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100 Free Things To Do With Kids Near Me This Summer

100 Free Things To Do With Kids Near Me This Summer - MusefulMom.com

Are you looking for things to do with kids near me this summer? I know I am and cost is always a factor. That is until I discovered Free Fun Fridays in Massachusetts.

Free Fun Fridays is a program that offers people free admission to museums, zoos, and other attractions in Massachusetts every Friday. In 2019, Free Fun Fridays will run from June 28 to August 30. And the theme for this year is “Your ticket to summer fun.” How awesome is that?

Every Friday, there are 10 options to choose from. Each week the attractions offered seem to be nicely spread out across the state. As a result, this makes it easier for people all over the state to take advantage of this program. Furthermore, you don’t have to be a Massachusetts resident. This is open to everyone, everywhere. Sweet! Right?

Now I know how difficult it is to find things to do with kids near me. So that is why I am excited about the Free Fun Fridays program. So many wonderful places to see and it’s all for free! What’s great is that the free admission is for everyone, not just kids. And that’s another reason why this program is so great.

Also, for most attractions and venues, you do not need to pre-register or purchase tickets in advance. Venues and attractions offering plays or live
performances may need advance notice with a few exceptions. So make sure to check out the website for the 2019 Free Fun Fridays Schedule.

The Highland Street Foundation created Free Fun Fridays back in 2009. It has helped children and families throughout Massachusetts get access to things to do during the summer months. For 11 years, the program has offered enrichment, entertainment and education in all parts of the state.

Because of a program like this, you are more likely go see some attractions that you probably wouldn’t have seen before. And they have a large selection of attractions to choose from. Seems like you should have no problem finding something for everyone to enjoy. I know I don’t.

So if you are looking for things to do with kids this summer, Free Fun Fridays is for you. Below is the list of dates and venues available. You can also download and print a pdf version of the Free Fun Fridays PDF Schedule here. Also make sure to check out the FAQs.

June 28th Things To Do

  1. Lyric Stage Company of Boston – Boston
  2. Cape Ann Museum – Gloucester
  3. Clark Art Institute – Williamstown
  4. MIT Museum – Cambridge
  5. Nichols House Museum – Boston
  6. Norman Rockwell Museum – Stockbridge
  7. Plimoth Plantation – Plymouth
  8. The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home – Lenox
  9. Wenham Museum – Wenham
  10. Worcester Art Museum – Worcester

July 5th Things To Do

  1. Amelia Park Children’s Museum – Westfield
  2. Cape Cod Maritime Museum – Hyannis
  3. Children’s Museum in Easton – Easton
  4. Edward Gorey House – Yarmouth Port
  5. Falmouth Museums on the Green – Falmouth
  6. Jacob’s Pillow – Becket
  7. Museum of Printing – Haverhill
  8. Pilgrim Hall Museum – Plymouth
  9. The Old Manse, Trustees – Concord
  10. The Telephone Museum – Waltham

July 12th Things To Do

  1. Museum of Fine Arts,Boston – Boston
  2. Charles River Watershed Association – Boston
  3. Chesterwood – Stockbridge
  4. Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River – Fall River
  5. Gloucester Stage Company – Gloucester
  6. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center – Great Barrington
  7. New England Quilt Museum – Lowell
  8. Tha Hall at Patriot Place – Foxborough
  9. Smith College Museum of Art – Northampton
  10. Springfield Museums – Springfield

July 19th Things To Do

  1. Boston Children’s Museum – Boston
  2. Arnold Arboretum – Boston
  3. Battleship Cove – Fall River
  4. Cape Cod Children’s Museum – Mashpee
  5. Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association – Nantucket
  6. New England Historical Genealogical Society – Boston
  7. Peabody Essex Museum – Salem
  8. Sandwich Glass Museum – Sandwich
  9. Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History – Weston
  10. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art – Amherst

July 26th Things To Do

  1. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – Boston
  2. Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate – Boston
  3. Cape Cod Museum of Art – Dennis
  4. Commonwealth Museum – Boston
  5. Commonwealth Shakespeare Company – Boston
  6. Fitchburg Art Museum – Fitchburg
  7. Historic Deerfield – Deerfield
  8. Larz Anderson Auto Museum – Brookline
  9. The Gardens at Elm Bank (Mass Hort) – Wellesley
  10. Ventfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum – Lenox

August 2nd Things To Do

  1. Franklin Park Zoo – Boston
  2. Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood – Lenox
  3. Chatham Shark Center – Chatham
  4. Children’s Museum at Holyoke – Holyoke
  5. Concord Museum – Concord
  6. International Volleyball Hall of Fame – Holyoke
  7. Lynn Museum – Lynn
  8. Museum of Russian Icons – Clinton
  9. Naumkeag, The Trustees – Stockbridge
  10. Old State House – Boston

August 9th Things To Do

  1. Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park – Boston
  2. Davis Museum at Wellesley College – Wellesley
  3. Gore Place – Waltham
  4. Hancock Shaker Village – Pittsfield
  5. JFK Hyannis Museum – Hyannis
  6. Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists – Boston
  7. New Bedford Whaling Museum – New Bedford
  8. Old Colony History Museum – Taunton
  9. The Greenway Carousel – Boston
  10. Worcester Historical Museum – Worcester

August 16th Things To Do

  1. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum – Boston
  2. Berkshire Theatre Group – Stockbridge
  3. Cahoon Museum of American Art – Cotuit
  4. Discovery Museums – Acton
  5. Fruitlands Museum, The Trustees – Harvard
  6. Fuller Craft Museum – Brockton
  7. Harvard Museums of Science & Culture – Cambridge
  8. Paragon Carousel – Hull
  9. Provincetown Art Association and Museum – Provincetown
  10. USS Constitution Museum – Boston

August 23rd Things To Do

  1. The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston – Boston
  2. Berkshire Museum – Pittsfield
  3. Boston Athenӕum – Boston
  4. Buttonwood Park Zoo – New Bedford
  5. Emily Dickinson Museum – Amherst
  6. Fort Devens Museum – Devens
  7. Freedom Trail® Foundation – Boston
  8. Heritage Museums & Gardens – Sandwich
  9. Museum of African American History – Boston & Nantucket
  10. The Mary Baker Eddy Library & Mapparium – Boston

August 30th Things To Do

  1. Old Sturbridge Village – Sturbridge
  2. Cape Cod Museum of Natural History – Brewster
  3. Capron Park Zoo – Attleboro
  4. EcoTarium – Worcester
  5. Griffin Museum of Photography – Winchester
  6. Hull Lifesaving Museum – Hull
  7. Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary – Topsfield
  8. MASS MoCA – North Adams
  9. Museum of the First Corps of Cadets – Boston
  10. Osterville Historical Museum – Osterville

So, which of these do you think you will go to?

Finally, if you’re looking for additional things to do with kids this summer, make sure to check out Regal Cinemas 2019 Summer Movie Express Schedule – $1 Admission and 2019 AMC Summer Movie Camp – $4 Admission with Snacks Included.

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