
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115
United States
Description: 

11:00am - 5:00pm

Free admission  starting at 11 am, on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry is timed every 30 minutes beginning at 11 am, with the last entry at 4 pm. For your safety and the safety of the collection, visitors may be asked to wait in line to enter. ISG is best suited for children seven and over.

New England Historic Genealogical Society
When: 
Friday, July 7, 2017
Where: 
101 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
United States
Description: 

9:00am-5:00pm

Venfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum
When: 
Friday, July 7, 2017
Where: 
104 Walker St
Lenox, MA 01240
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 4:00pm

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
When: 
Friday, July 7, 2017
Where: 
14 Castle St
Great Barrington, MA 01230
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 2:00pm

Starting at 11 am Sing Along with The Muppet Movie provides family-friendly, raucous interactions with the classic, timeless Jim Henson film. It was created by Heather Henson, Jim Henson’s daughter, and her production company, IBEX Puppetry.

Amelia Park Children's Museum
When: 
Friday, July 7, 2017
Where: 
29 South Broad St
Westfield, MA 01085
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 4:00pm

Falmouth Museums on the Green
When: 
Friday, July 7, 2017
Where: 
65 Palmer Ave
Falmouth, MA 02540
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 3:00pm

Pilgrim Hall Museum
When: 
Friday, July 7, 2017
Where: 
75 Court St
Plymouth, MA 02360
United States
Description: 

9:30am-4:30pm

Children's Museum in Easton
When: 
Friday, July 7, 2017
Where: 
9 Sullivan Ave
North Easton, MA 02356
United States
Description: 

9:00am-4:00pm

The Hall at Patriot Place
When: 
Friday, July 7, 2017
Where: 
Patriot Place
2 Patriot Pl
Foxborough, MA 02035
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 5:00pm

Edward M. Kennedy Institute
When: 
Friday, July 14, 2017
Where: 
210 Morrissey BLVD
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
United States
Description: 

10:00am- 5:00pm

The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
When: 
Friday, July 14, 2017
Where: 
2450 Beacon St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
United States
Description: 

11:00am - 4:00pm

Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
When: 
Friday, July 14, 2017
Where: 
26 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Description: 

9:00am - 5:00pm

Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Larz Anderson Auto Museum
When: 
Friday, July 14, 2017
Where: 
15 Newton St
Brookline, MA 02445
United States
Description: 

9:00am - 4:00pm

 

Provincetown Art Association and Museum
When: 
Friday, July 14, 2017
Where: 
460 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657
United States
Description: 

11:00am - 8:00pm

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
When: 
Friday, July 14, 2017
Where: 
11 Divinity Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Description: 

9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Edward Gorey House
When: 
Friday, July 14, 2017
Where: 
8 Strawberry Lane
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
United States
Description: 

11:00am - 4:00pm

Museum of Russian Icons
When: 
Friday, July 14, 2017
Where: 
203 Union St
Clinton, MA 01510
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 4:00pm

Cape Ann Museum
When: 
Friday, July 14, 2017
Where: 
27 Pleasant St
Gloucester, MA 01930
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 5:00pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
When: 
Friday, July 21, 2017
Where: 
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
United States
Description: 

10:00am – 10:00pm

www.mfa.org/fff will have all information related to Free Fun Friday!

Tanglewood
When: 
Friday, July 21, 2017
Where: 
297 West St
Lenox, MA 01240
United States
Description: 

9:30am - 11:30pm

Tanglewood Family Fun Fest, 1-5 pm. Educational scavenger hunt, Instrument Playground and craft activities. New this year: families have the opportunity to stay - for free - to watch the BSO's 8pm concert from the lawn.

Boston Athenaeum
When: 
Friday, July 21, 2017
Where: 
10 1/2 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
United States
Description: 

9:00am-5.30pm

The Museum of the NCAAA
When: 
Friday, July 21, 2017
Where: 
300 Walnut Ave
Boston, MA 02119
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 5:00pm

 

Fruitlands Museum, The Trustees
When: 
Friday, July 21, 2017
Where: 
102 Prospect Hill Rd
Harvard, MA 01451
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 4:00pm

Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
When: 
Friday, July 21, 2017
Where: 
241 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
United States
Description: 

9:00am - 5:00pm

2 Special Exhibits: Celebrating President Kennedy's 100th Anniversary Through Stamps" and Gone Fish'in - Stamps about Sea Creatures including Whales and Tropical Fish"

Lynn Museum
When: 
Friday, July 21, 2017
Where: 
590 Washington St
Lynn, MA 01901
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 4:00pm

Hancock Shaker Village
When: 
Friday, July 21, 2017
Where: 
1843 W Housatonic St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
United States
Description: 

10:00am-5:00pm

There will be Shaker Music and Dance activites and Water Turbine demo's throughout the day, along with other tours and hands-on events.

Sandwich Glass Museum
When: 
Friday, July 21, 2017
Where: 
129 Main St
Sandwich, MA 02563
United States
Description: 

9.30am-5:00pm

JFK Presidential Library and Museum
When: 
Friday, July 28, 2017
Where: 
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
United States
Description: 

9:00am - 5:00pm

In honor of President Kennedy’s centennial, in May 2017 the JFK Library will unveil a special exhibition titled “JFK at 100: Milestones and Mementos.” Featuring a compelling selection of items from the JFK Library’s collections, the exhibition will chronicle historic milestones in the President’s career and personal life.

Commonwealth Museum
When: 
Friday, July 28, 2017
Where: 
220 Morrissey Blvd
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125
United States
Description: 

9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Arnold Arboretum
When: 
Friday, July 28, 2017
Where: 
125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130
United States
Description: 

10:00am-3:00pm

The Eric Carle Museum
When: 
Friday, July 28, 2017
Where: 
125 West Bay Rd
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 4:00pm

Celebrate picture books with art activities, films, music by Berkshire Hills Music Academy, and special storytimes with Brian Biggs, Sarah Dillard, and Jeff Mack!

Berkshire Theatre Group
When: 
Friday, July 28, 2017
Where: 
83 East Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262
United States
Description: 

Performance at 8:00 pm

Join Berkshire Theatre Group on July 28 at 8pm for Arsenic and Old Lace. Tickets avaliable day of at Noon. General Admission

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

9.30am-4.30pm

Cape Cod Museum of Art
When: 
Friday, July 28, 2017
Where: 
60 Hope Ln
Dennis, MA 02638
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 3:00pm

Wenham Museum
When: 
Friday, July 28, 2017
Where: 
132 Main St
Wenham, MA 01984
United States
Description: 

10:00am-4:00pm

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
When: 
Friday, July 28, 2017
Where: 
11 French Dr
Boylston, MA 01505
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 7:00pm

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
When: 
Friday, August 4, 2017
Where: 
Boston Common, Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
United States
Description: 

5:00pm - 11:00pm

Romeo & Juliet performance is from 8pm-11pm. Please join us from 6:30 pm-7pm for a family-friendly demonstration on how actors safely create the illusion of realistic stage combat. This session is appropriate for all ages!

Old State House
When: 
Friday, August 4, 2017
Where: 
206 Washington St
Boston, MA 02109
United States
Description: 

9:00am - 6:00pm

 

The Greenway Carousel
When: 
Friday, August 4, 2017
Where: 
Rose Kennedy Greenway
Boston, MA 02114
United States
Description: 

11:00am - 6:00pm

In between Faneuil Hall & Long Wharf Marriott

Fort Devens Museum
When: 
Friday, August 4, 2017
Where: 
94 Jackson Rd # 305
Devens, MA 01434
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 5:00pm

 

 

Children's Museum at Holyoke
When: 
Friday, August 4, 2017
Where: 
444 Dwight St
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 4:00pm

 

International Volleyball Hall of Fame
When: 
Friday, August 4, 2017
Where: 
444 Dwight St
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States
Description: 

10:00am-4.30pm

The Old Manse, The Trustees
When: 
Friday, August 4, 2017
Where: 
269 Monument St
Concord, MA 01742
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 8:00pm

 

JFK Hyannis Museum
When: 
Friday, August 4, 2017
Where: 
397 Main St
Hyannis, MA 02601
United States
Description: 

9:00am-5:00pm

Franklin Park Zoo
When: 
Friday, August 11, 2017
Where: 
1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121
United States
Description: 

10:00am-4:00pm

Fuller Craft Museum
When: 
Friday, August 11, 2017
Where: 
455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 4:30pm

Cape Cod Maritime Museum
When: 
Friday, August 11, 2017
Where: 
135 South St
Hyannis, MA 02601
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 5:00pm

 

Worcester Historical Museum
When: 
Friday, August 11, 2017
Where: 
30 Elm St & 40 Highland St
Worcester, MA 01609
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 4:00pm

 

Griffin Museum of Photography
When: 
Friday, August 11, 2017
Where: 
67 Shore Rd
Winchester, MA 01890
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 5:00pm

 

Fitchburg Art Museum
When: 
Friday, August 11, 2017
Where: 
185 Elm St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 4:00pm

Jacob's Pillow Dance
When: 
Friday, August 11, 2017
Where: 
358 George Carter Rd
Becket, MA 01223
United States
Description: 

8 am- Midnight

Smith College Museum of Art
When: 
Friday, August 11, 2017
Where: 
20 Elm St at Bedford Terrace
Northampton, MA 01063
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 8:00pm

Naumkeag, The Trustees
When: 
Friday, August 11, 2017
Where: 
5 Prospect Hill Rd
Stockbridge, MA 01262
United States
Description: 

10:00am-5:00pm

The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston
When: 
Friday, August 18, 2017
Where: 
25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston, MA 02210
United States
Description: 

10:00am-9:00pm

Old Sturbridge Village
When: 
Friday, August 18, 2017
Where: 
1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566
United States
Description: 

9:30am - 5:00pm

Freedom Trail® Foundation
When: 
Friday, August 18, 2017
Where: 
139 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 5:00pm

Buttonwood Park Zoo
When: 
Friday, August 18, 2017
Where: 
425 Hawthorn St
New Bedford, MA 02740
United States
Description: 

9:00am - 5:00pm 

Check out the Animal Ambassador Program and Zoo's newest exhibit: Rainforests, Rivers and Reefs walks guests through habitats of the river systems of South America with mixed species habitats. Guests can also enjoy ocean habitats from the Indo-Pacific and North Atlantic.

Cape Cod Children's Museum
When: 
Friday, August 18, 2017
Where: 
577 Great Neck Road South
Mashpee, MA 02469
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 5:00pm

Concord Museum
When: 
Friday, August 18, 2017
Where: 
200 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
United States
Description: 

9:00am-5:00pm

Berkshire Museum
When: 
Friday, August 18, 2017
Where: 
39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 5:00pm

Emily Dickinson Museum
When: 
Friday, August 18, 2017
Where: 
280 Main St
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 5:00pm

Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park
When: 
Friday, August 25, 2017
Where: 
66 Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
United States
Description: 

8:00am - 6:00pm

USS Constitution Museum
When: 
Friday, August 25, 2017
Where: 
Building 22
Charlestown Navy Yard
Charlestown, MA 02129
United States
Description: 

9:00am - 6:00pm

 

Plimoth Plantation
When: 
Friday, August 25, 2017
Where: 
137 Warren Ave
Plymouth, MA 02360
United States
Description: 

9:00am-5:00pm

MASS MoCA
When: 
Friday, August 25, 2017
Where: 
1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247
United States
Description: 

10:00am - 6:00pm

Nantucket Whaling Museum
When: 
Friday, August 25, 2017
Where: 
13 Broad St
Nantucket, MA 02554
United States
Description: 

10:00am-5:00pm

The Children's Museum of Greater Fall River
When: 
Friday, August 25, 2017
Where: 
441 Main St
Fall River, MA 02720
United States
Description: 

10:00am-5:00pm

Museum of African American History
When: 
Friday, August 25, 2017
Where: 
14 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
United States
Description: 

10:00am-4:00pm

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
When: 
Friday, August 25, 2017
Where: 
869 Route 6A
Brewster, MA 02631
United States
Description: 

9:30am-4:00pm

Heritage Museums & Gardens
When: 
Friday, August 25, 2017
Where: 
67 Grove St
Sandwich, MA 02563
United States
Description: 

10:00am-5:00pm