General admission for children 17 years and under is always free


We invite our neighbors to enjoy the Gardner with free admission on the first Thursday evening of every month from 3 pm through 9 pm. 

How to Reserve Tickets

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Reserve your ticket online, by clicking the RESERVE YOUR TICKETS button above.

Free First Thursdays are supported in part by Maureen and Michael Ruettgers and the Wallace Minot Leonard Foundation. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.