Free Admission For Two On Museum Day

by Sandra Foyt on September 16, 2010

in Arts and Culture

Mark your calendars: on Saturday, September 25, Smithsonian Media will host Museum Day, in which participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket. Read the fine print:

The Museum Day Ticket provides free admission to one person, plus a guest. Register to get your ticket here.

  • One ticket per household
  • A ticket will gain entry in only one museum and only participating museums
  • Only an official Museum Day ticket is eligible for free entry.

You can use the free pass at 1,000+ museums all across the country, but you can only visit one participating museum with your ticket. Capital Region families may want to maximize this freebie by heading to one of the more expensive museums within day trip distance such as Boston’s Museum of Science or the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum in New York City.

Participating Capital Region Museums

If you’d rather stay closer to home, there are many participating museums in (or near) the Capital Region:

Make The Most of Your Visit offers a few tips to make your experience fun and educational. At the museum, they recommend that you collect information along the way, but take it easy. Consider purchasing postcards and matching it up to the exhibits, recording your impressions on the back of the postcard when you find the original. They also offer suggestions on how you can use Microsoft products to create dynamic multimedia projects after the visit. Of course, many of these ideas can be created with whatever digital tools you have available, or even without any gadgets at all. Just have fun!

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| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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