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Visit South Florida museums for free

Bank of America customers can visit museums free of charge on the first full weekend of the month through the Museums On Us program.

Just show your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and a photo ID on Saturday or Sunday, and you will get free admission to more than 225 museums and attractions in Miami, the rest of South Florida and other hotspots across the United States. 

Miami-Dade County museums

In Miami-Dade County, you can use your card for free admission at the following locations: 

Broward County museums

Palm Beach County Museums

The 2021 dates for free admission are: 

  • Feb. 6-7
  • March 6-7
  • April 3-4
  • May 1-2
  • June 5-6
  • July 3-4
  • Aug. 7-8
  • Sept. 4-5
  • Oct. 2-3
  • Nov. 6-7
  • Dec. 4-5

According to the program website:

“Several of our Museums on Us partners have adjusted their admission procedures.

Adjusted Museums on Us admission procedures, if applicable, can be found by locating and selecting a partner name on our Museums on Us map. Information posted here will be updated on an ongoing basis.

We encourage you to check with our partners for current reopening plans, safety procedures and operating hours.”

To get a look at the map of museum locations, click here.

 

You can get free visits to museums throughout the country, so be sure to click here if you’re planning a trip outside of South Florida. 

If you’re looking for other ways to visit museums free, check out our list of free museum days in South Florida.

OTHER MUSEUM DEALS, SPECIAL EVENTS & MORE

Monday, November 29, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Broward County Fair

Discounted | 441 & Margate Boulevard

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Broward County Fair

Discounted | 441 & Margate Boulevard

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Broward County Fair

Discounted | 441 & Margate Boulevard

Half-price games

Discounted | In The Game Sawgrass

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Broward County Fair

Discounted | 441 & Margate Boulevard

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Friday, December 3, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

Broward County Fair

Discounted | 441 & Margate Boulevard

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Zoo Lights at Palm Beach Zoo

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $13.00-18.00 | Palm Beach Zoo

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Historic Holidays Evening Strolls at Deering Estate

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday

All Day | FREE | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

How to visit South Florida museums for free

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Broward County Fair

Discounted | 441 & Margate Boulevard

Winter Wonderland display in Plantation

FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Intracoastal Waterway

Zoo Lights at Palm Beach Zoo

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $13.00-18.00 | Palm Beach Zoo

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

All Day | Discounted | Tropical Park

How to visit South Florida museums for free

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Broward County Fair

Discounted | 441 & Margate Boulevard

Historic Holiday Decor: Gilded Age

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $7.00-15.00 | Deering Estate

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Zoo Lights at Palm Beach Zoo

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $13.00-18.00 | Palm Beach Zoo

Night Garden Experience

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $24.00-34.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fantasy of Lights drive-through display

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $17.00-45.00 | Tradewinds Park

Symphony of Lights

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

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