Bank of America has announced some new members of its Museums on Us program, now in its 15thyear. The program allows Bank of America credit card or debit card holders the opportunity to visit participating museums across the country for free one weekend each month. Merrill Lynch debit and credit card holders are also part of the Museums on Us program.

The program added more than 20 participating locations for 2012, including:

  • Whitney Museum of Art, New York
  • Adler Planetarium, Chicago
  • Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento, Calif.

According to a press release and the Museums on Us website, the perk for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch debit and credit card holders is available at more than 150 locations across the U.S. including:

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York
  • De Young Museum, San Francisco
  • High Museum of Art, Atlanta
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Mass.
  • Houston Zoo

Participating organizations include museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos and aquariums, representing over 90 cities in 31 states.

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit card holders can take advantage of the program the first full weekend of each month, starting with Feb. 4-5 and March 3-4, 2012.

Card holders need to present a photo ID and their Bank of America credit or debit card to gain one free general admission to the participating location. Special exhibitions, fundraising events and ticketed events are not included, and members should check with the location regarding hours and schedules. The Bank of America website offers free email and text reminders to alert members to eligible weekends. The program is free and card holders do not have to enroll to receive the free entry.