Jonathan from Deal Locker wrote to tell me that this Saturday is Museum Day in the U.S. — a chance to get into local museums for free. This event has been put together by Smithsonian Magazine and Hyundai. According to the magazine’s web site:

Museum Day is a nationwide event taking place on Saturday, September 29, 2007, where participating museums and cultural institutions across the country offer free admission to Smithsonian readers and Smithsonian.com visitors. Museum Day celebrates the country’s cultural offerings, allows the dissemination of knowledge and brings Americans together.

Museum Day is open to all Smithsonian readers and friends. Participants must present the Museum Day Admission Card available in the September 2007 issue of Smithsonian Magazine or downloadable via this site to receive FREE GENERAL ADMISSION. The Museum Day Admission Card is valid for you plus one guest and is limited to one per household.

The following Museum Day restrictions apply:

  • One time use on Saturday, September 29, 2007. Card must be presented for free general admission.
  • Admission Card will be collected upon entry.
  • General admission only. Does not include entry to special exhibits or IMAX screenings.
  • Admission Card is good for general admission for you plus one guest.
  • One Admission Card per household.
  • Not for use with any other offer.
  • No rain checks.
  • Some participating museums may already have a free admission policy year round and are participating in the “spirit” of the day.

Museums and cultural institutions participating in Museum Day are doing so voluntarily and Smithsonian Magazine is not responsible for individual institution participation or for individual institution content.

At the Smithsonian web site, you can find participating venues, print an admission card, or explore a list of places you might like to explore. If you’ve got the time this weekend, Museum Day is a great way to get a little free culture in your life!

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