Illustration by Nate Williams
- Bank of America Museums on Us: More than 150 museums, zoos and science centers offer free admission the first weekend of every month if you're a credit, debit or ATM cardholder.
- Target: Take in an opera or check out the latest sculpture and painting exhibits by visiting target.com/arts for a list of free or reduced-price events. There are 120 participants, including art centers, theaters and orchestras.
- The Association of Children's Museums, The Association of Science-Technology Centers and The Association of Zoos and Aquariums: Free or discounted admission may be available at select locations if you have a family membership to your local one.