As cities and states start to reopen following lengthy pandemic closures, museums, zoos, and cultural centers are welcoming guests once again. To celebrate, the Smithsonian magazine has set aside Saturday, September 18th to bring back its popular Museum Day. According to USA Today, more than 1,000 institutions across the country will participate. Admission is free, but you must download a ticket from the Museum Day website. Tickets will be available starting August 18th.
After a difficult year of closur, it’s hoped that Museum Day can reignite interest in museums and encourage financial support. Amy Wilkins, Smithsonian Media chief revenue officer, explained to USA Today that “most museums rely on public funds and donations, and those are not generally forthcoming in years in which people can’t actually experience all the amazing things they have to offer, so we’re really looking forward to being able to draw attention to and support, these cultural institutions”
Check out this post by The Seniors Trust Network to learn more about this fabulous free find including some of the more interesting venues you can visit. There is something for everyone and every interest ranging from air and space, art, children, general history, science, and natural history museums as well as several historical landmarks.
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