Smithsonian Magazine FREE Museum Day Admission

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I received an email recently that tickets for the next Smithsonian Magazine FREE Museum Day are now available to request! This year’s event will be held on April 4, 2020.

There are many different options to choose from, however, tickets are available in limited quantities. Therefore if you see a place you would like to check out on free museum admission day, grab your tickets now.

Here’s how to get your free tickets:

  1. Head over to the Smithsonian Magazine website here.
  2. Select the “Get a ticket” button in the top header.
  3. Use the parameters in the left-hand column to sort by zip code or state. Or you can use the search bar at the top to look for a specific museum if you have one in mind. Not all museums are participating so you might need to look through the list if your choices are not showing up.
  4. Once you have decided, click the “Get A Ticket” button for the venue you would like to visit.
  5. Type in your email and name. Also, check the box if you want to receive future offers and news from Smithsonian Magazine (this is optional).
  6. Next click “Generate Ticket” and on the next screen, you will be able to download your free admission ticket for April 4th, 2020!

Note that your free admission ticket will get you and one guest admitted to the venue you select. You must present the official downloaded and printed version of the ticket on April 4th to get your free admission.

Here is a list of some of my favorite participating venues in New York this year (as of March 2nd, 2020). Note that this list is subject to change and you should always check the Smithsonian Magazine website for the most up-to-date information.

Albany Institute of History & Art
Albany, NY
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

All Things Oz Museum
Chittenango, NY
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST)

Arnot Art Museum
Elmira, NY
Hours: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Buffalo Harbor Museum
Buffalo, NY
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST)
Free Everyday

Burchfield Penney Art Center
Buffalo, NY
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Children’s Museum of Science and Technology
Troy, NY
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
Chittenango, NY
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Colored Musicians Club Jazz Museum
Buffalo, NY
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Erie Canal Discovery Center
Lockport, NY
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

George Eastman Museum
Rochester, NY
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Gomez Mill House
Marlboro, NY
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST)
LIMITED QUANTITIES

H. Lee White Maritime Museum At Oswego
Oswego, NY
Hours: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
North Tonawanda, NY
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Museum of disABILITY History
Buffalo, NY
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Nash House Museum
Buffalo, NY
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Niagara History Center
Lockport, NY
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Phelps Mansion Museum
Binghamton, NY
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Roberson Museum and Science Center
Binghamton, NY
Hours: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
Jamestown, NY
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Saratoga Automobile Museum
Saratoga Springs, NY
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Sci-Tech Museum of Northern New York
Watertown, NY
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Seneca-Iroquois National Museum
Salamanca, NY
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Seward House Museum
Auburn, NY
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

The Buffalo History Museum
Buffalo, NY
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

The Hyde Collection
Glens Falls, NY
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

The Rockwell Museum
Corning, NY
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)
Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
Buffalo, NY
Hours: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST)

World Awareness Children’s Museum
Glens Falls, NY
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST)

Where do you plan to go on Smithsonian Magazine FREE Museum Day?

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