This September 24, museums across the country are giving us a special treat. Through this event, sponsored by Smithsonian magazine, you can get free admission for two people to dozens of museums. You just need to download a ticket here.
Participating museums in our area include:
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, 500 NE Capt. Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR.
This museum’s exhibits celebrate the lives of innovators, pilots and veterans. Wander through two glass front buildings that house over 130 artifacts, starting with the beginning of flight to unmanned aircraft and everything in between.
Heslin House Museum and Jail, 60 Main St., Fairview, OR.
The Heslin House and Fairview Jail museums show a slice of Oregon’s small town, rural life from the late 1800s and on. Come explore the house and the jail!
Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland OR.
Discovery and delve into Oregon’s history through interactive exhibits, including Comic City USA.
Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, 121 NW 2nd Ave, Portland OR.
Learn more about Japanese American history in Oregon in the heart of what once was Portland’s Japantown.
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave., Portland OR.
The Portland Art Museum is internationally recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions.
World Forestry Center Discovery Museum, 4033 SW Canyon Rd., Portland OR.
Be educated and entertained as you learn about the importance of forests and trees in our lives, as well as environmental sustainability.
Zimmerman House Museum & Gardens, 17111 NE Sandy Blvd, Gresham.
Explore this example of small town, gracious living, including a collection of original family artifacts, an elaborate garden, orchard remnants and out buildings.
For even more museums to explore on the 24th or any other day, check out our comprehensive list of kid-friendly museums here.