Free Museum Day This Saturday, September 22

September 21, 2018
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PRICELESS CULTURE

What do Van Gogh, a Tyrannosaurus Rex, &
a WWII aircraft carrier have in common?A

Well, typically, not very much… but this Saturday is the exception.

SEE IT FOR FREE

MUSEUM DAY

Saturday, September 22nd

  • 1,500 museums & zoos in all 50 states will offer FREE admission.
  • Sponsored by Smithsonian magazine to encourage free entry as its DC-based museums do.
  • Visitors must download one ticket per email address that’s worth free admission for two people.

How Much Should It Cost?

  • About one-third of America’s 35,000+ museums are free.
  • But with funding under pressure, museums struggle with how much to charge.
  • Ticket prices are crucial: Admissions represent 7% of museum’s financial support, behind endowments (22%) & museum store purchases (8%).

This year's Museum Day theme is ‘Women Making History recognizing female trailblazers in arts, sciences, innovation, and culture. Click to find participating museums in your area.

by Jenna Lee,

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