Smithsonian Magazine Free Museum Day Sept. 22.
Every year Smithsonian Magazine offers free general admission-for-two to hundreds of participating museums across the United States.
How to get free tickets
To take advantage of this offer you need to fill out the form on the Smithsonian website here and then download your free ticket valid for two people. Some museums will accept the ticket from your smart phone. Check the ticket for details.
The Museum Day ticket is good for two people per household, per address. Limit one ticket per household. If you’re planning on going as a group, consider registering for additional admit-two tickets through friends and family.
Arrive early, because the museums may limit the number of guests allowed in at one time.
Some of these museums have free days throughout the year. Check here.
American Writers Museum
DuSable Museum of African American History
Glessner House Museum
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
Leather Archives & Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum
National Hellenic Museum
Smart Museum of Art
Swedish American Museum Association of Chicago
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Aurora Regional Fire Museum
Barrington History Museum
Galena & U.S. Grant Museum
Geneva History Museum
Hoosier Grove Museum Streamwood, IL
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art Elmhurst, IL
Mayslake Peabody Estate Oak Brook, IL
National Museum of the American Sailor
Lincoln Heritage Museum