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Museum Day 2022

Free

Saturday, Sep 17

9:00am - 6:00pm

United States

Yearly

Are you ready for a road trip!!! Get free admission to participating museums across the US! There are some restrictions. One ticket gets 2 people free admission. And there's one ticket per email. Also, you must present the ticket when you visit the museum.


Below are the participating museums in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We started the list with the museums we think are the most family-friendly. But feel free to visit the museum that most interests you.


How Do You See the World?

Boston, MA

10:00am - 5:00pm


International Tennis Hall of Fame

Newport, RI (~2 hours from Boston)

10:00am - 5:00pm


John Brown House Museum

Providence, RI (1 hour from Boston)

10:00am - 4:00pm


Museum of Work & Culture

Woonsocket, RI (~90 minutes from Boston)

10:00am - 4:00pm


USS Constitution Museum

Charlestown, MA

10:00am - 5:00pm


 

Armenian Museum of America

Watertown, MA (~30 minutes from Boston)

12:00pm - 6:00pm


Babcock-Smith House Museum

Westerly, RI (2 hours away from Boston)

2:00pm - 5:00pm


Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College

Amherst, MA (~2 hours from Boston)

10:00am - 5:00pm


Buckman Tavern

Lexington, MA (~30 minutes from Boston)

9:30am - 4:00pm


Cogswell's Grant

Essex, MA (~1 hour from Boston)

11:00am - 3:00pm


Davis Museum at Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA (~30 minutes from Boston)

11:00am - 5:00pm


Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

Newton, MA (~20 minutes from Boston)

10:00am - 5:00pm


Fruitlands Museum

Harvard, MA (~1 hour from Boston)

10:00am - 5:00pm


Gropius House

Lincoln, MA (~30 minutes from Boston)

11:00am - 4:00pm


Harvard Art Museums

Cambridge, MA (~30 minutes from Boston)

10:00am - 5:00pm


Lippitt House Museum

Providence, RI (~1 hour away from Boston)

9:00am - 12:00pm


Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum

North Chatham, MA (2 hours from Boston)

10:00am - 4:00pm


Mattapoisett Museum

Mattapoisett, MA (~90 minutes from Boston)

12:00pm - 4:00pm


Museum of Family Prayer

Easton, MA (~1 hour from Boston)

10:00am - 4:00pm


Museum of Natural History

Providence, RI (~90 minutes from Boston)

10:00am - 3:00pm


Museum of Printing

Haverhill, MA (1 hour from Boston)

10:00am - 4:00pm


Museum of Russian Icons

Clinton, MA (~1 hour from Boston)

10:00am - 4:00pm


Nichols House Museum

Boston, MA

11:00am - 3:00pm


Samuel Slater Experience

Webster, MA (~1 hour from Boston)

10:00am - 4:00pm


Springfield Museums

Springfield, MA (~2 hours from Boston)

10:00am - 5:00pm


The Gardner Museum

Gardner, MA (~90 minutes from Boston)

1:00pm - 4:00pm


Tomaquag Museum

Exeter, RI (~2 hours from Boston)

10:00am - 2:00pm


Wang Theatre & FARHOF

Boston, MA

12:00pm - 1:00pm


Westerly Armory

Westerly, RI (2 hours from Boston)

11:00am - 3:00pm


Worcester Art Museum

Worcester, MA (~1 hour from Boston)

10:00am - 4:00pm

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