FAQ's

TICKETS

When is Museum Day Live!?
Saturday, September 23, 2017

How do I find out if a museum in my area is participating?
Visit Find a Museum to locate participating museums near you. Zoom in on the map or search by location or keyword. If you search by state, it will give you a breakdown of museums by city.

How do I get free admission?
Tickets will be available to download beginning at midnight on Friday, August 25, 2017. At that time, a link to get a ticket will appear on the top menu bar, as well as in each museum profile. Once you enter your name, email address, and select the museum you wish to attend, your ticket will appear on the next screen and be emailed to you. Check your inbox for an email from info@noreply.smithsonianmag.com with a link to your ticket. Don't forget to save it!

Does everyone get free admission?
To get free admission, guests must present an official Museum Day Live! ticket. This ticket provides general admission for ticketholder plus one guest (not valid for special exhibits, parking, IMAX film screening or any other offer).

Can I bring my whole family to Museum Day Live!?
Each ticket provides general admission for ticketholder plus one guest. If you go to Museum Day Live! with more than one guest, your other guests will have to pay full admission.

Can I download a ticket for more than one museum?
You may download one (1) ticket per email address. Choose wisely! Once you select a museum, you will not be able to change your selection.

Do I need to print my Museum Day Live! ticket?
Some museums require a printed ticket, others will allow you to show your ticket via a smartphone or tablet. Not sure? Check your ticket. Museums that do not require a printed ticket include an asterick under the museum address stating, "*This museum will accept the ticket from your smart phone screen." 


STEM ACTIVITIES

Who are the STEM Activities geared towards?
The lessons and Minecraft extentions are designed to work whether or not you have a Minecraft: Education Edition membership. We hope they inspire teachers, students and museums to engage with the subject matter in a creative and fresh way. Use #MinecraftEDU and @playcraftlearn in your social post so we can see your work unfold. 

How can I implement these activities in my classroom?
We invite educators to get a trial version of Minecraft: Education Edition at aka.ms/beginhere. Review the three lessons suggested here, choose the one you think would resonate with your students. Get your students to build, connect, and share their work.

I'm a teacher / community organizer. Can I promote the program?
Please! Here's a promotional flyer to print and display at your school, community center, library, etc., to get people excited about the event. Email museumday@si.edu with questions. 


MUSEUM REGISTRATION

How do I register my museum?
Museum registration is open!  Click here to learn more and register your museum.