Museum Day: Free Tickets Nationwide On Saturday, March 12th 2016


Museum Day Live! is usually an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for free. This is in following the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day.

Registration is now live for a special additional day on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Must register by March 1st. Each registration to this “special edition” of Museum Day gets you one ticket good for two people at participating museums. One ticket per valid email address. You must pick the specific museum during the ticket request process, and then download a PDF to print out as your ticket.

There are some cool museums around us that now cost $25 for adults and $10 for children, so this can be a significant savings depending on the size of your family. (Two adults and two kids should register and print out two tickets. Kids can also get their own tickets.) Note: After poking around the site, it appears that the selection for this “special edition” is not as good as the official Museum Day. Still, free is free and your favorite museum may still be on there.

Don’t forget to add the event to your calendar! I’ve probably forgotten about this half the times that I’ve registered.

Also see: Bank of America’s Museums on Us Program.


  1. Thanks for this heads up; you’ve given me the opportunity to see a museum I normally wouldn’t bother with on account of its $24 tickets.

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