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18th Annual Museum Day

Sep 17 | Sat |
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Smithsonian magazine has designated Saturday, September 17, 2022, as the 18th annual Museum Day, 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 is a springboard to uplift and advance youth and underrepresented communities, fulfilling a national commitment to breaking down barriers for equity and inclusion.

This year’s theme, The American Experience, is a celebration of boundless curiosity that grants access to the remarkable arts, culture, sciences, innovation, and history exhibits across the United States. Visit on August 15, 2022, to download a ticket. Each ticket grants the ticket holder and one guest free access to any participating museum on September 17, 2022. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated, can be found at

Venue: Participating Museums

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