Free Tickets at 1,100+ Museums on Sept. 23

Sep 13, 2017
Attention museum lovers! Mark Sept. 23, 2017, down in your calendar. That's when tons of museums nationwide will be offering free admission in celebration of Museum Day Live!

There are more than 1,100 museums participating, and admission at many of these can reach $20 or more, so these savings can add up (especially for families).

All it takes to receive free passes for two guests is downloading tickets online.

We've highlighted a few noteworthy spots below.

Chicago - Museum of Contemporary Art

Regular price: Pay-what-you-can ($15 suggested) Why go? MCA Chicago is known worldwide for its cutting-edge contemporary art exhibits. See this: "Woman With a Camera" depicts images by 14 different female artists who use photography to make statements about politics, history and identity.

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Seattle - Museum of Pop Culture

Regular price: $33 Why go? The Frank Gehry-designed MoPOP delves into the creativity of independent minds that have provoked today's popular culture. See this: Check out "Bowie by Mick Rock," a collection of 65 photographs showcasing David Bowie's career, from dazzling performances to off-stage private moments.

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Los Angeles - GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live

Regular price: $12.95 Why go? Discover the creativity, technology and art that lies behind the music recording process. See this: "Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!" is a curated collection of instruments, posters and images that explore the band's unparalleled impact on America.

Washington, D.C. - Newseum

Regular price: $24.95 Why go? Seven floors dedicated to storytelling and Americans' First Amendment freedom to reveal the truth. See this: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Editorial Cartoons of Jim Morin are on display, depicting his interpretation of our most recent and noteworthy 2016 election.

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New Orleans - The National WWII Museum

Regular price: $27 Why go? TripAdvisor's No. 4-ranked museum in the country combines historical chronicles with moving personal stories. See this: Audio, video, artifacts and interactive displays make up "The Arsenal of Democracy," the museum's newest exhibit depicting the story of how WWII was won.

New York City - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Regular price: $33 Why go? Explore helicopters, jets and space shuttles or tour the only guided missile submarine that's available for public viewing. See this: The Intrepid aircraft carrier resides in the Hudson River but is a veteran of World War II, the Cold War and the Vietnam War.

Phoenix - Desert Botanical Garden

Regular price: $24.95 Why go? Check out 50,000 plant displays designed to showcase the natural beauty of Arizona's deserts. See this: Twenty pieces of Larry Kornegay's sculptures, graphic artistry and paintings -- all inspired by natural wonders -- will be on display in the gardens.

Boston - Harvard Museum of Natural History

Regular price: $12 Why go? Learn about 11,000 different specimens including dinosaurs, rare gems, minerals, mammals, birds and flowers. See this: Harvard's Museum of Natural History is home to the world's only mounted Kronosaurus.

Find out more information on Museum Day Live! and plan your trip to a museum near you.

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