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 July 27, 2014  Posted by  Entertainment, Hot Deals
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On the first Saturday and Sunday of every month, you can visit more than 150 museums nationwide for free with your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card. Each card admits one person with photo ID. The program is in its 16th year. The Museums on Us program includes museums in 31 states and the District of Columbia, including some new museums for 2014.

They include such prestigious institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Seattle Art Museum, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps in San Diego and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

Participating institutions include not just art museums, but all kinds of cultural venues, such as the Houston Zoo, the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas and the Motown Museum in Detroit.

New to the program this year are the Orlando Science Center in Florida, El Museo del Barrio in New York City and the San Antonio Children’s Museum in Texas. A number of science museums and children’s museums are also on the list of participating museums.

In 2014, the free museum days are:

  • January 4-5
  • February 1-2
  • March 1-2
  • April 5-6
  • May 3-4
  • June 7-8
  • July 5-6
  • August 2-3
  • September 6-7
  • October 4-5
  • November 1-2
  • December 6-7

LOTC tip: Most museums have a free day or a day where the admission price is reduced once a month. Before you plan your visit, call or visit the museum’s website to find out when you can visit the museum on the cheap.

Teresa Mears

Teresa Mears is a website publisher, writer, blogger and editor who was raised to be frugal. In her 35 years as a journalist, she has written for papers ranging in size from the weekly Portland (Tenn.) Leader to The Los Angeles Times. She was an editor for the Miami Herald for more than 17 years, overseeing coverage of home, real estate, family and other subjects. She has also been a contributor to The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News and other publications. When she’s not writing about Florida deals, she writes and edits for MSN Money and does the Listed blog for MSN Real Estate. Teresa owns and operates Miami On The CheapFlorida On The CheapFort Lauderdale On The CheapPalm Beach On The CheapOrlando On The Cheap, Florida Keys On the Cheap and Jacksonville On The Cheap, as well as Baltimore on the Cheap and Washington, D.C., on the Cheap.

One comment on “Visit 150-plus museums free this weekend

  1. Bobby Fisher on said:

    Just a friendly note to let you know the link you used in the article is incorrect. “list of participating museums.”

    Thanks for the newsletter.