This Saturday is Museum Day! Sign up online to get your free tickets to a participating museum for this Saturday, September 24.
Hosted by Smithsonian Magazine, the day allows visitors two free entrances per household into the museum of their choice. Hundreds of museums across the nation are opening their doors the event.
Below are a few of the museums participating, and some of the fantastic exhibitions on view:
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
421 East 65 Street
Visit this late 18th-century mansion and go back in time as you learn about the ins and outs of life in a country day hotel.
The Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125 Street
Lyle Ashton Harris: Self/Portrait
Discover a new way of looking at portraits by learning about the whole person – not just his face.
New York Historical Society
2 West 77 Street
Remember and pay homage to the 3000 lives lost on that fateful day ten years ago, through the photographs, letters, drawings, and objects on display.
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
West 46Street & 12th Avenue
Our Summer Salute to Heroes
This series of events honors heroes both past and present.
The Ukrainian Museum
222 East 6 Street
Invitation to a Wedding: Ukrainian Wedding Textiles and Traditions
Learn about the wedding traditions of a different culture through actual wedding outfits and other related objects.
Museum of American Finance
48 Wall Street
Scandal! Financial Crime, Chicanery and Corruption that Rocked America
Americans have been swindled by any number of now well-known crooks and thieves. Ever wonder how they did it? This exhibit tell you more.
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats
This exhibition is the first in the United States to commemorate such a well-known and loved author and illustrator.
425 Park Avenue
The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara
After waiting on pins and needles to hear about whether these works would be on loan from Pakistan, the Asia Society was finally given the “ok” and now exhibits these ancient works in their second floor galleries to much acclaim.
From photography to historical artifacts to ancient statues, New York’s museums have it all. Click here to print out a pass to the museum of your choice today.