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Smithsonian Offers Free Admission To Wyoming Museums

Jaime Penuel,Buffalo Bill Historical Center

Museum Day Live! will be the eighth annual event celebrating education through the nation’s wide array of museums and cultural institutions. For one day only, participating locations across the country will emulate the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities. The program encourages learning and the dissemination of knowledge nationwide. Last year’s event drew over 350,000 museum-goers to over 1,400 museums.

Starting today, museum-goers can go to to download tickets for Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! Tickets grant free admission for two people per household to participating museums on Saturday, September 29, 2012. In Wyoming a number of institutions are participating.


Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum

Big Horn

Buffalo Bill Historical Center


Carbon County Museum


Chugwater Museum


Dubois Museum


Grand Encampment Museum


National Museum of Wildlife Art

Jackson Hole

Nici Self Museum


University of Wyoming Art Museum


Washakie Museum & Cultural Center


Wyoming Veterans’ Memorial Museum


Jennifer Hicks, Group Publisher, Smithsonian Media said,

“With September right around the corner, people can start to plan their Museum Day Live! experience now, Our free online ticketing makes accessing museums and cultural institutions easy for anyone that is interested.  Over 1,400 museums are expected to participate, making this year’s event even larger than last year.”


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