Over 1,000 Museums Across the U.S. are Offering Free Entry on Museum Day Live

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, New York.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, New York. Image by blood/depositphotos

Have you been wanting to visit more museums this year? September 18 is the perfect time to do so because over 1,000 museums across the United States are offering free entry to the public. Yes—we said FREE. How cool is that?

How It Happened

The goal of Museum Day Live is to promote cultural experiences in the U.S. and in association with the Smithsonian Museum, tons of museums in all 50 states will have free admission for the day with one guest. And we’re not just talking about museums, zoos and cultural centers will also be part of the fun.

A Generous Initiative

“As we begin to feel a sense of normalcy in our day-to-day lives, we are honored to welcome the public back to Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. and New York and museums around the country this Museum Day. In a year that has challenged us in unprecedented ways it is our hope that this year’s event serves as a reminder of the people, places and cultural experiences that have the power to unite us all,” said Amy Wilkins, Chief Revenue Officer at Smithsonian Media.

Museums are constantly being added to the list of free ones, so stay up to date on the Smithsonian’s website with which ones are participating.