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.
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 Smithsonian.com.
“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.
How Museum Day Works:
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
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*
For a complete list of museums participating in Museum Day Live 2018, visit the Smithsonian’s website.
*Denotes museums that are free every day.
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