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Posted by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

This summer, through August 31st, there’s no better way to explore some of Massachusetts’ cultural attractions and museums than with the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays!
Every Friday, the Highland Street Foundation, an independent family foundation, is offering free admission to a set of statewide fun-filled museums, activities, and attractions – no registration or tickets required – just visit, explore, learn, and enjoy. It’s that simple!
Is admission really free? It sure is! Though, due to the popularity of each Free Fun Friday, it’s recommended that groups call in advance to ensure that the participating venue of choice is able to accommodate; each participating venue’s hours also vary, so it’s important to check the venue’s website in advance.
Today’s FREE Fun Friday includes:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Where you can explore the MFA’s exhibitions and galleries, watch short films, tour Museum collections, and participate in an array of family activities.
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge: The Museum holds the world’s largest and most significant collection of works by Norman Rockwell, including more than 700 paintings, drawings, and studies, and an archive of more than 150,000 photographs, letters, and materials.
Amelia Park Children’s Museum, Westfield: Features a broad range of creative exhibits and imaginative hands-on activities, which foster a climate of learning and exploration.
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton: A dynamic environment where craft is experienced through exhibitions, education, outreach, and collaboration.
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston: A National Historic Landmark, that features a living collection of trees, shrubs, and woody vines, and provides a unique blend of respected research with a beautiful and beloved public park.
For a listing of frequently asked questions, click here, and make sure to also check out the Highland Street Foundation on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information on Massachusetts’ must-see museums and sites, head to
Here’s a quick glance at the rest of this month’s Free Fun Fridays schedule:
August 10th:
Battleship Cove
Berkshire Museum
Cape Cod Children’s Museum
Fruitland’s Museum
The Sports Museum
August 17th:
Institute of Contemporary Art
Edward Gorey House
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Garden in the Woods
Concord Museum
August 24th:
Boston Harbor Islands Alliance
USS Constitution
American Textile History Museum
Old Sturbridge Village
Basketball Hall of Fame
August 31st:
JFK Library & Museum
Plimoth Plantation
The Discovery Museums
Photo credit © Museum of Fine Arts Boston

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