This weekend go to a museum for free -- courtesy of the Smithsonian

Don Adkins, ZEALnyc Managing Editor, September 21, 2016

Are you one of those people who is always thinking 'you should make time to go attend that new exhibit' at your favorite museum, but then the exhibit closes before you get there? Or maybe there's a museum you've always thought about going to, but just haven't found the time, or maybe you're not even aware of all the museums that are actually in your local area -- then Museum Day Live! is definitely for you.

This Saturday, September 24th is Museum Day Live!, an annual celebration hosted by Smithsonian magazine to help bring more awareness of museums across the country and to encourage new visitors to go inside and explore. The wonderful part of this initiative is that it is nationwide -- so museums all across America will be taking part in this event. Participating museums and cultural institutions will admit anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket, and the good news is -- the tickets are FREE! Go through the steps below and you will be on your way to having a new and exciting adventure right in your own backyard.

STEP 1: To find a participating museum, click here.

STEP 2: To download a ticket, click here.

Again, museums all over the country will be participating (you will be prompted to enter your local zip code to access information for your local museums); the list of museums in the New York City metropolitan area which will be participating are listed below:


Asia Society and Museum
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Smithsonian Institution
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (Free everyday)
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Morris-Jumel Mansion
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Museum of American Finance Smithsonian Affiliate Museums
Museum of Chinese in America
Museum of the City of New York
New York City Fire Museum
Society of Illustrators
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
The Hispanic Society of America Free everyday
The Jewish Museum
The Morgan Library & Museum
The Rubin Museum of Art
Ukrainian Museum


Van Cortlandt House Museum


Alice Austen House
National Lighthouse Museum
Staten Island Museum
The Noble Maritime Collection


Hudson River Museum

Don Adkins, ZEALnyc's Managing Editor writes frequently on the arts, cultural and lifestyle-related events.

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