Summer in Boston means weekends on the Cape, long strolls through the Common, and the latest summer fashions on Newbury Street. Summer is also the perfect time to dip in to Boston’s cultural attractions – and with Free Fun Fridays, the Highland Street Foundation is ready to help.
Each Friday this summer, select museums and other cultural attractions throughout Massachusetts will offer free admission to individuals and families. Different institutions participate each week, so you easily can fill your Fridays with Massachusetts’ arts and culture.
If you’ve never visited such must-sees as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, or the JFK Library and Museum, now is the time to go. There are also plenty of activities that kids will love, such as a visit to the Franklin Park Zoo, a trip to the Boston Children’s Museum, or a family scavenger hunt at Tanglewood.
Leaving Boston for a long weekend? You can also visit museums across Cape Cod and throughout Massachusetts, including attractions in Williamstown, Salem, and many other towns. Staying in the city? Besides museums, parks, and zoos, you can enjoy a free performance of Bye, Bye Birdie; Tales of Poe; or Shakespeare’s Coriolanus – or all three, if you plan your weekends right. You can even take a day trip to the Harbor Islands with free ferry rides at the end of August.
Last year, over 160,000 visitors attended Free Fun Fridays, and it’s easy to see why. From zoos to gardens to art museums to theatre, there’s something for everyone to visit and enjoy. Times and locations vary each week, so make sure to check out the full schedule at www.highlandstreet.org.
WHEN: Fridays, June 29 – August 31
WHERE: Across Massachusetts
TICKETS: Usually not required. Check www.highlandstreet.org for details.