1,500 US Museums Offer Free Admission Saturday

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 1,500 museums across the country were opening their doors for free as part of Smithsonian magazine’s sixth annual Museum Day.

About 90 museums that were participating have a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution to show artifacts on loan from the museums in Washington. Museum Day ran all day Saturday.

In Baltimore, visitors could see George Washington’s false teeth at the National Museum of Dentistry. An entire gallery was devoted to the first president’s dental health. The teeth were on loan from the National Museum of American History.

At the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Alabama, visitors can see a Saturn V rocket.

More participating sites could be found on the Museum Day website. Visitors must print a free admission card from the site that admits two people.

To find a participating museum, click here.

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  • Lisa

    I hope there’s more publicity about it next year; unfortunately, I missed it as well. There is Open House New York (OHNY) coming up on October 9th and 10th…I’m looking forward to that.

  • nana

    I just found out about museum day and lost out on the opportunity, so sorry I wasn’t aware of this! wonderful that so many museums are participating.

  • Mayor Bloomberg

    I’m so glad that all of New York City’s major museums are participating in this celebration, despite crippling budget cuts. All the employees have agreed to give back one vacation day to staff these great institutions.

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