Free Museum Admission by Bank of America

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Bank of America Museums on Us

Museums on Us® by Bank of America

Bank of America has been running a program of Museums on Us® for over 20 years. This distinctive program offers its customers free admission to over 200 museums on the first full weekend of every month. If you are a Bank of America customer, you can then take advantage of this program to gain free entry to museums. Simply present your active Bank of America credit or debit card and a photo ID at any participating museum, you will gain one free general admission to any participating museum, excluding special exhibitions, ticketed shows and fundraising events.

Nice Perk for Bank of America Credit Card Customers

All cardholders of Bank of America credit cards are eligible to receive one free pass for each museum on the first weekend each month. You can visit as many museums as you wish. There is no limit on the number of museums to be visited during the promotional dates. Museum hopping is fun, especially when it is free of charge and you happen to be traveling to a new city. It is a great perk that can save you hundreds of dollars per year in value if you have one of the following eligible credit cards:

Free Museum Dates for the Next 12 Months

Museums on Us® runs the first Saturday and Sunday of every month. The following are the weekend dates of free admission for the next 12 months.

Oct 1, 2022 & Oct 2, 2022Nov 5, 2022 & Nov 6, 2022Dec 3, 2022 & Dec 4, 2022
Jan 7, 2023 & Jan 8, 2023Feb 4, 2023 & Feb 5, 2023Mar 4, 2023 & Mar 5, 2023
Apr 1, 2023 & Apr 2, 2023May 6, 2023 & May 7, 2023Jun 3, 2023 & Jun 4, 2023
Jul 1, 2023 & Jul 2, 2023Aug 5, 2023 & Aug 6, 2023Sep 2, 2023 & Sep 3, 2023

Participating Museum Locations for 2022

There are more than 200 museums that participate in the Museums on Us® in 2022. Museum participants include some of the largest and most visited museums, including Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, etc. You can find the complete list of museums that participate in the program here.

Eligible Credit Cards for Museums on Us

The following are a few Bank of America credit cards whose card members can enjoy the free museum admission of the Museums on Us® program:

Cash Back Credit Cards

Credit CardBonus, Rewards, 0% InterestAnnual Fee
Bank of America Customized Cash Rewards Credit Card

Bank of America® Customized Cash Rewards credit card

  • $200 online cash rewards bonus after you make at least $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening.
  • 3% cash back in the category of your choice, automatic 2% at grocery stores and wholesale clubs (up to $2,500 in combined choice category/grocery store/wholesale club quarterly purchases) and unlimited 1% on all other purchases.
  • If you're a Preferred Rewards member, you can earn 25%-75% more cash back on every purchase. That means you could earn 3.75%-5.25% cash back on purchases in your choice category.
  • $0
    Bank of America Unlimited Cash Rewards credit card

    Bank of America® Unlimited Cash Rewards credit card

  • $200 online cash rewards bonus after you make at least $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening.
  • Unlimited 1.5% cash back on all purchases.
  • If you're a Preferred Rewards member, you can earn 25%-75% more cash back on every purchase. That means you could earn 1.87%-2.62% cash back on every purchase with Preferred Rewards.
  • $0

    Travel Credit Cards

    Credit CardBonus, Rewards, 0% InterestAnnual Fee
    Bank of America Travel Rewards Credit Card

    Bank of America® Travel Rewards credit card

  • 25,000 online bonus points after you make at least $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening - that can be a $250 statement credit toward travel purchases.
  • Unlimited 1.5 points per $1 spent on all purchases, with no annual fee and no foreign transaction fees and your points don't expire.
  • If you're a Preferred Rewards member, you can earn 25%-75% more points on every purchase. That means instead of earning an unlimited 1.5 points for every $1, you could earn 1.87-2.62 points for every $1 you spend on purchases.
  • $0
    Bank of America Premium Rewards Credit Card

    Bank of America® Premium Rewards® credit card

  • Receive 50,000 online bonus points - a $500 value - after you make at least $3,000 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening.
  • Unlimited 2 points for every $1 spent on travel and dining purchases and unlimited 1.5 points for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • If you're a Bank of America Preferred Rewards member, you can earn 25%-75% more points on every purchase. That means you could earn 2.5-3.5 points on travel and dining purchases and 1.87-2.62 points on all other purchases, for every $1 you spend.
  • $95

    0% APR Credit Cards

    Credit CardBonus, Rewards, 0% InterestAnnual Fee
    BankAmericard Credit Card

    BankAmericard® credit card

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    25 Responses

    1. Sheng Wang

      How do I get a ticket to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

      • CardBenefit

        You can apply for one of the Bank of America credit cards first. Then you can present the credit card, along with your ID, at box office of Metropolitan Museum of Art to get a free admission pass.

    2. Lisa

      Our local museum is requiring a promo code in order to reserve the free tickets. I can’t find the promo code anywhere. What is it?

    3. Lily

      Does my Bank of America Cash Rewards Master Card qualify for the museum admission benefit?

      • CardBenefit

        Yes, your Bank of America Cash Rewards Mastercard will qualify for the museum admission benefit.

    4. Barry A. Gross

      I only have a BOA debit card. Can I use that for free admission?

      • CardBenefit

        Yes, your BOA debit card will be good enough to qualify for free admission.

    5. Tina

      LACMA Has a Very Limited number of tickets available for first full weekend. so it’s impossible to reserve and also no options to reserve free online tickets.
      Will BOFA consider making weekday free tickets available?
      How to reserve free online tickets?
      LACMA has recorded voice messages- no live person to ask any questions.

    6. Bao

      The museum I want to go to (LACMA) only has online tickets right now and no walk-ins due to COVID. How do I get free tickets?

      • CardBenefit

        You may reach out to ticketoffice@lacma.org or 323 857-6010 to ask the museum about free admission tickets. Hopefully free tickets can be arranged by allowing you to send a copy of your Bank of America card.

      • Yao

        Were you able to get in for free? If so, how?

    7. Lou

      Can I use my BOA credit card shown in my iPhone Wallet app instead of the actual physical credit card?

      • CardBenefit

        Although we don’t have experience on this to confirm it one way or another, it seems that it should work, because museums just want to verify that you have a Bank of America card (debit or credit) and the name on the card matches your ID (driver license, etc). Museums don’t need to swipe your cards on any devices. A Bank of America app on your iPhone Wallet should show your name on it and it should be good enough.

    8. Leah Pickard

      Are there any botanical gardens free admissions in the program?

      • CardBenefit

        Yes, there are a few botanic gardens in the program. For example, Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado, Selby Gardens in Florida, Portland Japanese Garden in Oregon, Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Tennessee. The list of museum participants is available at https://www.cardbenefit.com/museums-on-us-participating-museums/.

    9. Jay

      I included my wife as an authorized person and she got the credit card which has same card number but her name on it. Can both of us get free tickets at the same time?

      • CardBenefit

        Yes, both of you will get free museum admission tickets, because it does not matter if both of you have the same card number. They only check to see that the name on the credit card matches the identity on the driver license.

    10. Bernie

      What happened to the free zoo visits?

    11. Scot

      Does my Bank of America debit VISA card for my HSA account qualify for the museum admission benefit?

      • CardBenefit

        Yes, a Bank of America debit card will qualify for the free museum admission benefit.

    12. Jiaqiang Zhong

      How many Free Museum Admission ? Only kids, or whole family, or including adults ?

      • CardBenefit

        You will receive 1 free general admission per Bank of America debit or credit card. The free admission will be for the cardholder of the debit or credit card.

      • Tim

        If you add other family members as account users, they will each have a card with their name on it. Then each will just need a photo ID as well. (Years ago, I took my kids to the museum this way — back when their Bank of America debit cards still had photos on them.)