Booth Western Art Museum is offering free admission Saturday.CONTRIBUTED

Museum Day Live: Get free admission at 42 Georgia museums this Saturday  

Along with celebrating the beginning of fall, Smithsonian Magazine is adding yet another reason to get excited about the weekend − some free culture peeping to complement your leaf peeping.

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Museum Day Live! is Saturday, Sept. 22, and offers free admission for two at more than 1,300 museums across the country. More than 40 Georgia museums, including the Delta Flight Museum, Gone With the Wind Museum and Bulloch Hall,  are participating by offering free admission.

The annual celebration is a way to pique the artistic curiosity of children, teenagers and millennials, according to

“Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors—it acts as a springboard to empower and help advance the hopes and ambitions of the public, particularly school-aged children and those in underrepresented communities,” read a statement on the site. 

Kids of all ages can get hands-on with real and pint-sized trains during the Jan. 28-29 event at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw. CONTRIBUTED BY SOUTHERN MUSEUM
Photo: For the AJC

How Museum Day Works:

  1. Find your participating museum.
  2. Download a ticket.  
  3. Head to the approved museums on Sept. 22.  

Here’s a rundown of the metro Atlanta museums participating in Museum Day Live 2018:

Bulloch Hall, Roswell

Barrington Hall, Roswell

Archibald Smith Plantation Home, Roswell

Gone With the Wind Museum, Marietta

Marietta Museum of History, Marietta

William Root House Museum and Garden, Marietta

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, Kennesaw

Road to Tara Museum, Jonesboro

Southeastern Railway Museum, Duluth

Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum, Carrollton

David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Atlanta*

Patchwork Arts & History Center, Atlanta*

The Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for Art & Learning, Duluth*

For a complete list of museums participating in Museum Day Live 2018, visit the Smithsonian’s website.  

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*Denotes museums that are free every day.   

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