Free Fun Friday 2019!


Friday, August 16, 2019, 9:00am to 5:00pm


Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street; Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue; Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, 1 Oxford Street; Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue

Enjoy free admission on Friday, August 16 at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture as part of Highland Street Foundation's 11th Annual Free Fun Fridays summer event series. Enjoy the Harvard Museum of Natural History’s Marine Life in the Putnam Family Gallery, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology’s exhibit, All The World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology, the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments' exhibit, Time, Life & Matter: Science in Cambridge, and the Harvard Semitic Museum's latest exhibit, From Stone to Silicone: Recasting Mesopotamian Monuments.

While museum admission is free, parking is not free. Visitors are encouraged to take public transportation. Learn about parking and public transportation options.

Need help finding all four of our museums? Check out our map (PDF), which has directions to and from the T.

Free Fun Fridays has become an annual tradition that delivers to visitors no cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural and historical venues in Massachusetts. Be sure to share your Free Fun Fridays experiences on Twitter using the hashtag #FreeFunFridays. And tag us on Facebook and Twitter at @HarvardMuseums and @HighlandStreet.

About Free Fun Fridays

Since 2009, Free Fun Fridays have drawn more than 1.3 million kids and parents to institutions, from art and historical museums and zoos to botanical gardens and state landmarks. The goal of the program is to help organizations in every corner of Massachusetts open their doors for the free benefit of all residents in the Commonwealth to spark their interests and expand new horizons. This year, 100 outstanding partners across Massachusetts are involved.  

About Highland Street Foundation:

Since 1989, the Highland Street Foundation has worked to enrich the lives of children and families in Massachusetts by donating more than $170 million to worthy nonprofit organizations. From its support of TADpole playground in Boston Common, to providing tickets to local sporting events to local nonprofits, to building capacity and providing technical assistance to hundreds of nonprofit organizations, the foundation is dedicated to expanding opportunities for families in Massachusetts and beyond.