Bank of America’s Museums on Us program, which offers Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit cardholders free access to some of the nation’s finest cultural, recreational and educational institutions on the first full weekend of every month, continues Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5. In Maine, customers can enjoy free access to Rockland’s Farnsworth Art Museum.

Bank of America has strong long-term relationships with some of the best museums, historical sites, botanical gardens, science centers and zoos in the United States and created Museums on Us to provide a free cultural benefit to their customers through its partnership with these institutions. Museums on Us is a national program and includes more than 150 leading U.S. cultural institutions in 91 cities.

Other participating institutions include the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, N.H.; Massachusetts’ American Textile History Museum, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA), the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Worcester Art Museum and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art; and eight museums in New York City including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney.

Customers must present their Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit cards and a valid photo ID to gain free general admission to any participating institution. For more information and a complete list of participating sites, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or