Free Tickets at 1,100+ Museums on Sept. 23
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 ArtRegular 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.
Seattle - Museum of Pop CultureRegular 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.
Los Angeles - GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LiveRegular 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. - NewseumRegular 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.
New Orleans - The National WWII MuseumRegular 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 MuseumRegular 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 GardenRegular 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 HistoryRegular 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.
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