Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center will open its doors free of
charge on Saturday Sept. 28 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide
event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum
Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.
by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and
the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50
states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian
museums in Washington D.C. Last year’s event drew
over 400,000 participants, and this year’s event expects record-high
“We are proud to be involved with the Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live!, an
extraordinary promotion which allows us to further teach others the importance
of fighting bigotry and hatred and educating the public about our world, past
and present,” said Executive Director Rick Hirschhaut.
The Museum Day Live! Ticket is available to
download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live!
ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day
only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.
information about Museum Day Live! 2013 and a list of participating museums and
cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.