Image via CrunchBase
This year Museum Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25th. Not familiar with this event? Well I wasn't either until I ran across some ads for it and checked it out immediately! It is an annual event where participating museums partnered with Smithsonian Media, have free museum admission to anyone with a Museum Day Ticket. The ticket is good for two people on the day of the event and is limited to one per household. Also you can only visit one museum that day, so no museum hopping unless you have season membership or the cash to pay full price.
This is the sixth year this event has taken place and will be my first time going. To double check my museum I called this morning and spoke to a ticket associate who told me that the ticket only covers general admission to the museum. There will be a few shows going on that date that are not covered by the ticket and cost $16.50 each BUT ( here's the great part) all show tickets purchased the day of the show accompanied by the Museum Day Ticket would be discounted to $8 each! Since my daughter is under 2 years old, her admission to the museum and the show is free! So, for my family all 3 of us will be admitted for free to the museum and should we decide to stay for one of the shows that day our total cost will be around $16! How great is that!
So here is how to request your museum day tickets. Go to the Museum Day website here and look for a list of participating museums. You may want to call to double check before requesting that specific museum. Then fill out the form. Check your email for the message containing your download link.This should come the same day you request it. Print your ticket and put it some place safe (save your email just in case you need to print it again.) For fun: call the museum and see will they be offering any other specials that day for Museum Day ticket holders.