You can score free admission to 49 museums across Massachusetts today

Student participants in front of the Community Arts Initiative: Second Hands exhibition during the opening reception at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 
May 13, 2016
Edward H. Linde Gallery
*Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Community Arts Initiative: Second Hands exhibition during the opening reception at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. –Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museums are a fun way to experience the state’s culture and art, especially when the price is right.

Smithsonian Magazine’s annual “Museum Day Live!” event on Saturday, September 24, offers free admission to participating institutions nationwide—and more than 40 of those museums are in Massachusetts alone. Those interested can sign up at for free admission to the museum of your choice.

Here is a complete list of participating museums in Massachusetts that you can check out this weekend.


The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street, Acton, Massachusetts, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College
11 Barrett Hill Drive, Amherst, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst,  9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St., Amherst, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Gibson House Museum
137 Beacon St., Boston, 1-4 p.m. 

Museum of African American History
46 Joy St., Beacon Hill, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave., Boston, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Nichols House Museum
55 Mount Vernon St., Boston, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Old South Meeting House
310 Washington St., Boston, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Otis House
141 Cambridge St., Boston, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Mary Baker Eddy Library
200 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation
2 North Grove St., Boston, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

The Shirley-Eustis House
33 Shirley St., Boston, 1-4 p.m.


John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
83 Beals St., Brookline, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy St., Cambridge, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford St., Cambridge, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
11 Divinity Ave., Harvard University, Cambridge, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.



USS Constitution Museum
Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.


Atwood House Museum Chatham Historical Society
347 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham, 1-4 p.m. 


Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union St., Clinton, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


Concord Museum
53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Old Manse
269 Monument St., Concord, Noon to 5 p.m.


Martha’s Vineyard Museum
59 School St., Edgartown, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Cogswell’s Grant
60 Spring St., Essex, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fall River

Battleship Cove
5 Water St., Fall River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Marine Museum at Fall River
70 Water St., Fall River, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River
441 North Main St., Fall River, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Falmouth Museums on the Green
55-65 Palmer Ave., Falmouth, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


The Gardner Museum
28 Pearl St., Gardner, 1-4 p.m. 


Cape Ann Museum
27 Pleasant St., Gloucester, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Codman Estate
34 Codman Road, Lincoln, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 


Mass Audubon’s Trailside Museum
1904 Canton Ave., Milton, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds
286 Waverley Ave., Newton, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jackson Homestead and Museum
527 Washington St., Newton, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Herman Melville’s Arrowhead
780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


Salem Witch Museum
19 1/2 Washington Square, North, Salem, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Sandwich Glass Museum
129 Main St., Sandwich, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.



Springfield Museums
21 Edwards St., Springfield, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 


Merwin House
14 Main St., Stockbridge, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


Old Colony History Museum
66 Church Green, Taunton, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Armenian Museum of America
65 Main Street, Watertown, Noon to 6 p.m.


Wenham Museum
132 Main St., Wenham, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
Regis College, 241 Wellesley St., Noon to 5 p.m.


Williams College Museum of Art
15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


222 Harrington Way, Worcester, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury St., Worcester, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Winslow Crocker House
250 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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