{Postponed} 2020 Free Admission to Local Museums on Smithsonian Free Museum Day

This event was postponed or canceled due to the Coronavirus Closures. See all Indianapolis area Coronavirus/COVID-19 related closures and cancelations that affect Indy families.

Participating museums nationwide will offer free admission on Saturday, April 4, 2020 with a downloadable Museum Day ticket. Tickets will be available to download starting February 27, 2020.

When is Smithsonian Free Museum Day?

Smithsonian Magazine has designated Saturday, April 4, 2020 as the 16th 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 starting February 27, 2020.

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.

Smithsonian Day Free Admission to Indiana Museums

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 2020 can visit Smithsonian.com/museumday to learn more and download a Museum Day ticket beginning on August 15. Each ticket grants the ticket holder and one guest free access to any participating museum in 2020. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums

For more information, visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.

See free admission days for Indianapolis Museums here.

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

These museums are unconfirmed for 2020, but have participated in the past:

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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