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First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/

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Smithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day.

2017 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Participating Bay Area Museums
FREE, but a ticket is required (available to download August 25, 2017)

This is the 2017 list per smithsonianmag.com – Please note that this lineup may change

  • Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles (Berkeley)
  • Blackhawk Museums (Danville)
  • NASA Ames Visitor Center (Mountain View)
  • Moffett Field Historical Society Museum (Mountain View)
  • California Museum (Sacramento)
  • Hiller Aviation Museum (San Carlos)
  • California Historical Society (SF)
  • San Jose Museum of Art (San Jose)

The Fine Print
The Museum Day ticket provides free admission to one person, plus a guest. The ticket is only good for two people per household, per address. A ticket will gain entry in only one museum and only at participating museums. If you go to Museum Day Live with more than one guest, your other guests will have to pay full admission.


Links: Event details

Cost: FREE*

*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/

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Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, East Bay, Kids & Families, North Bay, Peninsula, San Francisco, San FranFREEsco, South Bay

Friday, August 25, 2017

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*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
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