Top 10 Freebies

May 15. 2017 7:27PM
Currier Museum of Art - Manchester 

Currier Museum of Art - Manchester - On the second Saturday of every month, this museum is free to New Hampshire residents before noon. Stop by the creative studio or browse the permanent collection and galleries. Through August 6, 2017, Soo Sunny Park’s BioLath will be on display. It’s an immersive sculptural environment exploring the effect of lighting on visual perception. This is a must-see this summer.

Andres Institute of Art Sculpture Gallery - Brookline - This is New England’s largest outdoor sculpture park. Featuring more than 80 sculptures created by artists from around the world, the 140-acre park offers miles of wooded trails and panoramic views atop Big Bear Mountain where the art blends in harmoniously with nature. The views alone are stunning, the outdoor art pieces thought-provoking, making the whole menagerie of original sculpture a transformative experience.

Blue Ocean Discovery Center Touch Tanks - Hampton Beach - Children will enjoy the touch tanks in the heart of Hampton Beach. Watch what lives under the sea and take the opportunity to interact with creatures like lobster, horseshoe crab, large starfish, sea urchin and others. Several educational and informative exhibits are on display. This non-profit organization works with volunteers on a “clean up the beach” day, offers programs on different maritime subjects, and features a story time for kids. Admission is a request of a $1 donation.

Strawbery Banke’s New Hampshire Birthday Celebration - Portsmouth - Celebrate New Hampshire’s birthday and history with free admission to Strawbery Banke for New Hampshire residents on June 18, 2017. Enjoy the 10-acre outdoor history museum with 25 historic buildings and eight gardens, costumed role-players, traditional crafts and hands-on activities for all.

Anheuser-Busch Brewery  - Merrimack - The Anheuser-Busch Brewery is iconic. It's a journey for your senses as you follow one of the World's most well-known beers and its signature 7-step Brewing process. Visitors will learn about the history and making of Budweiser. As the tour comes to an end, you are given the opportunity to sample some of their quality products in the Hospitality Room. This tour is held year-round.

Mt. Washington Weather Discovery Center - North Conway - This interactive science museum brings the wonder of the atmosphere right to your fingertips. Explore the science of weather and climate with fun exhibits like the air cannon, flow tank, and a life-size touchable tornado. Explore with real weather instruments, stop into the weather studio with a real green screen, and so much more. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm - Tamworth - New Hampshire residents are welcome to the Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm for free on June 17, 2017. Take a tour of the buildings and barns, get your hands dirty with some arts and crafts, sit in on story time, meet the livestock, participate in farm chores, or watch a milking demonstration.

Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications - Manchester - Expand your skills with a free writing or photography class. The school offers free classes, taught by industry professionals, throughout the year. This September you can try photojournalism, travel writing, video production, or writing memoirs.

18th Annual Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival - Sept. 23, 2017 – This festival will fill the streets, cafes, pubs, churches and restaurants of Downtown Portsmouth, celebrating our local and national heritage of seafaring and maritime trades. To open the event, a crew of maritime singers, shanty-men and festival privateers parades through town.

Common Man Diners - Kids 12 and under eat free at the Common Man Diners every Monday night from 4 to 7 p.m. For every adult entree ordered, one child eats free off the kids menu. Common Man diners include the 50’s-style Airport Diner in Manchester, the Route 104 Diner in New Hampton, and the Tilt’n Diner in Tilton.

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