Saturday is @SmithsonianMag‘s #MuseumDay! Over 1,475 museums will offer free admission to ticket holders. Where will your curiosity lead you? Visit our website to find participating museums & download your ticket! https://t.co/VNWNlxzrsm
— Museum Day (@MuseumDay) September 17, 2018
You can search through all of the institutions involved at the Smithsonian website by location, name, or museum type, which include Air and Space, Art, Children, General, History, Natural History, Science, and Zoos and Gardens. Once you decide where you’d like to go, you have to confirm your name and email address, then your tickets will be available to download. Make sure to check beforehand if your museum will accept a digital ticket or if they require a hard copy.
Smithsonian warns “choose wisely,” because you can only get one ticket per email address and “there are no takebacks, once you select a museum” and “you will not be able to change your selection.” So make sure you are positive you are going to your top choice, and that you have at least one ticket for every two people. You might also want to get there early, because participating museums could fill up fast and have to turn some guests away, ticket or not.
And as much as we love being outside in fall, this is one time you’ll want to be indoors.
We love this program so much we want you to help make it even better. Search through the list of participating museums near you and tell us in the comments below which ones you think are most worth checking out!