Free Admission: Museums, Stadiums, Parks and More

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Posted on 06/18/2009

Admission prices can be steep. But what if you could get into museums, stadiums, parks and more for free? Besides having more money to spend on $5 hot dogs and foam fingers, you may be able to experience more this summer.

Free Baseball Games
Want to take in a game this summer? Due to the economy, the Northwest Independent Baseball league is offering free admission to all of their games this summer and fall. Check out the schedule to see who’s playing. If you’d rather take in a Major League game, sign up to get a free ticket from the Orioles for your birthday. Birthdays in January, February, March, April, October, November and December will receive a voucher for a September game ticket. You can also get a free ticket to a minor league game with the purchase of one ticket if you bring along a Kraft Singles wrapper to a Tuesday night game.

Free Museum Admission
Bank of America's Museums on Us is expanding. If you’re a Bank of America card holder you can get in free to dozens of museums during the first weekend of every month. They’ve even added museums in nine states. Target is also sponsoring dozens of free events and taking care of the admission tab at venues across the country with their Sponsored Happenings list. Check it out and see what’s sponsored near you.

Free Admission in New York City
Heading to the Big Apple this summer? Make sure you check out this list of museumswith free admission before you go. Dozens of great destinations like Carnegie Hall, National Museum of the American Indian and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum are all free. Plus many museums offer free entry at certain times throughout the week.

Free Admission in Chicago
This week admission to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium is completely free. If you can’t go this week there are 52 other free days throughout the year. There are also plenty of other museums with free admission including the Chicago Botanic Garden, Lincoln Park Zoo and The Smart Museum of Art.

Free Admission in Every State
Wondering what’s free in your neck of the woods? Check out Free-Attractions.com for a list of freebies by state. This is a good resource whether you’re taking a trip or staying close to home.

Free Admission to National Parks
The government is cutting admission fees at dozens of national parks over three upcoming weekends. The first one is Father’s Day weekend. The next free weekends are July 18-19 and August 15-16. Find a free park by state here.

By Alison Storm

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