Knowledge is power, and on these nights of the week, knowledge is also free! Whether you’re a history buff or an art enthusiast, you can take advantage of free admission at Toronto museums and galleries on select days of the week.
The best part is that there’s no limit to how many times you can attend.
What’re you waiting for? Put these on your calendar and enjoy!
Bring your friends and fam to The ROM on the third Tuesday night of each month for a free museum visit! This monthly offer includes free access to all of the galleries and exhibitions at the museum.
Advanced tickets are not required and it’s first come, first served, so be sure to arrive on time for a guaranteed spot!
Where: The Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park
When: Every third Tuesday of the month
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has a longstanding tradition of allowing the public to visit the gallery for free every Wednesday evening.
Free general admission tickets must be booked in advance, online.
If you don’t manage to get one, be on the lookout on Mondays when a limited number of free timed-entry tickets are released for the following Wednesday.
Where: The Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West
When: Wednesdays from 6 PM to 9 PM
The Aga Khan Museum also offers free admission to the public on Wednesday evenings from 4 PM to 8 PM.
No pre-registration is required, just show up in person to receive your free ticket and enjoy!
Where: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive
When: Wednesdays from 4 PM to 8 PM
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has a Free Friday Nights tradition that brings art lovers together on everyone’s favourite night of the week.
Visitors are invited to celebrate contemporary art and community and enjoy live performances, installations, pop-ups, activations, and more.
You can book your spot in advance to guarantee entry or drop in on the day. The last time slot for entry is 8:45 PM.
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 158 Sterling Road #100
When: Fridays from 5 PM to 9 PM
Toronto’s iconic shoe museum is open to all visitors for free on Sundays.
Explore the BSM’s nearly 15,000 artifacts, learn about the fascinating history of footwear, and participate in educational activities, all for free every Sunday.
Where: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
When: Sundays from 12 PM to 5 PM
Toronto’s Gardiner Museum is free for everybody on Wednesday evenings.
Plus, the museum is always free for all students with valid IDs, youth under 18, and Indigenous Peoples.
On regular admission days, visitors can also get 20% off with their Presto card.
Where: Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park
When: Wednesdays from 4 PM to 9 PM
With free admission at Toronto museums and galleries, you can enjoy the best that our city has to offer without spending a dime.
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