Even though admission is free, you can’t just walk in. A free ticket is required for the free admission. Each ticket admits two people, so if you are a group of more than two, register with different email addresses for the two-ticket limit. Tickets do not include special exhibits, parking or showings such as IMAX.
Whether you are part of group or not, go early in the day, since museums have the right to make you wait in favor of paying customers if space reaches capacity.
Your Smithsonian Museum Day Live! ticket will be e-mailed, and you must print it and bring it with you for free entry.
Click here for the NYCOTC list of regular weekly free museum hours in New York City.
NYC area museums participating in Smithsonian Museum Day Live last year included these, and we hope they are participating again in 2015:.
- Manhattan: Morgan Library and Museum, Museum of American Finance, Museum of Arts and Design, Jewish Museum,and NYC Fire Museum
- Bronx: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Van Cortlandt House
- Staten Island: Historic Richmondtown, Noble Maritime Collection
- Long Island: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City
Also on the list is the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian in Battery Park, which is free every day, not just on Museum Day Live!
See you at the museum on Smithsonian Museum Day