Udvar-Hazy Center Boeing Aviation Hangar. (Credit: Photo by Carolyn Russo/NASM, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian InstitutionCopyright: Smithsonian InstitutionImage Number: WEB10078-2004)

Udvar-Hazy Center Boeing Aviation Hangar. (Credit: Photo by Carolyn Russo/NASM, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution Copyright: Smithsonian Institution Image Number: WEB10078-2004)

This upcoming weekend you can visit one of the many  museums in the United States, including some of the nation’s finest museums. In fact the  Smithsonian magazine will sponsor free visits on a certain day “in the spirit of Smithsonian Museums,” which offer free admission every day. It calls the event Museum Day Live!, and this year it falls on Saturday, Sept. 28.
However not every museum chooses to participate. Luckily many of the nation’s finest aviation museums are participating to this initiative. According to Smithsonian about 1,500 museums of all types are participating.

For a list of the aviation museum you could visit for free click HERE.

Smithsonian magazine is a monthly magazine created for modern, well-rounded individuals with diverse interests. It chronicles the arts, history, sciences and popular culture of the times. Each subscription includes a complimentary membership to the Smithsonian Institution.

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is one of the world’s most popular museums with more than 8.2 million visitors in 2012. Its mission is to commemorate, educate and inspire visitors by preserving and displaying aeronautical and spaceflight artifacts. The museum maintains the world’s largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft among more than 60,000 objects and serves the public through exhibitions, public programs, educational activities, publications and electronic outreach. It is also a vital center for historical research on aviation and spaceflight and related science and technology, and home to the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, which performs original research and outreach activities in planetary sciences.

 

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