Fourteen Wisconsin museums that have free tickets on Smithsonian Magazine’s 2013 Museum Day: today, Saturday, September 28, 2013. In 2012, thirteen Wisconsin museums participated in Museum Day.
Museum Day tickets are good for two people. To take advantage of this program, click on this link, fill out the form, and a ticket will be e-mailed to you.
One should remember to check the spam or junk folder if one does not see the e-mail from museumday [at] si.edu. One must present the Museum Day Live! Ticket to get in free. At larger venues, one may have to pay for additional tickets beyond general admission if one wants to see a movie or visit a special exhibition.
The fourteen cultural institutions are the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in Milwaukee, the Chippewa Museum in Eau Claire, the EAA in Oshkosh, the Hoard Historical Museum in Fort Atkinson, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, the Madison Children’s Museum in Madison, the Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, the New Richmond Heritage Center in New Richmond, Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, the Rassbach Heritage Museum in Menomonie, The Angel Museum in Beloit, The Octagon House & America’s First Kindergarten in Watertown, the UWSP (University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point) Museum of Natural History in Stevens Point, and the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc. Note that the Wisconsin Maritime Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum. Moored beside the Manitowoc Maritime Museum on the Manitowoc Museum is the USS Cobia, a GATO-class World War II submarine built by the Electric Boat Company (EBCO) at Groton, Connecticut highly similar to the twenty-eight EBCO-designed submarines the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company built in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, tested in Lake Michigan, and sent them down the Chicago River, Chicago Sanitary Canal, Illinois River, and Mississippi River to New Orleans on the Gulf Coast of Mexico.