Museum Day Live is an annual event in September where the Smithsonian Magazine offers you the chance to visit a museum (or two, if you go with a friend) for free!! All over the country, various museums participate in this free, live and awesome event in a chance to inspire viewers with amazing art, sculpture, natural landscapes and historical houses/places.


When is the next Museum Day Live?

Mark your calendars for 2018 as Museum Day Live will be Sat, 9/22/18.


Which museum(s) did I go to on Museum Day Live 2017?

I had the opportunity to visit two museums this past fall: Bok Tower Gardens and The Ringling Museum! Yes, it was a long day as these two museums are in opposite directions from my base in Tampa, FL. Bok is in Lake Wales and Ringling in Sarasota. Nevertheless, it was a total value and I really enjoyed both. I would recommend either especially if free.  As well, I would definitely take a trip back out to Ringling as I didn’t have the time to leisurely wander around and experience it all.


What’s the process for Museum Day Live?

The process is simple. Simply go to the museum day live link (for 2018, not yet published) and fill out your email address.  Then, select the museum you want to go to. This is good for up to 2 people. There is a list of participating museums. I’d suggest that you check the list of participating museums to which one interests you prior to getting your tix. If you are going with a friend, your friend can request another museum with his/her own email address. Once an email address is used, it can’t be re-used for another museum.

Check out my posts for the 2 museums I visited on Museum Day Live: Bok Tower Gardens and The Ringling.