Boston Museums with Free Admission Every Day of the Week

Boston Museums Free Admission Days

Taking advantage of Museum Free Days is a great way to see and visit Boston on a budget!

I have a page on Boston on Budget that tries to list every discount and deal for every Boston attraction, but I know it can be a little overwhelming especially if you are just looking for a free museum to visit or are looking for plans for a specific day!

Below is all the museums in the Greater Boston area that has free (or practically free) museum entry on a specific day of the week or every day of the week. Enjoy!

Wednesdays:

The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is free on Wednesdays after 4pm (suggested donation of $25)
465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

Harvard Museum of Natural History offers Massachusetts residents free admission every Wednesday from 3-5pm from September to May each year with ID
26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology offers Massachusetts residents free admission every Wednesday from 3-5pm from September to May each year with ID
11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA is free the first Wednesday of every month for visitors (no large groups)
51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773

Thursdays:

The Institute of Contempory Art (ICA) has Free Admission on Thursday nights from 5-9pm
100 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA is free on Thursdays from 5-9pm
455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301

Fridays:

Boston Children’s Museum offers $1 admission (almost free!) from 5-9pm every Friday night thanks to Target!
308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

Saturdays:

Harvard Art Museum is free for Massachusetts residents from 10am to 12pm on Saturdays (Free daily for Cambridge residents!)
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Boston Fire Museum from 11-6pm on Saturdays admission is free but donations are appreciated
344 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110

Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA offers free admission on the first Saturday morning of each month (10am-12pm)
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609

Sundays:

Harvard Museum of Natural History offers Massachusetts residents free admission every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round, excluding commercial groups, with proof of residency
26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology offers Massachusetts residents free admission every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round, excluding commercial groups, with proof of residency
11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Always Free Museums:

U.S.S. Constitution: The U.S.S. Constitution Museum is free (with suggested donation for $5-10 per adult) and guided tours of the boat are free.
Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA 02129

Boston University Art Gallery is free daily (closed on Mondays).
855 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Commonwealth Museum is free during open hours (Monday-Friday 9-4:45pm).
220 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125

Otis House is free for Boston residents
141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114

Waterworks Museum is free during open hours which vary depending on season.
2450 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02467

Museum of Bad Art in Brookline is free 10am to 10pm from Monday-Thursday and until 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays at Brookline Access Television. The Somerville location is free with a movie ticket and the Dedham location is temporarily(?) closed.
46 Tappan Street, Top Floor, Brookline, MA 02445

The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA is always free when they are open (Wednesday-Sunday 1-4pm).
189 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA 02331

Also, Boston Library Cardholders can receive discount and free admission to some of Boston’s best museums. For example, BPL cardholders can receive free admission for up to four people for the Museum of Science and New England Aquarium. You do need to make reservations in advance (especially during vacation weeks and other popular days) but it’s very easy to receive free admission! Any Massachusetts resident can become a Boston Library Cardholder too.

Bank of America Cardholders can also receive free admission to many museums like the MFA and MIT Museum the first weekend of every month with Bank of America’s Museums On Us program.

Don’t forget to check out Boston Discount Attractions page for so many other great discounts on Boston Museums, Attractions, Fun, and more!

And please let me know in the comments below if I missed any free museum days in the Greater Boston Area! Thanks!

Use Social Media to Find Deals #DigOutDineOut

Money Saving Tips

Finding deals and discounts through Social Media is a great way to save money on top of other mediums. Following your favorite brands, retailers and restaurants on social media can help find specials just for you.

This winter it is easier to find deals and specials in Boston for the food industry. The snow and cold has definitely hurt the restaurant business, and they are encouraging diners to head out and support local businesses with enticing offers!

Use #DigOutDineOut to find great deals and offers for restaurant deals for that evening or future days this winter in Boston.

Here’s a sample of some great #DigOutDineOut Boston deals below but don’t forget to use the hashtag to find even more deals as more are being added as well as one day only offers!

Also, don’t forget to check out #DigOutArts or visit their website for discounts for the arts in Boston and more for fun things to do.

For even more #DigOutDineOut deals, don’t forget to search Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

What is your favorite #DigOutDineOut food special in Boston? Do you like finding deals and specials through social media?

Boston Police Foundation Operation Dine Out

Boston Police Foundation

On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, Boston restaurants are teaming up to support the Boston Police Foundation with their first annual Operation Dine Out. Restaurants in the Greater Boston area are providing a percentage of their sales to the foundation that supports the Boston Police Departments.

If you are dining out on Tuesday night, you may want to consider eating at one of the participating restaurants:

  • Alma Nove: 22 Shipyard Drive – Hingham, MA
  • Carmenlina’s: North End, 307 Hanover St. – Boston, MA
  • Cask n Flagon: 62 Brookline Ave. – Boston, MA
  • Church Boston: 69 Kilmarnock St. – Boston, MA
  • El Pelon Taqueria: 92 Peterborough St. – Boston, MA
  • Longhorn Steakhouse: 401 Park Drive – Boston, MA
  • M.C. Spiedo: 606 Congress St. – Boston, MA
  • Michael’s Deli: 256 Harvard Street – Brookline, MA
  • Parish Café:361 Boylston Street – Boston, MA
  • P.F. Chang’s: 8 Park Plaza Space D-6 – Boston, MA
  • Shake Shack: 92 Winthrip St. – Cambridge, MA
  • Russell House Tavern: 14 JFK Street – Cambridge, MA
  • South Street Diner: 178 Kneeland St. – Boston, MA
  • Stella Boston: 1525 Washington St. – Boston, MA
  • TAMO Bistro & Bar: 1 Seaport Lane – Boston, MA
  • Vintage: 72 Broad Street – Boston, MA
  • Vito’s Tavern: 54 Salem Street – Boston, MA
  • Wahlburger’s: 19 Shipyard Drive – Hingham, MA
  • Warehouse Bar & Grille: 40 Broad Street – Boston, MA

For more information about Operation Dine Out, please head here.

Shaw’s Monopoly Game is Back (+ Rare Game Pieces for 2015!)

Shaws Monolopy 2015

The Monopoly Game is back at Shaw’s and Star Market for 2015! This year Shaw’s is giving away over $80,000,000 in prizes and money saving offers!

Every time you shop at Shaw’s or Star Market you can pick up a game ticket at checkout. Look for BONUS items to receive even more game tickets from your shopping trip.

The Monolopy game is from February 4, 2014 from May 19, 2015 or while supplies last. (In the past, my store usually ran out of game tickets a few days before). Deadline to submit winning game markers is June 9, 2015.

For more information, game rules, odds of winning and more, please head here.

Below is a list of (suspected) rare game pieces for the Monopoly board. The bolded numbers for the large prizes are thought to be the more uncommon numbers and more rare than the other piece also needed.

Keep in mind this is based on mine and others game boards and may not be 100% accurate but should give you a nice idea whether you have a popular game piece or not.

  • $1,000,000 Cash: 105A, 107A
  • $500,000 Vacation Home: 110B, 113B
  • $100,000 Cash or 2015 Tesla: 117C, 122C
  • $50,000 Home Makeover: 125D, 126D
  • $35,000 Vehicle of Your Choice: 131E, 134E
  • $20,000 College Tuition: 137F, 138F
  • $10,000 Jet Ski: 142G, 145G
  • $10,000 Family Vacation: 146H, 147H
  • $5,000 Cash: 153J
  • $2,500 BigJoe Grill & Groceries: 158K
  • $1,000 Cash: 160L
  • $1,000 Romantic Weekend Getaway: 165M
  • $550 Redbox Movies for a Year: 167N
  • $500 Apple iPad Air: 174O
  • $200 Grocery Gift Card: 177P
  • $200 Cash: 179Q
  • $100 Cash: 184R
  • $100 Grocery Gift Card: 188S
  • $50 Grocery Gift Card: 191U
  • $25 Grocery Gift Card: 197V
  • $25 Cash: 202W
  • $15 Grocery Gift Card: 204X
  • $10 Grocery Gift Card: 207Y
  • $5 Grocery Gift Card: 213Z

Please feel free to leave a comment if you think there are any errors or mistakes with the above suspected game pieces. Game pieces not mentioned above can be easy to come by so I feel your pain if you don’t have any numbers mentioned above.

If you do have a rare game piece, please do your due diligence to figure out value, if any. If you do have a rare game piece and are looking for a partner for another rare piece, you are welcome to leave a comment below but please use caution.

Please keep in mind this is a public website and it is not recommended to leave personal information like phone numbers, etc. if you do decide to comment below.

Are you playing the Shaw’s Monopoly game this year? Have you won anything in the past!?! Do you have any pieces mentioned on the list above?

Good luck!

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for February 21-22, 2015!

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

Let’s hope for a snow-free weekend, that would be nice right? Here are some cheap and free things to do in the Greater Boston area during my birthday weekend, I mean, February 21-22, 2015!

If you’ve been coped up all week, you can also check out my ideas for budget-friendly things to do during February Vacation Week, which is ending this weekend.

MFA Free Day: Saturday, February 21, 2015. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is free this Saturday for Lunar New Year!

Slope Fest: February 20-22, 2015 at the Lawn on D in South Boston. Enjoy an urban escape of a two-story high slope for tubing and much more winter fun! Free.

Franklin Park Snow Day: Saturday, February 21, 2015. Bring a sled and have some winter fun at Franklin Park!

Zoo New England February Vacation Week deal: Through February 22, 2015, the Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo are offering $5 admission during February Vacation week!

Try Hockey for Free Weekend: Saturday, February 21, 2015. Kids ages 4-9 across America can try hockey for free at participating locations!

MIT Museum: The last Sunday of every month September through June the MIT Museum is free!

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Free Women’s Self Defense Class: Every Saturday from 10-11am in Charlestown. Krav Maga Yashir Boston provides free self-defense training to women living in Massachusetts on Saturday mornings.

Also, you may want to check out #DigOutDineOut for great specials at local restaurants and more to entice you to support local businesses that have been hurt due to the snow and cold weather. There’s a lot of great deals to be had! Also, if you do decide to go out, here’s a few promo codes for other Boston transportation options other than the T if you are interested.

Hope you have a great weekend and please let me know if I missed anything fun in the comments below!

Discount Tickets to Events at Boston Symphony Hall

Boston Symphony Hall Discount Tickets

Have you been to an event a Boston Symphony Hall before? If you are looking to attend an event for the first time or the tenth time, you may be interested in some discount tickets to Symphony Hall performances!

Charles Dutoit will be leading BSO on March 4, 2015 and discount tickets are starting at $19.50 with full price tickets starting at $39! If that show doesn’t work for you, keep an eye out on Goldstar Boston because new shows and dates are always added.

Also, if you’d rather, you can catch the Longwood Symphony Orchestra for free (just pay service fees) for certain dates at Jordan Hall in Boston.

Have you seen the BSO at Boston Symphony Hall before?

Disclaimer: I am an affiliate of Goldstar. Please see my disclosure policy here if you have any questions.

Free Egg Roll at Panda Express on 2/19/15!

Panda Express Free Egg Roll 2015

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Panda Express where you can receive a Free Chicken Egg Roll on Thursday, February 19, 2015. You do need to show this coupon on your mobile device or a printable copy to receive the free gold bar.

No purchase necessary, limit one per person and cannot be combined with other offers. For more information, please head here.

Although you can’t combine this deal with other offers, keep in mind you can use your Pruferred Card to save 10% at the Prudential Center Panda Express location any day of the week :)

Will you be stopping in for a free egg roll at Panda Express? Are you now craving Chinese Food like I am?

 

$5 Admission to the Zoo for February Vacation Week

zoo new england

If you are looking for something budget-friendly and fun to do February Vacation Week, Zoo New England is offering $5 admission from February 16-22 at both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo.

The $5 admission price is not available with online ticket purchases. For more information for $5 admission at Zoo New England this week, please head here.

Also, don’t forget to check out my Budget-Friendly Ideas in Massachusetts for February Vacation Week for even more great and inexpensive things to do this week!