Smithsonian Day Live 2015 : Free Admission to Hundreds of Museums Across the Country




If it were up to me, we would be going on outings every single weekend as a family. Unfortunately a day out for a family of four can be quite expensive. It’s one of the reasons why I created this website and why I love sharing about free admissions to amazing places. Here’s one of the deals you don’t want to miss!

On Saturday, September 26th, hundreds of museums across the nation will be offering free admission to participating venues with a ticket. In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket for free. Each ticket provides free admission for two people.

There are 40 participating museums in Southern California. Here’s a short list of some of the local venues participating.

  • Zimmer’s Childrens Museum
  • Orange Empire Railway Museum
  • Autry National Center
  • Museum of Making Music – Carlsbad
  • Pennypickle’s Workshop/Children’s Museum
  • San Diego Air and Space Museum
  • San Diego Automotive Museum

All you have to do is head here to register and get your ticket. If you’ve wanted to hit either the Zimmer’s Children Museum or Pennypickle’s Workshop, this would be a great time!

For additional info and to get your tickets head here.

The Queen Mary’s 80th Anniversary Celebration – Free Admission!



Happy Monday! I love anniversary celebrations, and I definitely am loving this one I’m going to share about. On Friday, September 26th, the Queen Mary, will celebrate its 80th anniversary. Yes, 80 years!!!  To celebrate the Queen Mary will offer FREE admission to guests, along with $5 parking all day long.  The day long anniversary will also feature live entertainment, discounted tours ($10), and much much more.

I’ve never had the opportunity to tour the Queen Mary and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. If you’re like me and want to check out this amazing ship, and get in for free, you definitely don’t want to miss out. To learn more about this super fun celebration, head here.


This Weekend: Target Free Admission and Bank of America’s Museums on Us


It’s that time again! The first weekend of the month means that Target is offering free admission to some pretty cool places to explore with the family, and Bank of America card holders(ATM/Debit or Credit Card) can enjoy free admission to some pretty fun places!

Target offers Free Admission to one of my favorite children’s museums, The La Habra Childrens Museum on the first Sunday of the month. It also offers Free Admission to the Bowers Museum and Kidseum. Both places are fantastic places for families and the kiddos are sure to have a good time.

Bank of America’s Museums on Us offers its customers a weekend of free admission to some fantastic places. Here is a list of Southern California attractions.

Some of the local participating museums/zoos are,

  • Discovery Science Center (no Sundays)
  • Laguna Beach Art Museum
  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps
  • San Diego Museum of Art
  • Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Riverside Art Musseum
  • The Living Desert Zoo in Palm Desert
  • The Palm Springs Art Museum
  • Autry National Center
  • Skirball Cultural Center
  • Hammer Museum
  • Museum of Latin American Art

    For additional info on Bank of America’s Museums on Us head here. I hope you have a fantastic weekend with your families!