Free Admission to Local Museums on Smithsonian Free Museum Day 2021

Participating museums nationwide will offer free admission on Saturday, September 18, 2021 with a downloadable Museum Day ticket. Tickets will be available to download starting August 18, 2021.

When is Smithsonian Free Museum Day?

Smithsonian Magazine has designated Saturday, September 18 as the 17th annual Museum Day, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States open their doors for free to those who download a branded ticket. The annual event allows museums, zoos and cultural centers from all 50 states to emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day. Tickets will be available to download beginning August 18, 2021.

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. It represents a national commitment to access, equity and inclusion.

Additionally, this year Quaker is sponsoring Museum Day to further enhance the event’s mission of making cultural and educational experiences accessible to all. Starting July 6 through September 15, 2021, Quaker will be running a back-to-school instant win giveaway program in which participants will have the chance to win one of one hundred Smithsonian Science kits per day. Quaker will also host a grand prize instant win giveaway in which five adults will each win a virtual Smithsonian museum tour and a private Q&A with a museum educator for up to 35 participants. For more information and Official Rules about the giveaways please visit QuakerBacktoSchool.com.

Smithsonian Day Free Admission to Indiana Museums

While it should be noted that most museums have not yet announced participation in the 2021 event, these museums typically are a part of the lineup.

Indiana State Museum

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

 Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

Seiberling Mansion and Howard County Museum

Seiberling Mansion and Howard County Museum

Kokomo, IN
Hours: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Those wishing to attend and participate in Museum Day 2021 can visit Smithsonian.com/museumday to learn more and download a Museum Day ticket beginning on August 18. Each ticket grants the ticket holder and one guest free access to any participating museum during the 2021 event. One ticket is permitted per email address.

See free admission days for Indianapolis Museums here.

Learn more about the Access Pass, discount admission for Indiana families.

Rhythm! Discovery Center

Rhythm! Discovery Center

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Museum of Miniature Houses & Other Collections

Museum of Miniature Houses & Other Collections

Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST)

General Lew Wallace Study & Museum

General Lew Wallace Study & Museum

Crawfordsville, IN
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EST)

Montgomery County Historical Society

Montgomery County Historical Society

Crawfordsville, IN
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EST)

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