Have you heard about Museum Day!? This annual event provides each registrant with a FREE museum ticket! There are many participating museums and cultural institutions around the US.
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In 2020, Museum Day will take place on Saturday, April 4th. Tickets will be available to download as early as February 27, 2020!
Where will YOU go?
Getting your free admission is easy!
Step 1: Pick the museum you want to visit.
There are over 750 participating museums and cultural institutions! You can view the entire list on the Smithsonian Magazine website. You can sort the list by state and museum type (art, air/space, children’s, history, natural history, science, and zoos/gardens).
Some of my favorite museums and institutions are on this list, including MoPop in Seattle!
The list also points out which museums offer free admission every day. To make the most of your Museum Day pass, I recommend skipping museums that are always free, offer free passes through your local library or discounts if you have EBT (as long as you have EBT and can use that discount later, anyway).
Step 2: Claim your free ticket!
Once you’ve found the museum you want to attend, you’ll need to reserve your ticket! Click the “Get a Ticket” button next to the museum you wish to attend.
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You will be required to provide your name, email address and confirm the museum you want to visit. You have to choose just one museum, so be sure to choose wisely!
Step 2: Print your tickets (or don’t)!
You can download your ticket immediately and you will receive a copy in your email. If you don’t see the email, do a quick search for firstname.lastname@example.org to see if it ended up in your spam folder.
When you select your museum, keep an eye out for that museum’s policies. Museums that require a printed ticket will say so under the address. There will be an asterisk and it will say *printed ticket required.
If the museum requires a printed ticket, they will not accept a digital one. You absolutely need to have it printed and ready on the day.
Step 3: Have a really great day!
Get ready for adventure! On the designated date, take your tickets and enjoy the museum of your choice… and don’t forget to take lots of pictures!
And don’t forget about us! We’d love to see your adventures. Be sure to tag us on social media at @lowincomerelief!
3 Important Things to Know About Museum Day:
There are several things to keep in mind as you prepare for your museum adventure.
Your ticket allows you to bring one guest.
Each ticket provides general admission for the ticket holder and one guest. If you want to bring a larger crowd, everyone will need to claim their own tickets or pay full admission.
If you have a child who would typically receive free admission, that child usually will not count as your Museum Day guest. However, you may want to double-check with the museum in advance so you don’t receive any unhappy surprises on Museum Day.
You can’t change museums later.
Once you choose a museum, you’re stuck. You can’t change your mind later, so be sure to choose wisely! To make the most of your Museum Day Live pass, I recommend skipping museums that are always free, offer free passes through your local library or discounts if you have EBT (as long as you have EBT and can use that discount later, anyway).
Check back next year, too!
Museum Day is an annual event. Be sure to come back next year and claim free tickets to another museum!