10 NYC museums are offering free admission on Saturday, September 18

Posted On Tue, August 31, 2021 By

Posted On Tue, August 31, 2021 By In Events, Museums

Photo of the Museum of the City of New York by Joyofmuseums via Wikimedia Commons

After getting canceled last year, Smithsonian Magazine has scheduled its 17th annual Museum Day for Saturday, September 18, and this year, there are 10 New York City museums participating. As part of the celebration, museums and cultural institutions across the country (more than 1,000, to be exact!) provide free entry to anyone who has a Museum Day ticket.

This year’s Museum Day is sponsored by Quaker Oats. The theme is “Experience America,” which encourages people to get back out there after last year’s cancellation. In an interview with USA Today, Amy Wilkins, chief revenue officer at Smithsonian Media, said, “Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equity and inclusion and after a rough year and a half, we’re excited for museums to open their doors and offer these educational and cultural experiences to the public for free…”

A Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people to participating locations on Saturday, September 18. All you have to do is download a ticket online. You can search the full national list of participants here >>

Here are all the NYC cultural institutions participating:

  • Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Museum of Arts and Design
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • New York City Fire Museum
  • Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor
  • Poster House
  • The AKC Museum of the Dog
  • The Noble Maritime Collection
  • Williamsburg Art & Historical Center

There are also a few spots in the Hamptons:

  • East Hampton Historical Society – Mulford Farmhouse
  • Hudson Highlands Nature Museum: Wildlife Education Center
  • Long Island Maritime Museum
  • North Shore Historical Museum
  • The Heckscher Museum of Art
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site & Interpretive Center

And in the Hudson Valley:

  • FASNY Museum of Firefighting
  • Hudson River Museum
  • Katonah Museum of Art


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