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TOUR BOSTON’S MUSEUMS WITH YOUR #AAM2022 BADGE

Show your #AAM2022 badge at many of Massachusetts’ amazing museums for free or discounted admission. An interactive map and list of participating museums is below. This list is subject to change.

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Hours during #AAM2022


Museum address


Details (if applicable)


Free admission
Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm

33 Shirley St,
Roxbury, MA 02119

Free admission
11am-9pm Thurs
11am-5pm Fri
10am-5pm Sat + Sun

25 Evans Way,
Boston, MA 02115

Free admission
9am-12pm and 1:30-4:30pm Thurs + Fri
9am-12pm and 1:30-4:30pm Sat + Sun

308 Congress St,
Boston, MA 02210

Free admission
10am-9pm Thurs + Fri
10am-5pm Sat + Sun

25 Harbor Shore Dr,
Boston, MA 02210

Free admission
11am-4pm Thurs + Fri
10am-3pm Sat
11am-4pm Sun

2450 Beacon St,
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Free admission
9:30am-4:30pm Thurs + Fri

380 Trapelo Rd,
Waltham, MA 02452

Free admission
10am-5pm Thurs – Sun

Building 22,
Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA 02129

Free admission
10am-5pm Thurs, Sat, + Sun
10am-10pm Fri

465 Huntington Ave,
Boston, MA 02115

Exhibitions on view at the MFA during this time include Turners Modern World that will demonstrate Turner’s commitment to depicting the great events and developments of his time, from technological advances to causes such as abolition and political reform. Also on view will be Philip Guston Now, is the first retrospective of Guston’s work in nearly 20 years and will highlight a powerful selection of large, often apocalyptic paintings of the later 1970s that form the artist’s last major artistic statement.

Free admission
10am-5pm Thurs-Sun

310 Washington St,
Boston, MA 02108

Explore the story of our nation’s unfinished struggle to create and sustain a free society as evoked by Boston’s Old State House and Old South Meeting House and told through immersive exhibits and tours across both historic sites.

Free admission
10am-4:15pm Thurs-Sun

19 N Square,
Boston, MA 02113

Visit the oldest home in downtown Boston, learn about the life and legacy of Paul Revere, and discover how our North End neighborhood has changed over time.

Free admission

4676 Falmouth Rd,
Cotuit, MA 02635

AAM attendees can view Action/Abstraction Redefined an exhibition presenting modern Native art from the 1940s through the 1970s in the styles of Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, and Hard-Edge painting. The Cahoon Museum showcases American art in a charming historic home with a modern gallery addition.

Free admission
10am-5pm Thurs-Sun

455 Oak St,
Brockton, MA 02301

Fuller Craft Museum offers expansive opportunities to discover the world of contemporary craft. By exploring the leading edge of craft through exhibitions, collections, education, and public programs, we challenge perceptions and build appreciation of the material world. Our purpose is to inspire, stimulate, and enrich an ever expanding community.

Exhibitions May 19-22:

Amy Genser: Shifting
Elliot Kayser: Year of the Pig
Marilyn Pappas: A Retrospective
Interpreting Change: Weaver’s Guild of Boston, 1922-2022.

Free admission
10am-4pm Thurs + Fri

396 County St,
New Bedford, MA 02740

Built by shipwrights in 1834 for whaling merchant William Rotch Jr., the Rotch-Jones-Duff (RJD) House and Garden Museum epitomizes the “brave houses and flowery gardens” described by Herman Melville in Moby-Dick. Greek Revival in style, it was designed by architect Richard Upjohn, a founder and first president of the American Institute of Architects.

396 County Street was home to three prominent and influential New Bedford families; William Rotch Jr., 1834 to 1850; Edward Coffin Jones, 1851 – 1935; and Mark M. Duff, 1935 – 1981. The estate chronicles important chapters in American history when New Bedford had a major influence on the international arenas of commerce, trade, and culture via whaling, and later through textiles.

The property encompasses a full city block of gardens which include a boxwood parterre rose garden, a boxwood specimen garden, and a woodland garden. It is the only whaling mansion open to the public in New England that retains its original configuration of grounds and outbuildings.

Free admission
12-4pm Thurs + Fri
11am-5pm Sat + Sun

185 Elm St,
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Free admission
9am-5pm Thurs-Sun

1 Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston, MA 02114

Free admission
10am-5pm Thurs-Sat
1-4pm Sun

27 Pleasant St,
Gloucester, MA 01930

The Cape Ann Museum tells multiple stories, all relating to a single remarkable place. From its earliest days as a fishing and shipping port to its mid-19th century role in the granite industry, to its singular charms of light and sea that have attracted countless artists from the 19th century to the present, Cape Ann boasts a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial, and artistic achievement. The Museum’s fine art collection includes the largest grouping of works by native son and renowned marine artist, Fitz Henry Lane, as well as work by other prominent painters and sculptors who lived on, visited or were inspired by Cape Ann. The work of contemporary Cape Ann artists is also collected and exhibited. The permanent collection includes fine and decorative arts, and artifacts from the major industries of the area—the fisheries and granite quarrying.

Free admission
10am-4pm Fri-Sat
12-4pm Sun

31 Ray St,
Webster, MA 01570

Samuel Slater Experience is a historic museum featuring state-of-the-art 4-D digital technology to tell the story of Samuel Slater, the beginnings of the American Industrial Revolution, and the founding of Webster, Massachusetts in the early 19th. Get a behind the scenes look at the technology that makes this entirely interactive museum work.

Free admission
10am-5pm Thurs
10am-5pm Fri
10am-2pm Sat
10am-5pm Sun

161 Essex St,
Salem, MA 01970

PEM, the country’s oldest continuously operating museum, offers a robust range of exhibitions and unique visitor experiences centered on American and Native American art, Asian export, Maritime, and South Asian art and culture as well as fashion, design and natural history. Included within its campus are a number of historic houses such as Yin Yu Tang, a fully furnished 200-year-old Chinese home.

Free admission
10am-5pm Thurs – Sun

32 Quincy St,
Cambridge, MA 02138

Explore spring exhibitions at the Harvard Art Museums and get immersed in a world of cutting-edge prints from the famed Brandywine workshop. Discover the untold story of one of the most accomplished 20th-century makers of photograms, Anneliese Hager. Advance reservations required. Please select the “AAM” ticket category for free admission. 

Free admission
12pm-8pm Thurs
12pm-6pm Fri-Sun

621 Huntington Ave,
Boston, MA 02115

Free admission
10am-5pm Thurs – Sat
12:30-5pm Sun

193 Salem St,
Boston, MA 02113

Visitors can explore Old North Church & Historic Site to learn about the events leading up to the famous “two if by sea” lantern signal and walk through box pews, admire the 17th century angels flanking the church’s 1759 organ, and engage with the staff Educators. Crypt tours are available, and the Print Shop of Edes & Gill is open.

Free admission
10am-5pm Thurs – Sun

2 Plunkett St,
Lenox, MA 01240

The Mount is a summer home built and designed by Edith Wharton. It is here she wrote many of her works, including “The House of Mirth.” Our grounds, including her gardens, are open dawn to dusk. The Main House is open every day 10-5 with guided and self-guided tours.

Free admission
9am-5pm Thurs – Sun

26 Oxford St,
Cambridge, MA 02138

Free admission
11am-4pm Thurs + Fri

6 Divinity Ave,
Cambridge, MA 02138

Free admission
9am-5pm Thurs-Sun

11 Divinity Ave,
Cambridge, MA 02138

Free admission
11am-4pm Thurs + Fri

11 Divinity Ave,
Cambridge, MA 02138

Free admission
1-4pm Fri-Sun

847 Orleans Road,
North Chatham, MA 02650

Dubbed “one of Cape Cod’s hidden gems”*, the museum celebrates the era when wireless telegraphy linked the seafarers of the seven seas with land. Here at the largest US ship-to-shore radio station, exhibits honor the skilled operators and traditions that made ChathamRadio/WCC renowned among mariners worldwide.
*AAM MAP report, 2016

Free admission
11am-4pm Sat + Sun

102 Prospect Hill Rd,
Harvard, MA 01451

Fruitlands Museum has a diverse collection of art and material culture on 210 acres of land, stunning views, and miles of walking trails.

In 1843, Amos Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane turned a swath of Harvard farmland into a Transcendentalist experiment in subsistence farming and Emersonian self-reliance, named Fruitlands, which ultimately disbanded after only seven months. In 1914, Clara Endicott Sears opened the grounds to the public, establishing a museum in the property’s 1820s farmhouse. Now, the 210-acre landscape encompasses five collections first established by Sears: the original Fruitlands Farmhouse; the Shaker Museum, the first such museum in the country; the Native American Museum, celebrating the history of indigenous peoples; the Art Museum, with a variety of rotating exhibits, contemporary art, and showcasing a combined collection of more than 300 Hudson River School landscape paintings and 19th-century vernacular portraits; and the Wayside Visitor Center, a classroom, education, and exhibition space.

On view beginning April 8, 2022, The New England Triennial 2022 features the work of a diverse and ambitious group of artists who are based across the six states of the Northeast – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The exhibition will foreground the recent creative output of twenty-five artists, registering the creativity and resilience of those who have been working during these challenging and transformational times. The exhibition will reveal tendencies in contemporary art today, including ancestral knowledge and kinship, material transmutation, and intimate attachments to the natural world. Featuring a wide range of artistic mediums, the Triennial will include painting, sculpture, fiber arts, ceramics, print, installation, video, and performance.

Free admission
10am-4pm Thurs + Fri

46 Joy St
Boston, MA 02114

The Museum of African American History is the largest and oldest institution in New England sharing the rich legacy of African American accomplishment in shaping our nation’s democracy.

The Boston Museum centers on two preeminent historic sites: in the African Meeting House (1806) and the Abiel Smith School (1835). These locations anchor The Black Heritage Trail and span the Colonial period through Reconstruction. Our sites link to key historical leaders, institutions, and campaigns during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Exhibits researched, created, and mounted by the Museum offer a new lens on available scholarship, opening significant insights into American History.

Free admission
9am-5pm Thurs + Fri
9am-5pm Mon

1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

Free admission
11am-5pm Thurs + Fri
12pm-4pm Sat + Sun

106 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02481

The Davis Museum offers temporary exhibitions and permanent galleries in a signature Rafael Moneo building on the Wellesley College campus. Visit to see Prison Nation, Komatsu Hiroko: Creative Destruction, Sondra Perry: IT’S IN THE GAME ’17, Picturing Pompeii, and Philosophers, Muses, and Gods: The Ancient World in Dutch and Flemish Prints. All are welcome!

Free admission
9am-5pm Thurs + Fri

290 Congress Street,
Suite 200
Boston, MA 02210-1024

The BSA is Boston’s only center dedicated to the exploration of architecture and design. Come learn about affordable housing in Boston and gain a deeper understanding about advocacy and activism in architecture over the past 50+ years though our two exhibitions, Imaginations of Home and Now What?! Advocacy, Activism and Alliances in American Architecture Since 1968.

Free admission
9am-5pm Thurs + Fri

290 Congress Street,
Suite 200
Boston, MA 02210-1024

The BSA is Boston’s only center dedicated to the exploration of architecture and design. Come learn about affordable housing in Boston and gain a deeper understanding about advocacy and activism in architecture over the past 50+ years though our two exhibitions, Imaginations of Home and Now What?! Advocacy, Activism and Alliances in American Architecture Since 1968.

Free admission
10am-5pm Thurs – Sat
11am-5pm Sun

The First Church of Christ, Scientist
250 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115

“How Do You See the World?” at The Christian Science Publishing House is an interactive experience that was completed August, 2021. Several exhibits, including Boston’s iconic Mapparium™ globe, offer stories and interactive activities that explore progress and possibilities throughout the world, encouraging visitors to consider their own place in it.

Reservations for tours are required. Tour times are below. Call 617-696-1815 to reserve your spot.
Fri + Sat: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm (self guided), 2pm, and 3pm,
Sun: 12pm, 1pm (self guided), 2pm, and 3pm

215 Adams St,
Milton, MA 02186

Tour times listed are for “Opium: The Business of Addiction.” General house tours are offered at 12 pm each day.

Free admission
11am-2pm Thurs – Sat

55 Mt Vernon St,
Boston, MA 02108

Free admission
10am-4pm Thurs – Sun

55 Salisbury St,
Worcester, MA 01609

With over 38,000 works of art dating from antiquity to the present day and representing cultures from all over the world, the Worcester Art Museum (WAM) opened in 1898 in Worcester, Massachusetts, and ranks among the more important art museums of its kind in the nation. Its holdings include some of the finest Roman mosaics in the United States, outstanding European and American art, and a major collection of Japanese prints. Since acquiring the John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection in 2013, WAM is also home to the second largest collection of arms and armor in the Americas.