Free Museum Admission Sept. 27, 2014 for Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!

Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va., is Participating in Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live!, Sept. 27, 2014
Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va., is Participating in Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live!, Sept. 27, 2014
Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va., is Participating in Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!, Sept. 27, 2014

 

The date is set for one of my favorite days to soak up culture, Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! is Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Marking its 10th anniversary, more than 1,000 museums across the U.S. will offer free admission with a pre-ordered ticket.

Bok Tower Gardens - Plan a Visit during Your Florida Vacation
Bok Tower Gardens – Plan a Visit during Your Florida Vacation

It’s been a few years since I’ve been able to participate in free Museum Day and it looks as though my schedule is free to take in some culture and art appreciation this year. Will I make a return visit to The Ringling in Sarasota or Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales? Or maybe I’ll visit someplace I haven’t, such as the Naples Depot Museum or the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs.

 

Hmm. Decisions, decisions.

 

Don’t Forget to Set the Date!
A little bit of planning is involved with Museum Day Live! Although admission is free, a ticket which is valid for up to two people, per household, per address, needs to be secured and brought to your selected museum of choice on Sept. 27. Not all museums are participating and some already offer free admission, but they may offer additional activities on Museum Day. Find participating museums now and secure tickets from the Museum Day Live! website beginning Aug. 1, 2014.

Rose Garden of The Ringling in Sarasota
Rose Garden of The Ringling in Sarasota

What’s the Deal with Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! and Free Museum Admission?
Smithsonian Museums offer free admission to the public daily. In the same spirit, museums participating in Museum Day Live! can raise their profile with visitors who may have been unaware of what they do.

 

Don’t Forget the Fine Print
Visit the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day website for details, such as reserving your ticket in advance and to find which museums are participating. Once you receive your ticket, be sure to download, print and bring it with you for admission. Note: Some museums will allow you to show your ticket on your smartphone while others require a printed ticket.

 

Does free museum admission sound too good to be true? No, not really, but be prepared to arrive early and bring your patience because Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! is popular. Remember, free is good for every traveler’s budget!

 

What museum will you be visiting on Sept. 27?

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Jenn

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, SoloTravelGirl.com 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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