Free entry to over 1,500 Smithsonian-affiliated museums on Sept 29

Museum Day is September 29 and over 1,500 Smithsonian-affiliated museums open their doors for free. The official website has a handy Find a Museum tool.

Browsing the list for my home state (not my current resident state by force conjugal) I see many museums of which I was previously unaware. Free entry is a good motivation to try a museum, or a bunch, that you might otherwise never visit.

Readers, what participating museums do you recommend?


American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN photo by PunkToad

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  • September 29 happens to be a free National Park day, too.

  • Mikes

    “New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science” We were going there anywhere since the mommy has other things to do. Perfect for a dino-day!

    Thank you!

  • KK

    If you’ve never checked out the American Swedish Institute, you should! It’s especially cool around Christmastime. 🙂