Central Ohio Museums Offer Free Admission

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
The Columbus Museum of Art is one of the participating venues.

If there’s a museum you’ve been aiming to visit, Sept. 22 might be a good time to do so. Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day will provide free entry to five participating Central Ohio venues and more than 1,300 nationwide.

The goal of the event, which includes more than 1,300 U.S. museums, is to get more visitors—including schoolchildren and disadvantaged communities—into these educational attractions. It is modeled off the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C., venues, where admission is free every day. The theme of this year’s event is “Women Making History.”

Forty-three Ohio venues are participating, including the Columbus Museum of Art, National Barber Museum, Ohio History Center, Orton Geological Museum and The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology.

Visitors must go online to download a special Museum Day ticket to present at their chosen venue. There is a limit of one ticket per email address. Each ticket is good for free general admission for two people.

Get more information and print a ticket at smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2018.