Summer is over, that crisp fall air is around the corner, the school year is back in full swing — sounds like it might be time to get out for a road trip. The Smithsonian would say that visiting a museum or two might be a great way to do that.
Smithsonian Magazine, in partnership with Microsoft, is organizing a worldwide day to celebrate museums. More than 1,000 museums across the country are offering free admission for Saturday, Sept. 23.
“Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums and other cultural institutions to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. This event represents a commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are,” wrote Smithsonian magazine.
You’ll have to head to the Smithsonian website, download a free ticket, and take it to any of the participating museums to get free admission. The ticket is good for the holder and one guest.
So far, 39 museums in Georgia are participating in the event, including the Walker-Peters-Langdon House Museum in Columbus and the LaGrange Art Museum.
For a full list of museums participating in the free admission program in Georgia (or anywhere else in the U.S.), click here.