2024 August Adventures-FREE Admissions to Museums in MA - Representative Joe McGonagle

2024 August Adventures-FREE Admissions to Museums in MA


Program will take place in cities and towns across Massachusetts

Newton, Mass. (6/25/24) – Today, Highland Street Foundation released a calendar of free activities taking
place during the month of August. Each day, there will be one museum, zoo, nature sanctuary, or historical
site open for free.

August Adventures, modeled after Highland Street’s long-standing Free Fun Fridays program, will provide
enriching opportunities for individuals, children, and families across the Commonwealth. From children’s
museums, to art, to science and history, there is something for everyone.

“As we celebrate our 35th anniversary this year, we are excited to partner with such a wide array of
institutions, all of which add to the incredibly rich cultural fabric of our Commonwealth,” said Highland
Street’s Executive Director Blake Jordan. “Increasing access and opening doors to wide and diverse
audiences are shared goals of all of us and we hope to welcome many visitors during August Adventures.”
The August Adventures program offers opportunities throughout the Commonwealth, from Greater Boston
to Cape Cod, and out to Central and Western Massachusetts. “We are delighted to be a part of August
Adventures and grateful for Highland Street Foundation’s support of this wonderful initiative,” says Jennifer
Schantz, Executive Director of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA. “These special
days bring many new families to The Carle to experience joy through the universally beloved medium of
picture book art. And we know that visits to any of the participating organizations will be educational,
entertaining, and certain to make meaningful memories for those across the Commonwealth.”

Some venues may require advance registration, which will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
People are asked to visit Highland Street Foundation’s website for links to individual opportunities.

Below is the list:
1-Aug Historic Deerfield
2-Aug The Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River
3-Aug Worcester Art Museum
4-Aug Edward Gorey House
5-Aug Falmouth Museums on the Green
6-Aug Battleship Cove
7-Aug Naumkeag Historic House and Gardens, The Trustees
8-Aug Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
9-Aug Museum of African American History, Boston
10-Aug Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum
11-Aug Pilgrim Hall Museum
12-Aug The Garden at Elm Bank (MHS)
13-Aug Children’s Museum at Holyoke
14-Aug Emily Dickinson Museum
15-Aug Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House
16-Aug Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Community Day
17-Aug Hull Lifesaving Museum
18-Aug John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum
19-Aug The Greenway Carousel
20-Aug MIT Museum
21-Aug The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
22-Aug Buttonwood Park Zoo
23-Aug Wenham Museum
24-Aug Paul Revere Heritage Site, Canton
25-Aug Cape Ann Museum
26-Aug World Ocean School: Sail on the Denis Sullivan
27-Aug Cape Cod Children’s Museum
28-Aug Fitchburg Art Museum
29-Aug The Sports Museum and Boston Bruins Heritage Hall
30-Aug Cape Cod Museum of Art
31-Aug Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary (MA Audubon)

To learn more about August Adventures and the Highland Street Foundation, visit www.highlandstreet.org.
About Highland Street Foundation
Founded in 1989, the Highland Street Foundation is committed to addressing the most pressing needs
and concerns for children and families in Massachusetts. Highland Street Foundation provides access
and opportunities in education, housing, mentorship, health care, environment, and the arts.

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  • Narlie Monteiro
    published this page in Events & Updates 2024-07-03 09:32:31 -0400