8 Western MA Museums Offer Free Admission this Saturday

Smithsonian Magazine’s 7th Annual Museum Day

Smithsonian magazine has designated Saturday, September 24 its annual Museum Day. An enormously successful initiative that celebrates education, culture and the dissemination of knowledge, Museum Day invites museum partners to emulate the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities by opening their doors free of charge to anyone who downloads a Museum Day Admission Card.

Smithsonian magazine’s seventh annual Museum Day is this  Saturday, September 24th, 2011. Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors who download the Museum Day Ticket from Smithsonian.com/museumday.

Download your ticket and then head to one of the eight locations in Western MA to explore with the family. Visitors who present the official pass will gain free admission for two people to participating museums and cultural venues. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address:

  • Memorial Hall Museum
    8 Memorial Street, Deerfield, MA
    Museum Day Hours: 11:30am – 4:30pm
  • Museum of Our Industrial Heritage
    2 Mead Street, Greenfield, MA
    Museum Day Hours: 1:00am – 4:00pm
  • Norman Rockwell Museum
    9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA
    Museum Day Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Springfield Museums
    21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA
    Museum Day Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    125 West Bay Rd, Amherst, MA
    Museum Day Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center
    302 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA
    Museum Day Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • University Museum of Contemporary Art
    151 Presidents Drive, UMass Fine Arts Center, Amherst, MA
    Museum Day Hours: 1:45pm – 5:00pm

For more information and links to participating museums’, visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.

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