Thursday, June 13, 2013

Free Fun Fridays 2013!

It's offered Free of charge in Massachusetts!  It's Fun!  It's on Fridays during the summer!  Free Fun Fridays!

Again this summer the Highland Street Foundation very generously is offering FREE ADMISSION to 60 cultural and/ or historical venues throughout my state of Massachusetts.  The places to visit range from the countryside of Western Mass to the busy streets of Boston and include the salty air of the Cape (Cape Cod).  Click here for complete list. 

Families residing in or travelers vacationing or passing through Massachusetts are all welcome to choose from 6 venues each Friday.  Every Friday the venues change and are not repeated.  So many great places to visit!

June 28 is the first Friday! 

On the 1st Friday, 1 of the 6 places to visit is Heritage Museums & Gardens. Last summer my DH & I drove through Sandwich, MA on our return trip home after spending a few relaxing days at the Cape.  We stopped in to visit the Heritage Museums.  The Shaker style barn is fascinating and houses the antique cars.  Sitting in an antique car and also taking a ride on the carousel was FuN!   
Notice the Lantern Headlights!

On another Friday in August visit the Springfield Museums in Springfield.  There are 4 museums in this beautiful complex.  Works by Monet, Chardin and Bellows along with Currier & Ives prints are a few of the treasures on view in the Museum of Fine Arts.  Decorative Japanese Samurai Suits of Armour & beautiful Netsukes are displayed in the Victorian era Smith Museum.  View the Duryea and Knox cars and Indian "Motocycles" that are located in the Springfield History Museum.  A planetarium is located in the Science Museum along with other treasures.  I spend much time at the Springfield Museums during the school year in my role as a Museum Educator.  It's a wonderful place!            
"Horton Hears a Who" Bronze Sculpture at Springfield Museums

My Grandson totally enjoys the Franklin Park Zoo in Dorchester.  Kangaroos, Emus, Tigers & Zebras are some of his faves whenever he visits.  This zoo is where he learned the names of animals and how to pronounce their names.  A free visit awaits you in August!

This program ends on August 30 with 6 more great treasures to choose from.  The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge is great!  Located in the Berkshires, it's always picturesque driving down Main Street in the town.  Walking into one gallery, "Main Street (Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas)" catches your eye!  Details everywhere!
"Main Street (Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas)"

If you have questions about this program, the Highland Street Foundation has a FAQClick here for FAQ.

As we all plan activities for our families for summer days and if you live in, near to or will be traveling through Massachusetts, check out the list!  Learning while having FuN is the best way to learn!

Thank you Highland Street Foundation!          

We will Enjoy!



Stacey said...

That's very neat! You look so cute in the car. :)

We have a snazzy new science museum in Dallas. Admission is free but you have to reserve a spot and apparently it's pretty tough to get in right now.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wish I was close by! That sure looks like a great way to spend the day! ENJOY!!!

JG said...

Stacey- Very generous of the Highland Street Foundation! A new Science museum in your area is also great!

Lavender Dreamer- Always more to learn! :)