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“Museum Day” Free Museum Entry September 15th – Nationwide!

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Kids are back to school, but make sure you do not miss Smithsonian’s Museum Day!  On September 21st, museums across the nation are opening their doors to visitors for free! Search the museums in your area, or take a trip to somewhere further way.  Each person can download 2 tickets.  Tickets are available for download starting on August 15, 2019.  There are a limited amount of tickets available. 

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Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Tickets will be available to download on  August 15, 2019.

Make sure to join the conversation about Museum day on social media.
 @MuseumDay #MuseumDay #YearOfMusic

Our family loves museums, we have features several museums on our blog. You can check out a few museum features here if you are trying to decide where to get tickets for. Our family is thinking of making a day of it!

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Museum day is not just for families!  Enjoy a budget friendly date or outing with a friend.  While Museum Day tickets are downloaded two at a time, you could even go solo.  We of course will be taking the kids, but I highly suggest everyone get out and see a museum. Museums are a great way to learn a little more about the world and people around us.  It is important to us that our kids are exposed to as many learning opportunities as possible and museums have been one of our favorite ways to do just that.

“The traditional role of museums is to collect objects and materials of cultural, religious and historical importance, preserve them, research into them and present them to the public for the purpose of education and enjoyment.”

A few years back we had so much fun at the Monterey Bay Aquarium that we made a FREE Aquarium printable to celebrate! Feel free to click and print out.  Museums and educational printables are perfect for curious kids!

Tickets for Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day are now available for download. Museum-goers can head to the Museum Day website to download one free ticket, good for two people. Each ticket grants the ticket holder, and one guest, free access to any participating museum on September 21, 2019. One ticket is permitted per email address.

This year, Museum Day will celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music, an institution-wide initiative celebrating the Smithsonian’s vast musical collections and resources through 365 days of music-related programming. The Smithsonian Year of Music crosses disciplines, bringing together music-related resources in art, history, culture, science and education.

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Museum Day celebrates the extraordinary power of museums to provide visitors with insight and inspiration, and the event represents a national commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 1,300 museums have registered to date. To see the full list of participating museums and download a free ticket please visit:

Our family budget is thankful for free outings like these!  Remember that tickets are limited at each museum. It is suggested that you download your tickets early to make sure you get your first choice. There are so many museums to choose from nationwide. We are thinking of visiting a museum in Downtown San Diego or possibly taking a trip to Los Angeles for the day.  We know we can’t go wrong with a free ticket! Where will you go?

Until Next Time ~ Kate
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