Free Museum Admissions on Sept. 24, 2011, for Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

"David" at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fla.
“David” at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Fla.

Free is good for every traveler’s budget. Now in its seventh year, Smithsonian magazine is working with museum partners across the United States to offer free admission during Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day on Sept. 24, 2011.

Last year I took advantage of free admission into the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art and this year I won’t be taking part because I’ll be across the state in Titusville at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex!

Reserve, Print and Bring Your Ticket!

Be sure to check out the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day website for the fine print. You’ll need to reserve your ticket in advance at a participating museum, download, print and bring it with you for admission. It’s valid for admission for up to two people (go alone or grab a friend!), per household, per address. Visit to find a museum and reserve your ticket.

Why Do the Museums Offer Free Admission on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day?

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission to everyone everyday, participating museums across the U.S. join Smithsonian magazine to offer free admission to anyone with a Museum Day Ticket one day each year. This allows participating museums to raise their profile with visitors who may have not known about them.

What museum or attraction will you be visiting on Sept. 24?



Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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