September 23, 2017 marks the 13th annual Museum Day Live! event sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine in partnership with Microsoft. Museums in your area may be participating and providing you the oppportunity to visit FREE on that day. Tickets start becoming available today, August 25th, so don't procrastinate!
Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.
Where will your curiosity lead you on Museum Day Live!?
The following website will provide further information, as will the FAQ provided below.
When is Museum Day Live!?
Saturday, September 23, 2017
How do I find out if a museum in my area is participating?
Visit Find a Museum to locate participating museums near you. Zoom in on the map or search by state, zip code or museum name.
How do I get free admission?
Tickets will be available to download beginning at midnight on Friday, August 25, 2017. At that time, a link to get a ticket will appear on the top menu bar, as well as in each museum profile. Once you enter your name, email address, and select the museum you wish to attend, your ticket will appear on the next screen and be emailed to you. Don't forget to save it!
Does everyone get free admission?
To get free admission, guests must present an official Museum Day Live! ticket. This ticket provides general admission for ticketholder plus one guest (not valid for special exhibits, parking, IMAX film screening or any other offer).
Can I bring my whole family to Museum Day Live!?
Each ticket provides general admission for ticketholder plus one guest. If you go to Museum Day Live! with more than one guest, your other guests will have to pay full admission.
Can I download a ticket for more than one museum?
No, you may only download one ticket per email address. Once you select a museum, you are not able to change the museum.
Are all museums in the country participating in Museum Day Live!?
Museums must elect to participate. Find a museum in your area now.