free museum day 2019 smithsonian

•Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th Annual Museum Day is Sat., Sept. 21

Museums across the country will open their doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Sat., Sept. 21. This initiative is part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums.

Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 450,000 tickets were downloaded for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2019 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before.

Museum Day tickets are available for download at Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on Sept. 21, 2019. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated, can be found at

Looking to enjoy Free Museum Day, here are some Kansas and West Missouri locations to consider.

Wichita Area

Cosmosphere, Hutchinson, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita, 9a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kaufman Museum, North Newton, 1:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

Museum of World Treasures, Wichita, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Art Museum, Wichita, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Wichita, 1 – 5 p.m.

Kansas City Area

Grinter Place State Historic Site, KCK, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

KC American Jazz Museum, KCMO, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Black Archives Museum, St. Joseph, MO, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

TWA Museum, KCMO, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, KCMO, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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