Over 50 Massachusetts museums will open their doors for free on Saturday, Sept. 21, thanks to Smithsonian Magazine and its 15th annual Museum Day. For this one-day event, museums and cultural institutions all across the country will offer free admission to anyone with a Museum Day ticket.
Here’s what you need to do: visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday and search for the participating institution you’d like to visit. Then download your ticket, which grants free general admission for two people.
Museums in all 50 states have signed up to participate in this year’s event, and more than 1,300 museums are expected to join in.
Participating Massachusetts museums:Armenian Museum of America - Watertown Atwood Museum - Home of the Chatham Historical Society - Chatham Beneski Museum of Natural History - Amherst Cahoon Museum of American Art - Cotuit Cape Cod Maritime Museum - Hyannis Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation - Waltham Cogswell's Grant - Essex Cooper-Frost-Austin House - Cambridge Davis Museum at Wellesley College - Wellesley Discovery Museum - Acton Durant-Kenrick House & Grounds - Newton EcoTarium - Worcester Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate - Boston Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum - Nantucket Eustis Estate - Milton Falmouth Museums on the Green - Falmouth Fitchburg Art Museum - Fitchburg Fruitlands Museum - Harvard Gibson House Museum - Boston Harvard Art Museums - Cambridge Harvard Museum of Natural History - Cambridge Jackson Homestead and Museum - Newton John Cabot House - Beverly John F. Kennedy Museum - Hyannis John F. Kennedy National Historic Site - Brookline Marblehead Museum - Marblehead Marconi - RCA Wireless Museum - North Chatham Mattapoisett Museum - Mattapoisett Mead Art Museum - Amherst Merwin House - Stockbridge Museum of Family Prayer - North Easton Museum of Fine Arts Boston - Boston Museum of Printing - Haverhill Museum of Russian Icons - Clinton Native Plant Trust - Framingham New Bedford Whaling Museum - New Bedford Old Colony History Museum - Taunton Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology - Cambridge Quincy Homestead - Quincy Roch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum - New Bedford Sandwich Glass Museum - Sandwich Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History - Weston Springfield Museums - Springfield Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum - Adams The Eric Carle Museum - Amherst The Gardner Museum - Gardner The Mary Baker Eddy Library - Boston The Paul S. Russell MD Museum of Medical History & Innovation - Boston USS Constitution Museum - Charlestown Wenham Museum - Wenham William Hickling Prescott House - Boston Worcester Art Museum - Worcester Worcester Historical Museum - Worcester Yiddish Book Center - Amherst