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Art Institute of Chicago
23 Sep

Free Museum Day and Free National Park Day – Together This Weekend!

Art Institute of ChicagoCome rain or shine there will be plenty to do this weekend with BOTH a Free Museum Day AND a Free National Park Day taking place on September 24, 2011.  Rarely do so many great choices for free events take place on the same weekend.  This Saturday, September 24th is primo for finding a buddy and heading out to view some of the country’s most cherished posessions, be they natural resources or artitic masterpieces.  Here’s where you can find all the details you’ll need:

Smithsonian Magazine’s Free Admission to Museums Day
Approximately 1,400 museums and cultural venues across the United States are participating in this gala free admission day.  In Celebration of the spirit of the Smithsonian Museum which offers free admission to the public every day, on Saturday 9/24, museums across the country are offering free admission to one person, plus one guest per household.  Find a participating museums near you using the museum finder tool on the Smithsonian Magazine website.  Tickets must be ordered online in advance and will be forwarded to your email address for printing.

Free National Parks Day
Everyone’s invited to come out and celebrate World Day of Play by visiting one our beautiful National Parks for free on Sept. 24th.  The main event will take place in Washignton D.C., but everyone can join in by visiting any of our magnificent National Parks this weekend free of charge.   Find a National Park in your State by visiting the website.  No advance tickets are required for entry to any of our National Parks on Saturday September 24th.

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