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Smithsonian Day

Smithsonian magazine has designated Saturday, September 21, 2019 as its 15th 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.

Western Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI) will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday, September 21, 2019, sharing in a national celebration of boundless curiosity, emulating the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums.

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.

Those wishing to attend and participate in Museum Day 2019 can visit to learn more and download a Museum Day ticket. Each ticket grants the ticket holder and one guest free access to WMMI on September 21, 2019. One ticket is permitted per email address.

Earlier Event: September 18
WMMI Farmers' Market
Later Event: September 23
WMMI Farmers' Market