What’s better than visiting world-class museums. When you can do it for free. Free tickets are now available for Smithsonian Museum Day.
Smithsonian Museum Day
Every year the Smithsonian Museum holds a one day free entry event with 1,259 participating US cultural venues and museums.
You can see the list of participating museums.
Guests with a Museum Day ticket get free entry for them and a guest.
Free tickets are not valid for special exhibits, parking, or IMAX movies.
For 2018, Smithsonian Museum Day is September 22, 2018.
This is a great way to spend the day with family and friends. Especially if you want to visit museums with high ticket prices like the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.
Book your Passport to Pearl Harbor tour.
Pro-tip: Arrive early to avoid being turned away if the museum is full.
How to Get Free Tickets
1. Find the museum you want to visit
2. Enter your name and email address
3. Download your free ticket
4. Print your ticket (some Museums require a printed ticket, some let you show the ticket on your phone)
Choose wisely because you can’t make changes once you select a museum and download your ticket.
Pro-tip: You can get 1 free ticket per email address.
How to Hack Smithsonian Museum Day
1. Kid Free Museums
Hack Smithsonian Museum Day and save money by choosing kid free museums: museums that don’t charge entry fees for children.
This way you can use your free ticket for two adults instead of one adult and one kid.
2. Avoid Washington DC
Avoid Washington DC and other museums that don’t charge admission. Why waste a free ticket
3. Skip the Museums on Us venues
If you have a Bank of American debit or credit card you get free admission on the first weekend of each month from the Museum on US program.
Because Museums on US is every weekend, for Smithsonian Museum Day you should visit museums that aren’t on the list.
4. Coordinate Tickets
Because each person can get a ticket that’s valid for two people. With careful planning, you could visit four museums for free.
5. Use Multiple Emails
Or you could travel hack Smithsonian Museum Day and visit an unlimited number of museums or cultural institutions.
You can download one ticket per email address which is valid for two people. So if have several email addresses, you can get a ticket for each email.
Free tickets for Smithsonian Museum Day on September 22, 2018, are now available for download.
This yearly event lets you and one guest enjoy free admission to one of 1,259 participating museums or cultural venues.
You can get one ticket for every email. Each ticket provides free entry for two people.
If you have more than one email, you can get several tickets.
I’m thinking of taking another trip to Arizona and visiting the Desert Botanical Garden. Which museum are you visiting on Smithsonian Museum Day?
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