Museum Day Live! is coming… again?

MuseumDayLive2016_Indy'sChildMagazineWait just a gosh darn minute. Museum Day Live! – that awesome event hosted every year by the Smithsonian Institution {you know, THE SMITHSONIAN} where you can explore select local museums for FREE – only comes around in September right? Wrong.
In celebration of March as “Women’s History Month,” Museum Day Live! will return on March 12!
What is Museum Day Live? For one day only, participating museums across the United States – with a wide range of diverse exhibitions – channel the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities {which offer free admission everyday} and open their doors for FREE to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

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Why? It’s part of a nationwide campaign to reach women and girls in underserved communities. It encourages all people – particularly women and girls of color – to explore their nation’s museums, cultural institutions, zoos, aquariums, parks and libraries.
How do I get tickets? Tickets are free and available online. All you need to do is register. Keep in mind that one ticket is good for one person + one guest and restrictions note one ticket is permitted per household. Additional guests are required to pay full admission {prices dependent on museum}. Tickets can be printed or shown on a smartphone.


Which museums in Indiana are participating? {List is accurate as of mid-February 2016}


Rhythm Discovery Center

The world’s foremost percussion museum providing innovative programs; interactive, standards-based educational exhibits; and artist performances. Walking through the visually captivating exhibit rooms and performance venue, guests are invited to fulfill their dreams of being a percussionist.


Other Museums Located In Indiana

Brauer Museum

Located onsite at Valaparaiso University, this museum of American art and internationally religious art, hosts a permanent collection of approximately 3700 pieces in addition to several traveling exhibitions.

Science Central

Science Central is an exciting mix of inspiring, hands-on learning and engaging fun! Visitors will love interacting and exploring the over 130 hands-on exhibits, all focused on teaching science concepts in a fun way.

Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County

Located in Indiana’s first Carnegie Library to open to the public, the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County is an interdisciplinary museum of history, science and art. All ages are welcome and the museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible.


Howard County Museum, Seiberling Mansion

A beautiful collection celebrating historic Howard County of Indiana. Housed inside the Seiberling Mansion which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the US Department Of The Interior in 1972.


Minnetrista’s forty-acre campus includes beautiful gardens, a modern museum facility, a historic home, Nature Area, numerous sculptures, and a portion of the White River Greenway.

  • Location: 1200 N Minnetrista Pkwy., Muncie
  • Info: or call {765} 282-4848


National Model Aviation Museum

The museum and library is dedicated to collecting and preserving significant pieces of model aviation history.

Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science

The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science maintains a permanent collection of fine art, decorative arts, historic documents and photographs, anthropological and natural history artifacts, and features Southern Indiana transportation artifacts from the late-19th through the mid-20th centuries.

  • Location: 411 S.E. Riverside Drive, Evansville
  • Info: or call {812} 425-2406

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