Free Fun Fridays 2015 Schedule – 70 Sites in Boston and Massachusetts Offering Free Admission This Summer

Free Fun Fridays are back! Here's the lineup and schedule for Highland Street's annual summer-long series, which offers free admission to local museums and other cultural venues.

This is the 2015 schedule. Check out the 2016 Free Fun Fridays lineup.

free fun fridays 2015 lineup schedule

Flyer via Highland Street. / Click to view larger.

They’re ba-ack! Highland Street Foundation has announced the lineup and schedule for its overwhelmingly popular summer event series, Free Fun Fridays, which offers free admission to the public to dozens of local museums and other cultural venues around Boston and Massachusetts.

Now entering its seventh year, Free Fun Fridays 2015 boasts 10 weeks of free events starting June 26 and ending August 28—that’s 70 fantastic frugal ways for you to spend Fridays this summer, whether that be roaming the halls of the MFA in Boston, exploring Mass MoCA in North Adams, and more. New to the 2015 lineup include the newly opened Edward M. Kennedy Institute (July 10), the House of the Seven Gables in Salem (June 26), and the recently renovated Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester (July 17). The lineup also includes access to notable locations, from the Greenway Carousel to Tanglewood.

The return of Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays series furthers the organization’s commitment to public access to the arts. The full program costs well over half a million dollars each summer, but it’s worth it for the hundreds of thousands of individuals who take advantage of free admission. The program offers locals and visitors alike excellent family-friendly ways to indulge in the state’s arts and culture scene.

In addition to Free Fun Fridays, Highland Street is also bringing back Out of the Park, an outdoor event the organization launched last summer. Out of the Park brings a taste of Fenway to Boston Common, where all are welcome to watch an away game on a big screen, while Wally the Green Monster, official Fenway DJ TJ Connelly, and more keep the party going.

This summer’s Out of the Park takes place Sunday, June 28, at 1 p.m., when the Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays.

Learn more about Free Fun Fridays at Check out the lineup in the flyer above and below:

Friday, June 26, 2015

Norman Rockwell Museum
The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home
Worcester Art Museum
MIT Museum
Peabody Essex Museum
The House of the Seven Gables

Friday, July 3, 2015

Boston Children’s Museum
Heritage Museums and Gardens
Falmouth Museums on the Green
Berkshire Museum
Amelia Park Children’s Museum
Naumkeag, Trustees of Reservations
Old Manse, Trustees of Reservations

Friday, July 10, 2015

Edward M. Kennedy Institute
Cape Cod Maritime Museum
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Children’s Museum at Holyoke
Volleyball Hall of Fame
Danforth Art
New England Historic Genealogical Society

Friday, July 17, 2015

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)
Larz Anderson Auto Museum
The Sports Museum
Cape Ann Museum
Children’s Museum in Easton
Fitchburg Art Museum
Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Friday, July 24, 2015

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Battleship Cove
Edward Gorey House
Pilgrim Hall Museum
Fruitlands Museum
Museum of Russian Icons

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (ICA)
Sandwich Glass Museum
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Garden in the Woods
Wenham Museum
American Textile History Museum
The Eric Carle Museum

Friday, August 7, 2015

Boston Harbor Islands National Park
The Greenway Carousel
The Old State House
Concord Museum
Worcester Historical Museum
Springfield Museums
Hancock Shaker Village

Friday, August 14, 2015

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
USS Constitution Museum
Cape Cod Children’s Museum
Fuller Craft Museum
The Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River
Historic Deerfield
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Friday, August 21, 2015

Franklin Park Zoo
The Freedom Trail Foundation
Museum of African American History
Discovery Museums
Buttonwood Park Zoo
Emily Dickinson Museum
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

Friday, August 28, 2015

Old Sturbridge Village
Plimoth Plantation
Clark Art Institute
Mass MoCA
Griffin Photography Museum
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History