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No Plans This Weekend? 'Museum Day' Means Free Visits All Over the US

September 28, 2012 at 10:50 AM | by | ()

Looking for something to do this weekend? How about checking out a local museum for free? In case you didn’t know, tomorrow—Saturday, September 29—is Museum Day, and that means plenty of free admission and complimentary access to museums across the country.

All the fun is organized thanks in part to Smithsonian magazine and all you have to do is head over to their website and start museum shopping. Museum Day Live! gives you free access to the museum of your choice, as well as your guest. It’s kind of like a buy-none-get-both free kind of deal, so you really can't lose. There are some limitations, so it’s probably best to start free museum shopping as soon as possible. Just remember to print out your ticket voucher thing and bring it along with you.

They’ve put together a list of all participating properties right here, but you’re also free to search for things in your neighborhood. It’s not just big cities either, as we found everything from the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site in Cooperstown, North Dakota to the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. See? Plenty of options.

Our only recommendation would be to take it easy in the gift shop, as you can only use so many bookmarks and animal-shaped erasers.

[Photo of the free-on-Saturday Brooklyn Museum: TheGirlsNY]

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