Reminder that more than 1,300 museums in all 50 states are offering FREE admission next Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, for the 13th annual Smithsonian Museum Day Live! event.
Important – you can’t just walk in. Museum Day Live! FREE admission requires a special admission ticket, which you must download (free, of course), print, and bring with you for admission.
Each FREE ticket grants the ticket holder and one guest FREE access to any participating museum on September 23.
The annual Museum Day Live! event allows museums nationwide to emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, as does the National Museum of the American Indian in Lower Manhattan, a branch of the Smithsonian.
New for 2017, Museum Day Live! is partnering with Microsoft to create special interactive lesson plans using Minecraft: Education Edition. Participating museums can download the lesson plans to enhance the Museum Day Live! experience at their facility. Following the event, Microsoft will provide schools with access to the Minecraft: Education Edition extensions.
Your Smithsonian Museum Day Live! ticket will be e-mailed, and you must print it and bring it with you for free entry. The operational word here is print. Showing the download on your mobile phone or tablet is not acceptable for admission.
Each ticket is good for two people, and does not include special exhibits, parking or special exhibits or showings such as IMAX.
In New York City, participating Museum Day Live! museums include:
- Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
- Morris-Jumel Mansion
- Museum of American Finance
- Museum of the City of New York
- The Hispanic Society of America
- Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian in Battery Park, which is free every day, not just on Museum Day Live!
NYCOTC tip: if you are a group of more than two, register with different email addresses for the two-ticket limit. 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.
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