We are thrilled that your venue is participating in Museum Day on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Participating museums can begin to download materials mid-July. Please check back soon for additional materials.
Museum Day Logos
Social Media Logo (1200x630) PNG
Sized for Facebook and Twitter posts, includes date. If your museum chooses to create a Facebook event, invite @MuseumDay to co-host so they appear on our Facebook Event's page. Title the event "Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day". Let us know if you have any questions regarding social promotion.
Promotional Flyer PDF
Print and display at your school, community center, museum, etc. to generate excitement around Museum Day
Counter Card PDF
Participating museums will receive a printed counter card in the mail by mid-March to display at your venue on Museum Day. Please notify your Saturday staff about your museum's participation in Museum Day and place the counter card in a prominent location. To generate interest in the event, display counter card leading up to Museum Day.
Example Ticket PDF
Ticket provides general admission for two people at the listed venue on Saturday, September 18th, 2021. Tickets will be available to download on the Museum Day website August 18th - September 18th. Tickets appear the same whether printed or displayed on a smartphone.
Press Release Template DOCX
Customizable press release announcing your museum's participation in Museum Day 2021
5,000 Subscriber Names Form PDF
Complete and return this form to [email protected] to receive the 5,000 Smithsonian magazine subscriber names you were offered (physical mailing addresses, not emails). We will begin fulfilling list requests after Museum Day has taken place. Please allow three (3) weeks for delivery. Please use your museum name as the file name when submitting.
Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors—it acts as a springboard to empower and help advance the hopes and ambitions of the public. After spending the past year indoors, it's time to get out and Experience America – the theme of this year’s event.
Museum Programming Ideas:
- Host an exhibition with a focus on local arts and culture
- Screen a film in which important issues such as the environment/education/social justice play a key role
- Host a crafts booth that allow those to create a piece using local materials
- Create a scavenger hunt of pieces in your collection that help visitors Experience America
- Host a history or nature walk among your organization's grounds