Smithsonian Museum Day Live 2016 – Free Admission To Dozens of Museums Across the Country



Are you looking for something to do with your family next weekend? Make sure you save the date because you’ll be able to get in to dozens of museums across the country thanks to Smithsonian magazine. Smithsonian Museum Day Live is an annual event that allows you to explore some pretty fun museums free of charge.

Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. 

There are only two things you have to do

STEP 1: Find a participating museum, click here.

STEP 2: Download a ticket, click here.

That’s it! You can enjoy dozens of  museums. Here is a list of some of the participating museums in So Cal.

  • Autry Museum of the American West
  • Zimmer Children’s Museum
  • Orange Empire Railway Museum
  • San Diego Air and Space Museum
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
  • Laguna Art Museum
  • and many more

For additional information head here. 

Smithsonian Magazine: Free Museum Admission Day- Sept 25th

I love almost anything that is free. As I was researching a future post, I stumbled upon Museum Day 2010, which will take place on Saturday, September 25th. Museum Day 2010 is sponsored by The Smithsonian Magazine

Museum Day 2010 will offer you and a guest(all you have to do is head to this link and print out a free card) FREE general admission to hundreds of museums and cultural venues nationwide. California has over 90 participating museums! This is the perfect opportunity to make that visit to a particpating museum that you have been wanting to visit. No excuses!

All you have to do is head here and print out your Free card. It allows you and a guest admission to participating museums. Simple as that!

Here is a list of participating museums in Southern California.

•Autry National Center- Los Angeles

•American Museum of Ceramic Art Pomona

•Bowers Museum and Kidseum- Santa Ana

•California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum Escondido

•Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert Rancho Mirage

•Chinese American Museum

•Craft and Folk Art Museum Los Angeles

•El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park Santa Barbara

•Elverhoj Museum of History & Art Solvang

•Escondido History Center

•Fowler Museum at UCLA Los Angeles

•Fullerton Museum Center Fullerton

•Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano San Juan Capistrano

•Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum Huntington Beach

•Los Angeles Art Association

•Laguna Art Museum- Laguna Beach

•Mingei International Museum Escondido Escondido

•Mingei International Museum San Diego San Diego

•Museum of Making Music- Carlsbad

•Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) Long Beach

•Museum of Neon Art (MONA) Los Angeles

•Museum of San Diego History San Diego

•Museum of Ventura County Ventura

•Oceanside Museum of Art Oceanside

•Palos Verdes Art Center Rancho Palos Verdes

•Pasadena Museum of California Art

•Point Fermin Lighthouse San Pedro

•Quail Botanical Gardens Encinitas

•Reuben H. Fleet Science Center San Diego

•Riverside Metopolitan Museum Riverside

•San Diego Archeological Center- Escondido

•San Diego Air & Space Museum San Diego

•San Diego Archaeological Center Escondido

•San Diego Chinese Historical Museum San Diego

•San Diego Natural History Museum San Diego

•Santa Monica Museum of Art Santa Monica

•Skirball Cultural Center Los Angeles

•Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles

•The Whaley House Museum San Diego

•Western Center for Archaeology & Paleontology Hemet