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Maine State Museum Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th Annual Museum Day on September 21, 2019

Free Admission on September 21, 2019 with a Downloadable Museum Day Ticket

The Maine State Museum in Augusta will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday, September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of culture and learning.  In order to be admitted for free on September 21, participants need only visit the website www.Smithsonian.com/museumday , download a free ticket for two people, and present it at the Maine State Museum. On that day, the museum will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

“Our visitors often think of the Maine State Museum as a kind of mini-Smithsonian,” comments Museum Director Bernard Fishman.  “This is a compliment to both institutions and makes our participation in Museum Day a good fit for the Maine State Museum.  Both museums use objects from nature and culture to enhance understanding and knowledge, and convey the incredible richness and diversity of the many kinds of worlds that surround us.”

Smithsonian magazine recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and other cultural institutions, to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge. Over 250,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event. Over 1,500 museums nationwide are expected to participate in Museum Day this year.  

Visitors who present the Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating museums and cultural institutions for one day only.  One ticket is permitted per household, per e-mail address.  For more information about Museum Day and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit www.Smithsonian.com/museumday. For additional information about the Maine State Museum’s exhibits and programs, please visit www.mainestatemuseum.org.