Museum Day Live: 2 Free Admission to Participating Museums

Museum Day Live! is on September 21, 2019.  On that day you can visit participating museums and cultural institutions across the country for FREE. If you’re from Los Angeles, you can visit museums for free on various days year-round by checking check Free Museum Days.

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Museum Day Live is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.

The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people per e-mail address.

Check if your museum of choice is part of the Museum Day Live! Participating Museums

When is Museum Day Live!?

Saturday, September 21, 2019

How do I find out if a museum in my area is participating?

Visit Find a Museum to locate participating museums near you. Zoom in on the map or search by state, zip code or museum name.

How do I get free admission?

To Get a Ticket, enter your email address, name, state and museum of choice. You will receive an email from with a link to your downloadable ticket immediately.

Does everyone get free admission?

To get free admission, guests must present an official Museum Day Live! ticket. This ticket provides general admission for the ticket holder plus one guest (not valid for special exhibits, parking, IMAX film screening or any other offer).

Can I bring my whole family to Museum Day Live!?
Each ticket provides general admission for ticket holder plus one guest. If you go to Museum Day Live! with more than one guest, your other guests will have to pay full admission.

Can I download a ticket for more than one museum?

No, you may only download one ticket for one museum.

Are all museums in the country participating in Museum Day Live!?

Museums must elect to participate. Find a museum in your area now.