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Free museum admission for Smithsonian Museum Day

Whether you're at home or traveling, get FREE admission to more than 1,000 venues in all 50 states during the Smithsonian Museum Day on Sept. 17, 2022. You must request a ticket in advance online.

To get started, visit the Museum Day site, choose the museum or attraction you want to visit and fill out a form with some basic information. Then, you can download your ticket immediately, and you'll get a confirmation email for printing.

Each ticket is good for FREE admission for two people at a participating museum. The Museum Day ticket is good for two people per household, per address. Limit one ticket per household. If you're planning on going as a group, consider registering for additional admit-two tickets through friends and family. You can visit only one museum with this promotion.

These museums participated in past events. We are still waiting to find out which South Florida museums are participating in 2022. Those in bold have confirmed participating so far.

In Miami-Dade County, these museums are participating in this event:

  • Ancient Spanish Monastery
  • Coral Gables Museum
  • Gold Coast Railroad Museum
  • History Miami
  • Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum

Participating Broward venues are:

  • Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
  • Children's Science Explorium at Sugar Sand Park
  • Deerfield Beach Old School House
  • History Fort Lauderdale
  • Museum of Discovery & Science
  • NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
  • Old Davie School Historical Museum
  • Seaboard Air Line Railroad Station
  • The Historic Butler House Museum
  • WMODA – Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts

Participating Palm Beach County venues are

  • Boca Raton Museum of Art

Participating Keys museums are:

  • Key West Museum of Art and History

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