How to Get Free Entry to Over 1,000 U.S. Museums for Museum Day Live

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, New York.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, New York. Image by blood/depositphotos

Are there museums that you’ve been meaning to check off your bucket list? Well, September is the time to finally do it. In just a few months more than 1,000 museums in the U.S. will be free to the public. The idea behind it is to promote cultural experiences across the country. How exciting is that?

In association with Smithsonian Magazine, the 17th annual Museum Day Live will take place on September 18, 2021. Visitors just need to download a branded ticket for participating institutions and they’ll be granted access free of charge to museums, zoos, and cultural centers for the day with one guest.

“As we begin to feel a sense of normalcy in our day-to-day lives, we are honored to welcome the public back to Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. and New York and museums around the country this Museum Day,” said Amy Wilkins, Chief Revenue Officer at Smithsonian Media. “In a year that has challenged us in unprecedented ways it is our hope that this year’s event serves as a reminder of the people, places and cultural experiences that have the power to unite us all.”

So far, hundreds of museums across the country have signed up for the campaign and the list of those participating is constantly updating. Check out the list on the Smithsonian’s website.