If your kids love exploring a new museum, pencil Smithsonian magazine’s 17th Annual Museum Day into your calendar. On September 18, all participating US museums will open their doors for free to guests with a branded ticket.
More than 1,200 museums, zoos and cultural centers are expected to participate. The venues include museums, zoos and beyond. Twenty-eight NJ spots are currently on the list, though new locations may be added over the summer. Here’s where you can get in for free in NJ:
- Crane House and Historic YWCA, Montclair
- East Jersey Old Town Village, Piscataway
- Historic Smithville Mansion, Eastampton
- Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton
- Red Brick Schoolhouse Museum, Chatham
- USGA Museum, Liberty Corner
Museum Day 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. Museums in all 50 states have currently registered to participate.
This year’s theme, Experience America, represents the return to, and resurgence of, our country’s diverse cultural experiences, in the safest possible way. While tickets will be free of charge, participating museums will have safety precautions in place for this year’s event so guests can safely and comfortably enjoy their experience. This year’s event is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company.