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Free Fun Fridays 2017 Schedule This Summer in Massachusetts

Photo of a whale skeleton at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

A whale skeleton New Bedford Whaling Museum (photo by Eric)


One of the best free cultural attractions programs in Massachusetts is the The Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program. This amazing incentive offers free public admission to 85 major cultural attractions for 10 weeks during the 2017 summer across Massachusetts. The schedule runs from June 23 to through Aug. 25 with specific featured attractions offered each week.

The schedule runs from June 24 to through Aug. 26 with eight sites open for each Free Fun Fridays. They are, at this time of writing:
JUNE 23
Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Mary Baker Eddy Library
The Sports Museum
Clark Art Institute
The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home
Worcester Art Museum
Peabody Essex Museum
The Discovery Museums
JUNE 30
Boston Children’s Museum
MIT Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum
Springfield Museums
EcoTarium
Maritime Gloucester
New Bedford Whaling Museum
The Gardens at Elm Bank (Mass Hort)
JULY 7
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Amelia Park Children’s Museum
Falmouth Museums on the Green
Pilgrim Hall Museum
Children’s Museum in Easton
The Hall at Patriot Place
JULY 14
Edward M. Kennedy Institute
The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
Larz Anderson Auto Museum
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
Edward Gorey House
Museum of Russian Icons
Cape Ann Museum
JULY 21
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Tanglewood
Boston Athenæum
The Museum of the NCAAA
Fruitlands Museum, The Trustees
Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
Lynn Museum
Hancock Shaker Village
Sandwich Glass Museum
JULY 28
JFK Presidential Library and Museum
Commonwealth Museum
Arnold Arboretum
The Eric Carle Museum
Berkshire Theatre Group
Historic Deerfield
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Wenham Museum
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
AUGUST 4
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Old State House
The Greenway Carousel
Fort Devens Museum
Children’s Museum at Holyoke
International Volleyball Hall of Fame
The Old Manse, The Trustees
JFK Hyannis Museum

AUGUST 11
Franklin Park Zoo
Fuller Craft Museum
Cape Cod Maritime Museum
Worcester Historical Museum
Griffin Museum of Photography
Fitchburg Art Museum
Jacob’s Pillow Dance
Smith College Museum of Art
Naumkeag, The Trustees
AUGUST 18
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
Old Sturbridge Village
Freedom Trail ®Foundation
Buttonwood Park Zoo
Cape Cod Children’s Museum
Concord Museum
Berkshire Museum
Emily Dickinson Museum
AUGUST 25
Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park
USS Constitution Museum
Plimoth Plantation
MASS MoCA
Nantucket Whaling Museum
The Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River
Museum of African American History
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Heritage Museums & Gardens

Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village. Photo credit: MA Office of Travel and Tourism Flickr page.

For more information, please log onto the Free Fun Fridays page through the Highland Street Foundation web site.

The Newton-based Highland Street Foundation is a phenomenal local organization, contributing to many charitable causes in Massachusetts. Please check out its altruistic, giving mission by logging onto the Highland Street Foundation Web Site.

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