Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Free Museum Admission Saturday
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!