If there was ever a time to become a museum person, it’s this Saturday. As part of Museum Day, an initiative by Smithsonian Magazine, over 1,500 museums across the United States will be free for one day only.
No matter which state you live in, you’ll be able to find museums participating in the special event. And if you happen to live in Florida, you might have a pretty full weekend ahead of you, as there will be 104 free museum options — more than any other state.
To take part in this event, it’s pretty simple. Just visit Museum Day’s official website, choose where you’d like to go, enter your email address, and they’ll send you a downloadable ticket for you and a guest.
If you’re worried you won’t be able to find a museum that suits your specific interests, have no fear. Museums range from history exhibitions to art galleries to botanical gardens. If you want to check out something a little less conventional, you can visit Knowlton’s Ice Museum of North America, in Port Huron, Michigan, dedicated completely to the forgotten industry of ice harvesting. For some good, old-fashioned southern charm, you could visit the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans, with a cafe full of comfort food.
To browse participating museums near you, just visit the website and enter your zip code.