If you’re wondering what to do this weekend, why not celebrate Museum Day 2010 and plan a trip to a local museum for FREE!
Over 1,200 museums across 50 states are taking part in Smithsonian magazine’s Sixth Annual Museum Day, on September 25, 2010. These institutions will follow the Smithsonian Institution’s free admission policy and open their doors gratis to visitors nationwide.
There are a wide range of museums to choose from. Here are some of our picks:
- Coyote Point Museum, San Mateo, CA: A great place to take the kids to get firsthand experience of California’s diverse natural environment.
- Oz Museum, Wamego, KS: One of the largest collections of Oz memorabilia, with 2,000 artifacts from the past 100 years
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA: The MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000 works from around the world and across the ages.
- Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL: The Adler Planetarium — America’s First Planetarium — allows visitors to journey to the stars, experiment with telescopes and learn about space travel, solar systems and galaxies
- Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, CA: With a collection of over 6,000 original pieces of cartoon art, this museum is the largest in the US dedicated to comic art.
Check out the map to see what museums in your neighborhood have already signed on and easily print out an admission card, good for two people.