Over 40 Massachusetts museums and cultural institutions across the Bay State are opening their doors for free this Saturday, September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian Magazine‘s annual Museum Day Live!
According to the Smithsonian, “In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket…for free.”
In 2016, over 200,000 people downloaded tickets to museums across the US for the Museum Day Live! events, according to the organizers.
In Massachusetts, museums are cultural anchors for local residents and schoolchildren in the state’s 351 cities and towns. Museums are also in the Top 10 of tourist activities in Massachusetts.