Requirements of Museum Day Live! Participation

All that is required of participation is that free admission is granted to anyone who presents a Museum Day Live! ticket. One ticket is good for two guests and will be available on

All museums and cultural institutions participating must be a 501(c)(3) organization or have status as a government-operated museum.

Suggested Guidelines

Please use the following guidelines when promoting your museum in connection with Museum Day Live!:

  • Include the full title of Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live!

  • When using Twitter be sure to use @MuseumDay and #MuseumDayLive!

  • When using Facebook be sure to tag us at Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! and #MuseumDayLive!

  • We encourage all participants to do their own promotional efforts along with the use of our customizable press release

  • Make sure to have your Museum Day Live! counter card on display in your museum leading up to the event (you will receive Mid-August)  

  • Don’t forget to follow us on both Twitter (@MuseumDay) and Facebook (Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live!).