On September 18, Smithsonian Magazine will hold its 17th Free Museum Day. Free Museum Day was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions in 2020, but it’s back this year with 482 museums and cultural institutions across the country opening their doors to visitors for free.
There are options for just about every type of museumgoer.
The Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center in Reno, Nevada, is one of the participating museums. It has a dome theater with digital planetarium shows, exhibits like the “Be the Astronaut” simulators, science demonstrations, and telescope viewings. Regular ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for kids, seniors, and students.