Free Admission on Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day

Participating museums and cultural institutions will offer free admission on Museum Day to those who downloaded a ticket.

National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas is Participating in the 2019 Museum Day.
National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas is Participating in the 2019 Museum Day..

Find Inspiration in a Museum

Mark your calendar! Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, is Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day. This means free museum admission into participating institutions! More than 1,300 participating museums and cultural attractions from across the country are participating.

Museums inspire, challenge, and educate us. This complimentary day celebrates the spirit of the Smithsonian’s policy of opening their doors for free to visitors.

The Smithsonian Year of Music will be revered this year. The celebration centers around the Smithsonian’s broad musical collections and brings together art, culture, education, history, and science.

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Museum, Washington, DC, Nov. 28, 2018
Nipper, “His Master’s Voice” at Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Museum.

Fast Facts: Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day

Find a participating museum or cultural attraction on the Museum Day website

This year’s Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day is Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Tickets are ONLY valid for this day.

The ticket is valid for up to two people. Only one ticket will be issued per email address. You may need to bring a printed ticket. Check details about the museum ticket requirements before finalizing your choice.

Choose wisely! You cannot change your mind once you click, “generate ticket.”

Arrive early because you want to spend your time exploring, not standing in line. Worst case scenario, if there is an overwhelming response for entry, you may be turned away.

My Dad Checking Out Instruments at Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Museum.
My Dad Checking Out Instruments at Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Museum.

Get social! Connect with Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day on Twitter (@MuseumDay). Share which museum you are excited about visiting by using #MuseumDay and #SmithsonianMusic in your posts.

Learn by visiting the Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day website.

Note: Free admission through Museum Day is only valid for U.S. residents.


Author: Solo Travel Girl

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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