Free Museum Day for Central Mass

Free Museum Day Central Mass

This Saturday September 25th the Smithsonian is continuing it’s annual tradition of sponsoring a Free Museum Day across the US.  In it’s 6th year this event is a great opportunity to explore area museums for free.  Here in Central, Massachusetts there is a wide range of museums.

Last year we focused on the Worcester based Museums that were participating.  This year we are going to highlight those in Central Massachusetts that you may want to take visit.

Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton

The Museum of Russian Icons was founded in 2006 as a non-profit educational institution by Massachusetts industrialist, Gordon B. Lankton. The collection includes more than 400 Russian icons, the largest collection of its kind in North America, and one of the largest private collections outside Russia. The collection spans six centuries, and includes important historical paintings dating from the earliest periods of icon “writing” to the present.

Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum in Fitchburg

You don’t have to be a pilot to enjoy Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum. Whether you want to browse through the displays, test fly your own paper airplane or balsa glider, or relax and listen to an aviation-related film, Top Fun has something to interest everyone in the family.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston

A tranquil refuge to delight the eye, expand the mind, nurture the soul and commune with the natural world, Tower Hill Botanic Garden is a year-round living museum of plants. The 132-acre site features formal and informal style gardens, meadows, woodland trails and a panoramic view of Mt. Wachusett and the Wachusett reservoir to the west.

Willard House and Clock Museum in North Grafton

Discover where time began in the Blackstone Valley! Benjamin Willard began making clocks in his small Grafton workshop in 1766, and within a few years, his three younger brothers followed in his footsteps and became America’s premier 18th century clockmakers. Today the museum includes the original 1718 Willard homestead, clock shop, and three modern galleries.

*Please keep in mind you need to register at the Smithsonian Website to get a ticket.  It is good for 2 but there is only one pass per family.

Keep in mind the Worcester Museums highlighted in last year’s post are also participating again this year so if they have been on your list this may be a good time to visit.

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