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Summer Of Savings: Discounted Museums

BOSTON (CBS) – We're nearing the end of summer, but the savings aren't over just yet!

To get the kids back into the swing of things when it comes to learning you can visit some of Boston's best museums. And we're showing you how to do it for a fraction of the regular cost.


The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest museums in the country and you can get a glimpse at the more than 350,000 pieces of art for free.

Each Wednesday evening the museum opens it doors at no cost to you.

Kids under six are always free at the museum and students from 7 to 17 are free on weekends and also weekdays after 3 p.m.


From the classical arts to something a bit more playful. Boston Children's Museum has a Friday night deal for families.

You can take the kids for just one dollar!


A few doors down is the Boston Fire Museum, home to pieces of firefighting history, including antique trucks.

Kids can check it all out for free each Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.


Nearby in the Seaport District the Institute of Contemporary Arts sits on Boston Harbor.

Enjoy the art, and the view, for free Thursdays after 5 p.m.

Families get in free the last Saturday of every month and kids 17 and under are free at all times.

The Boston Public Library offers free or discounted passes to many museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Museum of Science and Boston Children's Museum.

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