Getting free admission tickets to children’s and science museums is not at all difficult. You can find a variety of free admission tickets throughout the US right on the internet. Here is a list of sites you may want to bookmark for future use.
Bay City Guide.com at: http://www.baycityguide.com/coupons_html.html has a list of attractions with accompanying coupons.
If you plan on spending a weekend in Chicago, they are offering “Free Days at ALL Chicago Museums.” Check out: http://chicagoweekendfun.com/2009/01/13/free-days-at-all-the-chicago-museums-in-2009/ for more information. These include, among others, The Museum of Science and Industry and the Adler Planetarium.
Bank of American is offering a weekend pass to more than 100 museums. You can find more information at: http://museums.bankofamerica.com.
Astronomy Day in Evansville offers you the opportunity to visit the Museum that will feature astronomical activities for all ages. For more information, go to: http://emuseum.org/calendar/month/2009/06.
The St. Louis Science Center is available for free. The main website will give you more details at: http://www.slsc.org/.
For free admissions to local museums in Miami, check out: http://www.miamisci.org/. The Children’s Museum of Houston offers free admission to families every Thursday evening from 5 to 8 PM. The Maritime Museum in San Diego offers coupons, as does the Hershey Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Here’s a tip: If you happen to have purchased the 2009 Entertainment Book in your city, you will find additional coupons that could be used at museums and other attractions for children as well. For example, the Entertainment Book for New York offers free admission to over twenty museums including the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.
Circle September 26, 2009 on your calendar, as this is Free Museums Day. The Smithsonian Magazine is hosting this event across America, and you can check what museums are participating by going to www.smithsonianmag.com. The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu is participating in the Free Museum Day.