Smithsonian magazine has designated Saturday, September 24th the 12th annual Museum Day Live! Download your ticket— good for two free museum admissions— today.
If you’ve been to DC you know that Smithsonian museums there are FREE, which is AWESOME.
I have three kids and only one (maybe) qualifies for child admission anymore, so visiting a museum can be a huge expense. I think taking kids to museums is incredibly important, though, and I remember really fondly how we’d meander through the Philadelphia Museum of Art when I was a kid (we had a membership and basically went there when we didn’t have anything else to do).
So, I take advantage of free/discounted/pay what you wish as much as possible. And so should you! Museums are good for the soul! (Here’s a list of ongoing free and discounted admission days for DE and Philly museums.)
For one day only, participating museums across the country will emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC museums and offer free admission to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.
You can download your Museum Day Live! ticket here. Each ticket provides free access to any participating museum on September 24th for two people. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. I don’t know if a limited number are available, so I’d sign up early and make sure I got one!
A list of participating museums can be found here; more museums are expected to sign on and the site will be updated accordingly.
In Delaware, you’ll get in free to:
- the Rockwood Museum
- Old Swedes Historic Site
- Treasures of the Sea Exhibit
- Read House & Gardens
In Pennsylvania, you have these fairly close by:
- Brandywine River Museum of Art
- the Hershey Story
- African American Museum
- the Rosenbach Museum & Library
- Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
- National Museum of American Jewish History
- The Print Center (it’s always free though)
- Woodford Mansion
- Antique Automobile Club of America Museum
- National Christmas Center
plus a bunch more that I’m not familiar with/are farther away.
What museum would you most like to visit, locally or on a trip?
What museums would you recommend?