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February 27, 2017
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If you’re visiting a museum this weekend — March 4-5 — don’t forget your Bank of America® credit or debit card. It could get you in for free.

The longstanding Bank of America® Museums on Us program gives cardholders free admission to scores of institutions on the first full weekend of every month. In celebration of the program’s 20th year, the bank recently announced that the list of participating institutions around the country had grown to more than 175. That’s a notable lift compared with the 150 institutions at the same time last year. The sites are in 109 cities in 33 states.

Here’s how the program works: If you have a credit card or debit card from Bank of America®, Merrill Lynch or U.S. Trust, show it at the door when you’re buying tickets, along with a photo ID, to get one free general admission ticket. Cardholders — not their guests — are the only ones eligible for free admission. This program won’t get you into special exhibitions, ticketed shows or fundraising events, according to the terms. For reminders about when you can get these free tickets, sign up for text or email notifications here.

Even if spending a Saturday at a museum isn’t your cup of tea, Museums on Us is still worth checking out. Despite its name, the program also includes zoos, aquariums, science centers, botanical gardens and other institutions. You can see the full 2017 roster of participating sites here.

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Claire Tsosie is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: claire@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @ideclaire7.