How to get free museum access with Bank of America’s ‘Museums on Us’ program

May 1, 2021

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Did you know you can get free entry at hundreds of museums around the country,  by simply holding the right credit card?

That’s right: Bank of America’s “Museums on Us” program offers free general admission access at 225 cultural institutions in dozens of cities across the United States.

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Museums on Us traditionally offers free admission to cultural institutions nationwide during the first full weekend of every month. It’s a great money-saving perk for anyone who holds a Bank of America, Merrill or Bank of America Private Bank (US Trust) credit or debit card, such as the Bank of America® Premium Rewards® credit card or the Bank of America® Customized Cash Rewards credit card.

The next eligible “Museums on Us” dates are this weekend — May 1 and 2.

There are dozens of interesting (and cool) spots to spend the day. And this program could save you a bit of cash, as some museums on the list, like the Met, cost $25 for a general admission ticket.

Keep in mind that, due to the coronavirus, you are encouraged to make a reservation before your museum visit.

How to get in for free

More than 200 museums, science centers and art galleries participate in the Bank of America Museums on Us program. To get in for free, simply visit on the first full weekend of each month and flash an eligible credit or debit card, along with a photo ID. With those bank cards, you’re eligible to receive one general admission ticket.

If you and your partner both have one of these cards, you’ll each need to present one to gain free entry. Note that most ticketed shows, special exhibits or fundraising events are excluded.

If you do have to shell out for additional tickets for other members of your group, be sure to use a credit card that rewards you for entertainment spending.

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