If you’ve been conscious in Philadelphia for more than five minutes, you’re acutely aware that we are in possession of a vast number of excellent museums featuring all kinds of fascinating things to see. While Rocky (and the design of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway) made the Philadelphia Museum of Art one of the most famous landmarks in the city, there are many other places to take in some culture in this fine town.
So it’s with great excitement and aplomb that we share the news that we recently learned from the good people at Uwishunu- this Saturday is Smithsonian Museum Day, a day that participating museums waive their entry fee, allowing the masses to enjoy their offerings gratis. The Philadelphia area has an impressive twenty museums participating this year, which means that there’s no excuse whatsoever to not at least stick your head into a couple of museums at some point during the course of the day.
You can find the entire list of participating museums here, but some of the notable museums on the list are: the National Constitution Center, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Penn Museum, and the recently reopened Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent.
Natural Sciences, image from Greatnonprofits.org
Penn Museum. Image from Penn Museum website
If you wish to take advantage of this awesome opportunity, you are tasked with exactly one thing: go to this site, and print your Smithsonian Day ticket. With a ticket in hand, the whole city’s your oyster!
(Well, except for the Barnes, the Franklin Institute, and the Art Museum. But whatever, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, ok?)