Bank of America Free Museums on Us Weekend March 1 - 2

Bank of America Free Museums on Us Weekend March 1 – 2

February 27, 2014 |  by  |  Free Admission  |  No Comments

Get free admission to more than 150 museums, gardens, science centers and more this weekend, March 1 and March 2, 2014, with your Bank of America debit or credit card.

Bank of America sponsors the free Museums on Us every first full weekend of the month. You’ll find free admission to these cultural insitutions in 90 cities in 30 U.S. states. All it takes to get in free is to show your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch debit or credit card and your I.D. at the participating venue’s ticket booth.

The offer is limited to one free admission per cardholder and excludes fundraising events, special ticketed exhibits and shows.

Disclaimer: While this is a good bargain for Bank of America customers, Free Fun Guides does not promote banking at this institution. We believe belonging to a credit union is a better value in the long run.

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Free Admission to Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live Saturday September 28

Free Admission to Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live Saturday September 28

September 23, 2013 |  by  |  Free Admission  |  No Comments

Thanks to the annual Smithsonian Museum Day Live!, Free Fun Guides has something to look forward to every last Saturday in September! But it also means museum lovers have to make some tough choices — which of the hundreds of participating  museums to see for FREE!

Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

Smithsonian Magazine created Museum Day Live! as a way to share the spirit of the Smithsonian museums, which offer free admission every day. Through the magazine’s sponsorship, hundreds of museums across the U.S. are opening their doors for free to anyone who shows a Museum Day Live!  ticket. It’s easy to get the Museum Day ticket, which admits two people to one participating museum. First Sign Up Here for the free ticket. The ticket is emailed to you and then you print it out.

A pretty simple way of getting into a top rated museum for FREE!

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San Diego's Fleet Science Center is Free for Grandparents and Grandkids September 8

San Diego’s Fleet Science Center is Free for Grandparents and Grandkids September 8

On National Grandparents Day, kids can treat their favorite nana or papa to free admission to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego.

Of course, Grandparents can do the treating, too. The only requirement for the free admission on Sunday, September 8, is that one grandparent be accompanied by one or two grandkids. That’s right, free admission for one grandparent and up to two grandkids. That’s a savings of $23 – $35!

The free admission is sponsored by Scholarshare College Savings Plan, which seems like a perfect pairing to me. The ScholarShare mascot, Diploma Dog, will also make an appearance early in the afternoon to conduct a sing-along for the kids and explore with them what they want to be when they grow up. Each child gets a “diploma” to color in Diploma Dog and to record his or her dream of a future career. How cute is that?

After spending a day at the science center’s eight interactive exhibit galleries, be sure to take a fun photo in the career character cutouts.

The Fleet Science Center will be open 10AM to 6PM on Sunday, September 8. Grandparents and grandchildren can pick up their free exhibit gallery pass at the ticket counter upon arrival. Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the museum and along Park Blvd.

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Free National Public Gardens Day May 10!

Free National Public Gardens Day May 10!

If you’re looking for a free thing to do this Friday, May 10, take a walk in a botanical garden for National Public Gardens Day!

Gardens across the U.S. are participating in this annual free admssion event from Descanso Garden in Los Angeles to the New York Botanical Gardens in New York City to Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, OR.

Free National Public Gardens Day

Courtesy Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens

Better Homes & Gardens and Rain Bird sponsor the event, which requires a coupon for free admission for two adults. Just Click HERE to fill out a form and you’ll get a pop-up with the voucher plus a list of participating gardens. If you’d like to see which gardens are participating first, Click HERE for a drop down menu where you can look for gardens by city.

If you’re going with friends, feel free to make copies of the voucher for them to use as well.

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National Park Week Means Free Admission April 22 – April 26!

Go outside and get to know the 401 U.S. National Parks with free admission to all April 22 – April 26!

The National Park service and the National Park Foundation are celebrating the 84 million acres of “spectacular scenery, historic landmarks and cultural treasures” during National Park Week. Planned events and activities will be happening across the country including bike tours, concerts and living history re-enactments. Many of the activities, some of them free, will be offered on the weekends of April 20 – 21 and April 27 – 28 but the free park admission is during the week of Monday April 22 to Friday April 26.

With at least one national park within 100 miles of every American, there’s no reason not to explores the great outdoors — especially with free admission!

More Free Fun: Many parks will be hosting a kid-friendly Junior Ranger Day Saturday April 20 with plenty of activities. These parks also  offer young visitors the opportunity to join the National Park Service as Junior Rangers.  Click Here to discover which parks host Junior Ranger programs.

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Free Admission to the Queen Mary as the Queen Elizabeth Sails By!

Free Admission to the Queen Mary as the Queen Elizabeth Sails By!

Board the the legendary Queen Mary cruise ship in Long Beach Harbor for free and watch as her sister ship, the Queen Elizabeth, sails by for a Royal Rendezvous, Tuesday, March 12. Free admission is 4 – 9pm.

The Queen Elizabeth, Cunard’s newest ocean liner, will make the Royal Rendezvous with her Long Beach docked sister ship, the Queen Mary, 6:30 – 7pm. The best public viewing location of the meeting of these ocean grand dames will the Queen Mary’s Promenade Deck. The ships will give each other whiste salutes from 7 – 7:30pm followed by a free  fireworks display at 7:30 pm.

This is only the third time in more than three decades that a Royal Rendezvous has taken place. What an historic fun free thing to do!

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Free Things to Do: Kids Go Free to LEGOLAND Florida for Select Military!

LEGOLAND Florida is giving a specal Kids Go Free offer to select military bases in Florida and Georgia. Military personnel can visit the LEGOLAND Florida staff at local military bases on the dates below for the free kids offer:

Panhandle
February 25th- Hulburt Field
February 26th- Eglin Air Force Base
February 27th- Naval Air Station Pensacola
February 28th- Tyndall Air Force Base
February 29th- Naval Air Station Whiting Field

Jacksonville
March 14th-16th: Naval Air Station Jacksonville

Georgia
March 20th- Marine Corps Logistics Base (Albany)
March 21st- Robins Air Force Base
March 22nd- Moody Air Force Base

>More Free: not in the military or near these bases? Sign up for the free LEGO Club magazine. It often features a free child’s ticket to LEGOLAND Florida or California.

Even More Free:If you’re a teacher residing or working in Florida get a free annual pass to LEGOLAND Florida!

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FREE LEGO CiTY Police Helicopter with any order of $35 or more. Valid 2.1.13 - 2.28.13 or while supplies last

Free Annual Pass for Florida Teachers to LEGOLAND Florida

If you’re a certified teacher living in Florida you’ve got a whole year of free things to do at LEGOLAND Florida! LEGOLAND Florida is offering a free standard annual pass to the theme park to all Florida K-12 teachers.

How do you score this freebie? The next time you go to LEGOLAND Florida, bring your most recent paystub, Florida photo ID and valid professional or temporary FDOE teaching certificate to the Ticketing windows at the entrance to LEGOLAND® Florida. You must be present to receive your Annual Pass ID, as your photo is included on the ID card.

Pass expires either one year from the date of first use or December 31, 2013, whichever comes first.

What a great way to explore the fun of LEGO!
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Free LEGO® Ewar's Acro-Fighter with a $75 purchase. Offer valid January 1-31 2013 or while supplies last.
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Free National Parks Admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday Jan. 21

If you’re looking for something free to do on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday, check out our National Parks. On Monday, you don’t have to pay to enjoy nature, as 133 of the 398 National Parks that charge admission are free to all. The fee waiver on January 21 includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees but not camping reservations or fees to third parties.

Consider combining the free admission with discounts and special offers from park partners and neighboring businesses:
National Park Hospitality Association
National Parks Promotions Council

This is first fee-free day in 2013. There are fewer admission-free days this year than in years past, so be sure to check out the list of upcoming fee-free days below:

  • April 22-26
    five days during National Park Week
  • August 25
    National Park Service Birthday
  • September 28
    National Public Lands Day
  • November 9-11
    Veterans Day weekend

Free Fun Tip: 265 of the 398 national parks NEVER charge an entrance fee. So start Planning Your Visit!

If you’d like to visit multiple national parks this year, consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and other Federal land —  more than 2,000 total. The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is also FREE to all active duty military members and their dependents.

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National Parks are Free Veterans Day Weekend Nov. 10 – 12

You don’t have to pay to enjoy nature this Veterans Day Weekend, as 134 of the 398 National Parks that charge admission are free to all. The fee waiver November 10 to November 12 includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees but not camping reservations or fees to third parties.

These are the last fee-free days in 2012. The admission free days for 2013 have not been officially announced, so check back for updates.

Consider combining the free admission with discounts and special offers from park partners and neighboring businesses:

National Park Hospitality Association
National Parks Promotions Council