Fall is not only back to school, it is back to culture. Museums often schedule blockbuster exhibits to coincide with the fall cultural season. And September 27 is the annual Museum Day Live! offering free admission to museums around the country.
If you are in New York, you can pop into the Children’s Museum of Manhattan or The Morgan Library & Museum. And although the Museum of Modern Art has free Friday nights, on this Saturday you can spend the whole day, and splurge on a meal at the museum’s signature restaurant, The Modern.
The only requirement for the Smithsonian Museum Day is that you register in advance for an admission card, good for up to two people. And you can only get one admission card per household.
Free admission is limited to general admission, and excludes parking or special ticketed exhibits.
Note: some museums, like Smithsonian institutions, always offer free admission, but they participate in Museum Day Live! To get the most from your free day, research admission prices and choose one of the more expensive museums to get your free money’s worth.