Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Smithsonian Magazine Announces 11th Annual Museum Day Live!

From our friends at Smithsonian magazine...

A Celebration of Culture, Science, History and Education

Free admission on September 26, 2015, with a downloadable Museum Day Live! ticket

Smithsonian magazine designates Saturday, September 26 the 11th annual Museum Day Live! For one day only, participating museums across the United States, with a wide range of diverse exhibitions, will emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission everyday, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

The public can visit smithsonian.com/museumdaylive to learn more, and, beginning in August, download a Museum Day Live! ticket. Each ticket grants the ticket holder, and one guest, free access to any participating museum on September 26. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be updated as more museums sign on, can be found at Smithsonian.com/museumday/venues.

“Museum Day Live! unites a spectacular array of museums across the country around Smithsonian’s commitment to make knowledge accessible to everyone,” says Stephen Giannetti, Chief Revenue Officer of Smithsonian Enterprises. “This year we hope to welcome more guests to experience a cultural institution in their area.”

Museums in all 50 states have signed up to participate in Smithsonian magazine’s 2015 Museum Day Live!, the largest event of its kind. Over 1,300 museums are expected to participate this year. Museum Day Live! is sponsored by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau and GEICO.

For more information, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive.

About Smithsonian Media:
Smithsonian Media comprises of its flagship publication, Smithsonian magazine, as well as Air & Space, Smithsonian Books, and the Smithsonian Media Digital Network. In addition, Smithsonian Media overseas the Smithsonian Institution’s interest in the Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between the Smithsonian Institution and CBS/Showtime. Smithsonian Media is a division of Smithsonian Enterprises, the revenue-generating business unit of the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visit the museums annually.