Area museum and theme park discounts and free events this summer

Above: If you want to visit penguins in Boston this summer, grab a library pass before June 30th. The discount isn’t available in July & August (Photo by Joao Melo)

For some of us, this week marks the start of summer. Now that school is out, what do we do with the kids?

Yesterday, I pointed out town camp programs to get the kids off your hands for a bit. But what if you actually want to enjoy time with your kids?

It’s a great time to take advantage of discounts on attractions and special free events.

The Southborough Library offers several discount passes to museums/parks. One that you should snap up now is the New England Aquarium:

  • The aquarium completed their renovation this year. The penguins are all back. There’s a large new touch screen area to learn about the marine life there. But the major renovation was vastly improved accessibility to the top of the Giant Ocean Tank.
  • Library passes to the aquarium offer a savings of $15 per adult and $8 per child up to 4 people.
  • The passes aren’t good in July or August, so use them this week or plan for September!

For information on the library pass program, including 9 other passes, click here.

One offering that isn’t as time sensitive is out of the Southborough Recreation Department. This summer, they are offering discount tickets to three fun area attractions:

  • Water Country – $31 per person
  • Canobie Lake Park – $31 per person
  • 6 Flags New England – $38 per person

If those price tags are still a little steep for your taste, then mark your calendars for Free Fun Fridays. The popular program by Highland Street Foundation is back. 

This Friday, June 27th, the following museums are waiving admission fees:

  • Franklin Park Zoo
  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum
  • Worcester Art Museum
  • Tanglewood
  • The Sports Museum
  • Mass MoCA
  • MIT Museum

There are 59 more Massachusetts museums participating in the program. Each offers free admission one Friday between now and August 29th.

Click here for program dates and details.


Click to enlarge

  • © 2024 — All rights reserved.