A list of family friendly destinations throughout Massachusetts (and a few beyond) that show their appreciation to military personnel and their families by offering discounts or free admission. Most of these discounts are available year round, but a few attractions hold specific military appreciation days (see below).
Attitash Mountain Resort (Bartlett, NH)
Discounted 1-Day military lift tickets and summer day passes. Military Discounts valid for Active Duty service members with military photo ID. Special rate is also available for their qualified dependents with proper military ID. Limit one ticket per person per day.
Battleship Cove (New Bedford, MA)
US Military Veterans with ID – $15.00 Active military in uniform FREE
Blue Man Group (Boston, MA)
Discounted tickets for the armed forces with valid ID ($30).
Boston Children’s Museum (Boston, MA)
United States Armed Forces Active Duty Personnel or one of their dependents will receive complimentary admission, with valid Active Military ID or Dependent ID.
Boston Museum of Science (Boston, MA)
Active military personnel get free admission to the Exhibit Halls for themselves only.
Canobie Lake Park (Salem, MA)
Military discounts offered on select dates. Armed Forces Appreciation Days 2015 will be Memorial Day Weekend – Saturday, May 23, Sunday, May 24, and Monday, May 25. US Armed Services Personnel receive $10.00 Admission
Children’s Museum in Easton (Easton, MA)
United States Armed Forces Active duty military personnel or family members with a valid ID receive FREE admissions for up to 4 people with valid Active Military ID or Dependent ID.
Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Active-duty military families receive a 10% admission discount all year round.
Discovery Museums (Acton, MA)
United States Armed Forces Active duty military personnel or family members with a valid ID receive FREE admission for up to 4 people as part of our Military Appreciation Program. A valid Military ID must be presented at check in. Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members.
Ecotarium (Worcester, MA)
Active military personnel and military spouses receive 2 for 1 admission. Valid for up to 2 free admissions with purchase of same or lesser value. Military ID required.
Eric Carle Museum (Amherst, MA)
$3 Museum Admission to military personnel and their family members with active military identification.
Franklin Park Zoo (Boston, MA)
All active military personnel and their immediate family members can receive a 50 percent discount on general, daytime admission. To take advantage of this discount, be sure to present your government issued military ID for each individual.
Great Wolf Lodge & Indoor Water Park (Fitchburg, MA)
Great Wolf Lodge, with suites and an indoor water park offers up to 20% off for Armed Forces personnel. Book online using the offer code HEROES. A valid ID or badge is required at check in. Police, Fire and EMS workers can also take advantage of this discount.
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)
Blue Star Museums is a program that offers free admission to museums for all active-duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. In addition, the MFA is expanding its offer of free admission for active-duty personnel and their families year round. The military ID holder, an additional adult, and youth ages 17 and under receive free admission to the Museum.
Mystic Aquarium (Mystic, CT)
As a thank you to active and retired United States military personnel, Mystic Aquarium offers a special admission rate of $25.99 per adult, $20.99 per youth (13-17) and $18.99 per child (3-12) when each person shows their U.S. military I.D. Applicable to general admission only for military and their dependents. $10 discount on the purchase of a new membership also available. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
New England Aquarium (Boston, MA)
Active duty U.S. military personnel and their receive a discount on Aquarium admission. Adults receive $10 off admission, and children receive $5 off. Both active duty military personnel and their dependents need to show their military ID or military dependent card (orange) to receive the discount for themselves and their children.
Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge, MA)
All active and career retired military and their families (up to 6 people) receive free regular daytime admission, with additional 25% off for others in the party. Veteran military receive a 50% discount year-round with an additional 25% discount for others in their party. Military discounts available with military and photo ID at the Visitor Center only.
Southwick Zoo (Mendon, MA)
Active service people receive free general admission, dependents of active service people get 1/2 price admission, and veterans get 1/2 price admission.
* Updated May 2015