Families with children will want to head to Mashpee this Friday where fun is on the schedule. The best part? It’s free.
Thanks to the generosity of the Highland Street Foundation, several museums throughout Massachusetts are open to the public free of charge this summer as part of its Free Fun Fridays program. This week, residents and tourists can take advantage of that program by heading to the Cape Cod Children’s Museum, from 10 am to 5 pm, on Great Neck Road in Mashpee.
“This is the Cape Cod Children’s Museum’s eighth year participating in Highland Street’s Free Fun Fridays program and we couldn’t be more enthusiastic about opening our doors to Cape Cod residents and visitors,” said Barbara Cotton, executive director of the local nonprofit.
Along with the children’s museum, the Edward Gorey House in Yarmouth Port is also open to the public free of charge this Friday. There are several others in Massachusetts (click here) participating in the popular program that has been in existence since 2009. Next Friday, the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis gets into the act.
Cotton said Free Fun Fridays represent an invaluable opportunity for the public to take advantage of the best the state has to offer. This summer 80 historical and cultural institutions throughout the Commonwealth will open their doors for free to families. “Massachusetts is rich with educational and iconic cultural sites to explore and the Free Fun Friday event series allows everyone the chance to experience these wonderful locations free of charge,” she said.
The Cape Cod Children’s Museum offers opportunities for young ones to learn, explore, play and create thanks to more than 20 exhibits, ranging from a pirate ship to a mock post office to a music room to a puzzle station.