If you’re looking to do something free this summer around Massachusetts, the Highland Street Foundation has arranged for various attractions around the state to be admissions-free on Fridays.
“Free Fun Fridays” invites the public to visit designated cultural attractions every Friday this summer with free admission.
The free Fridays, sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, kick-off on June 29.
Bob Platukis, an Auburn resident, wants families and the general public to take advantage of the free admissions.
“This is a great opportunity for you to visit some of the most outstanding museums in the world, and your only charge is gas money,” Platukis said. “If you make the same trip when they don’t have the free Fridays, it could cost a family about $100 to $150. You can be young and you can be old, and there is something here for everybody.”
There are five free attractions every Friday this summer.
On June 29, the free places are the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Museum of African American History, and Tanglewood.
Then on July 6, the attractions include the Boston Children’s Museum, Stone Zoo, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Wenham Museum, and Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute.
On July 13, there will be free admission at the Franklin Park Zoo, Children’s Museum in Holyoke, Danforth Museum of Art, Decordova Sculpture Park & Museum, and Reagle Music Theatre.
Then on July 20, the places include the Buttonwood Park Zoo, Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center, Hancock Shaker Village, Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, and Higgins Armory Museum.
The July 27 free attractions are the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Children’s Museum in Easton, Springfield Museums, N.E. Historic Genealogical Society, and New Repertory Theatre.
On Aug. 3, the venues include the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Norman Rockwell Museum, Amelia Park Children’s Museum, Fuller Craft Museum, and Arnold Arboretum.
The Aug. 10 free attractions are the Battleship Cove, Berkshire Museum, Cape Cod Children’s Museum, Fruitlands Museum, and The Sports Museum.
Then on Aug. 17, there will be free admission at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Edward Gorey House, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Garden in the Woods, and Concord Museum.
On Aug. 24, the venues include the Boston Harbor Island Alliance, USS Constitution Museum, American Textile History Museum, Old Sturbridge Village, and Basketball Hall of Fame.
Finally, on Aug. 31, the free attractions are the JFK Library & Museum, Plimoth Plantation, The Discovery Museums, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and EcoTarium.
For more information, call 617-969-8900 or visit www.highlandstreet.org.