Smithsonian Magazine announces 15th annual Museum Day,
a celebration of boundless curiosity.

The Atwood Museum and participating museums nationwide will offer free admission on
Saturday, September 21, 2019 with a downloadable Museum Day ticket.

Museum Day is an initiative in which participating museums across the United States open their doors for free to those who download a branded ticket. The annual event allows museums, zoos and cultural centers from all 50 states to emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C. – based facilities, which offer free admission every day.

Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors – it acts as a springboard to empower and help advance the hopes and ambitions of the public, particularly school-aged children and those in underrepresented communities. It represents a notional commitment to access, equity and inclusion.

Those wishing to attend and participate in Museum Day 2019 can visit to learn more and download a Museum Day ticket beginning August 15. 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. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated, can be found at

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