A small town girl making the big city home. She loves everything DC, and is slowly introducing her one-year-old to the world of Smithsonians, monuments, cherry blossoms and the DMV. A perfect day in town would include breakfast at Eastern Market (or Founding Farmers), checking out the National Gallery of Art, a burger and/or shake at Good Stuff or sandwich from Taylor Made, the two mile walk around the monuments, and cupcakes from Sprinkles (or Georgetown Cupcake if the line isn't forever long) to go.

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Free Admission to Museums Across the US: Sept. 28

DC Mama- museum day live 2013 Museum Day Live is just around the corner. I mark my calendar every year for this one day perk. And the best part is, no matter where you live, museums and historic sites near you will be free on September 28.

Museum Day Live is an opportunity to visit some of the historic sites you’ve been putting off, or love, for free.  Museums, big and small, across the country are participating. Sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine, it’s an awesome and a great deal– especially if you’ve been wanting to visit your local science center or children’s museum. But don’t want to pay.

Just beware, you have to claim your free tickets ahead of time on the Museum Day Live site, but once you do, you’ll have two free tickets to your selected venue.

Participating this year in the DC area are a few places I’ve been hoping to get to:

Dumbarton Oaks Museum and Dumbarton Oaks Gardens

The Phillips Collection

Mary Washington House

Morven Park

Chesapeake Children’s Museum

I’ve noticed over the past few years the selection of museums has changed, but every year there are a few favorites that come back. I hope this is something Smithsonian Magazine will continue to keep up, until we’ve seen them all!

Follow all the fun, or keep up with the event each year by liking Museum Day Live! on Facebook

check out all of the Museum Day Live! Museums participating.

Check out all of the Museum Day Live! Museums participating. No excuse not to get out on September 28!

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  1. Britni 09/18/2013 at 1:19 pm

    Thanks Brooke. I never knew about this and would love to check out a children’s museum in the area or one of the other not free places. http://talenttoplay.blogspot.com