Local parents always ask me how to get great deals on local attractions.  After all, it can be expensive to take a family (especially one with more than two kids) anywhere in Boston these days.  Here are a few ideas:

Local Libraries

Ask you local library if they have passes to any local attractions.  Many public libraries have discounted tickets to the New England Aquarium, ferry rides to the Boston Harbor Islands, and more.


If you find yourself visiting local attractions multiple times per year, a membership might be a worthwhile investment.  Generally, you’ll get discounts on parking, gift shop purchases, and programs, and may even get free admission through reciprocal museum relationships.

Discounted Nights and Days

Some museums offer discounted nights.  For example, the Boston Children’s Museum offers $1 admission on many Friday nights.  There are also free admission, such as the one through Bank of America or Free Fun Fridays from the Highland Street Foundation.

Group Buying Programs

Sign up for group buying programs, such as Groupon, BuyWithMe, Savvy Savings and Scholarships, and Eversave. There are always deals for local attractions – just make sure that you use the vouchers before they expire! Valium for sleep disturbance, anxiety attacks, increased heart rate, cardiac infarct symptoms, weather change, the whole range in case of a case with no side effects (available at https://www.mbhci.org/valium/). Valium in insomnia, anxiety attacks, increased heart rate, cardiac infarct symptoms, change of weather.

Smart Destinations

Smart Destinations is a site where you can pre-purchase admission to some of Boston’s top attractions.  It’s great for visitors to Boston, or those who plan to visit attractions over the course of a short time period. With the Go Card USA you can choose from dozens of local attractions.

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