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Looking for something to do Saturday? Check out a museum for free with Smithsonian Museum Day!

Haven’t planned your Saturday yet? Then check out one of five museums participating in Museum Day Live!, a nationwide event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which select museums offer free admission for a day.

Guests are able to obtain a special event ticket via smithsonianmag.com granting two people free access into one museum of their choice on Sep. 27. Smithsonian museums, which offer free admission every day, give local museums across the country the chance to do the same for one day each year at this annual event. Sacramento museums participating are:

California State Railroad Museum
State Indian Museum
California Automobile Museum
Maidu Museum & Historic Site
The California Museum

In addition to free admission, the Maidu Museum & Historic site will also be offering guided tours (10am-1pm), bracelet making, acorn grinding, and a scavenger hunt.

“[Museum Day Live!] is a great opportunity to experience our local culture and institutions,” said Delta Mello, Community Relations Director for the California State Railroad Museum Foundation. “In the spirit of the Smithsonian, we’re proud to participate on this special day that celebrates the culture, art, and history that is also celebrated by museums across the country.”

A printed ticket (downloadable upon registration) is required for entrance and is limited to one ticket per household. Remember, you can only choose one museum so choose the one you’re most excited about! For more information, visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

Photo courtesy of the California State Railroad Museum Foundation

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Bethany Harris

Bethany joined Sacramento Press in 2013 and enjoys writing articles that uncover the happenings of the city and the people behind the stories who make them so worth telling. A native of Sacramento, she also loves photography, running, gardening, coffee, and discovering new places and new things to do--both in the city and throughout California.

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