Museum Day: Smithsonian magazine sponsors FREE Museum entry across the country

Attention seekers of knowledge. Museum Day is coming!

What is Museum Day?

The Smithsonian Institution was established to increase and diffuse knowledge.  To that end, the magazine of America’s national educational facility, with 19 of its own museums and 9 research centers, hosts Museum Day, an annual “celebration of boundless curiosity”.  On Museum Day, participating museums and cultural institutions provide free admission!

This year, the event will take place on Saturday, September 22.  There are over 1,400 participating centers of knowledge!  Here’s a list of some of them:

Atlanta (full list) – David J. Sencer CDC Museum

Boston (full list) – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Chicago (full list) – Museum of Contemporary Art

New York (full list) – Museum of Arts and Design

San Diego (full list) – San Diego Air & Space Museum

Seattle (full list) – Museum of Pop Culture

How to get a ticket

In order to participate, you must present a Museum Day ticket which allows entry for two people. 1 ticket per email address.  To get your ticket, visit to see the full list of participating museums. You can filter your search by state, city, zip code, category or name.  Click on the museum you wish to attend and enter your name and email address to confirm your choice. Some museums require a printed copy of the ticket, so read the details in the email confirmation.

We’ll be going to Seattle’s MoPop this year.  Where will you explore? Let us know on Twitter @tekubentravel or tag us on Instagram @tekubentravel.

Anywhere you decide to visit, have fun and learn lots!

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