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1,500 US Museums Offer Free Admission Saturday

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(credit: CBS 2)

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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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