Free Museums and Attractions

Commonwealth Museum

Waterworks Museum

Harvard Museum of Natural History  – free for all MA residents (Sunday morning 9am to Noon)

Institute of Contemporary Art – Free admission (Thursday 5pm-9pm); Active Military personnel and their families (all the time Memorial Day – Labor Day)


Boston Public Library

Museum of African American History – Children under 12 visit for free 

Museum of Fine Arts – Free (Wednesdays after 4pm); June 17 (in honor of Juneteenth), Ages 7-17 visit for free on weekends and weekdays after 3pm

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – Under 18 visit for free


MIT Museum – Children under 5 visit for free

Harvard Art Museum – free for Cambridge residents (all the time),  free for MA residents (Saturday 10am – noon)

Edward M. Kennedy Institute – Children under 6 visit for free

First Church of Christ, Scientist

JFK Library – Children under 12 visit for free

Old North Church