Monday, June 4, 2018

Free Fun Fridays in Massachusetts 2018

The Highland Group is back again sponsoring Free Fun Fridays this summer. The program provides free entrance each Friday to different museums, zoos, theater and other attractions to residents and visitors in Massachusetts during the months of June, July and August. The first event is June 29 the last is August 31. You can check out the Free Fun Fridays Website for the schedule of attractions on each date.

I would also suggest checking with the attractions to find out if there are any additional costs for specific programs you may be interested in at the location. I know with other offers only admission is covered additional programs are generally at the cost of the person attending. With some venues all that is required is admission and you have full access to everything. With others, like the Museum of Science there is plenty to see for the cost of admission, but more available at an additional cost. I have not read anything about specific events associated with attendees of Free Fridays. Calling ahead can provide you with more information.

For those who plan on utilizing other pass or discount options, you may also want to be aware of these dates as you can expect there to be higher traffic on these Fridays. If you have other options, you may want to choose another date for your visit to find a less crowded venue.


  1. Fun and free - 2 of my favorite words. Thanks for sharing!

  2. We LOVE Highland's Free Fridays but have found that you need to be prepared for HUGE crowds at times. One year we were heading to Old Sturbridge Village with friends for a free fun Friday and their lots were all full. They were setting up school buses to run from the local high school and shuttle people into the park but my friend and I decided that we were probably better off finding something else to do. Mostly though we've had great experiences with these. Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Learn. Pinned.

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  3. That's why I always mention that there are other passes and discount options. Generally not free, but if you have a low tolerance for crowds or really want access to the exhibits at different places, it might be worth going on a different day.

    It can really vary on the attraction, the weather, and how many people want that destination. The bigger the name the more crowds you will see.

    I can only imagine the crowds at Sturbridge as a free day there is a significant savings for a family.