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Free museum admission for Smithsonian Museum Day

This event is not taking place in 2020.

Whether you’re at home or traveling, get FREE admission to more than 1,300 venues in all 50 states during the 14th annual Smithsonian Museum Day on Sept. 21. 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.

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
  • Boca Raton Museum of Art
  • 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

Other museum deals, free days and special events:

Thursday, June 30, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Summer Soiree: Culture and Cocktails Afterhours

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | The Frank Art Gallery

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Friday, July 1, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Downtown Delray Art Walk

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Delray Beach

Free Gallery Night entry

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Water Taxi Sunset cruise with live entertainment

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | $20.00 | Intracoastal Waterway

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday

All Day | FREE | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Free entry to museums with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Free admission for Palm Beach County residents

All Day | FREE | Norton Museum of Art

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

$5 admission to Deering Estate

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Free museum entry with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

$5 admission to Deering Estate

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Monday, July 4, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Zoo Miami offers $17.76 entry fee

Discounted | Zoo Miami

$5 admission to Deering Estate

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

See all the free and cheap events this week.

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