Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Free Museum Admission Saturday

As part of an event called Museum Day, several museums around the nation are providing free admission on Sat., Sept. 24.

Sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine, the day aims to get museums that normally charge for admission to be like the Smithsonian -- free -- for just one day. Only select museums are participating, and you must register for tickets in advance to gain free admission.

Some of the participating museums nearby include: College Park Aviation Museum, National Museum of Crime & Punishment (DC), Kreeger Museum (DC), B&O Railroad Museum (Baltimore), Baltimore Museum of Art, Montpelier Mansion (Laurel) and Riversdale House Museum (Riverdale Park).

For more information on participating museums, or to get tickets, go to: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. And don't forget, since it's free, you may want to get the most bang for your buck and go to a museum that has a higher admission. For example, the admission for the National Museum of Crime & Punishment is regularly $19.95 for adults and $14.95 for children, while the College Park Aviation Museum is regularly only $4 for adults and $2 for children. So, financially, if you'd like to see both museums, you'd save more doing Crime & Punishment for free, and spending your own dime for aviation.

Have a great day!

-Hyattsville Mom

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