Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Two Free Museum tickets for this Saturday!

Smithsonian Magazine is sponsoring a nationwide Museum Day, this Saturday September 24, 2011, in the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums who offer free admission every day.There are quite a few museums and living history places in  Ohio that are participating in Museum day, the complete list can be found here.There are quite a few museums in the Cleveland area participating, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (which opens Friday 9-23-2011 with their final installation at that location!) and the Western Reserve Historical society. Over Canton's way, both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Canton Museum of Art are celebrating museum day! And if you want to travel a bit, there are even more choices a short drive away, both Zoar Village State Memorial and Historic Schoenbrunn Village are on the list for this Saturday. If a cross state hop on a Saturday appeals, the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History over the border in Pittsburgh are also participating.

To get your tickets, you must sign up on the Smithsonian Magazine's museum day site, here. This offer is valid for this Saturday only.

From the website:
  • Only an official Museum Day ticket is eligible for free entry. Official tickets can be found here on the Museum Day website soon, stay tuned.
  • One ticket per household, for two people.
  • A ticket will gain entry to only one of the participating museums, excluding parking and special events and exhibits.
  • If museum reaches capacity, museum has right to limit the number of guests until space becomes available.

Any place you choose to visit will be both a bargain and a learning experience for you and your family! Having worked in a museum myself, I can tell you that these types of events are great out reach for the institutions, bringing awareness to the items they preserve and their unique ways of educating us about our culture. I haven't yet decided where I want to spend my free tickets this weekend, but I do hope everyone takes advantage of this event!

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