You can get into six Michigan museums for free this Saturday!

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Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day is coming up this Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. During the one-day event, participating museums and cultural centers across the U.S. - and here in Michigan - are free to enter.

In its 18th year, Smithsonian Magazine says the goal of the Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors:

It 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.

The theme of Museum Day 2022 is "The American Experience".

How Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Works

If you'd like to visit a museum for free on Saturday, head to Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day website.

There you you can download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 17, 2022, for you and a guest.

If you have more than two people who'd like to attend, you'll have to provide another email address or pay for the rest of your party upon arrival at the museum of your choice.

Michigan Museums Participating in Museum Day 2022

Ready to hit up a museum for free this Saturday? There are six Michigan museums participating in Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day 2022.

MIchigan Museums Participating in Museum Day 2022

Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day is Saturday, Sept. 17., 2022. During this "annual celebration of boundless curiosity", participating museums, zoos, and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket, which can be downloaded here.

There are six Michigan museums participating in 2022. Some may be offering special programming on Saturday. Please check each museum's website for additional information.

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