10 Free Family Friendly Activities | Capital District Moms

A list of FREE activities to do with your family before the end of summer! However, many places appreciate donations.



New York State Museum – Albany, NY

Admission to the New York State Museum is free. However, your support plays a vital role in the success of the Museum’s mission.

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Berkshire Botanical Garden – Stockbridge, MA

Free on Tuesdays

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Forsyth Nature Center – Kingston, NY

The center is open year-round and is free to the public.

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Bronx Zoo – Bronx, NY

Wednesday Limited Admission tickets are free but you need to reserve a ticket ahead of time online. Wednesday Limited Admission tickets are park entry only. Individual attraction tickets required for premium exhibits and rides. $6 per person, per attraction.

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Sing – Free Summer Movie on August 24, 2021 

Afternoons in July & August, get out of the heat and step inside the Palace Theatre for a cool family-friendly movie on our Big Screen. 

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Five Rivers Environmental Education Center – Delmar, NY

Free. Make a donation to Friends of Five Rivers to help support the environmental education programs at Five Rivers.

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FREE Water Ski Show behind Jumpin’ Jack’s – Scotia, NY

Tuesdays at 6:30pm (Only two shows left! August 24th & August 31st)

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Art Omi

Visitors to the Sculpture & Architecture Park are encouraged to register for a day and time on weekends and select holidays. One registration is required per vehicle group. A suggested donation of $10 per person is encouraged for non-members, but we welcome all visitors regardless of donation.

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Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center


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Grab a museum pass from your local library

Every library is different so contact your local library directly to see what museum passes they have. The Colonie Library had suspended their museum pass program for a period of time; however, recently it started back up. The below picture was taken at the Colonie Library on August 18, 2021.






The above information is subject to change so please contact the business prior to heading out.

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