Museum Day is an annual event where visitors can get free admission to museums around the country. This year, Museum Day falls on September 17th, and participating museums are offering free admission for all visitors. If you're looking for things to do in your city or town, be sure to check out what museums are participating in Museum Day! Many smaller museums offer unique exhibits that you won't find at larger institutions. And who knows? You might discover a new passion for art, history, or science by visiting a museum during Museum Day. Get out there and explore!
Smithsonian magazine has designated Saturday, September 17, 2022 as the 18th annual Museum Day, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States open their doors for free to those who download a branded ticket. The annual event allows museums, zoos and cultural centers from all 50 states to emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day. This year’s event is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors—it acts as a springboard to empower and help advance the hopes and ambitions of the public, particularly school-aged children and those in underrepresented communities. It represents a national commitment to access, equity and inclusion. This year’s theme, The American Experience, shines a spotlight on wonderful arts, culture, sciences, innovation and history exhibits across the country.
“We are so thrilled to be able to bring Museum Day to the public for the 18th year and to once again be able to highlight many of the museums and cultural institutions that make America so special,” said Amy Wilkins, Chief Revenue Officer at Smithsonian Media. “Through the support of our incredible sponsors, The Quaker Oats Company and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, we are able to enhance this initiative and continue to foster a sense of boundless curiosity for knowledge and culture across the country.”
Additionally, Quaker is sponsoring Museum Day once more to further enhance the event’s mission of making cultural and educational experiences accessible to all. Starting July 5 through September 17, 2022, Quaker will be running a back-to-school instant win promotion program in which participants will have the chance to win one of one hundred Smithsonian Science kits per day. Quaker will also host a grand prize instant win promotion in which five grand prize winners will win a trip to Washington, D.C. and a visit to Smithsonian museums. For more information and Official Rules about the promotion please visit QuakerBacktoSchool.com. Check out Things to Do in Branson with Kids.
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