Free (or discounted) Museum Admission across the US!!

Love a good museum?  Hate paying a hefty sum to get in?? You’re in luck because two fantastic money-saving programs exist to promote the arts, education, and exploration in kids and families.

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Free for Bank of America customers:

Every first weekend of the month, Bank of America’s Museums on Us offers their customers free admission to 150 nationwide museums!!   Simply show a valid photo ID along with your Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card for entrance (one admission per cardholder).


A few Trekaroo Favorites:

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The Children’s Museum of Houston

The Living Desert, Palm Springs

 Shedd Aquarium, Chicago

 Harvard Museum of Natural History

 The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA



 Free (or discounted) for everyone:

Target offers families free or discounted admission to numerous museums nationwide on particular days and times of the month.  Check out the participating museums in your area!


A few Trekaroo Favorites:

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Port Discovery, Baltimore

Target Family Fun Nights ($2): 3rd Friday of the month from 4 to 8pm

 The Children’s Museum of Houston

Target Free First Sunday: 1st Sunday of the month from noon to 6pm

Children’s Museum of Denver

Target Tuesday Nights: 1st Tuesday of the month from 4 to 8 pm

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Target Free Family Night: 1st Thursday of the month from 4 to 8p

Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

Target Community Nights: 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5 to 8pm

Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

Target First Wednesday($2): 1st Wednesday of the month from 5 to 7pm


More museum tips & tricks:

Top Children’s Museums | Top Science & Tech Museums | Best Summer 2012 Exhibits

**Program participation current at time of release.

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About the author

Katie Bodell is Trekaroo’s Blog Editor, a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. She loves the Bible, learning & research, musical theater, indy music, artsy films, languages, and diverse cultural encounters. Her husband is thankful that google can now answer all of her perpetual random questions.

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