Today is Museum Day! The annual initiative, sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine, allows participating museums to waive their admission fees for one day. Granted, you have to present a ticket that is only good for two people per household, but that is a pretty painless requirement to see places like the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, American Textile History Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and American Jazz Museum.
Much has been said and written about the value of the arts, but access continues to be a stumbling block, particularly as admission fees continually rise. While there is no shortage of fantastic museums that are always free, this is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate support without denting your wallet.
Check out Smithsonian Magazine’s must-see Museum Day list.