Most things come with a price, but we think learning shouldn’t be one of them. Here are a few great museums to visit for free. Trips to a museum are a good way to keep your brain working, learn about other cultures and explore. Take a look at our favorite free museums across the U.S.
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis is one of the best destinations to visit if you’re looking for museums on a budget. The St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis History Museum, and the St. Louis Art Museum are always free.
San Diego, California
San Diego has got you covered when it comes to a rainy day or just when its not ideal to be outside. Almost every day of the week a museum is free. Check out the incredible 15 museums in Balboa Park! Our favorite is the Timken Museum because it’s free every day of the week.
This Gulf Coast gem features four free museums for history buffs and nature lovers alike. Plan a visit to the Museum of the Everglades, National Depot Museum, Collier County Museum and Marco Island Historical Museum.
There are so many historic sights in Savannah, it will be hard to see them all! Make time to explore the McNoll Center for Visual Art and other free things to do during your visit to Savannah, Georgia.
Philly is an ideal city for travelers on a budget. Explore Independence Hall, Liberty Bell Center, Congress Hall, Fireman’s House Museum and so much more.
This historic town in Maine offers tons of free things to do, including the Hudson Museum, Maine Forest & Logging Museum, Museum of Art, and the Page Farm & Home Museum. There’s so much to see and do in Bangor.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
When you visit Fort Lauderdale, it may be difficult to leave the sunny beach, but when you do you’ll find plenty to explore for free in this Sunshine State city! Check out the Old Dillard Art & Cultural Museum, Plantation Historical Museum and many more free things to see.
San Antonio, Texas
Did you know? The most famous attraction in San Antonio, The Alamo, is completely free to visit! You’ll also find free admission at the history museum at The Southwest School of Art.
Visiting this nation’s capital on a budget? No worries, you can find free admission at these incredible museums: Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Museum of American History, National Gallery of Art, Museum of Natural History, National Museum of the American Indian, Air and Space Museum, and the Old Post Office Museum. Check out our complete list of Free Things To Do in D.C!
New York, New York
On your next trip to the Big Apple, don’t miss the opportunity to explore these great museums free of charge: National Museum of the American Indian, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, and many more. View our complete guide to the free museums in NYC.
Photo courtesy of National Gallery of Art.