The 2017 Smithsonian Museum Day is past. Check back in fall of 2019. In the meantime, we offer year-round ideas for free or discounted admission to local museums and historic places here.
In 2017, Smithsonian Museum Day is Saturday, September 23rd. On this day, visitors can get two free tickets to participating museums. Tickets are available while supplies last starting August 25th through the Smithsonian website. Minnesota always has several participating museum (not always the same museums). Some of these museums are cheap year round and many require a road trip. Each year, we lay them all out for you here, listing the museum and its address, an approximate drive-time from the Twin Cities, and the prices you would pay any other day.
2017 Museum Day Participants
Freeborn County Historical Museum
Usual Admission: Adults $8.00 Seniors: $7.00 Children 6-18/Students: $5.00 Children under 5: FREE
Scott County Historical Society – Stans Museum 235 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, MN, 55379 Metro Suburb – 30 minutes from Minneapolis/ 40 minutes from St. Paul Usual Admission: Adults $4.00 Students $2.00 Children under 5: FREE
Children 7 – 16: $3.00
Children under 6: FREE