Twenty Iowa museums have free tickets on Smithsonian Magazine’s 2013 Museum Day: today, Saturday, September 28, 2013. Last year, seventeen Iowa 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 Museum Day Live! ticket is only good for two people per household, per address. If one has more than one guest, the other guests will have to pay full admission (or in the case of children one must pay for them).
The twenty Iowa museums are the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids; the Amana Heritage Museum in Amana; the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Cedar Arts; the Clinton Engines Museum in Maquoketa; the Figge Art Museum in Davenport; the Grout Museum District in Waterloo; the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum in West Branch; the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum in Johnston; the James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls; the Madison County Historical Complex in Winterset; the Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District in Sioux City; the Museum of Religious Arts in Logan; the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville; the Old Capitol Museum in Iowa City; the RailsWest Railroad Museum in Council Bluff; The Danish Immigrant Museum in Elk Horn; The Squirrel Cage Jail in Council Bluffs; the Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs; the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History in Iowa City; and the Wilder Memorial Museum in Strawberry Point. Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural institution on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian “encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.”