In September, Smithsonian Magazine will celebrate its 14th annual Museum Day. Hundreds of museums across the country will wave their admission fees for a day and here’s how you can score free museum tickets for you and your family.

This year Museum Day will take place on Saturday, Sep. 22. The theme of the free event will be “Women Making History” and will honor women who have been trailblazers in multiple arenas including the sciences, arts and innovation. Over 1,250 museums nationwide have signed on to participate in the event so far.

Some of the best kid-friendly museums participating include the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum in Saginaw, Michigan; the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito, California; the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology in Troy, New York and Dinosaur Journey in Fruits, Colorado.

While the event makes museum entry free, you still need to register for a ticket. A single ticket provides entry for the ticket holder and one guest. Only one ticket is permitted per email address. Check out the full list of participating museums and download your free ticket at the Smithsonian Magazine website.


—Shahrzad Warkentin

All photos: Courtesy of FWMSH



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