Free Things to Do

Free to Roam

If the best things in life are free, there’s plenty to explore in Central Massachusetts. Here’s where to find local adventures–free of charge.

Green Spaces

The great outdoors await. Central Massachusetts is home to farms, orchards, trails, chasms and wildlife sanctuaries ripe for discovery. Whether you’re basking in the air at Broad Meadow Brook or exploring the adventurous playground at Purgatory Chasm, leverage the serenity of the season with time immersed in green spaces.

Museums & Galleries

Uncover free admission to Worcester Art Museum on the first Sunday of each month, a spot that’s internationally known for its collection of European and American art, and the first U.S. museum to focus on collaborating with schools. Discover Worcester’s past, present and future at Worcester Historical Museum with no charge each year throughout the month of February.

Worcester Public Library 

With seven branches and a chalk-full events calendar, Worcester Public Library hosts free experiences of all kinds, from exhibits and educational workshops to toddler time and themed parties, talks and musical appearances.